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Lay (EXO) Profile and Facts; Lay’s Ideal Type

Lay (EXO) Profile and Facts; Lay’s Ideal Type

Stage Name: Lay (레이)
Birth Name: Zhang Jiashuai, his legalized name is Zhang Yixing (张艺兴)
Korean Name: Jang Ye Heung (장예흥)
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
Birthday: October 7, 1991
Zodiac sign: Libra
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 60 kg
Blood Type: A
Nationality: Chinese
Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Subunit: EXO-M
Specialties: Guitar, dancing, piano
Super Power (Badge): Healing (Unicorn)
Instagram: @zyxzjs
Twitter: @layzhang
Weibo: 努力努力再努力x

Lay facts:
– He was born in Changsha, Hunan, China.
– Family: Grandparents, whom he lived with when he was a child.
– Education: Hunan Normal University High School
– He used to be a local child star in China, making appearances at many variety shows.
– In 2015 he won 3rd place in TV Star Academy (Hunan Economics TV show).
– In 2008, Lay was cast into SM Entertainment through one of their global audition.
– He was officially introduced as an EXO member on January 17th, 2012.
– He was supposed to be EXO-M’s leader but it was changed to Kris.
– He arrived at SM the same day as Luhan. That’s how they became close.
– Personality: Humble, easy-going, funny, hard-working, mischievous at times, forgetful.
– Lay has a 4D personality.
– On stage, he’s strong and charismatic, but off the stage, he is humorous and playful.
– Habit: He likes to sleep on the living room’s hard floors. (He says that the temperature is cooler there and that sleeping in a different location allows him to dream different dreams.)
– Lay said his friends used to call him ‘Da Tou’ which means Big Head.
– He speaks Chinese, Korean and English.
– He can practice for a very long time. (At one point, he arrived at SM Entertainment in the early morning, and didn’t live until the dawn of the next day.)
– He is a bit slow to react. An example would be if someone says a joke and everyone else is laughing, Lay would laugh about a minute later (after he understands the joke).
– His hobbies are: cooking, dancing, playing piano and guitar, playing on the computer, mastering the Korean language, composing songs.
– He learned to play the piano by himself.
– He once said that when an EXO member is feeling sad or tired, he would play them a song with his guitar to cheer them up.
– His favorite foods are tidbits, junk food, anything he cooks.
– He loves eating fruits.
– His favorite colors are purple and black.
– He loves cooking. (Like D.O is the cook of EXO-K, Lay is the cook of EXO-M. If there’s nothing to do, he’ll cook.)
– He likes to write lyrics and compose music.
– He takes the longest time to learn the choregraphies.
– He likes to dance in the dark.
– Yixing first got a cat at 17 years old and it didn’t have a name so he called it “Cat”.
– Lay is afraid of pigeons (basically he is afraid of anything that have beak). XD
– He’s rather naughty, but he’s really funny at times too.
– Lay’s neck is sensitive to wind.
– In SHINee’s 2010 concert tour, he briefly filled in as Jonghyun’s dance replacement.
– He is the cooking “umma” in EXO-M, even when there’s nothing to do, he will cook.
– He wants to be a producer in the future.
– According to the EXO-M members, Lay is the most different off-stage and on-stage.
– When he’s angry, he will keep it to himself and bottle it up until he explodes.
– He is quite forgetful at times.
– A star he recently got close to is Leo (VIXX) (Star Show 360).
– He established his own charity foundation entitled “Zhang Yixing Arts Scholarship”.
– Lay is first ambassador of Perrier company in China, first ambassador to the Valentino brand, first ambassador of Milka company, first ambassador of Converse in Asia and Pacific Ocean.
– He acted in Chinese movies: “Ex Files 2: The Backup Strikes Back” (2015), “Oh My God” (2015), “Kung Fu Yoga” (2017), “The Founding of an Army” (2017), “The Island” (2018)
– He acted in the Chinese dramas: “The Mystic Nine” (2016), “Operation Love” (2017), “The Golden Eyes” (2019), “Empress of the Ming” (2019)
– He released his first album ‘LAY 02 SHEEP’ on October 7, 2017 and all the songs were either written or composed by him.
– Lay released his first mini album ‘Lose Control’ on October 28, 2016, and all the songs were written and composed by him.
– Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Beijing made a wax figure of him in modern clothes and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Shanghai also made a wax figure of him, but styled him after the character Er Yue Hong that he played in the drama “The Mystic Nine” (his first leading drama).
– Lay said he would date himself if he was a girl.
– Lay is the MC of Idol Producer.
– He was a mentor in the reality show “Rave Now” (2018).
– Lay is ranked 18th on TC Candler “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018”.
Lay’s ideal type is someone who is cute and filial.

