Being a vocalist, an actor and a model, Suho is a well-known figure in the South Korean entertainment scene. The singer is best recognized as the lead vocalist of EXO-K, the South Korean-Chinese boy band based in Seoul. Suho had been nursing the dreams of making a big bang in the world of music since his formative years. His dreams finally came to fruition when he was scouted by a casting manager and started his breathtaking journey of stardom. The talented entertainer recorded acting appearances on the sets of One Way Trip, The Universe’s Star, as well as Prime Minister & I. Learn more about him below.
Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Suho
Birth Details and Family Background
He was named Kim Joon Myun at birth and was born in Seoul, South Korea, on the 22nd of May 1991. The South Korean national grew up alongside a brother, Jin Jun Mian, who is older than him by four years. The singer’s brother is an alumnus of Sogang University which is one of the elite institutions of higher learning in the country.
Suho’s parents are educationists with his dad working with Soonchunhyang University as a professor. Though his mum is now a full-time housewife, she used to work as a teacher.
The famed musician’s family currently resides in Apgujeong, an affluent district in Seoul. This has made many to believe he’s well-off but Suho has always dismissed this. However, living in that wealthy district of Seoul gave him the chance to experiment with golf during his high school days.
From what is perceivable, Suho excelled in academics, even at the elementary school level; he was his class’ president. He later became the vice-chairman of his high school’s student body. Suho graduated from the prestigious Whimoon High School.
He was still in his formative years when he was scouted by a member of the S.M. Entertainment casting crew during street casting. This led him to join the entertainment outfit as a teenage trainee in 2006. Within the same period, he had to go to China to study the Mandarin language with Minho, a SHINee band member.
After making brief appearances in a 2007 movie and a 2008 music video, Suho joined the Korean National University of Arts the next year. However, he did not graduate from there as the vocalist withdrew in 2011. After a while, he enrolled at Kyung Hee Cyber University alongside a couple of EXO-K members, majoring in Arts and Culture.
According to the EXO-K member, his ideal girlfriend should be energetic, playful, and have long hair. He went further to state that his partner must be the type that enjoys reading.
Anyway, some rumors broke claiming that the singer dated a girl for a couple of years even before joining S.M. Entertainment, but that was just speculations. The South Korean native was in a romantic relationship with Jenny Kim, a fellow trainee at S.M. Entertainment. The duo broke up after a while. As of this writing, it has been reported in some quarters that Suho is dating Lim Ji Yeon, a Korean actress.
Interestingly, the singer cum actor believes in Arranged Marriage. In that respect, he has expressed that commitment is all it takes for a marriage to be successful. Suho loves to have his privacy whenever he is on a date. According to him, he likes going out for a date when it’s raining.
Suho stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm) with a suitable body that weighs 143 lb (65 kg). The details of his other body measurements are not known. Here’s another thing you don’t know about the musician: the EXO-K member is of the belief that men who are yet to attain the age of 30 will keep growing.
Awards and Recognition
Being a member of the EXO-K band has exposed Suho to some awards which include the likes of the 2016 Asian Artist Daesang Award. His band has equally bagged other awards like Japan Gold Disc Award in the category of New Artist of the Year. Also, they won the Best Asian Style Award of the Mnet Asian Music Award.