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

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KRIS
What is your personality like in daily life?

Men’s Style: Everyone thinks of you as a guy with a lot of fashion sense, if you had a chance to design your own clothing in the future, what kind of special ideas would you have?
KRIS: Clothing that is simple, low-key, but without losing details and adding on Wu Yi KRIS’ characteristic design ideas

Men’s Style: Your height and the way you appear on camera, are both outstanding, be it photographs, movies or commercials, your ability to express is all very good, what is the genre of film and type of commercial that you most want to film?
KRIS: I’m willing to try any kind of movie. Be it a sunshine boy or a cold blooded killer, I really want to try them. The same goes for commercials, as long as they are willing to look for me, I will work hard to do it well.

Men’s Style: Your appearance looks very cool, what is your personality like in daily life?
KRIS: Cold outside, hot inside. Once we become familiar, I am very passionate, sometimes childish, but I’m very firm in my principles, and responsible.

Men’s Style: When you’re resting, which member do you talk the most to?
KRIS: TAO, because we live in the same room ……

Men’s Style: You have been to many countries, what do you feel is unique and different between those countries and China? What is the brightest and most attractive about each country’s culture?
KRIS: Each place has its own uniqueness and culture, all of which I appreciate. I hope that in the future I will be able to travel the world, and experience the different unique culture of each place and enrich my knowledge.

Men’s Style: What do you feel is the most important in becoming an outstanding and all-rounded artiste?
KRIS: Willing to take the road no one has taken, work hard to improve yourself, don’t forget the heart you started out with

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Speed Questions

What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
KRIS: A person with inner beauty!

When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
KRIS: What we are eating today!

In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?
KRIS: Act in a movie!

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?
KRIS: TAO! Bring him to Guangzhou, my hometown to play!

What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
KRIS: With inner beauty, refined, responsible man (myself) haha!

Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
KRIS: Thank you the fans who support EXO and the readers of Men’s Style. We will continue to work hard! Hope that there will be more chances to meet you all! I love you all <3

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Lu Han
What touches you the most?

Men’s Style: Who within the members has a personality much like your own? Who has a really different personality to yours?
Lu Han: Baekhyun and Sehun’s personalities are the most like mine. D.O’s personality is quite different to mine though!

Men’s Style: Have any of the members done something for you that’s really touched you? Why don’t you say “thank you” to him?
Lu Han: It was on my birthday, when the other 11 members were sent me birthday wishes! Honestly, thank you so much guys! We are one!!

Men’s Style: Is there a member that you envy? Why?
Lu Han: I envy myself! Haha!

Men’s Style: Are you a huge fan of shoes? We’ve noticed that every single pair of shoes that you wear has been incredibly fashionable, do you have a passion for collecting shoes?
Lu Han: Yes, I love shoes~

Men’s Style: Aside from the nickname you gave Xiumin, “baozi”. Have you ever given any of your other group members nicknames?
Lu Han: For now, not yet!

Men’s Style: If you were to introduce your Korean friends to somewhere in China, where would you pick?
Lu Han: The Great Wall of China! Tiananmen!

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Speed Questions

Q: What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A: You should ask Kai this sort of thing!

Q: When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A: We talk about everything! Haha!

Q: In the short term, what is the dream you would most want to realise?
A: I hope that everyone that I know will be healthy!

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 hope that all 12 of us will go together!

Q: What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
A: Men that are loyal!

Q: Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A: I’m very grateful for all your support! We will continue to do our best! I love you all~

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Xiumin
What’s your impression on China?

Men’s Style: What type of men do you think have the most charm? What type of women are the most attractive?
Xiumin: Disregarding gender, I respect those with outstanding charms on the outside~ It is simply who has the ability to attract others more themselves.

Men’s Style: In the members, is there anyone’s album image you’re envious of or would like to try?
Xiumin: Before being envious of anyone else’s images, I am busier taking care of what I am responsible for in the group. In my opinion, each of the images the members have taken on in this album suit them each very well, so we’re all pretty satisfied!

Men’s Style: The members all call you “baozi”, please try using food to describe the others members too.
Xiumin: Kris – pork legs, Lu Han – tofu, Lay – carbonara spaghetti, Chen – Americano, Tao – fried chicken…..

