EXO-K’s Interview with Men’s Style Magazine, November 2013 Issue

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SEHUN
What is troubling him?

Men’s Style: Because you are the youngest, so you must frequently receive a lot of care and concern, what is the one time that touched you the most and is the most unforgettable?
SEHUN: I am someone who is frequently touched by trivial things, for example if I get injured, the other members will come over and help me apply medication etc, it is very easy for me to be touched by small things like these!

Men’s Style: Do you have any special hobbies? What kinds of things do you do at home that will surprise people?
SEHUN: I like to watch dance video clips~ I will also learn about fashion~

Men’s Style: In an interview, you said that you feel you are the most handsome when you step out of the shower, why?
SEHUN: Because I am really very handsome? Haha~ If there is a chance, I will take a picture for you all to see in the future~! Heehee!

Men’s Style: Pick a member who is the most perfect gege in your heart. As the youngest member, which gege likes to take care of you the most?
SEHUN: No matter what it is, the most perfect gege in my heart is leader SUHO ge~

Men’s Style: If you were the group’s ‘da-ge’ (eldest), who would you want to take care of the most?
SEHUN: I want to take care of every member, because our geges are softhearted, very pure~ So i want to take care of these geges!

Men’s Style: Your face is very skinny, and you’re tall, and look really good on screen, of course, you are very handsome in real life, you’re so perfect, is there anything that troubles you?
SEHUN: It’s hard for me to say it out~ Because there are quite a lot of things that are troubling me ㅠ_ㅠ I am working hard to improve in each of them~

Men’s Style: Amongst the members, is there anyone who will make you tell him ‘sorry’?
SEHUN: Tao?~~ Hahaha

Men’s Style: If you are able to fulfill one of your wishes now, what would you get that will make you especially happy?
SEHUN: I want to solve all of the things troubling me! But I’m still unable to say out these problems~ ㅠ_ㅠ Please understand~! Also, another thing is that our EXO members can be happy every single day!

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Speed Questions

What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
SEHUN: Showing your real self? But sometimes, the things that belong in your heart, things that ought to be hidden, should be hidden … … it’s still better to hide the things inside of you!

When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
SEHUN: Usually it’s about our promotion activities!

In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?SEHUN: I really wish to be able to hold EXO’s concert as soon as possible~ I want to be in a place and time where only EXO’s fans and the EXO members are and go crazy playing~!

When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
SEHUN: I’ve long agreed to go with LUHAN-ge to China and play~ He said that he will let me have fun playing~ So I’m now waiting~ Ke ke!

What type of men do you find it easiest to admire?
SEHUN: There’s nothing definite, from appearance, their head to the tips of their toes, I respect everybody’s way of living!

Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
SEHUN: I want to simply say one line! Everyone, please go with us till the end!

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BAEKHYUN
What would you do when you meet problems?

Men’s Style: We know that you want to be an all-rounded artiste, looking at yourself right now, which areas do you feel you are good at, which areas do you feel you need to work harder on?
BAEKHYUN: I am good at singing, but in terms of acting and entertainment, I still need lots of practice, and accumulate lots of experience~

Men’s Style: When you just joined EXO, we heard that you had more interaction with TAO, but TAO’s Korean wasn’t that good and you didn’t know Chinese either, how did the two of you communicate?
BAEKHYUN: There’s this phrase -Body language is the best! As expected, it really is!^^ Right? Using hands and feet, and using expressions, I am able to express my thoughts!

Men’s Style: In the future if there’s a chance to film a movie/drama, what kind of character would you most like to try?
BAEKHYUN: I want to try a very mischievous character~

Men’s Style: Although it’s 12 boys living together, do you occasionally find that there are things that you are shy about?
BAEKHYUN: Not at all!

Men’s Style: What is the biggest hope your family has of you? What kind of person do you wish for yourself to become in the future?
BAEKHYUN: I want to become an all-rounded artiste, my family is very concerned and takes good care of my health~!

Men’s Style: When you meet problems and setbacks, how do you usually solve it?
BAEKHYUN: I will usually voice out my troubles to the manager geges or the jiejies at the company’s training department, and discuss it with them … …

Men’s Style: Who is the person and what is the thing you treasure the most in this world?
BAEKHYUN: I treasure my family the most, and my job, I am always working hard for my future!

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Speed Questions

What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
BAEKHYUN: If someone has both humanity and humour, I think he is charismatic! Also someone who is able to be all-rounded like a fairy pitta!

When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
BAEKHYUN: Usually we talk about topics related to games, when we’re holding a family meeting we talk about the areas on stage and in our daily lives that we’ve each done well in and areas that need to be improved~

In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?
BAEKHYUN: I hope that at the year end awards we will be able to win big and good awards! (? reporter’s comment: It’ll definitely be big big, the biggest award!^^)

When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
BAEKHYUN: Go to America with CHEN and learn a bit of singing and dancing!

