EXO-K discusses their past, members' quirks, + future goals with 'High Cut' magazine
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SM ENTERTAINMENT's fresh faces, EXO-K, recently graced the cover
of "HIGH CUT" [19], a fashion publication that has some of

K-Pop's most iconic stars under its belt. Amidst the magazine's
glossy pages featuring the six up-and coming-idols, the EXO-K boys sat
down for a brief interview, spilling their pre-debut stories, dorm
room antics and future goals. While the boys seemed timid and shy by
the unfamiliar atmosphere of an interview, High Cut's first
encounter with these young idols proved to be a down-to-earth and a
heartwarming one.

- BECAUSE EXO IS SM ENTERTAINMENT'S NEWEST PROJECT SINCE 2009,
THERE IS OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF EXPECTATIONS FOR THE GROUP. ANY LAST WORDS
BEFORE THE BIG DEBUT? -

SUHO: _All 12 of us have been working diligently to deliver the best

music and performances, not just in Asia, but for the whole world. We
will try our best to continue our strong work ethics for EXO-K and
EXO-M to become an established group._

- WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS AS A TRAINEE? -

KAI: _When we were all trainees, we made up this motto that would

keep us motivated. It was "Giving, rather than receiving is what
training is all about." Celebrities are given so much love from
fans, so on top of our training in singing and dancing, we also wanted
to train ourselves in giving love back. To do this, all of us
volunteered at the RCY shelter to help disabled children, playing with
them and tidying up the facilities. Those little bits and pieces all
added up to so much in the end, and whenever we look back, we can't
help but smile. We will never forget those times._

- LET'S TALK DORM ROOMS: WHO ROOMS WITH WHO? -

CHANYEOL: _There are three rooms in our dorm, so two members share
one room. I room with Baek Hyun, Se Hun with Suho, and Kai with D.O._

- SO THEN EACH OF YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT THE OTHERS' SLEEPING HABITS -

BAEK HYUN: _Chanyeol's breathing is way too loud! And on top of

that, he does this loud sniffling thing before he falls asleep. I just
can't fall asleep with all that noise._

CHANYEOL: _Well you (Baek Hyun) yelp like a dog like 40 times before
falling asleep!_

- HOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU, DOES YOUR ROOMMATE HAVE ANY STRANGE
BEDTIME HABITS? -

(_The rest of them shake their heads_) _No, we all sleep peacefully
and happily!_

BAEK HYUN: _(Looking at Chanyeol) Maybe we shouldn't have mentioned
we do all of that.

CHANYEOL: _But we love each other though (laughs)_

- IS THERE A SCHEDULE AS TO WHO IS ON FOR LAUNDRY AND COOKING DUTIES?
-

SE HUN: _Usually, all of us do laundry and house cleaning, and all

that stuff on our own. We pick who's on dish washing duty, but most
of the time, we all wash our own dishes. But we've been recently
playing games to see who has to do it all, kind of like in "1 Night
2 Days"._

- SO WHO'S THE BEST GAMER OUT OF THE SIX? -

ALL: _Kai, definitely. He's like a sniper, you know. He's good at
just about any game._

- WHO'S THE CLEAN-FREAK OF THE GROUP? -

SE HUN: _D.O. is. When you go to his room and open up all his

drawers, I guarantee you you'll find everything neatly piled and
organized. He even sorts his shirts by color and by type. Ah, well
this isn't to say that the rest of are unclean. We're all pretty
good with keeping our things organized, but D.O. is the cleanliest._

-WHEN YOU FIRST JOINED SM, WHO WAS THE ONE SUNBAE YOU WANTED TO BE
CLOSE WITH?-

CHANYEOL: _When I was younger, I wasn't really in the know about

idols or singers, but the first idol group I ever got into was TVXQ.
Out of the five members, I liked YUNHO sunbae the most. He was just so
charismatic and I respected his unconditional care and leadership_

SUHO: _Yunho sunbae has helped us so much throughout our trainee

days. Whether it be dancing, singing or performing, he was always
there to help us. LEETEUK sunbae has also become a great help to us

too. He always taught us that manners, responsibilities and teamwork
comes first before anything in this line of work._

- WHEN DID YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WANTED TO BECOME A SINGER? -

D.O.: _I've always loved singing ever since I was little. Even

before joining SM's training system, I took up vocal lessons and
such. I decided to audition for SM in 2010, and I was lucky to have my
parents in full support. They always taught me that if I had a dream,
I should try with all that I have to reach it and make it reality._

