EXO’s Baekhyun And Kai Share Funny Stories From Their Trainee Days On “Ask Us Anything”
All seven of the SuperM members appeared together as guests on the August 29 episode of the variety show, where they performed their latest single “100” and gave viewers a sneak peek of their upcoming song “Tiger Inside.”
During the program’s signature guessing-game segment, Baekhyun asked the cast members to guess something that he did often during his trainee days, before he debuted as a member of EXO. After a flood of incorrect guesses, Seo Jang Hoon finally managed to figure out the correct answer: back when he was a trainee, Baekhyun often practiced dancing on the subway.
Baekhyun confessed with a laugh, “To be honest, it wasn’t really because I didn’t have enough time or because I wanted to improve my skills. Back then, I was really proud of having gotten into SM, and I wanted everyone to look at me and think, ‘Oh, you can tell just by looking at him that he’s an SM trainee.'”
He went on to recall, “Chanyeol and I always took the same route home together. At that time, Chanyeol and I were both lacking in terms of our dance skills, but we would split a pair of earphones [and listen to music together].”
Baekhyun made everyone crack up by continuing, “And you know, Chanyeol is really handsome. Back then, I wasn’t so handsome. So I felt like [standing next to Chanyeol] gave me a boost. With the ‘Chanyeol boost,’ I felt like I was kind of a superstar. I hadn’t even learned popping yet, but I just imitated the dance moves that I’d seen other people do. I’d do moves I’d never done before, and I’d ask Chanyeol, ‘Is this right? Is this what we learned today?'”
Baekhyun added, “One time, I was dancing [on the subway], and a little boy next to me kept looking at me. When he got off the train, he gave me a piece of caramel candy. Looking back on it now, I think it was probably because I looked really cool back then.”
Kai then revealed that he had done something similar back when he was still a rookie idol, explaining with an embarrassed laugh, “I dance a lot when I’m walking, and I end up practicing without realizing it. Right after I debuted, I went to Myeongdong with my mom, and it was our first date in a long while. There were tons of people there, but without realizing it, I kept dancing while I was walking with her.”
He went on, “So my mom told me to stop dancing because I was embarrassing her, and she ended up running far away from me.”
SuperM’s episode of “Ask Us Anything” will soon be available with English subtitles on Viki. In the meantime, check out a recent episode of the show below!