Xiumin (시우민) is a member of the South Korean pop group EXO. He made his debut on April 8, 2012 under the SM Entertainment label. He is the sub rapper and sub vocalist in the group.
EXO Xiumin Profile
- EXO Xiumin Real Name: Kim Min Seok
- EXO Xiumin age: 31
- EXO Xiumin Birthday: March 26, 1990
- EXO Xiumin Zodiac Sign: Aries
- EXO Xiumin Height: 5 ft 8 in (172 cm)
- EXO Xiumin Weight: 125 lbs (57 kg)
- EXO Xiumin Position: Sub Rapper, Sub Vocalist
- EXO Xiumin Instagram: @e_xiu_o
EXO Xiumin Facts That You Should Know
- EXO Xiumin’s home town is Guri, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
- His family consist of his mother, father, and his little sister named Kim Minkyung.
- Xiumin is also a member of EXO-M
- In the group, Xiumin’s super power is Frost.
- His stage name comes from his real name and it means “Beautiful Jade Stone” in Chinese.
- Xiumin is an atheist. He does not believe in God.
- He is one of the quietest member of EXO.
- He is very tidy and organized.
- He actually believes that his face resembles a mixture of a cat and a hamster.
- He has a mole on his lower lip.
- One of his nicknames among the group is Boazi Because he used to be chubby.
- He is a big fan of soccer and he is also plays soccer as a hobby.
- He is used to do taekwondo and kendo and is the strongest member at wrestling.
- He did really well in school and was good at math.
- He used to go to school with Infinite’s Dongwoo.
- His dream was to become a PE teacher.
EXO Xiumin Predebut
Xiumin had no intentions of becoming a singer or a celebrity. Growing up, he was involved in Taekwondo and Kendo and his dream was to be a PE teacher. He wanted to go to a sports university. However, because of a friend, he entered a singing competition and he did really well.
In 2008, he landed in the second place after Emerald Castle‘s “Footsteps” for the “Every-sing Contest”, held by SM Entertainment affiliate karaoke company. He received a $1,000 prize and a trainee contract.
During Trainee Days
Xiumin was quite chubby before joining EXO. Therefore, one of the challenges for him including working on sining and rapping skills was losing the weight. He actually admitted that losing the weight was harder than the training process. He explained that he really enjoy eating so cutting back was hard. Xiumin trained for around 3 years before making his debut with EXO.
Xiumin- Solo Debut
As of this writing, Xiumin has not released a solo alnum. However, he has worked on solo musical projects. He released his first solo song titled “You Are the One” as a soundtrack for the web drama Falling for Challenge (2015).
Xiumin and Acting
He has not been in a lot of dramas or movies. However, he is a good actor. In 2015, he played the leading role in the web drama Falling for Challenge (2015) with Kim So Eun. The drama did exceptionally well and was the most watched web drama in 2015 gaining over 20 million views in just 17 days.
Xiumin Military Enlistment and Discharge Dates
Xiumin enlisted in the military in May 2019 and was discharged on December 6, 2020
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