Kris Wu (also referred to as Kevin Li, Wu Yifan, Wufan, BenBen, FanFan, Dumbfan, Kriscasso, Krisus, Galaxy hyung) was born on November 6th 1990 as 李嘉恒; Li Jiaheng.
[Get ready for one long ass post guys]
He was originally born in Guangzhou, China but moved to Vancouver, Canada for highschool. He was an avid basketball player and was the team captain at both schools he attended.
Here’s his old coach
Here’s him and one of his old teams
At 16, he auditioned for SM in the Global Auditions and got through. He moved to SK in 2008 and became a formal SM trainee.
Here’s some predebut FanFan
Then BOOM. He was placed into EXO-M as the leader and main rapper
Oh and let’s never forget the SNSD intermission video of 2011
Then, on the 17th of February 2012, SM released Krisus on the world in a very dramatic-ass looking teaser to Angel
Everyone was like WOAH WHO IS THIS MANGA LOOKING GUY WITH THE CRAZY ASS EYEBROWS AND THE GOD-LIKE BONE STRUCTURE?!
He then reappeared looking awfully yummy in History with that weird English line that kind of really made everything think whut.
Then SM was like BOOM. SHOWCASE TIME.
where we met Kris again with even thicker eyebrows and gloriously amazing closeups
Here was birthed the fandom forever reblog moment between the two giant main rappers
And also the beginning of the crazy adorable two tower, stupid rapper OTP: Krisyeol
If we’re talking about OTPs, we can’t miss out the ultimate Kris ship of all time: Taoris
Kray is also pretty dang popular too
Kris rapidly became more popular especially when MAMA came out and he emerged as some flying, fire-breathing, dragon dude that epically jumps off buildings and still manages to look flawless
even with that gross fringe
It wasn’t until Wolf/Growl era where Kris’ popularity just SOARED and his yaoi hands became the next big craze in the fandom
The airport also became Kris’ own personal fashion show because everyday is runway day
Most were a hit
And if we’re talking about airport fashion, we can’t miss out Kris’ one and only dear son Ace
And then of course, as the members became more comfortable in front of the camera, EXOtics soon found out that Kris was not as he seemed: he wasn’t a cold, city namja but actually just a huge-ass fuzzy dork with a really adorable smile
who had some really awkward dance moves
We also found out he was some deluded artist
with some very questionable art
who thought chicken wasn’t his style and had a mild obsession with the Galaxy
All in all, Kris was a super amazing, talented and awesome person. He was a great asset to EXO and always treated his fans warmly no matter what. And for that, we will always love him and treasure the memories he left for us.
Now, let’s end this really, really, really long post with Kris’ cute and simple autograph.
None of these gifs & pictures belong to us so credit to the makers ^^’