Men’s Style: Even though you’re EXO’s dage you have a baby face. So have you ever been “bullied” because of your baby face?
Xiumin: On first impression, most people think that I’m younger than them so they take advantage of me but after talking for a while and asking about age, and after they know about my age, they’re all get quite shocked, then they’re respectful towards me~ These sort of situations come up quite often~ So now it doesn’t really bother me anymore~ Haha ^^ …………

Men’s Style: Up until now, what’s the hardest Chinese phrase that you’ve learnt?
Xiumin: To be honest, there hasn’t been one particular phrase that’s difficult. But having learnt Chinese, opening your mouth to actually speak it has been difficult. I have the determination but I haven’t learn it properly so I’m kind of trying to figure out what it is exactly about myself that’s not doing it……

Men’s Style: You’ve come to China quite a number of times, what’s the biggest feeling and impression you’ve had? What part of China do you like the most?
Xiumin: Each and every different realm of China is huge! I also find it quite abundant……..  and also makes me feel quite at ease. Furthermore, China’s dishes are all really yummy as well as unique! So, to be honest, if it’s possible, I would like to study abroad in China and learn Chinese well!

Men’s Style: What makes you happiest?
Xiumin: Is there really a need to say? ( ? The interviewer showed an expression where he didn’t really understand ^^ Do you understand? ) Obviously it’s when I’m on stage that I’m the most, most, most happiest!

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Speed Questions

Q: What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A: What everyone asks for is different. I don’t think charisma can me “made” but it’s something natural. So I think that if there’s something that you want to do, do it! That’s the best way.

Q: When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A: Just as each day is different, our topics are also different. Aside from our schedule, everything else just flows with our feelings, the conversations are always different

Q: In the short term, what is the dream you would most want to realise?
A: If it were possible, I want to try making coffee credentials~

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: Depending on where I choose to go, the member that I choose to go with will also be different. First of all, the first place that I thought of as well as the place that I want to go to the most is England, I want to go with Lu Han. The reason is simple, we want to personally see a football match with our own two eyes~~

Q: What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
A: This question is quite had to answer. We’re not talking about women, but about men, so I’ve never really thought about it, it’s quite awkward!

Q: Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A: Hello everyone! I am EXO’s Xiumin! This year, because of the support and love from the fans, we, EXO, have had a lot of joyful occasions. Even though work has gotten even more busy, because of this we are able to spend each day even happier. I don’t know whether it’s possible for us to be so lucky and so happy. Every single day and every single hour, we are doing our utmost best to make everyone proud! I hope that everyone will continue to care for us and support us in the same way as it is now! I’ve incredibly thankful to you all and I really love you all so much~!

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CHEN
What is your favourite Chinese food?

Men’s Style: What exercise do the EXO members like? What is your favourite exercise?
CHEN: Every member’s favourite exercise is different, they like to play basketball, play soccer, cycle etc… … My faourite exercise is cycling~

Men’s Style: They say that you are the Korean member with the best Chinese? Do you have any tricks to learning Chinese? What is the funniest thing that has occurred while you were learning Chinese?
CHEN: I don’t know if I’m the best at Chinese (reporter: It really has the feel of China ^^), but to be honest, I always put in my best effort practicing to prounounce words the way the Chinese members do, if I get the pronounciation or tones wrong, it becomes something with a different meaning, so I am very careful when I speak in Chinese. So, I am particularly concerned with the pronounciation.

Men’s Style: Which Chinese lyrics of a song in the album left the deepest impression on you?
CHEN: In ‘LUCKY’: You are my first love! (t/n: or literally, you are my first time at love)

Men’s Style: What is your clothing style? How do you think a guy should dress in order to be the most fashionable?
CHEN: Street fashion! That kind of style that you would easily see on the streets.

Men’s Style: What is your favourite Chinese food?
CHEN: Lamb skewers!

Men’s Style: Have you seen the families of the Chinese members? Can you comment on the Chinese members?
CHEN: I have seen them. I always feel that they are really like my own parents.

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Speed Questions

What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
CHEN: A guy who is gentle on the outside but strong on the inside!

When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
CHEN: To be honest, we usually talk about singing, we also talk about all the other random things!

