EXO Member Profile: Chanyeol (찬열)


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In 2018, Chanyeol became the most followed Korean celebrity on Instagram. He has since been passed by the members of BLACKPINK, but I believe he is still the most followed male Korean celebrity.


In 2017, Chanyeol caught the attention of Vogue magazine when he attended Tommy Hilfiger’s London Fashion Week show.

Select Pictorials/Interviews

Vogue Korea
September 2020
Other photos here.
In the EXO’s tweet I linked above, it mentions that Chanyeol has become a global ambassador for Prada. (Fellow label mate Irene from Red Velvet is one as well.)

High Cut Korea
April 2020
Other photos and translation of interview highlights here.
Some of the photos show him with bottles of Acqua di Parma – he has been the face of the brand since 2019.

W Korea
March 2019
Other photos here.
This photoshoot marked the beginning of Chanyeol modeling for Acqua di Parma.

The Celebrity
October 2017
Other photos and translation of interview highlights here.

SOURCES: YouTube, SM Entertainment, 1theK (“Anbu” music video), Bona Film Group, CJ Entertainment (Salut D’Amour trailer), Chanyeol – Topic (“Go Away” Go Away” audio), Dorothy Company (“Ocean View” music video), High Cut Korea, KBS, KStarLive (1), LDF TV by lottedutyfree (Secret Queen Makers trailer and episode), MBC, MNET, Movieclips Indie (So I Married an Antifan trailer) Netflix (Memories of the Alhambra trailer), SBS, Soompi (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Starship Entertainment (“Let Me Love You” music video), Stone Music Entertainment (“Faded” and “Stay With Me” music videos), Studio NNG (“익숙해,” “Slow Walk,” and “I’m Fine” music videos), The Celebrity, Transparent Arts (“Freal Luv” music video), tvN, Twitter (1), Vogue (1), Vogue Korea, W Korea, Wikipedia* (1) (2) (3) (4) (5), Yesung – Topic (“Confession” audio)
*I did look at EXO and EXO-SC album track listings on Wikipedia to check Chanyeol’s songwriting credits, but I also looked at the albums I owned (which is most of them).

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