The members all say you’re maturing really quickly, do you feel it yourself?
Sehun: Yes, everyone who sees me says so. I’ve grown taller, my shoulders have also broadened a lot, and it feels like it’ll keep going [like that]. when I think back to debut days I really have changed a lot … … but I hope I don’t grow any taller, I’ve grown too much already. (laughs)
As someone who appears cold on the exterior but is warmhearted on the inside, are you often mistaken as someone who is hard to get along with?
Sehun: (pretends to look hurt and misunderstood) Looking merely at my expressions, particularly when I’m expressionless, I will look rather tough and arrogant. But my personality really isn’t anything like that, and fans know it. But at the start, those who don’t know me too well will always bear some misconceptions. In truth I’m not a bad kid, I’m a kind kid. (smiles while answering)
When you’re misunderstood [for being cold and tough], will you feel somewhat lost?
Sehun: Yes. at the start I will feel a little hurt, but now I also know the reasons for such misunderstandings. Recently, in order to dispel these misunderstandings, I often try to make more lively and joyful expressions.
When you socialise with others, will you be the one to strike up a conversation or do you have to be pushed?
Sehun: I won’t actively initiate a conversation.
Can you tell us a bit about your growing process?
Sehun: my growing process? (suddenly turns towards Lay, “Hyung how did you answer this?” Lay: I said I grew up working very hard”) I’ve grown up working hard … (does an exact imitation like a recording machine) … … hahahha! (laughs out loud) Alright, it’s something rather meaningful - when I was in the sixth grade in elementary school, I would eat dukbokki in a little street nearby my house. That was when I was scouted by SM Entertainment, so if I hadn’t been eating dukbokki, perhaps I wouldn’t be a member of EXO today. (everyone laughs loudly)
As a dancer, what is the greatest charm of dancing, in your view?
Sehun: I think it’s that you can see another side of me. It’s hard isn’t it? I think it’s difficult too.
Are you the kind who places more importance on the technique or on emotion when dancing?
Sehun: The two are both very important, and both very difficult. But I think I’m the sort who focuses on emotion. (glances at Lay who is sitting opposite, “Hyung, how should I talk about this, hahaha!” here Lay violently stuffs a few spoonfuls of food into his mouth and answers, “I don’t want to be here, you don’t answer properly already”)
Are you close to your senior Donghae because you enjoy dance?
Sehun: Nah, it’s got nothing to do with dancing. When I first entered the company as a trainee, Donghae-hyung was the first to speak to me. From then on, from trainee days up till my debut, Donghae-hyung has always been very caring towards me, so that’s how we’ve wound up like this.
What’s one line of praise Donghae has said that has made you most happy?
Sehun: He’s never praised me …
Then has he ever said anything that hurt you before?
Sehun: I don’t think so, hahaha. The most memorable thing he’s said to me - grind [prepare] your weapons well. (t/n: something like train yourself well, to show your best)
List three of your best points:
Sehun: Um … … (half a minute passes) … …
Sehun: No, no! Regarding good points, I really don’t know. Noona, tell me some (turns to face makeup noona who frantically waves him away). I think I’m a very interesting kid, secondly I think I’m a very warmhearted person, not as cold as my external appearance. Yes yes yes, if I were to praise myself, it would be that whatever I wear still looks especially stylish (says softly and shyly)
What’s your favourite life philosophy?
Sehun: You only live once, so do the things you enjoy, and live happily.
What’s your biggest frustration right now?
Sehun: In my opinion, I’m always worrying for my bandmates.
Then who do you worry for the most?
Sehun: All of them! I will worry a lot for my bandmates. EXO has to keep going, keep going forward, so I need to cherish every single member.
Does everyone occasionally neglect you, since you’re the maknae/youngest?
Sehun: No no, it’s not that way, they will never do that. (laughs)
Lastly, please say something for ELLE MEN’s first anniversary!
Sehun: First of all congratulations! (claps) I hope the magazine will last till your tenth anniversary, your hundredth anniversary. To spend such a meaningful day as your first anniversary with EXO, I feel very honoured and glad, and today’s photoshoot was especially meaningful. I hope the next time we can have this photoshoot with all the EXO members, thank you very much!
Chanyeol bites Xiumin
1 - gives kibble to dogs in shelters with a single click
2 - gives 10 pieces of kibble to dogs in shelters, whether you get the question right or not
3 - gives 10 pieces of kibble to cats in shelters, whether you get the question right or not
4 - gives cat litter to cats in shelters with a single click
Chanyeol rolling on the floor of laughters because of a Tao’s mistake
- aries: can write hella cute poems
- taurus: amazing at putting together ikea furniture
- gemini: best mac and cheese maker around
- cancer: can decorate cakes really good
- leo: photoshop expert
- virgo: can memorize song lyrics in a flash
- libra: great at finding four leaf clovers
- scorpio: super good with makeup
- sagittarius: can take really pretty photos
- capricorn: expert tree climber
- aquarius: awesome at giving speeches
- pisces: can beat any and every video game
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- always remember not to use conditioner on/near your roots
- if you’re using any sort of heat tools, make sure you use heat protectant
- after you shower, apply some sort of hair oil from the middle to the ends of your hair (especially in the winter/drier months)
- bRUSH UR HAIR WHEN ITS WET TO AVOID FRIZZINESS
- when you brush your hair start at the ends and work your way up to avoid breaking your hair
- if you want volume at the top of your head, flip your hair upside down and blow dry your roots
- also this is a common korean myth but apparently the more sexual thoughts that you think about, the faster your hair grows……………
Elle:When I saw you just now during the shoot, you look very prepared. Do you practice all the time?