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  • mine

    he’s soooooooooo handsome! *__*

  • Gia

    This cutie pie! Sometimes he reacts so slow but he’s so adorable!

  • Zana Fantasize

    didn’t he starred on kung fu yoga movie with jackie chan?

  • Andisa Nakani

    My ultimate bias!!!!

  • renata

    yeah, he did. super happy for him. I think he deserves all these solo projects and hope he’ll become more popular. 😀

  • Zana Fantasize

    be a rising star

  • ParkXiyeonisLIFE

    i was so happy to see zhang in an indo-chinese movie. iam indian. i was proud

  • ParkXiyeonisLIFE

    lay calls jurassic park as “jurajil” park… as in chinese jurassic is spelt as zhouologil

  • Atmika Dash

    even I am an Indian… I want him and exo to become more popular in India… Happy to know that many Indians are a fan of Lay as well.. My Ultimate Bias <3

  • mirrah nashihin

    Zhang Yixing also afraid of chicken, duck, and fish

  • Frappuccino

    “He likes to dance in the dark.”

    That explains why you don’t see a ray of sunlight in any of his MVs 😂

  • exol

    I am also an Indian and exo-l ❤❤❤❤

  • ammanina

    lay is afraid of anything that have beak 😂 not only pigeons

  • KProfiles

    Thanks for the info! 🙂

  • Mia Majerle

    Lay released his first mini album ‘Lose Control’ on October 28, 2016, and all the songs were written and composed by him. He released his first album ‘LAY 02 SHEEP’ on October 7, 2017 and all the songs were either written or composed by him.
    Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Beijing made a wax figure of him in modern clothes and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Shanghai also made a wax figure of him, but styled him after the character Er Yue Hong that he played in the drama “The Mystic Nine” (his first leading drama).

  • KProfiles

    @miamajerle:disqus
    Thanks for the help with additional info, it’s really appreciated! 🙂

  • Chess Bernardo

    When Luhan and Lay make noise together, the other EXO-M members can’t handle it.

    If you separate Lay and Luhan, they’re angels. Put them together, they’re devils.

    According to EXO-M members, Lay is the most different off-stage and on-stage.

    Lay once said that when a member of EXO-M is feeling sad or tired, he would play them a song with his guitar to cheer them up.

    When Lay is angry, he will keep it to himself and bottle it up until he explodes.

    Lay learned to play piano by himself.

    Lay worries about Xiumin. He says Xiumin is dieting too much, he wants Xiumin to be the chubby hyung he used to know.

    Lay likes to call Suho on the phone. When Suho is about to answer, he would press ‘end call’.

    Lay’s neck is sensitive to wind.

    Lay said his friends used to call him ‘Da Tou’ which means Big Head.

    Lay said he would date himself if he was a girl.

    Lay is quite forgetful at times.

    Lay tries not to cry in front of the other members, so he cries by himself in his bed.

  • KProfiles

    @chessbernardo:disqus
    Thank you or the additional info! 🙂

  • JIN’S!LINES!

    lmao his name was never zhang jiashuai to begin with .it was just a name given to his character in the show ‘go fighting’ in the latest season

  • 😘😍

  • Jc213

    ARE we even sure that’s he’s still part of EXO we never see humble with them ever. Both his solo career and exo should hold the same amount of importance.

