If you’re familiar with the world famous boy band EXO, then you should already know Xiumin! This oldest member of EXO has achieved so much in the past couple of years, and is still seeking to achieve more. He is one of the most underrated members of EXO, and he deserves so much more recognition, so would you like to get closer and know him better? Then just keep on reading!
Xiumin, also known by his birth name Kim Min-seok ,is a South Korean singer and actor. In EXO, he is in charge of rapping and singing. Because of his chubby cheeks, he is also known as , Lil’ Fattie, Little Fattie, Fairytale Xiumin, Bao Zi (Little Bun) by the fans. Xiumin was born on March 26, 1990 in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Xiumin’s family consists of his parents and one sister, who is two years younger from him.
Before joining the entertainment world, he graduated high school from Inchang High School and continued his studies at Catholic Kwandong University as a student. There, he once attended a seminar and gave a presentation for students in Applied Music. After that he continued his studies at Hoseo University.
The Bao Zi is also known to be very sporty, Xiumin is good in multiple martial arts, such as Taekwondo, Kendo, Wushu, and also Fencing. Not only that, he is also pretty good at playing football, right now he is also an honorary ambassador of the Korea Football Association.
Before he joined EXO and SM Entertainment, he had auditioned for JYP in 2008, but sadly was rejected. But his failure did not last long, because later in the same year he won second place at the SM Everysing Contest, and eventually became a trainee through SM Entertainment’s Casting System.
He was formally introduced as the seventh member of EXO in January 2012. Since then, the group has made a lot of K-pop hit songs and many other achievements. At first, he was more focused on doing promotions in China, as he is a member of EXO-M, but recently EXO-M and EXO-K have been doing their promotions together. He is also in the EXO sub-unit group EXO CBX, along with Chen and Baekhyun.
EXO members are known to have model like figures, as they have tall and toned bodies, but Xiumin is one the shortest member of EXO along with D.O and Suho. Even though most of the time it is D.O who looks like he is the shortest, according to some sources, Xiumin is actually the shortest. His height is 173 cm, while the other shorter member is 174 cm tall. Not a big difference, but still he is the shortest member. Despite all that, Xiumin still looks as charming as ever, just look at these pictures!
If you are still not convinced about how charming he is, here is a bonus photo, and you can’t deny his manliness after seeing this. Here it is, enjoy!