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Xiumin (EXO) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Xiumin EXO

Xiumin (시우민) is a South Korean singer and a member of boy group EXO under SM Entertainment. He also made his solo debut on September 26th, 2022 with debut EP ‘Brand New’. He is also a member of EXO-CBX a subunit of EXO.

Xiumin (EXO) Profile

Stage NameXiumin (시우민)
Birth NameKim Min Seok (김민석)
OccupationSinger, Actor
BirthdayMarch 26th, 1990
Active Years2012–present
Age34 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAries
Height173 cm (5’8”)
Weight57 kg (125.6 lbs)
Blood TypeB

Xiumin (EXO) Facts

Early Life

– Xiumin was born in Seoul but grew up in Guri, South Korea.
– He finished his Elementary schooling at Maseog Elementary School and Middle School from Donggu Middle School.
– He graduated from Inchang High School.
– He graduated from Catholic Kwandong University and also completed a degree in PhD from Hoseo University.

Personal Life

– Xiumin has a younger sister ‘Kim Minkyung’ born in 1992 whose identity he hasn’t disclosed because of a promise he made to his mother.
He joined martial arts school because of free toy.
His nicknames are several including ‘Baozi’ (Steamed Buns in Chinese) which was given to him by Luhan because of his chubby cheeks. (Shanghai TV Magazine)
– He wants to do a solo concert. (Allure)
– He would choose americano instead of Latte. 
– He chose soccer instead of traveling.
– He uses the lion emoticon the most. (Cosmopolitan)
– He prefers no bangs.
– He drinks soju and eats ramen when he is stressed.
His shoe size is 260mm.
He has the face of a youngster even though he is the oldest among EXO members.
– He has a close friendship with f(x)’s Amber, Henry, and Sungmin from Super Junior.
– He chose mocha bread instead of dumplings. (Grazia)
He attended the same high school as Infinite’s Dongwoo.
He is a Gimhae Kim Clan member.
His stage name is the combination of his Korean name ‘Min’ and Chinese character ‘Xiu’ which together meant Beautiful Jade Stone.
– He prefers “Allure” perfume from Chanel. (Cosmopolitan)
– His superpower in EXO is ‘Frost’.
– He had chicks and ducks when he was 7 years old.
– He used to be extremely afraid of cats, but he chose to take on the challenge of owning one as a pet. (Sohu)
– He served in the military from May 7th, 2019 to December 6th, 2020.
He has two pet cats named ‘Tan’ and ‘Ron’.
His ideal type of girl is someone who takes care of others and is huggable.
– Actress Lee Boyoung is his ideal type. (My SMT)
He had to share a room with Chinese members because his company wanted him to learn Mandarin.
– He shared his room with Kris and Luhan in Korea and with Tao in China.
– Xiumin decided to become a singer because of his love for TVXQ.


– He is a sub vocalist in EXO.
– He auditioned for JYP in 2008 but got rejected.
– He participated in SM’s Everysing Contest with his friend and came in second.
– He later became an SM trainee through SM Entertainment’s Casting System.
– He was revealed to be the seventh member in the group.
– In 2012, he debuted as a member of EXO-M with Chen, Lay, Kris, Tao and Luhan.
– He made his debut in musical theatre by playing the character Aquila in ‘School Oz’ in 2015.
– In 2015, he appeared alongside Kim So Eun as the male lead in web drama ‘Falling for Challenge’.
– In 2016, Xiumin appeared in ‘Call You Bae’ music video of AOA’ member Jimin’s solo single.
– He also appeared in the movie ‘Seondal: The Man Who Sells The River’ in 2016.
– He made his subunit debut with Baekhyun and Chen in EXO’s first subunit ‘EXO-CBX’ in 2016 with the extended play ‘Hey Mama!’.
– He is a leader of ‘EXO-CBX’.
– He had a collaboration with Eunha in the song “Who” on April 9th, 2023.

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes to do shopping.
– His favorite color is blue.
– He likes to play Soccer.
– He loves watching animations. 
He is an avid fan of TVXQ. (Naver)
– He hates it when someone touches his face.
– His favorite music genre is Ballad.
His favorite subject is Maths.

Food Preferences

– He really likes Chinese hot pot, huo guo, and Spicy Sichuan food.
– He also likes miso soup, kimchi soup, and steamed buns.
His favorite flavor is blueberry.
– He likes coffee and makes coffee for his members as well.
– He likes Pumpkins.


– He learned Martial Arts, Kendo, and Taekwondo as a kid and has a black belt in Kendo and Taekwondo.
– He also got training in Fencing and Wushu.
– He happens to be a good cook.
– He has really high tolerance for alcohol. (EXO Fansign – April 12th, 2015)

Personality & Habits

– He was selected as the funniest member of EXO-M.
– He was chosen as the member who is least likely to cry easily by the members.
– He is very tidy and tends to shower daily.
– He likes to play pranks on his members and is said to be a prankster in EXO.
– His MBTI type is ISTJ. (Xiumin Bubble)

Contract Dispute

– On June 1st, 2023, Xiumin along with Baekhyun and Chen announced to end of their contracts with SM Entertainment due to overdue payments and absurd deals. However, on June 19th, SM announced that they had resolved their dispute and members had decided to stay with the company.

Major Works

– His popular songs include “Brand New”, “Who? (feat Eunha)” and “You”.
– He also participated with Baekhyun and Chen in the OST “For You” for the drama Scarlet Heart: Ryeo.


– In 2017, He won the Most Popular Singer on Click! StarWars Awards.
– In 2023, he won the Best Male Solo Singer at Korea First Brand Award.

Social Media Handles
Instagram: e_xiu_o

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | SoundCloud | 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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