Byun Baekhyun is one of the main vocalists of EXO and on May 6, 2019 KST, he turned 28 in Korean age! So to celebrate the birthday of this EXO visual, let’s look at some reasons to love Byun Baekhyun if you don’t already!
1) His talent
It is not a hidden fact that Baekhyun is talented, being one of the most respected vocalists in Kpop. However, Baekhyun was actually a trainee with the shortest training periods in EXO (along with Chen), becoming a trainee at the age of 20 and only training for about 3-4 months prior to his debut. Baekhyun mentioned that he had never even learned how to dance before that and had to pick it up within the few months of training he had. Today, his dancing skills are also out of this world and he really stands out while on stage. Baekhyun is a really a born performer who always gives his 100% each time he is on stage!
2) He is the co-creative director of the fashion label Privé
Baekhyun not only performs amazingly as a member of EXO, but he is also the co-creative director of his own fashion label Privé. He helps to design amazing clothes that even he himself wears. In his latest collection, he used his favorite phrase “Be brave, be humble” as inspiration. Baekhyun explained how he liked the word “Fearless” and “Be humble” so he used the idea of staying humble while still being brave to deliver a good message through his new fashion. We stan a man with great values!
3) He is a 3rd Dan in Hapkido
While Baekhyun might look like a smol bean most of the time, especially next to the taller EXO members, he is actually very strong and extremely good at martial arts. Baekhyun owns a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Hapkido and he can even jump over 7 people at one go. Is there anything that Byun Baekhyun can’t do?
4) His amazing social skills
Baekhyun has an easy-going and carefree personality that allows him to make friends everywhere he goes. It always puts a smile on EXO-Ls’ faces when it is seen that he is well received in many social circles. He is friends with many other idols, which include Super Junior's Heechul, BTS' V and Jimin, and the entire cast of 'Scarlet Heart Ryeo.' It seems like even idols find it hard to resist the charms of Byun Baekhyun!
5) His love for Video Games
Baekhyun has mentioned that on his days off, he usually will just spend the entire day at home playing video games. Baekhyun really loves a variety of games such as Overwatch, LoL, PUBG, and Fortnite. He often shows his love for video games while on the SM Super Celeb League Gaming Broadcast as he goes online to play games, usually with fans. Baekhyun has also done impressions of popular Overwatch characters which even went viral in the Overwatch community. Even gamers love Byun Baekhyun now!
6) He is the mood maker of EXO
Being part of the beagle line in EXO, Baekhyun is always full of energy and is the happy pill for both EXO and EXO-Ls. Baekhyun always seems to have the right words at the right time. In Xiumin’s last solo fan meet before he enlists, Xiumin cried as the EXO members came to surprise him on stage. Here, Baekhyun once again tried to lighten the mood by telling Xiumin, “hey, why are you suddenly crying? You didn't cry last time during our concert when we were saying something really cool... It's okay, hyung...you're cool...". Baekhyun always tries his best to keep everyone around him happy and it is one of the reasons we love him so much!
7) His love for EXO-Ls
Baekhyun has mentioned before that he sees EXO-Ls as his daughters and wants to be seen as EXO-L’s father. He mentioned this at his birthday party in the past, “I saw a picture on Instagram of EXO and EXO-L holding hands and walking together and I thought that EXO-L can’t step ahead of EXO because you guys are accompanying us. It gives me a feeling that it would be nice if I was their father, trying things in advance, walking ahead first and checking if there’s anything bad before taking EXO-Ls with me. So that’s why I want to call you daughters, regardless the age, you are all my daughters! EXO-Ls are my daughters." Baekhyun has always looked at Eris with utmost admiration and love and for this alone, he really deserves all the love in the world.
Happy 28th Birthday to the amazing Byun Baekhyun!