7 Things You May Not Know About Xiumin (EXO Singer)

An astonishing k-Pop performer, Xiumin always leaves the world in awe with his continuous display of masterful performance whenever he appears on stage. The handsome singer, dancer, and actor is a man you just you can’t get enough of as he continues to dazzle his fans around the world with his unexpected creative art along with his EXO group members.

Join us as we explore some of the facts you probably didn’t know about this K-pop sensation.

Xiumin’s Background Details

The K-pop singer popularly known as Xiumin was born in Guri, Gyeonggi province, South Korea. He was born on 26th March 1990 after which he was given the name Kim Min Seok. His early educational background has not been made public but he graduated from Catholic Kwandong University in South Korea.

He is not an only child as he has a sister whom he tries as much as possible to hide from the limelight due to their mother’s instruction. Although he looks very young when compared to the other eight members of EXO, he is the oldest of them all.

Before he joined the SM’s Everysing Contest, Xiumin had showcased his talent at the JYP audition in 2008 but he didn’t get in. The same year, he took the second position in SM’s Everysing Contest and also joined the SM Entertainment’s Casting System as a trainee.

In January 2012, Xiumin recorded a big break in his career when he was revealed as the seventh member of South Korean-Chinese boy group. Exo. The group’s debut came on April 8, 2012, and Xiumin has also continued on his other career endeavors outside the group, he made a guest appearance alongside actress Kim Yoo-Jung in the music video for “Gone” by South Korean singer Jin.

Xiumin’s musical career includes a number of collaborations with other professional singers, particularly in the year 2016 when he performed with an AOA member, Jimin, for his single titled “Call You Bae” and also featured in the video. In the same year, he did a collabo with two of the members of the EXO group, Beakhyun and Chen on the soundtrack of the television series – Scarlet Heart Ryeo, The title of the original soundtrack was “For You”.

Xiumin also featured regularly as a cast member of the popular MBC reality TV show titled It’s Dangerous Beyond the Blankets. This show further helped put him before the global audience at an unprecedented rate. He also did a musical collaboration in the year 2017 with Mark, a member of the NCT band on a single titled “Young and Free”.

In May 2019, the singer was enlisted to serve his country through the mandatory military service which requires him to join the military. Interestingly, Xiumin took his musical talent to the military service as news flooded his office that he will be featuring in the army musical titled “Return”.

Xiumin
EXO – image source

7 Facts You May Not Know About Xiumin (EXO Singer)

1. He Is A Trained Fighter

You don’t want to challenge this pop star to a duel. Xiumin is a trained martial artist and to butter things up, he has a black belt in Kendo, as well as Taekwondo. He attended a martial art school as a young boy and grew with the skills.

2. Nicknames

Asides his stage name – Xiumin, the K-pop star goes by the nickname BaoZi which means “little bun”. The alias was given to him because his favorite snack is steamed buns, combined with his handsome round face.

3. Body Stats

At a height of 173 cm, Xiumin is among the shortest members of Exo with Tao and Kai taking the spot as the tallest at 1.83 m and 1.85 m respectively. He weighs 57 kg which gives him an athletic build. The singer has dark brown eyes and dyes his hair with different colors, mostly brown.

4. Xiumin’s Social Media Presence

On the 9th of September 2018, Xiumin opened his Instagram account with the handle @e_xiu_o. You may want to follow him to know what he is up to in recent times.

5. His Favorite Things

Blueberry is the musician’s favorite flavor and blue is his most admired color. His favorite foods are kimchi soup and miso soup, Chinese hot pot, spicy Sichuan food, and huoguo. His favorite gadgets are cell phones, computers, and MP3 players.

6. Xiumin’s The Co-founder of First EXO Sub-unit

In October 2016, Kim Min Seok, Beakhyun and Chen joined talents together to form the sub-unit of the EXO group called the EXO-CBX. The group debuted the same month with an extended play titled Hey Mama!.

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7. Acting Endeavours

Xiumin is indeed a bag of talents. He has extended his craft to the movie industry and has done remarkably well thus far. He has featured in a few dramas, films and TV series including “Falling for Challenge” (2015), “Exo Next Door”(2015), “Travel without Manager”, “The Man Who Sells the River” (2016) and “It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets” (2017-2018).

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