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Suho (EXO) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Suho EXO

Suho (수호) is a South Korean singer and a member of the boy group EXO under SM Entertainment. He debuted as a soloist on March 20th, 2020 with debut EP ‘Self-Portrait’.

Suho (EXO) Profile

Stage NameSuho (수호)
Birth NameKim Jun Myeon (김준면)
OccupationSinger, Actor
BirthdayMay 22nd, 1991
Active Years2012–present
Age33 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignGemini
Height173 cm (5’8″)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeAB
MBTIENFJ

Suho (EXO) Facts

Early Life

– He was born in Seoul and raised in Busan, South Korea.
– He graduated from Whimoon High School.
– He was majoring in Acting at the Korea National University of Arts before withdrawing himself in 2011.
– He attended Kyunghee Cyber University and majored in Business Administration with Baekhyun and Chanyeol.
– He also took a master’s degree in Cultural Management from Inha University.
– He was a class president in his elementary school and a good student academically.

Personal Life

– He has an older brother who is 4 years older than him.
– He had a dream of becoming a singer since elementary school.
– He will be the last one to leave a labyrinth if all the members are stuck in there. (1theK)
– The most common question he gets from his fans is “What did you eat?”. (InsertLive)
– He has another nickname ‘SH2O’ which is a combination of SUHO and H2O (his superpower in EXO).
– He was born in the year of the sheep.
– Park Hyo Shin’s song “Snow Flower” is always on his karaoke list. (MTV Asia)
Suho and Minho from SHINee have been friends since their college days.
– During his trainee days, he and SHINee‘s Minho traveled to China together to learn Mandarin.
– The TV shows ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Friends’ helped him in learning English. (hello82)
– He prefers locking the door to his room before going to sleep. (MBC WORLD)
– He is known by nicknames such as “Sunnouncer,” “Esuhort,” “Leader,” and “Jun Ma Hao.”
– Someday, he wants to travel to Santorini, Greece. (hello82)
– He likes to treat his fellow members to delicious food.
– He has a folder in his phone dedicated to his airport previews. (RadioStar)
He has been compared to Choi Siwon from Super Junior in terms of looks.
– He calls himself a perfectionist.  (MBC WORLD)
– He used to share a room with Sehun but now they have separate rooms.
– He falls asleep to his song “Moment”. (MTV Asia)
– A-Yo by Jinusean reminds him of his childhood.
– According to Baekhyun, Suho always brings up boring topics in their group chat.
– He wants to make his own winery in Napa Valley. (RollingStone)
He volunteered at the RCY shelter, playing with disabled children and tidying up the facilities.
He bought gold-plated mics for his members according to their heights for their ‘Elyxion’ concert. (ElyXiOn)
He follows Buddhism.
He comes from a rich family and often gets teased about that from his members.
He and Sehun have been close for 16 years and share a room.
– He received an electric piano from his parents as a memorable gift for graduating high school.
He often visits the Han River which is said to be his lucky place.
– His lucky number is 1 and his lucky color is blue.
– His lucky item is glasses.
– His most comfortable place is with his EXO members and his school friends. (LEON Korea)
He was asked for a selfie from some fans at a restaurant and he silently paid for their meals as well.
– He has close relationships with JongHyun (Late), Minho, Taemin, Leeteuk, Donghae, and KyuHyun.
Sehun once sent 5 snack trucks to his filming location as a gesture of support. (RadioStar)
He named his Instagram account ‘KimJunCotton’ because ‘Myeon’ means cotton in Korean.
His role models are the senior members of Super Junior and DBSK.
– He is often curious about the place where people go when they die. (InsertLive)
He served in the military as a public service officer from May 14th, 2020 to February 13th, 2022.
If he wasn’t in EXO, he thinks he would have become a teacher.
– Suho’s ideal type is a girl who loves literature and has long straight hair.

Career

– He was discovered through street casting and joined SM in 2005 and his training period is of 7 years.
– He was cast by an SM Manager in a park where he was doing community service.
– He performed ‘Her Back’ by Na Yoonkwon in his audition.
– He trained with the members of SHINee and was about to debut with them in 2008, however, he suffered a leg injury due to which he could not debut with them and was replaced by Minho.
– He debuted on April 8th, 2012 as the Leader, Visual, and vocalist of EXO.
– In 2013, he gave a voice-over for the movie ‘Saving Santa’.
– He was mentioned by Kyuhyun from Super Junior in the “Mr. Simple” album.
– He was a regular host at ‘Inkigayo’ in 2014.
– In 2018, he collaborated with Jang Jae In and released two songs ‘Dinner’ and ‘Do you have a moment’.
– He also starred in the theatrical play of ‘The Man Who Laughs’ in 2018.
– He was appointed as the Ambassador for Soonchunhyang University 2023 which happens to be the University where his father used to be a professor.
– He collaborated with Thai singer Mew Suppasit and released ‘Turn Off The Alarm’ in 2023.
– He also became a guest speaker for the Korea Program Conference at the prestigious Stanford University, USA in 2022.
– He also sang an OST for ‘Bad Prosecutor’ in which his fellow member D.O was the main lead.

