Kai loves dancing so much he did not even skip practice on holidays.
When Messi claimed the World Cup trophy for the first time after a penalty shootout, fans were immediately reminded of a strong supporter of Argentina, that is EXO’s Kai. While his love for soccer is undeniable, it was dancing that took up almost the entirety of his childhood, including a swooning long hair.
In one of his past radio appearances, Kai said to the listeners, “The bakery that [his] parents used to run was at the back door.” In recalling his past, the idol revealed bits from his old life that even his members did not know.
Kai said, “I had long hair in elementary school. It came to my shoulders. My parents made me raise it,” he explained. The idol added, “I’ve been dancing since I was young, but my parents said that I look cool when I have long hair when I dance. I remember my sisters loving it when I was young.”
At that time, EXO member Chanyeol also said, “Kai said his nickname was ‘Sexy Back’ when he was in middle school,” to which Kai replied, “At that time, I danced to the ‘Sexy Back song, and it was so cool that I said I became a ‘Sexy Back’ from then on.”
As a capable dancer now, Kai has had his passion for dancing from such a young age, as he happily uncovered above. Remembering his trainee time, Kai said, “When I was a trainee, I practiced during Chuseok and only ate and practiced throughout the three-day vacation,” adding, “I came first in the morning and went last. I’ve never seen anyone go later than me,” he said, drawing admiration for consistency and diligence.
In 2012, Kai debuted with the boy idol group EXO under SM and is currently working as a solo artist. He is raising expectations with a comeback in SM pre-recorded joint concert “2023 SM Town Live” on the 15th.