Khottie of the Week: EXO’s Suho

Posted by Alix on September 17, 2017

Khottie of the Week/ Music

It is with great excitement and fanfare (at least in my head) that I am going to make an attempt at doing Khottie!! KpopontheDL, for some reason I can’t comprehend, has decided she needs a break from looking at Khotties and asked if I would be interested in trying it out. Obviously, it was a no brainer. So with Stephanie’s blessing, and my explicit understanding that I would not attempt to cover anyone not of Khottie legal age (24+), here we go!

The first challenge with Khottie is deciding who to cover, the options seem endless but it’s the best kind of overwhelming. I diligently searched the Khottie archives to make sure my many ideas hadn’t been recently been showcased and then it was trying to weed through my many ideas. It was thanks to the recent podcast episode where Stephanie and Cherry did EXO’s Power as their song of the day that made up my mind. I love EXO, not with the same all-consuming passion that I have for some other groups, but for the fact that they just make me happy. They were one of the first groups I was introduced to and I’m always surprised by how many of their songs I know and know well. As has happened with a number of other groups I came to my bias through a Soompi quiz and spent a number of months trying to get to know Baekhyun…it never felt just right. It wasn’t until I saw EXO in concert this past spring that I realized I had the wrong guy. After watching Suho communicate with the audience in surprisingly good English and doing his best at the end of the show to get the very rowdy members of EXO off the stage so he could sleep (look for videos on YouTube, it’s hilarious), I knew I had my EXO bias. Suho is the leader of EXO and in my opinion very underappreciated so here’s a closer look!

He’s like a chameleon, showing many different sides and styles, often I’ve found myself wondering if that’s really him.

He’s a studious idol.

As with any idol he has a sexy side.

And a really sexy side.

In addition to no shirt, he wears a uniform well.

He can also be your boyfriend.

He loves to play in the mud.

He’s good with dogs.

And the perfect side profile (and arms)…sigh.

He has a soft side as well.

And features in some of the hottest celebrity bromances.

Yup, he really is my EXO bias.


Like EXO? Check out the other members who’ve been featured as Khottie!
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  • Reply Liz C September 17, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Congrats on the first Alix-produced Khottie!
    Suho really is a stealth hottie. As the reliable, grounded leader in a group with more clearly defined “hotties”, “goofballs” and “possible sociopaths”, he kind of faded into the background. But then I saw him singing in Spanish in this video from an EXO concert in Mexico City and realized, oh yeah, total hottie.

    • Reply Alix September 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Liz C! Stealth hottie is a great concept and totally describes Suho. A lot of times my bias just picks me but with EXO it took a long time as he slowly crept up on me. Thanks for sharing the video…I might have watched multiple times.

  • Reply Stephanie September 18, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Congrats on the Khottie! Thanks for jumping in — have no fear you will no be kicked to the k-curb. I didn’t like Suho, but then realized it was only because I didn’t like a character in a fanfic. Once I get that through my illogical brain, I’m slowly able to realize–hey–he’s not too bad.

    • Reply SaraG September 24, 2017 at 12:44 am

      sorry for maybe creating the prejudice.

  • Reply Alix September 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Glad I could help my former roomie overcome her rational irrational prejudice!

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