Acting Career

– In 2016, he made his film debut with ‘One Way Trip’ which premiered at the 20th Busan International Film Festival.
– In 2017, he appeared in the MBC drama ‘The Universe’s Star’.
– He acted in movies such as “One Way Trip” and “Student A,” as well as various drama series.
– He starred as Crown Prince Rudolph in the musical show ‘The Last Kiss’ from December 2017 to March 2018.
– In 2018, he appeared in the lead role in ‘Rich Man, Poor Woman’.
– In 2023, he took part in “Behind Your Touch” as a second lead.

Appearances & Participations

– In 2015, he appeared in musical ‘School OZ’ with other SM idols.
– He made a cameo appearance in TVXQ‘s MV “HaHaHa Song” with Kai and Chanyeol.
– He participated in the show “Exciting India” alongside other idols.
– He starred in the musical “The Last Kiss” with f(x)’s Luna.
– In 2023, he appeared in a cameo role for “Arthdal Chronicles”.

Endorsements

Suho was appointed as the Ambassador for Soonchunhyang University 2023 which happens to be the University where his father used to be a professor.
– In 2019, he became the ambassador for Bvlgari, the 13th Daegu International Musical Festival, 7th Suncheon Bay World Animal Film Festival, and the 4th International Film Festival and Awards – Macao (IFFAM).
– In 2022, he endorsed Anua Skincare and Montes Wines.
– In 2023, he became an ambassador for BOSS.

Achievements

– In 2020, he made his solo debut with EP ‘Self-Portrait’ with a single ‘Let’s Love’ which became number one on Gaon Charts.
– In 2022, he released his second solo mini album ‘Grey Suit’ which debuted at number 2 on the world iTunes chart and reached the number one spot on iTunes ‘Top Albums chart in 33 countries.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes to go to art museums.
He likes ‘Evangelion’ anime. (Suho_JapanSpecialLive_2022)
His favorite number is 8 and he enjoys funk rock music.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” is his favorite movie.
– He really likes Coldplay. (Billboard)
He really likes his junior Red Velvet.
– He likes to take care of his skin. (Olleh TV)
– He likes effortless styles. (hello82)
– His favorite fashion item is watches.
– He doesn’t like wearing perfume because he prefers his natural scent.
– His favorite place to visit is Los Angeles. (hello82)
– His favorite season is Spring. (Billboard)

Food Preferences

He likes to drink tea.
Sushi is his favorite food, and violet and gold are his favorite colors.
He likes to eat Instant noodles.
– He loves chocolate. 

Abilities

– He showcased his strength by doing push-ups with one or two fingers on a TV show.
– He claims to be the best at public speaking among the EXO members.

Personality & Habits

– He is described as exemplary, polite, and considerate.
– He has a habit of talking in sleep.
– One of his habits is clearing his throat by saying “ah!”
– His MBTI type is ENFJ. (EXOL Club)
– While he enjoys joking, his members find his jokes unfunny.
– Baekhyun mentioned that Suho tends to scream even for minor injuries.
– He prefers resolving problems through peaceful conversations.
– He checks in on each member to see how they’re doing and if anything is bothering them.

Suho’s Notorious Sasaeng Fan

– Rion is a Japanese sasaeng (stalker) fan of Suho who followed him everywhere and even sexually harassed him on multiple occasions. She would put up sign boards with derogatory demands in his concerts.
– The fan used to send him dirty and obscene words, sent him a napkin with her lipstick stain at one time and even got plastic surgery to look like his ideal type.
– He has expressed disappointment with her behavior on multiple occasions and would be seen as extremely uncomfortable in her presence. She has not been seen lately, however, she was very active from 2016 to 2018.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Grey Suit ”, “Let’s Love” and “Made in You”.
– He also sang the OST “Call Me a Freak” for the drama Bad Prosecutor.

Awards

– He has won several awards including the Popular K-Pop Star Award, Popularity Award Male Actor, Male Rookie Actor Award, Discovery of the Year – Male Actor Award, and K-wave Popularity Award.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: kimjuncotton

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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I'm a big fan of K-pop, especially the group EXO, and Baekhyun is my Bias. When I'm not writing about K-pop, I enjoy reading books. Join me as I explore the world of K-pop and literature through my writing.

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