EXO’s Lay Reveals SM Rated His Visuals Against Other Trainees

He was surprised by their rating.

During a recent interview, EXO‘s Lay revealed that SM Entertainment rated their trainee’s visuals in alphabetical ranks during his pre-debut days!

EXO’s Lay during debut era of EXO.


And from a ranking from A to D, Lay received a surprising score of C!

Lay during debut era, second from the right.

“The company staff ranked trainees by their visuals, and I was rated C.”

— Lay


Out of all the male trainees at the time, SM staff believed he was fourth from last in terms of visuals.

“Two trainees received a rating of D, so I was fourth from the last in terms of visuals at SM.”

— Lay


But Lay never lets any negativity bring him down! He used that critique to motivate him to do better!

“I was able to work harder as a trainee because I was rated C. I was able to reflect back on myself.”

— Lay


But look at him! Look at Lay’s pre-debut photos!


Does this man look like a C-tier visual?!


Lay’s only known how to be a visual king since he was born!


Thankfully, Lay was able to know his worth and work hard to get where is he now!

Source: Asia Today


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