In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?
CHEN: There is none, because if a dream is fulfiled in the short term, then there isn’t much meaning!

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?
CHEN: 12 members altogether!

What type of men do you find it easiest to admire?
CHEN: To be honest, I too am a man, I feel that the males that are charismatic are those that are tall, broad shoulders, sturdy, and those with a good personality who always treat people with a smile on their face!

Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
CHEN: Hello everyone! I am EXO-M’s CHEN! Hope that everyone will like us being able to show you the different sides of us from the stage through this magazine! Dear fans, we are really thankful to you all for being concerned, supporting and loving us all this while! I love you all~^^

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Lay
What’s the most interesting thing about learning languages?

Men’s Style: In your private life, what style of clothing do you wear?
Lay: Comfortable clothing!

Men’s Style: Who in K works the hardest to learn Chinese? When they first started, a lot of funny things must have happened as they didn’t know Chinese, right?
Lay: They like to learn special words in Chinese~ you know what I’m talking about, right!?

Men’s Style: You like to compose music, so what type of styles do you think each of your members would work best with?
Lay: Kris: songs that don’t have any high notes (he’s alright, but when he tries the high notes……) Tao, Lu Han, Chen and Xiumin are all alright~

Men’s Style: When you were learning Korean, was there a phrase you found the hardest?
Lay: There weren’t any!

Men’s Style: You give off quite a tender feeling to others, it’s the “healing unicorn”, but what sort of things are you quite serious and stubborn about on the other hand?
Lay: If I think something is right, I’ll follow it through to the end!

Men’s Style: The first Chinese person you met in Korea was Kris, on first appearance, Kris gives off a rather cold and cool feeling, how did you end up being friends with him?
Lay: Simply through being a trainee, through time we just became friends!

Men’s Style: In the eyes of the interviewer, you seem like a man who is very charismatic, so, in your opinion, what about yourself do you think is the most charismatic part of you?
Lay: My honesty!

Speed Questions

Q. What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
A. Talent!

Q. When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
A: When are we going to have a holiday~

Q. In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?
A: A holiday!

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 temple by myself to rest for a while!

Q. What type of men do you find it easiest to admire?
A: A guy like me~ Haha!

Q. Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
A: Yaknow, I think~ EXO’s fans are too awesome! You guys rule! Super cool!

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TAO
What do you feel is the hardest thing from pre-debut?

Men’s Style: You have many strengths, what strength of yours do you think no one knows?
TAO: My acting skills are really very good~ Haha!

Men’s Style: Coming to Korea to make a living, what did you feel was the hardest initially?
TAO:Because the moment I came, I already became a trainee preparing to debut, so every day I would put in 10 times the hard work. Because I was afraid that I wasn’t skilled enough, and would throw away this opportunity to debut.

Men’s Style: Do you feel that there are common points between martial arts and dancing?
TAO: No!

Men’s Style: What kind of music do you personally like?
TAO: Rap!

Men’s Style: What was the thing that made you the happiest when you came to Korea?
TAO: That there are fans wherever I go … …

Men’s Style: What is the thing that makes you the happiest about returning to China?
TAO: That there are fans wherever I go … …

Men’s Style: What kind of men do you think are the most charismatic, what kind of women attract you the most?
TAO: A man like me, a woman with charms.

Speed Questions

What do you think is needed to be a charismatic man?
TAO: Charisma comes from within a person themself, it is also something that you need to look for, your heart, your actions, your habits, if everything comes out from within your heart it will all make people feel a different kind of charisma.

When you are with the other EXO members, what is the topic most talked about?
TAO: Family, what to play, what to eat, what to buy, where to go, what we’ll do tomorrow, dreams!

In the short term, what is the dream you would most like to realise?
TAO: Hope that EXO will be able to win big awards!

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?
TAO: I want to go with KRIS-g to Canada and Qingdao, we have an agreement that in the future he will take me to Canada and I will take him to Qingdao~

What type of men do you find easiest to admire?
TAO: I don’t know, never thought about it.

Please say something to the fans and readers of this issue!
TAO: Thank you all, I may not be able to give you all everything, but as long as I still am a singer, I will do my very best to give you everything! 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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