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XIA/Kim Junsu (JYJ/TVXQ!) Profile, Bio, & Facts

XIA/Kim Junsu (JYJ/TVXQ!)
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Kim Junsu (김준수), also known as XIA, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, musical actor, and dancer under PALMTREE ISLAND. He is a member of JYJ and a former member of TVXQ! (DBSK). He made his solo debut in 2010 with the Japanese EP “Xiah.” 

XIA (Kim Junsu) Profile

Stage NameXIA (시아)
Birth NameKim Junsu (김준수)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, Musical Actor
BirthdayDecember 15, 1986 | Registered on January 1, 1987
Active Years2003–present
Age38 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight60 kg (132 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeB
MBTIESTJ

XIA (Kim Junsu) Facts:

Early Life

– XIA was born in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
– He went to Neunggok Elementary School and Nunggok Middle School.

Personal Life

– He transferred from Hwasu High School and graduated from Hanalim High School.
– He attended Myongji University for his bachelor’s.
– His family includes his father Kim Jin-suk, mother Yoon Young-mi (former Miss Korea contestant), and twin brother Junho, whose name later changed to Kim Moo-young.
– His younger cousin Taeha is a former MOMOLAND member.
Jaejoong’s first impression of him was like a shepherd dressed in a floral dress with a ribbon. (Jaefriends Ep.20)
– His twin brother Junho (ZUNO/JUNO) is a singer who is active in Japan and China.
– XIA said ‘Mozart!’ is not just his debut musical but a musical that gave him courage and solace when he left TVXQ!. 
– The last thing he does before going to bed is turn on white noise. (Line Exclusive OSEN TMI)
– He is only good at making ramen and grilling squid according to Jaejoong.
– He was famous for his airport fashion and a search term was created name ‘airport Junsi’.
– According to him and Yoochun, he looks good while being sick because he gets pale, loses weight, and his skin looks somehow better.
– He used to like luxury and special things but now likes something normal and common. (The Star Magazine)
– He prefers being sexy over being cute or handsome.
– He said his attractive points are his third rib and the seventh vertebrae. (TMI GQ Korea)
– He wrote a song called “License To Love” while getting a foot massage.
– He considers Tablo one of the best rappers.
– The thing he is most confident in cooking is making ramen and boiling eggs. (Cosmopolitan 2023)

– He is close with Eunhyuk and Sungmin from Super Junior.
– He used to order sweet and sour pork a lot secretly as a trainee.
– His fandom name is COCONUT.
– He hated doing the dishes in Japan so he became completely uninterested in cooking. (Jaefriends Ep.20)
– Kim Junsu’s ideal type is someone who embodies politeness and femininity. While he hasn’t specified looks, he values a bright, cheerful, positive personality with an enjoyment of sports.
– His hobby is playing golf and he has screen golf courses at his house.
– He has had periodontal disease since he was young which made his teeth sensitive to cold. (1stLook TV)
– In January 2016, news surfaced about his relationship with EXID’s Hani. However, by September 2016, their breakup was confirmed due to hectic schedules.
– He said 10 years ago he was desperate to be heard as people skewed facts and never really heard what he was trying to say because they thought of him a celebrity first and a human later. He said he borrowed Mozart’s (his musical) mouth to convey what he wanted to say. (NEWS24)

Career

– XIA is the lead vocalist, main dancer, and maknae in JYJ.
– He was the main vocalist and lead dancer in TVXQ!.
– He debuted as a member of TVXQ in 2003 with Yunho, Changmin, Jaejeong and Yoochun.
– He trained for six years under SM Entertainment before debuting with TVXQ.
– His contract with SM Entertainment was suspended after filing a lawsuit against the company because of unfair treatment and he along with Jaejeong and Yoochun formed the trio group JYJ in 2010.
– He made his musical debut in “Mozart!,” on January 26, 2010.
– He began his military service on February 9, 2017, and got discharged on November 5, 2018.
– He was the first Korean solo singer to host a concert in Mexico in 2012.
– He was under C-JeS Entertainment but later he established his own agency, PALMTREE ISLAND, on November 10, 2021.
– He has performed in many musicals including Dracula, Mozart!, Death Note, and Elisabeth.
– He appeared in dramas like Introverted Boss, and The Scent of a Woman.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite flower is the Rose of Sharon.
– His most important value is stability.  (The Star Magazine)
– He has always liked palm trees.
– He likes colors that are completely red, blue, black, or white.
– He is a fan of Naul and Dok2.
– His favorite summer song is his song ‘Incredible.’
– His favorite character is Olaf from Frozen.
– He is a fan of the volleyball player Kim Yeon-kyung.
– His favorite fairy tale is the Korean folktale Heungbu and Noibu. (1stLook TV)
– He loves watching and playing volleyball. 

Food Preferences

– He is not a picky eater.
– He loves to eat pork kimchi stew with rice. 
– He would eat chicken baeksuk if he had to eat one food for the rest of his life. (TMI GQ Korea)
– He loves to eat sour candies.
– His favorite foods include hotpot, sashimi, and fish roe soup.
– His favorite ice creams include Bbangbbarre and Baskin Robbins 31.
– He can’t eat ice cream bars because of sensitive teeth so he likes to eat scoop-up ice creams. (1stLook TV)
– He hates mint chocolate.

Nicknames

– XIA and Jaejoong’s pair is called ‘Baguette and whipped cream’.
– His favorite nickname is ‘Angel Xia’.
– The nickname he is most ashamed of is ‘Junjjoo’. (TMI GQ Korea)

Abilities

– He is bad at cooking. (Cosmopolitan 2023)
– He struggles with memorizing names, except when a name is funny.
– He is not good at sports but said he was better at most sports when he was young.
– He is skilled in learning choreographies.
– He is not good with his hands at assembling and making. 

Personality & Habits

– XIA said that the biggest thing he learned after 20 years was that his mindset completely changed and he just wants to do activities healthily rather than focus on trophies.
– He has a shy and easygoing personality. (The Star Magazine)
– He started being cold and detached after he got attached to trainees but they all used to leave after getting eliminated. (Jaefriends Ep.20)

Major Works

– His popular songs include ‘How Can I Love You’, ‘Rokutousei’ and ‘Tarantallegra’.

Awards

– He has won several awards for his musical career since 2010 including several ‘Best Actor’ awards and ‘Most Popular Actor’ awards.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: xiaxiaxia1215
Youtube: 김준수 XIA
Twitter: Junsu_PALMTREE
Weverse: 김준수

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

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