Xiumin (EXO)

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Xiumin EXO - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Min Seok, who is more known by his stage name Xiumin, is a South Korean singer and actor.

He’s best known for being an EXO member and its sub-units EXO-M and EXO-CBX, before expanding his solo career into acting and appearing in drama series such as CEO-dol Mart (2023) and Heo Restaurant (2024).


Xiumin first tried to enter the music industry by auditioning for JYP Entertainment in 2008 but got rejected.

In the same year, the man from Gyeonggi then participated in SM’s Everysing Contest. He managed to win second place. Xiumin later joined the agency through SM Entertainment’s Casting System.

He became the seventh EXO member to be introduced in January 2012. Xiumin is part of EXO-M, the sub-unit performing in Mandarin for the Chinese market.

He had his debut with EP Mama in April 2012. The EP did well in China. It peaked at number two on Sina Album Chart and got to number 1 on various Chinese streaming platforms.

Other than music, the man born in 1990 has also been involved in several films and web dramas. In 2015, he got the leading role for the drama Falling For Challenge.

It became the most watched web drama of the year in South Korea, getting 20 million views in just 17 days.

Besides starring in it, this Aries man also took part in Falling For Challenge OST. He released his first solo song You Are the One as a soundtrack for it.

In 2016, Xiumin collaborated with EXO members Chen and Baekhyun to release another soundtrack.

This time it’s for television series Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo with the song For You.

The three later on became EXO sub-unit EXO-CBX. The group made their debut with an EP titled Hey Mama! in 2016.

Since then, they have released 2 more EPs and a Japanese studio album Magic in 2018.

Xiumin got enlisted for mandatory military service on May 7, 2019. Before enlisting, he performed in EXO’s CBX Magical Circus – Special Edition concert in Japan.

This talented singer also held a solo fan meeting concert called Xiuweet Time. As part of SM Station, his debut solo single You got released on May 9.

Xiumin got officially discharged on December 6, 2020. He then took part in EXO’s seventh EP Don’t Fight the Feeling, released in June 2021.

The EP managed to top the Gaon Album Chart and sold over 1 million copies in just eight days.


  • Real Name: Kim Min Seok (김민석)
  • Chinese Name: Jin Min Shuo (金珉碩)
  • Stage Name: Xiumin (시우민)
  • Nickname: Bao Zi (Little Bun), Mandoo, King of Detail
  • Birthday: March 26, 1990
  • Birthplace: Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Position: Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper (EXO)
  • Sub Unit: EXO-M, EXO- CBX
  • Super Power (Badge): Frost (Snowflake)
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Actor
  • Education: Catholic Kwandong University
  • Hobbies: Playing football, Exercise, Eat delicious food, Shopping
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  • Instagram: @e_xiu_o
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 173 cm (5’8”)
  • Weight: 57 kg (125 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 7.5/8 (US)


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: 1

Girlfriend & Dating History

Xiumin is yet to be involved in any publicly known relationship nor rumored to date anyone. He most likely prefers to keep his personal and dating life private.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated Xiumin to have accumulated around $5 million to $10 million.

He appears to earn most of his income through his career under group EXO, who has released albums, went on tours, and working or collaborating with various brands and companies.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change his visual appearances.


  • Xiumin is a very clean and tidy person. He is also kind, cute, funny, and can be a bit of a prankster.
  • He likes playing pranks on other members.
  • Among the other EXO-M members, he is the funniest one.
  • This lead vocalist is also the neatest, cleanest, and strongest member of EXO-M.
  • He is a very organize person.
  • He has quite a chubby face and a really cute grin.
  • Xiumin is often mistaken as the youngest member despite being the oldest because of his appearance.
  • He might seem cute but is actually really manly, according to Chanyeol.
  • He got voted as least likely to cry by his fellow members.
  • This talented singer has a little sister, but he keeps her identity a secret as his mother asked him to.
  • He is a good cook.
  • Xiumin has a black belt in Kendo and Taekwondo. He also trained in Fencing and Wushu.
  • He joined the martial arts school as a kid to get free toy.
  • This Kpop star is a big fan of football and has become the honorary ambassador of Korea Football Association.
  • He is close with Henry from Super Junior and Amer from f(x).
  • Xiumin got the nickname Baozi from Luhan because he likes steamed buns and has round-white face.
  • His strength is being understanding and approachable.
  • A cat attacked him when he was young so now he’s afraid of them.
  • Something he must do every single day is having a bath.
  • The kind of music he likes best is ballad.
  • Some of his favorite foods are steam buns, pumpkins, spicy Sichuan food, Chinese hot pot, huo guo, and miso and kimchi soup cooked by his parent.
  • He likes the flavor of blueberry.
  • This idol picks blue as his favorite color.
  • His favorite cartoons are Baby Huiy and Spongebob Squarepants.
  • Some of his favorite stuffs are computer, MP3 player, and cell phone.
  • Xiumin is really thankful for the various manga given by fans.
  • He has a coffee maker and likes making cappuccinos and lattes for the other members.
  • In the future, this Kpop Idol would like to become a barista and have his own coffee shop.
  • He has appeared in several variety shows like Travel Without Manager (2016), It’s Dangerous Beyond the Blankets (2017-2018), and With God (2021).
  • Xiumin starred in the 2016 film Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River as Gyeon.
  • He hates it when someone touches his face.
  • He and Infinite’s Dongwoo went to the same high school.
  • This rapper looks up to JJ Lin of Super Junior.
  • He admitted to not be bold enough to actively pursue a girl. Instead, he would leave subtle hints.
  • His ideal type is someone who can comfort others and is hug-able.

