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

XIA (Kim Junsu)

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 Name XIA (시아)
Birth Name Kim Junsu (김준수)
Occupation Singer-songwriter, Musical Actor
Birthday December 15, 1986 | Registered on January 1, 1987
Active Years 2003–present
Age 38 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Height 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type B
MBTI ESTJ

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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