What type of men do you find it easiest to admire?
BAEKHYUN: A man with humour, talent and has manners~

Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
BAEKHYUN: Everyone, please love Men’s Style, and hope that you will all be able to love EXO even more!!

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D.O.
What was the largest influence your father had on you?

Men’s Style: Firstly, I’d like to begin with an interesting topic… Will you share with us one of your little secrets?
D.O.: I have a lot of moles on my body.

Men’s Style: Normally, when you’re training, are there any times or people that are particularly hard to forget?
D.O.: What I find hardest to forget is when I’m practicing with the members! We’re practicing together everyday, right~ So I treasure every day, every hour, every minute with them~ And the people that I find hardest to forget are my members as well as the teachers that are doing their best for us!

Men’s Style: Everyone’s “heard” that you’re really good at cooking – are really good at cooking? If we were to teach you how to make a Chinese dish this very moment, which dish would you like to learn the most?
D.O.: I’m not that good at cooking, but if I could learn a Chinese dish, I want to make hotpot! I want to make the best sesame paste in the world!

Men’s Style: No matter who it may be, we are all influenced by our fathers. So, what is the largest influence your father has had on you?
D.O.: My father is in the art business, so I guess I’ve inherited blood that is artistic.

Men’s Style: If you had to pick a member of EXO to be your manager, who would you pick? Why?
D.O.: I would pick myself because I understand myself best.

Men’s Style: Which city of China do you like the most? If I were to treat you, where would you like to go?
D.O.: I like quite a lot of places in China, there are still many places I have yet visited, so there are a lot of places that I still want to go to…

Men’s Style: Who do you think within the members has the most “genius” feel to them? No matter what it is, once they see it once, they’ve learnt it.
D.O.: I don’t know, but I think that all of us have potential~

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Speed Questions

Q: What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A: It should be a man with manners!

Q: When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A: About public activities and stuff in the entertainment circle!

Q: In the short term, what is the dream you would most want to realise?
A: I hope that we will win an award this year~!

Q: When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
A: To New York with Suho~

Q: What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
A: I don’t like men, so I don’t know~

Q: Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A: Hello everyone, I am EXO’s D.O. EXO and I will continue to do our best~ Thank you everyone!

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SUHO
What is the most unforgettable thing?

Men’s Style: Talk about your members, if they weren’t artistes, what job would be most suited for them?
SUHO: TAO! If he wasn’t an artiste, he could possibly use his skills in kungfu to conquer not just China, but the world~ AB STYLE Kungfu TAO^^

Men’s Style: Your Chinese is pretty good ha, who did you learn it from?
SUHO: When I was a trainee, SHINee’s Minho and I went to China together for a month to learn Chinese. Of course, right now the Chinese members in EXO help me learn Chinese!

Men’s Style: Do you feel that you are a ‘perfect gege’?
SUHO: Not perfect! But I am always working hard in order to become a perfect gege!

Men’s Style: Which two members in the team cannot be put together, because otherwise they would cause a ruckus?
SUHO: CHANYEOL and BAEKHYUN, as well as SEHUN and TAO. When they are together, it is raucous!

Men’s Style: When you are sad, who do you turn to pour it out to? When you are happy, who do you most want to share it with?
SUHO: It depends on what kind of sadness that is, and accordingly, I will turn to different people to pour it out to, usually it is the members whom I turn to. When I’m happy, I share it with my members too~ The happiness can be multiplied by 11, the sadness, divided by 11~ Because We Are One!!!

Men’s Style: Coming to SM Entertainment, what is the most unforgettable thing?
SUHO: Our debut first fan meeting! I really cannot forget that stage~!

Men’s Style: Before becoming familiar with the members and after becoming friends with them, which member had the biggest difference?
SUHO: D.O.! When I first met D.O. he did not talk much, but the more familiar I become with him, the more I feel that he is very meaningful, very mature~

Men’s Style: Since becoming EXO, which member did the most unforgettable thing for you?
SUHO: Our maknae SEHUN treated us to steak, this left a very deep impression~ Also TAO and I represented EXO at the ‘Idol Athletics Championship’. In the recording of the show, there was a high jump segment, we both jumped really well! So this has also left a very deep impression.

Speed Questions

What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
SUHO: A guy who is honest and not fake!

When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
SUHO: Topics regarding how EXO cooperates as a team, from the performances on stage to the speech and habits in daily life etc, we talk about it all!

In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?
SUHO: At the end of the year, we hope to be able to win big awards, and also to be able to have our solo concert next year -these are my wishes!

When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
SUHO: Before our debut, I already agreed with D.O. that if we were to have a break, we would go to New York for a holiday!

