Real Name: Kim Min Seok (김민석)
D.O.B: March 26, 1990
Birthplace/Hometown: Guri, Gyeonggi-do
Blood Type: B
Nicknames: Golden Steamed Stuffed Bun/Jin Bao Zi, Mandoo/Mandu (만두), Muggle Killer
Astrological Sign: Aries
Skills: Singing, Dancing, Taekwondo, excellent movement skills, kendo, fencing and screaming.
Height: 173 cm
Nationality: South Korea
Family: Dad, Mom, Younger sister
Experience: 2nd at SM Everysing Contest 2008
The STAR Profile
Facts: (Last updated: 130829)
Was mentioned in f(x)’s ‘Pinocchio’ “Thanks To” by member Amber and Sulli.
He’s the oldest in EXO.
He’s the strongest. (x)
He shares room with Baekhyun, Chanyeol and Tao (x)
He likes JJ Lin’s songs. (x)
Luhan calls him ‘Baozi’ because when they first met he was cute and his face was round, like a bun. (x)
He actually likes eating steamed buns. :D (x)
His ideal type is a girl who can hug him and comfort others. (x)
When Tao had just arrived in Korea, and barely knew the language, when he first met Xiumin, he called him oppa. (x)
For him, one of the hardest parts when training was the dieting, because he loves food. (x)
His favorite food is his parents’ kimchi soup, because he’s eaten it for almost 20 years. It’s been a long time since he’s had it and he really misses it. (x)
Xiumin’s favorite Chinese dish is Hot Pot. (x) (x)
Sometimes Tao and Xiumin will lie in the same bed and hug each other. (x)
DJ Mai got JJ Lin’s (Xiumin’s favorite Chinese singer) autographed cd and gave to him. He also gave to JJ Lin EXO-M’s “MAMA”. (x)
Xiumin cooks. His best dish is scrambled eggs, since it’s easy to cook. (x)
Xiumin’s American pop influence is Adam Lambert. (x)
He says his real height (without wearing shoes) is 1,7?, he wants us to imagine what that is. (x)
He knows how to sing high notes. (Weekly Idol 130710)
He often hears he looks like Wonder Girls’ Sohee.
He has a younger sister, who’s a 92er. (SSTP - 130713)
He’s afraid of cats. (SSTP - 130713)
He says he can’t lie. (SSTP - 130713)
He can watch horror movies, but not alone. (SSTP - 130713)
Although he lived in an apartment, he used to have a duck and a chicken as a pet. (SSTP - 130713)
Xiumin’s habit is cleaning. Chanyeol said he’s like the god of cleaning, but XM said he sees this as a disease. (SSTP - 130713) (cr: @donganmacho)
He says he’s in charge of sweating in EXO.
Lay was curious so he lay in Xiumin’s bed and the pillow smelt like saliva. Xiumin then said he often drools in his sleep and Luhan added he drools even while in the plane. (A Song For You - 130823)
He’s close to Infinite’s Dongwoo and VIXX’S N.
Xiumin is a fan of DBSK, he met them for the first time 2 weeks after he had started training, during Mirotic promotions. He says he felt really nervous and even though he has debuted already, he still feels nervous next to Yunho and Changmin because he’s still a fan. He wants to be on the stage together with them. (131103 Love Game - trans by ggamjongin)
On the day of coming of age ceremony he got a perfurme and a rose. (131103 Love Game - trans by ggamjongin)
He explained that “Xiu” is “Soo” in Korean and that “Min” comes from his real name, “Minseok”. So Xiumin is Soomin in Korean. (131103 Love Game - trans by ggamjongin)
His favourite school subject is Math. (Ivy Club interview 2013)