  • m i n e l l e

    The korean translation/his korean name is: Jang Ye Heung (장예흥)

  • KProfiles

    @m_i_n_e_l_l_e:disqus
    Thanks for the info, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • Akirin _(:3」∠)_

    Lay is no longer ambassador of Huawei

  • Jia

    Was that confirmed? as far as I know there were only speculations….

  • Akirin _(:3」∠)_

    hm, i’m doubting a bit, but it doesn’t seem like he’s the ambassador anymore

  • 🤴🐇艺兴💜Ariel🐒👸

    He is no longer the ambassador. They parted ways after Huawei made a poor choice.

  • 🤴🐇艺兴💜Ariel🐒👸

    His birth name was Zhang Jishuai. In a show he participated in when he was 6 years old, his credits come out as Zhang Jiashuai. He changed his legal name to Yixing because his original name seemed ridiculous to him.

  • 🤴🐇艺兴💜Ariel🐒👸

    His lack of participation in EXO is not due to his solo activities but due to political issues between China & South Korea. His situation is very different from most other K idols which is why he has had to keep such a low profile for the past two years. For more detailed information, feel free to respectfully ask Layshands on Twitter.

  • 🤴🐇艺兴💜Ariel🐒👸

    Kris became the leader instead of Lay due to language barrier issues. He’s afraid of fish as well and was forced to eat one raw on his movie The Island, directed by fellow Go Fighting MC Huang Bo. His lack of participation in EXO is not due to his solo activities but due to the ongoing political issues between China and South Korea. Even so he is going to have a minimal amount of participation in EXO’s upcoming album, Don’t Mess With My Tempo. He is no longer the ambassador of Huawei. And all of those firsts need to have “China” or “Asian” included. His ideal type was originally “pretty, fillial, pretty body, long hair, loyal, pretty face, nice legs, kind, looks like a bunny but acts like a cat” but as time has passed, & he has become more lonely & desperate to find a wife, his criteria has changed to “a woman”. He wants 6 children, 5 sons & 1 daughter. Under specialties it would be best to include composing & arrangement since those aren’t just hobbies, they’re his musical life line. His dream is for the world to recognize his music. His idols are Lee Soo Man, BoA, & Michael Jackson. His mother would constantly tell him that he would be the next Michael Jackson when he was young. While he was a trainee, he was sent home for getting in a fight over accidentally eating someone else’s bowl of rice but then was allowed re-entry about eight months later. He has a permanent back injury that he got during his trainee days when he tied sandbags to his body in order to improve his dancing faster. He has hemophilia & underwent a dangerous surgery when he was young to recover & prevent his vocal cords from permanent damage. The surgery was decided upon by his father, for which he felt guilty of afterwards and Lay momentarily hated him for but later understood and forgave him.

  • Arnest Lim
  • Alexa Eulogio Victoriano

    Lay has two toy dinosaurs. One is a stuffed animal given to him at the Namanana Concert, and the other he had. The dinosaurs are named Si Si and Li Li (Correct me on my spelling)

  • nima singh

    he is a man whom i admire a lot.

  • uwu _04

    I just realised it now, all of their albums were realesed in october

  • Giovanna Elizabetta Flammia

    He is the main character in the film The Golden Eyes. He is attending the 61st Grammys.

  • KSB16

    Lay acted in the movie The Island (2018) and he’s starring in the dramas The Golden Eyes (2019) and Empress of the Ming (2019). He was also a mentor in the reality show Rave Now (2018).

    Also late but, a promo pic from Namanana https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/577c8083f8ed31c67ac674ba8fcff3e27668ecfb0a92d5dd63877ea3107b6dd4.jpg

  • KProfiles

    @giovannaelizabettaflammia:disqus Really sorry for the very late reply, and thanks a lot for the info, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • KProfiles

    @ksb16:disqus Thanks a lot for the info and for providing his updated photo, it’s much appreciated! 🙂

  • Kurogane

    He released the albums on his birthday as gifts to his fans and everyone who appreciated him. The EP of Lose Control was on Oct. 28 tho.

  • KSB16