Profile and Facts of Suho Who Is The Leader of EXO

Kim Joon Myun, better known as Suho, is the leader of EXO, the popular K-POP group.

Early Life

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Suho was born Kim Joon Myun on May 22, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. His Nationality is Korean.

He has only one sibling – his elder brother. His family is composed of four people – mother, father, his elder brother and him. His father is a professor, while his mother is a retired teacher.

The singer spent his childhood living in a very well-off area of Seoul and he had the opportunity to practice golf while in middle school. Golfing still is one of his favorite hobbies.

At the age of 16th he was the first member of Exo to become a trainee at S.M and was discovered through the company’s street casting system in 2006.

He now is a member of the EXO sub-unit Exo-K. Suho’s roommate in the SM dormitories is Sehun, and he is famous for the similarities he shares with member of Super Junior Choi Siwon.


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In 2007, Suho was cast as an extra in the Super Junior film “Attack on the Pin-up boys”. He then made a brief appearance the following year in TVXQ’s music video “HaHaHa song”, along with fellow bandmates Kai and Chanyeol.

On the 15th of February, 2012 Suho was introduced as 10th member of Exo. He is the leader of the Exo–K subgroup and he is also the lead vocalist.


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Since elementary school he has always been the model student. He was vice-president of the student body both in elementary and middle school, but he stopped when he entered SM Entertainment because he felt he was having too much pressure on his shoulders.

Suho’s parents convinced him not to drop school to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Thus Suho graduated high school and had even the grades to get into the top 50 of the entire school.

He later enrolled in the Korean National University of Arts to study acting, but had to drop out after because of his busy schedule. He enrolled in Kyung Hee Cyber University in 2012 along with fellow members Baekhyun and Chanyeol.


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He is the youngest in the family – he has an older brother who is four years older than him. His brother is as attractive as he is and studied at the prestigious Sogang University.

His father is professor at Soonchunhyang University, while his mother was a teacher but is now a housewife. They live in Apgujeong, a well-off district in Seoul.

Because of this, many people claim he comes from a rich family, but he claims that it is not so.


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Real Name – Kim Joon Myun
Stage Name – Suho
Nick Name – Sunnouncer ( Suho + Announcer ) , Esuhort ( Suho + Escort )
Badge – Water
D.O.B – May 22 , 1991
Birth Place – Seoul , South Korea
Nationality – Korean
Height – 176cm
Blood Type – AB
Occupation – Musical Artist
Introduced At Exo – Feb 15 , 2012
Position In Exo – Leader , Lead Vocalist
Active Years – 2012 ( Present )
Status – Active
Education – Korean National University Of Arts
Label – S.M Entertainment
Specialties – Acting , Golf
Chinese Name: Jin Jun Mian, 金俊勉


Official Website:
Twitter ID: @EXO_suho_b
Instagram ID: @suho_kj

Occupation: Singer, actor
Position in EXO: Lead vocals
Active Years: 2012 – present
Status: Unmarried

Favorite Things

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Subject in School: Politics
Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
Food: Sushi
Colors: Violet, gold
Favorite colors: Violet, gold
Favorite Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean
Favorite Music: Punk Rock
Role Model: Super Junior, DBSK
Motto: Know yourself
Personality: energetic and playful
Hobby: Cycling, Acting, Imitating SHINee’s Jonghyun
Place: The Han River
Sports: Golf


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Motto – Know Yourself
Personality – Exemplar , Polite and Considerate
Known as the guardian in the group.
His fanclub name is Guardian Angels.
His religion is Christianity.
His shoe size is “25”.
His favorite fashion brand is.
His favourite book is The Little Prince
His nicknames are Sunnouncer, Esuhort, Leader, Jun Ma Hao.

Suho Talks About His Nickname

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As he has a film coming to his career life called “Glory Day”, Suho or Kim Joon Myeon is pretty confused about his nickname. As a part of EXO, people are more fond of calling him Suho.

As he is becoming an actor, the name that he uses should not be the one that he uses in his band, but his real name.

Suho has various reasons why he chose “Suho” as his stage name. He basically did not like his real name because “Myeon” means ramen in Korean. Although, the two other names, which are “Kim” and “Joon” have great meanings.

Thus, he chose Suho as his stage name. Suho means “guardian”, which is perfect for him because he is practically the guardian of his band.

According to him, “Idol names need to have an accent, or emphasis, so my actual name didn’t really fit.

However, these days I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed when people close to me call me, ‘Suho-yah’ or ‘Suho-hyung’, especially a few of the EXO members who do this often. It might be out of habit, but I always seem to get sad when a couple of the younger ones do it.” he laughs.

In his first experiences in the entertainment industry, he was hesitant about his name. He wasn’t sure about introducing himself using his real name or stage name.

Especially during in an interview, he mentioned that it was awkward using his real name instead of Suho.

However, he really wants to use his real name when acting, so that it would sound more professional and it would make him feel that he has this other big responsibility that he has to focus on.

As he debuted as a singer in the entertainment industry, he is still feeling a little bit weird when acting.

Thankfully, he gets full support from his EXO bandmates and fans, also from other actors who he befriended throughout his first experiences. They must be the reason why he is at this level of success today, and is still inspired to work hard and continue to pursue his dream.


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TV Drama

To the Beautiful You (2012)
Prime Minister and I (2014)
EXO Next Door (2015)
How Are You Bread (2016)
The Universe’s Star (2017)


Attack On The Pin-Up Boys (2007)
Saving Santa (2013)
One Way Trip (2016)


Saving Santa (2013)
Beautiful (2014)
My Hero (2016)
Beautiful Accident (2016)

See Also

Member Profile of EXO: Bio, Fan Facts, History etc.
Who has girlfriend in EXO?
Who is Gay in EXO and Why People Think So?
Which is the best album of EXO? Album Ranking of EXO[MV]


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