Is Kai from EXO your fave? Learn everything about him right now
Boy-band EXO is slowly taking over the world with their killer vocals. The South Korean-Chinese group formed in 2011 in Seoul, South Korea. EXO started as a twelve-member group with two independent subgroups: EXO-K which performs in Korean and EXO-M which performs in Mandarin.
Due to a legal battle, EXO’s management company, SM Entertainment, cut the group down to nine members: Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun, Chen, Chanyeol, D.O, Kai, and Sehun.
After a series of changes, SM Entertainment finalized the group’s name to EXO. This name was taken from exoplanet, a term referring to planets outside of the solar system. With nine talented artists, it’s very difficult to have a favorite EXO personality; however, it’s not impossible! Let’s see if EXO’s lead singer & dancer, Kai, is your favorite member.
Kai, whose real name is Kim Jong-in, was born in Suncheon, South Korea on January 14, 1994. According to Channel Korea: Kai joined SM Entertainment because his father promised to buy him a Nintendo. (He ended up getting much more than he bargained for!) Kai has acted in Korean dramas such as To The Beautiful You (2012) and Andante (2017).
If fashion is your cup of tea, Kai is the guy for you. Kai was ranked number seven in GQ’s “Best Dressed Men of 2020”, beating top celebrities like Harry Styles & Donald Glover. Kai is known to rock the latest trends & styles – in GQ, he’s described as “One of the world’s biggest and most influential pop stars. He represents contemporary Korean style.”
In an interview with Esquire Korea’s October issue, Kai says: “I think fashion is a way for a person to show their personality or thoughts. You can tell what kind of person someone is by their car or interior design too, but I look at clothes as being the easiest way to show who you are to a lot of people. It’s intuitive, you know. I think fashion is the simplest and greatest tool for showing who you are.”
Kai has become a huge icon around the world for his impeccable style. In 2019, Kai was featured in a short film by Gucci, GQ, and Vogue called “The Performers”. As stated in Koreaboo, he’s “Korea’s first and Asia’s first Gucci global ambassador”. After attaining the male brand ambassador position for Gucci Eyewear, reports say he may have recently collaborated with Bobbi Brown cosmetics.
According to Koreaboo, Kai became the first male muse for Bobbi Brown. Kai was announced as the beauty industry’s male muse by Editor-in-Chief of 1st Look Magazine Kim Yoon Hee. Taking to her official Instagram page, Yoon Hee shared a photo of herself with Kai, who held a cake that was decorated with the words, “Kai x Bobbi Brown: Congratulations on becoming the first male muse for Bobbi.”
Via Global Cosmetics News, Bobbi Brown hasn’t commented on Kai being their first male muse. In fact, Kim Yoon Hee deleted her Instagram post congratulating Kai. (What could be going on here?)
Due to the time-consuming lifestyle of a celebrity, dating can be very difficult. Kai & BLACKPINK’S Jennie confirmed their relationship on January 1st; however, a few weeks later, they broke up – apparently, their busy schedules & careers were to blame. Since then, Kai has been focusing his time & energy into EXO.
Fashion icon, actor, and beauty muse, it’s almost impossible not to be in love with EXO member Kai. Do you agree? Is Kai your favorite EXO member? Let us know in the comments!