Name: Kris (그리스)
Real Name: Wu Fan (吴凡) / Li Jia Heng (李嘉恒)
Birthdate: November 6, 1990
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China move to Canada
Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist
Blood Type: A
Skills/Hobby: English, Mandarin, Korean, Cantonese, Basketball
In 2007, Kris was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Global Audition held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Kris was formally introduced as a member on February 17, 2012. Prior to joining the band, Kris made an appearance in an intermission video from the Taipei, Taiwan stop of the Girls’ Generation Tour in 2011. Kris is fluent in four languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean.
Name: Lu Han (鹿晗)
Birthdate: April 20, 1990
Birthplace: Haidian District, Beijing
– High School:
Beijing Shida Middle School
Beijing Haidian Foreign Language Shi Yan School
Yonsei University (as an exchange student)
Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer
Blood type: O
Skills/Hobby: animation, art, video games, computers, sports, animals, travel, singing.
In 2008, Lu auditioned for JYP Entertainment’s global audition held in China, but failed the audition. In 2010, while studying in Seoul, Lu was scouted by an S.M. Entertainment casting agent, who recommended him to audition for the company’s annual S.M. Casting System. His audition was successful, and he was put into EXO in 2011. Lu was the second of the twelve members to be formally introduced, on December 27, 2011. Along with Tao, Chen, and EXO-K’s Kai, Lu made his first televised performance on SBS’s Gayo Daejun event on December 29. Lu currently attends the Seoul Institute of the Arts majoring in Applied Music.
Name: Tao (韬)
Real Name: Huang Zi Tao (黄子韬)
English Name: Edison Huang
Birthdate: May 2, 1993
Birthplace: Qingdae, Shandong, China
Education: Humen Centre Primary School, Qindao Middle School
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Skills/Hobby: Singing, playing basketball, exercising, martial arts, sword dance
Tao is a martial artist, and has been practicing Wushu since he was six years old. When he stayed in Hong Kong, he won first place in a free style rapping competition. Tao was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the company’s global casting system in 2011. He was the third to be formally introduced, on December 27, 2011. Along with Lu Han, Chen, and EXO-K’s Kai, Tao made his first televised performance on SBS’s Gayo Daejun event on December 29.
Real Name: Kim Jong Dae (김종대)
Birthdate: September 21, 1992
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Position: Main Vocalist, Dancer
Height: 178 cm
Skills/Hobby: Piano, Singing
He was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System in 2011. Chen was the fourth member formally introduced, on December 29, 2011. Along with Lu Han, Tao, and EXO-K’s Kai, Chen had his first televised performance at SBS’s Gayo Daejun event on December 29.
Real Name: Zhang Yi Xing (张艺兴)
Birthdate: October 7, 1991
Birthplace: Changsa, Hunan, China
Position: Main Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist
Skills/Hobby: playing compute gamesr,piano, guitar, dancing, to master the language: Chinese & Korean
In 2008, he was cast into S.M. Entertainment through the company’s global casting system. Prior to joining S.M. Entertainment, Lay was a local child star in China, and made guest performances in various Chinese variety shows. In 2011, Lay briefly worked for SHINee in their concert tour as Jonghyun’s dance replacement. Lay was formally introduced as a member on January 17, 2012.
Name: Xiu Min
Real Name: Kim Min Seok (김민석)
Birthdate: March 26, 1990
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Position: Lead Vocalist
Skills/Hobby: Singing, Dance, Taekwondo, fencing, excellent movement skills
In 2008, he was cast into S.M. Entertainment after winning second place in the S.M. Everysing Contest. Xiumin was formally introduced as a member on January 26, 2012.
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