Chanyeol: As compared to looking at the mirror to practice, experience is more important. Because of the frequent photoshoots, I know very well how attire can affect pose selection. Also, with the two photographers giving tips, I can understand the concept even better.
Elle: Which angle do you think you look the best from? Chanyeol: I think its the right side (smile)
Elle: There are two sides of any opinion, but there are many positive accounts about you, what do you think is the reason?
C: If you put it like that, I will feel embarrassed (showing signs of shyness). Joining variety programmes or activities frequently, I can show natural reactions, some of which are cheerful, some are that of taking care of others, maybe everyone saw those so they have these positive feelings towards about me.
Elle: Then, have you heard any criticism from anyone about youself?
Chanyeol: Yes, of course… for example, when shooting a reality show, when I think something is funny but the audience might think [you are too much!], I see these sorts of criticism online. Because my friends and I always joke around I tend not to think that much about how others may react. Since then I have been cautious.
Elle:Besides anonymous comments online, have the people around you critise you?
Chanyeol: People around me? Then no (laughs)
Elle: Your character has always been straighforward, taking good care of people, everyday being so happy, do you not get angry when you see something you dislike?
Chanyeol: I am the type to always be outgoing in doing things. If I am not outgoing, I will feel very unhappy. My character is very cheerful, so I am not bothered by small things.
Elle: At what point can you no longer contain your anger any longer?
Chanyeol: I do not like rude and inhuman acts. Looking at such things makes me angry. But I will not lose control of my angry, I will only quietly tell them that what they’re doing is wrong. In my memory, I have never been outwardly angry.
Elle: This is really unlike the character of a Sagitarrius1, can people often not tell?
Chanyeol: Is it really hard to tell? Hahaha, actually, I am already used to it (Cute expression)
Elle: I see that you are always secrety writing songs, what kind of songs do you like to listen to? What is your creative experience?
Chanyeol: In terms of composing, I have a lot to say. I like composing songs for other people; I mostly compose at home with a computer, or I use a guitar or piano. Once I’m done, I let the members listen; I really like doing it like this.
Elle: Currently, what is your general composing style?
Chanyeol: I like to listen to many different types of music; composition is the same. But the type of music I compose the most is Jazz-Pop, around 70% of my songs are Jazz-Pop.
Elle: Until now, your performances have always been created for you, other than those, what else do you want to do?
Chanyeol: The things I like to do, I am already doing. For example, attending variety shows, filming movies…. the thing I want to do the most now is composing, and then having my composition added to EXO’s own albums.
Elle: Are you willing to take on other challenges as well?
Chanyeol: I really like trying out fresh and new things; whatever I can do, I want to do.
Elle: Then, you are only interested in new things?
Chanyeol: My work ethic is “If I started it, I must do it until the end,” or else, I will feel very inadequate and uncomfortable. For example, when I was small and learning instuments, if I started, then I needed to play until someone told me I played well, this is my personality, I need to do it until the end.
Elle: To be honest, just from looking at you I would not have guessed that you had these opinions.
Chanyeol: Really? I hear that a lot.
Chanyeol: Have you ever experienced: When you are super concentrated in something, there are people who don’t agree with your actions?
Chanyeol: People who don’t really understand me; who aren’t really acquainted with me, they mostly all think like this at first. Because I am always smiling, always very outgoing, other people will think “Wow, he is a very playful and facetious child.” But once they undrestand me, they will know that I’m a person with a lot of depth and opinions. Trust that once you get to know me, you will be able to experience all of this.
Elle: Can you tell us about your childhood?
Chanyeol: Since I was very young, I have recieved the love of my mother and father. My parents are also really outgoing, active people, so since I was young, I would watch and learn from them. Therefore, I also grew up very sociably and actively.
Elle: So, the feeling you give to people is very bright, but it is not the type that is faked!
Chanyeol: Yes, of course it’s not faked! (Coquettish)
Elle: We have to thank your parents.
Chanyeol: Yes, I am truly grateful to them.
Elle: What is your favorite moot in life?
Chanyeol: Enjoy it!
Elle: What do you think is your biggest hardship right now?
Chanyeol: (Thinks for a long time) I don’t really have big hardships! Usually, I also don’t have any hardships.
Elle: Maybe if you grow up a little more you will have some? (Laughs)
Chanyeol: Hahaha, yes, we can only blame my young age.
Elle: Please state 3 good points about yourself. Your legs are long?
Chanyeol: Long legs ranks third, hahaha! Number one is probably my smile, number two is my affection, number three….. I think I can probably name 10 good personalty traits, haha.
Elle: Lastly, please say something for ELLE MEN one year anniversary!
Chanyeol: Congratulations to ELLE MEN for its one year anniversary! Please love ELLE MEN lots, and also love EXO a lot too! To be able to celebrate ELLE MEN’s one year anniversary, I feel very very blessed, and I hope that everyone likes EXO’s appareance. In the future, we will show everyone a better side of EXO, jiayou (fighting)!!
Credit: translation, dailyexo.tumblr.com Source: Elle Magazine. (1Note: Chanyeol’s star sign)