EXO’s Suho Stole Hearts During His Speech At Stanford University

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EXO-L’s who attend Stanford University were in for a treat when EXO‘s leader Suho gave a speech on the Korean Wave (also known as the Hallyu Wave) at the prestigious college today.

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EXO’s Suho has been enjoying his travels to the US. In LA, he joined SM Entertainment‘s founder and executive producer, Lee Soo Man, and Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny for the unveiling of SM Entertainment Square. The square in downtown LA is dedicated to Lee Soo Man and SM Entertainment for its  in the global music market.

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While in California, Suho also joined a panel of accomplished speakers in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Korea Program at Stanford University’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.

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Lee Soo Man and Suho were invited to speak on the rising popularity of South Korea’s entertainment industry. Suho shared his first-hand experience with the impact the Hallyu Wave and K-Pop have had on the world.

Suho delivered his speech in English and made sure to mention his love for his fellow EXO members, and thoughtfully credited EXO-L with their success.

“Today I am here as the guardian of EXO and K-pop”

Here not only as the guardian and leader of EXO, but the guardian of K-pop. We can’t express how proud we are for SUHO to be speaking on the Hallyu Wave.

As expected of SUHO 🤍#SUHOxSTANFORD @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/5YdsINZhFw

— EXO Worldwide (@WWEXOL) May 19, 2022

What you just saw was possible because of the fans around the world who support EXO. I am always grateful for their love and support. ❤#SUHOxSTANFORD #Suho #수호 pic.twitter.com/Gp0nRRZVBP

— 수호룩봇 (@SUHOLOOK) May 19, 2022

Fans noted that although he initially appeared nervous, he conducted his speech exceptionally well and exceeded their expectations. He settled into his speech and even joked around with the audience.

Junmyeon was naming some popular Korean movies and asked the audience what their favorite was.

Fans: EXO!
Jm: EXO is not a movie!
Fans: EXO ladder
Jm: EXO ladder is a good reality show, yeah right.#SUHOXSTANFORD @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/en8MZYIls4

— bri 🐰蓮 (@brightpeach522) May 19, 2022

Junmyeon adding his humor to everything he does 👏

our exo fandom name, anyone know what its called? EXO-L, what does the L mean?
Fans: LOVE!
JM: yeah this is stanford. EXO K & EXO M, what is btwn K&M?
Fans: L!
JM: yes stanford 🤣#SUHOxSTANFORD@weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/D5xRDilygD

— bri 🐰蓮 (@brightpeach522) May 19, 2022

syncronized dance moves is a result of hours of practice & passion. All of our choreos r challenging so dont tell teacher, I sometimes want to runaway, I still have nightmares, jokes aside this only happens when there is synergy from that bond we share #SUHOXSTANFORD @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/WfiZWGNRQk

— bri 🐰蓮 (@brightpeach522) May 19, 2022

He also garnered attention for his thoughtful answers during the Q&A portion of his panel.

JM: the question that as kpop becomes more global does it lose its authenric color? the way I see it is if its pop music made by koreans its kpop. It’ll continue to evolve & draw on previous elements#SUHOXSTANFORD @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/SLY1NgDpVv

— bri 🐰蓮 (@brightpeach522) May 19, 2022

Junmyeon:someone asked what’s d reason to have a long lasting relationship between fans & K-pop artists.

I think communicating is the important part & also I told you that before. They love our outfits,dance moves & singing but communication is the most important. #SUHOxSTANFORD pic.twitter.com/xDLjyPdB6Z

— ً (@SULAYLOOKS) May 20, 2022

Fans took to Twitter to show their pride in the leader after Suho completed his panel. Although fans already knew of Suho’s kind nature, they couldn’t help but fall in love with the idol all over again.

Junmyeon always presents himself so well. He is thoughtful, smart and for some reason he exudes a certain charm that begets respect.

He will always represent himself, EXO and even us amazingly well

We Are Proud#SUHOxSTANFORD #EXO #엑소 #SUHO #수호 @weareoneEX

— KAI on KPOPflex |🎊 1ΞX0| (@candylove0605) May 19, 2022

My baby is delivering whole speech in English, a totally new language he learned in just 1.5 year.
And he is representing K-pop in a foreign land all alone.
Proud is an understatement. I love him so much.
Keep shining my boy 💖#SUHOXSTANFORD@weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/6HnuTcbzUU

— Aina 🌸 (@DeYi_SamYu) May 19, 2022

We are so proud listening to SUHO speak (in English!) about EXO and the Hallyu Wave at Stanford. We are so proud to see how far he has come ❤#SUHOxSTANFORD @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/UC9Ew0ddUI

— EXO Worldwide (@WWEXOL) May 19, 2022

We are so proud of you Leader.🤍 Delivered such an impeccable speech, with class and eloquence as the Guardian of EXO and KPop. The relatable nervousness, the witty jokes, the smiles and speech, affirms your down to earth personality of Kim Junmyeon.✨#SUHOxSTANFORD #SUHO #EXO pic.twitter.com/gGLljV4aay

— EXO GROWL NATION  (@EXO_BBW1485) May 19, 2022

Junmyeon’s ending ment

Jm: today I feel like I’m having a fanmeeting, I’m sincerely grateful for your love & support. I will come back with exo member to have a concert..but not now, please wait for us. I hope our music will resignate with you.#SUHOXSTANFORD @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/53HoO2RNZq

— bri 🐰蓮 (@brightpeach522) May 19, 2022

I was lucky enough to see Junmyeon at Stanford and he is so handsome and well spoken 😭😭 he was so kind and attentive to fans I love him so much #SUHOXSTANFORD pic.twitter.com/DTw37tu1KI

— daria (@jonginmp3) May 19, 2022

Suho ended his time at the conference by promising to return with his fellow EXO members for a group concert before quickly and hilariously clarifying there were no immediate plans.

Junmyeon’s ending ment

Jm: today I feel like I’m having a fanmeeting, I’m sincerely grateful for your love & support. I will come back with exo member to have a concert..but not now, please wait for us. I hope our music will resignate with you.#SUHOXSTANFORD @weareoneEXO pic.twitter.com/53HoO2RNZq

— bri 🐰蓮 (@brightpeach522) May 19, 2022

The conference also discussed North Korea’s geopolitics and the university’s Korea Program. The event will continue for its second and final day tomorrow and will be live-streamed on Stanford’s ‘s official YouTube channel, where you can also watch the first day of the conference.