Real Name: Kim Junsu (김준수)/(金俊秀)
Stage Names: Xiah, Xiah Junsu, Junsoo
Birthdate: December 15, 1986 (registered January 1, 1987)
Birthplace: Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Blood Type: B
K-pop Group: Dong Bang Shin Gi, JYJ
Position: Vocals – Middle high
Hobbies: Piano, Soccer
More Information on Xiah
Born on December 15, 1986 he is a capricorn. Has the middle-high vocal part in the group. The group labels him as an innocent and bright boy. On the other hand, he makes a 180 degree change on stage and performs with great charisma. Maintains order and balance in the group when they face difficulty. Possibly because of his long 6 year training, he is very empathetic and thinks a lot about people’s feelings. Plays the piano well and is very poetic. One of his dreams in life is to have his writing published into a book. One of his motivations in his singing career is the unachieved dream of his mother, who once dreamed of being a star.
Xiah Junsu’s vocal prowess (inherited from his mother, who used to be a singer) was discovered at the age of 12 when he auditioned for SM Entertainment through the Starlight Casting System televised talent search, with Moon Hee Jun and Kangta from H.O.T. as judges. Xiah wanted to be a soccer player but after seeing H.O.T perform the song Candy on TV, his new dream was to sing on stage. A year after, Xiah’s best friend Hyukjae also made it into SM.
After entering SM, he begin his training for his future ahead. After three years, a 3 member RnB group was planned with Xiah, Hyukjae and fellow schoolmate Sungmin as the member. However, Xiah’s voice change started as he went through puberty and that caused him to be unable to sing. Because of this, he lost several opportunities to debut. Xiah has often felt it was his fault that his other members could not debut as well, even though others have often tried to console him.
Xiah’s voice change continued way longer than an average boy’s. While the time was usually 6 months to a year, Xiah’s lasted 3 years. During this time, Xiah could not sing and reach notes he could before. His frustration grew to a max when a visit to the doctor told him that he should stop singing until his voice change was over. Xiah could not accept this and would yell out songs and notes he could not sing anymore to counter his feelings. Looking back, Xiah thinks this caused damage to his voice and contributed to his special high-pitched speaking voice.
When his voice change ended, SM was planning the creation a new group. Xiah was the first member to be chosen for this group. His talent in vocal and dance made him one of the best trainees at the time. The other four members were also leaders in their respective training groups. While the group was still being created, Xiah’s personality allowed him to quickly make friends with his new members.
Six years after Xiah first joined SM, he debuted as a member of TVXQ on December 26, 2003 during a BoA and Britney Spears Showcase with their debut single Hug.
Junsu Facts Shared by his Mother
[Trans] Interview with Xiah’s Mom, “Junsu Moonwalks To The Bathroom.
(*Exact Date of The interview unknown.)
☆ The condition of the bride to be?
-A Christian lady who believes in God.
-A person who can support her husband well in every possible way for his best.
-A person with a good nature.
-If she can play piano well, it will be nice.
-Would be even better if she can play sports well.
☆ Is Junsu homey/domestic?
He seem to be able to help you well at the parents’ house, and he will
not say “this is unpleasant”;
if he marry, he will help his wife.
☆ Which of the two boys are your favorite one?
I cannot pick which boys are better among younger one or older one of
They both have their exceptional talents and each has wonderful charms.
Junho: (Big brother) Stouthearted, handsome and reliable.
Junsu: (Younger brother) Cute natutured and beautiful.
☆ The hope of the mom?
Junsu desired to be an athlete earnestly, but the parent thought about
the modern dancing or ballet would be
good for a figure of Junsu. Parent wished him to play musical
instruments and learn to sing be a singer or
a musical actor
☆ How does Junsu usually express his love for mom?
A lot of endearments are expressed by Junsu. He uses the decorated
letter to mom by a text message
which has the heart mark in it.
☆ Have you ever beat Junsu with a whip when he did not listen to you?
☆ When Junsu wants to marry and brought a woman in a house; if mom
does not like her;
what would you do?
I persuade him till the end.
Because I believe Junsu’s image of the ideal woman resembles the
thought of his mom …
(*Mom and son both like the same kind of girl.)
☆ Till when did he wet his bed?
I do not have a memory of Junsu bed-wetting. (*He did not wet his bed.)
☆Is he similar to his mom or dad?
His appearance resembles some mom and more dad.
As for his build, he resembles more of mom.
His personality resembles a lot like his dad. They have similar
character, spreading amiability and
optimistic attitude everywhere they are.
☆ Has the twins made mom cry?
I have clapped their buttocks when there was a little bit of
☆ Does Junsu wear ▼オパンツ /Opantsu? (Underwear?)
I hear that all the people dancing a dance must wear ▼ オパンツ /Opantsu?
(*Translator does not know what this word is. May be it is a special
brand of tight underwear.
Any of you readers know what that is?)
☆ Something mom think that twins should do?
Do their best in what they do in life, without holding any regrets.
Continue to keep their brotherly love a lot and eternally and live
Always believe in Jesus Christ and keep their faith, trust Christ
always and live fulfilling life.
☆ The habit of Junsu?
He moves his body always even when he is standing.
When he talks with mom, he dances and waves and even when he goes to
the restroom, he moonwalks……
There is a time when I said him to keep still because I am distracted
during our conversation time.
☆ If Junsu says that he want to quit being a singer?
Please encourage him together by telling him to continue it because it
is his “God-given vocation”.
☆ What do you think of a singer Xiah Junsu not looking at him as your
son Kim Junsu?
A cool figure who does his best very eagerly. When his figure is
reflected on the stage,
I become Junsu fan not thinking he is my son.
★ What would you do if Junsu said to make a sex change to a woman?
I entrust will of Junsu.
Because I wanted a daughter, possibly I may tolerant it rather smoothly?
Always Keep The Faith!
*This interview is not new. But this one is the longer version of her
interview and I do not think the longer one has been translated in the
past. Hope you enjoy it!
source credit: tomomama+sharingyoochun.net+xiahbaidu
trans by: Junsulv@OneTVXQ.com
shared by: OneTVXQ.com
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