In the 8 years since EXO debuted back in 2012, each of the members have made a name for themselves in one way or another. Rapper Chanyeol is no exception, and is well-known for being an incredibly talented performer and songwriter!
As both a member of EXO and their subunit EXO-SC along with fellow member Sehun, Chanyeol has had many opportunities to show the world just how skilled he is in a variety of areas. Not to mention, he just has an adorable personality! Here are 8 facts that you might not have known about this loveable idol.
1. His size measurements are no joke.
It’s no secret that Chanyeol is extremely tall — the tallest member of EXO, in fact! — but do you know just how big his measurements are? He’s 185cm (6’1″) feet tall, and his legs alone are 105cm (3’5″)! His shoulders are also 49cm (1’7″) wide, his thighs are 44cm (1’5″) around, and his hands are 20cm (7.9″) long!
2. He’s very sporty.
Chanyeol really enjoys sports, especially basketball, and thanks to his height, he’s very good at it! He also likes and is good at bowling, and even won a medal twice in a row during ISAC (Idol Star Athletics Championships) once.
3. He has a pretty common, relatable fear.
Though Chanyeol seems fearless at times, he has admitted to being afraid of something! Apparently his biggest fear is going to the dentist, which is both surprising but also relatable.
4. He’s a huge gamer.
Like many idols, Chanyeol loves to play video games. He enjoys them so much, however, that one time he actually bought laptops for all of his members so they could play together!
5. He didn’t join SM Entertainment as a rapper.
Despite being so well-known for his rapping now, he didn’t actually join SM Entertainment to become a rapper! Originally he joined as a vocalist, but because of his deep, baritone voice, he decided to switch to become a rapper instead. Talk about multi-talented!
6. He knows how to play several instruments.
Speaking of multi-talented, his skills go beyond just using his voice. Thanks to his musical father’s influence, Chanyeol grew up learning how to play the violin, and he’s also able to play guitar, bass, drums, and piano. He was even in a band in his school-age days! Along with this, he’s also a talented composer, songwriter, and producer.
7. He’s modeled for a ton of brands.
Because of his tall, lean body and incredibly good looks, Chanyeol has had the opportunity to model for a number of brands for ads and commercials. They include Allure, Ceci, L’Officiel Hommes, Femina, Vogue Korea, GQ Korea, Celebrity, High Cut, Arena, W Korea, and Super ELLE!
8. He’s an ENFJ personality type.
Known as “The Protagonist”, this Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging personality type is known to be a leader, who often have a lot of charisma and passion. Given his outgoing personality and leadership abilities, this definitely suits him!
Hopefully you learned something new and interesting about this talented rapper!