EXO’s D.O., also known by his birth name Do Kyung Soo, may be known as the vocalist who rarely talks during group interviews, but in reality, he’s not as passive as you might think. The 25-year-old, who is celebrating his birthday today, has different sides to him that you might not be able to tell at a glance.
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His no-nonsense attitude
The singer is known for not taking things lying down when fans misbehave, and he demonstrated this during a Nature Republic fan sign. When fans started pushing and refused to listen to instructions from the organiser, he expressed his disappointment and led the members down the stage so fans would stop behaving rowdily. In another instance, while filming TOURGRAM, he called a member out for leaving half-eaten food on the serving dish, saying “This isn’t right.”
His cooking skills
Let’s be real, a man who can cook is hotter than the stove. Amidst his busy schedule, D.O. sometimes cooks for his members, and he showed off his cooking chops when he cooked bean paste stew live on Vlive app. The members have attested to his cooking skills and since we have no way of finding out, we reckon we have to take their word for it.
His dedication to his roles
While some idols are apprehensive about having bad hair, D.O. took the gamble of shaving his head bald for his movie, Swing Kids. In fact, even before that, he sported a crewcut for his roles in movies Along with the Gods and Room No. 7.
His playful side
While he is known to be serious most of the time, he sometimes shows off his playful side. On Park Jinyoung’s Party People, Chanyeol mentioned that D.O. sometimes cracks a joke that has everyone doubling with laughter. His unpredictable humour also shines during concerts. In one concert, he surprised the fans and member Sehun when he playfully took a “heart” out from his pocket, and then Sehun’s pocket. In another, he acceded to fans’ request to do aegyo, but did it in a deadpan manner.
The actor has been lauded for his good manners by fellow celebrities and staff who have worked with him. Fellow member Xiumin said in a recent video, “He is always polite and he is also hardworking. He tries not to cause trouble to other members. He is always respectful. There is one phrase that I really like: ‘manners maketh man’. I think such person is D.O.”