CHANYEOL: _My decision started back when I was in high school. I was

always passionate about playing and learning instruments, and I was
even in the school band one year. I'll always remember my first
performance with the band; the feeling you get after a performance
with the clapping and the cheers, was just so amazing. Ever since
then, I dreamed of becoming a singer._

SE HUN: _My casting was really by chance. I was walking past my

school one day and a representative from the company asked me if I
wanted to audition for SM. I was still young then, so I asked my mom
if I could, to which she said yes. I was in the tenth grade when I
joined SM, and to be honest, I didn't really know what a celebrity
was or what a celebrity did. My interests in becoming a singer,
however, later developed into a passion after only the first day of
training._

BAEK HYUN: _I wanted to become a singer since the fourth grade. I

remember how I'd tell all my friends that I would be a celebrity
when I grow up. To be honest though, I ended up getting dropped from
all of the agencies I auditioned for. Then time flew by and one day, I
was getting ready to audition to enroll at an arts university. But by
some incredible chance, an SM representative was near that school. She
must have overheard me practicing my song because I was immediately
asked to join SM right in front of the gates._

KAI: _I took jazz dance lessons and ballet since the third grade;

dance was just a large part of my life. But one day, I saw Shinhwa
sunbaes on TV, and I asked my dad "What kind of dance is that?"
and he replied "That's a performer's dance" and ever since
then I wanted to become a singer. I was actually accepted into SM when
I was in the sixth grade, but the agency told me to come back after
two years since I was too young. I, of course, returned and began my
life as an SM trainee._

SUHO: _I've had the dream of becoming a singer since I was in

elementary school, but I never really thought it would be possible.
However, I was able to join SM when I was discovered through street
casting. My parents were skeptical at first, but they knew how big of
a company SM was, so they allowed me to enter the company._

- WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH EXO-M LIKE? DO YOU GUYS FEEL AS IF
YOU ARE A ONE, WHOLE UNIT, OR DO YOU FEEL A SENSE OF COMPETITION
BETWEEN ONE ANOTHER? -

SE HUN: _We may be separated into two groups, but really, we are one

big family. We trained together, ate together and shared so many
memories together. There is no competition between us in the sense
that we have a need to be better than the other. There is, however,
some competition to a degree when it comes to dance and singing. We
carefully monitor each others' moves, share tips for improvements
and spot out any mistakes, so the competition as you would call is all
for the sake of perfecting our craft._

- HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE EXO'S MUSICAL COLOR? -

SUHO: _We want our music to be distinctive, so that people go "Ah,

that's definitely EXO" when they hear our songs. We're aiming to
make our music seem like it's "from outer space."_

- IS THERE ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY THAT'S IN THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY?
-

(_All the members look around dumbfounded, and then CHANYEOL finally
speaks up_) _Uhm, actually my sister is an announcer…_

(_The members all stare at him, as if saying "why didn't you tell
any of us this before," then Chanyeol finally continues_) _No, wait,
she's studying to become an announcer!_

- I've heard that Chanyeol was dubbed as the "_schoolboy
ulzzang_" when he was a high schooler! -

_No, I wasn't an ulzzang! But because everyone in my school knew I

was a trainee, people sort of spread that around I guess. I didn't
really notice it going around though. I was just a normal, quiet high
school student._

- TELL US YOUR GOALS FOR THE FUTURE, AND FOR EXO -

BAEK HYUN: _I want EXO to go down in Korean music history, so that a

100 years from now, we will be remembered as a great group. If I can,
I want to try my hands at entertainment programs, or even acting._

CHANYEOL: _I want all 12 of us to be together forever. My personal

goals would be studying songwriting, and to further develop my skills
in guitar and drums. My biggest goal, though, is to write songs that
many people will enjoy._

SUHO: _I want EXO to become an established group, and to become a
multi-talented entertainer._

KAI: _I'm going to give every last bit of my passion for dance to
EXO. I want to help in letting the world know the sound of Korea._

D.O.: _I want EXO to become a group loved by all. Aside from being a
singer, I also have some interests in becoming a chef._

KAI: _D.O. is actually in charge of cooking most of the time._

D.O.: _Now that I think about it, I want to become a hair stylist and
a fashion designer too!_

- THAT'S PERFECT, THEN D.O. CAN BE THE GROUP'S STYLIST! -

ALL: _No thank you._

Source: High Cut Magazine

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