See Full EXO Members


  • Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016), as Gyeon

Drama Series 

  • Heo Restaurant (TBA | 2024), as Heo Gyun
  • CEO-dol Mart (TVING | 2023), as Shin Tae Ho
  • Falling for Challenge (Naver TV Cast | 2015), as Na Do Jeon
  • EXO Next Door (JTBC, Naver TV Cast | 2015), as Xiumin

TV Shows

  • Make Mate 1 (KBS2 ⏐ 2024), as himself (host)
  • Xiumin’s Tennis King Tomorrow (YouTube 2021), as himself (main cast)
  • Drink With God Season 2 (Apple TV, VIKI 2021), as himself (host)
  • Drink With God (Apple TV, VIKI 2021), as himself (host)
  • It’s Dangerous Beyond The Blankets (MBC 2017–2018), as himself (main cast)
  • Travel without Manager (Naver VLIVE 2016), as himself (main cast)

Music Video Appearances 

  • Nama lagu dalam italic (tahun) – nama penyanyi


  • 2023 Korea First Brand Awards – Best Male Solo Singer
  • 2017 Click! StarWars Awards – Most Popular Singer
  • 2015 APAN Star Awards – Award for SNS Web Drama – Falling for Challenge


  • 2023 Circle Chart Music Awards – Mubeat Global Choice Awards (Male)


“Being a better vocalist was one of my missions. I took additional vocal classes and worked on my skills to bring out the most of it. It’s something that I really challenged myself in.”

“I figured there was no way that I could potentially, actually [be a singer]. So I was trying to go to college and study in a completely different field, unrelated to music. But I had the opportunity to go to an SM [Entertainment] audition, and I was accepted. I wondered, ‘Maybe this dream could be a reality?’ so I decided to give it my all.”

“When I look back, I realize that never taking anything for granted is one of my biggest lessons. Not just in terms of fans, I’ve seen a lot of success as an EXO member as well, and [for] my solo EP, I really wanted to dedicate [them] all the appreciation and the gratitude I’ve had in my career.”

“I’d say that I can dance, I can sing, I can be quite cute and adorable sometimes, but also very sexy, very good looking. And I’m a versatile artist with a lot of potential in various concepts.” 

“Trying and showcasing brand new stuff was a turning point for me to grow as an artist. And most of all, while it could be great to be consistent and show the same genre or music, I think that it would be more fun to leave the fans curious and anticipating my next comeback. I would say that I’m an artist who wants to be more experimental.”

Pics of Xiumin

1. Xiumin with a fun summer style

Xiumin EXO - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. He looks really beautiful while performing

Xiumin EXO - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. He can pull off soft colors really well

EXO - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Leather jacket also suits him

EXO - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. The whole picture is so aesthetically pleasing


Who is Xiumin?

He is a South Korean singer and actor.

Who is Xiumin’s real name?

His real name is Kim Min Seok (김민석).

What makes Xiumin famous?

He’s best known for being an EXO member and its sub-units EXO-M and EXO-CBX, before expanding his solo career into acting and appearing in drama series such as CEO-dol Mart (2023) and Heo Restaurant (2024).

Where is Xiumin from?

He was born in Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea.

How old is Xiumin?

He was born in 1990, and he is 35 years old as of 2025.

When does Xiumin celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 26th of every March.

How tall is Xiumin?

His height is 5’8″ or 173 cm.

Who are Xiumin’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Xiumin married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Xiumin’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Xiumin?

His net worth is around $5 million to $10 million.

What is Xiumin’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

It’s great to see Xiumin back with the group after 2 years. Hopefully, there will be lots more songs coming from him and EXO.