What type of men do find easiest to admire?
SUHO: Gentlemanly, guys who carry themselves in a dignified manner, a guy who takes good care of his family!

Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
SUHO: I love you all~ Please show love to Men’s Style and EXO!

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KAI
Whose singing do you like listening to the most?
Men’s Style: I’m aware of the fact that you’re all quite busy at the moment, during your breaks though, what do you usually do? What sort of websites do you go on?
Kai: During breaks, I’m usually either listening to music or dancing, or I’m riding my bike or reading a book~ when I go online, I tend to look at news through Naver or go on Youtube~

Men’s Style: What sort of sports are you skilled at, Kai? What type of sport do you want to try out the most?
Kai: In actual fact, I don’t have much talent in terms of sports, but I do really like football! So I hope that if I get the chance, I’d like to go to Chelsea FC arena at Stamford Bridge to have Fernando Torres teach me football personally~

Men’s Style: What snack do you enjoy eating the most? Recently, has anyone treated you?
Kai: Roast duck! Everytime we get roast duck, I’m the only one who gets takeaway~

Men’s Style: One day, if you were given the opportunity to be the oldest in EXO, what would you make these “little brothers” do?
Kai: I wouldn’t make them do anything, I’d want them to get to know each other even more, to love each other~ To be honest, our leader is already doing it really well~!

Men’s Style: Who do you think has the strongest stage presence within the members?
Kai: I think that each member has their own opinion and style to create a great stage image~

Men’s Style: Whose singing do you like listening to the most? Within and outside of the members.
Kai: The Weeknd, Asap, Rocky, Maxwell

Speed Questions

Q: What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A: Someone who is filled with enthusiasm towards their work or what they’re doing, a person who does their utmost best to do something!

Q: When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A: Things about the entertainment circle!

Q: In the short term, what is the dream you would most want to realise?
A: I hope that we can hold our very own solo concert soon! That way, we can play around with our fans to our heart’s content even sooner!

Q: When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
A: I want to go to a place where no-one will be, with Suho! Because, as leader, he always takes care of us members, he’s made so much effort and has worked so hard for us – I want to give him some time to recover~

Q: What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
A: Men who are very enthusiastic about their jobs!

Q: Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A: Hello everyone! I am EXO-K’s Kai! I’m very glad to be able to meet everyone through this magazine! We will present to everyone an image of EXO who have gradually grown, everyone please support us a lot! Please look forward to it, okay!

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Chanyeol
Which member do you most want to be reincarnated into?

Men’s Style: You’ve debuted for a year now, the feeling you give to us is that where each member is growing and improving all the time, so, what do you think is your biggest change?
Chanyeol: My expressions are much more natural on variety shows and broadcasts now~ To be honest, when we first debuted, I didn’t know how to do it so a number of thoughts passed through my mind yet I was still unable to express any of them but now I’m really a lot better! ^^

Men’s Style: As a man, everyone has times when they become frustrated, so are there times when you’re angry or lose your temper? At what times would this happen? What kind of methods do you use to relieve stress?
Chanyeol: I’m the type of person who doesn’t lose their temper or get angry very easily, but if I were to lose something, I would get angry. If I find it though, I calm down really quickly and my mood changes for the better too~ hahaha~

Men’s Style: If it’s possible, which member would you choose to be reincarnated into? Why?
Chanyeol: Kai! Because Kai is the God of dancing!!

Men’s Style: If you were given the opportunity to act in the future, what sort of role would you like to attempt?
Chanyeol: I would like to try being the kid that’s really good at studying, sports, playing around… A kid with infinite abilities~!

Men’s Style: If you were an invisible man for the day, what would you do?
Chanyeol: I would want to go to the amusement park and play till my heart’s content~~!

Men’s Style: Aside from your current job, what other things would you like to do?
Chanyeol: Being a good son, composing music, being in a band, computer engineer, archaeology scholar, an astronomy scholar~

Men’s Style: Please recommend to us a place in Korea that you think is the most fun or the most worth recommending!
Chanyeol: Seoul’s Yeonsinnae and Hongdae!

Speed Questioning

Q. What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A.  A man who possesses manliness yet does not lack in kindness.

Q. When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A. Games and music!

Q. In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?
A. To be able to place one of my original compositions in one of EXO’s albums~

Q. When it comes to travelling, other than your family and parents, if you have to pick a member from the group, who would you most want to go with? What kind of place would you most like to go to?
A. To go to uninhabited islands with Kai!

Q. What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
A. A manly one, with talent???

Q. Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A. Thank you everyone for liking and supporting Growl, I hope that everyone will continue to support and love us just as before~ Everyone, please stay with us for a lifetime~ I love you all~!

Source: 魅力先生主编向未 | Translation Credit: xuan & amy @ exom-trans | Shared by: the EXO Style

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