On March 19, EXO‘s Suho sent the internet into meltdown when he made an appearance at Stanford University to give a speech on the Korean Wave (also known as the Hallyu Wave) at the prestigious college.
Alongside SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man and Girls’ Generation‘s Sunny, Suho has been enjoying some time in America.
Yet, Suho unsurprisingly shined when he 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.
Throughout the event, fans couldn’t stop sharing some of the most memorable moments, whether it was sharing his love for his EXO members and EXO-Ls and his answers during the Q&A.
“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.
— EXO Worldwide (@WWEXOL) May 19, 2022
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
One moment has particularly caught the attention of fans on social media, and it showcases just how cute but also hardworking Suho is. EXO’s leader spoke English throughout the speech as the speech was done in America and for a global audience.
There are people watching online too, hi guys. I’m so excited to be here but also very nervous.
Yet, despite being flawless from the very beginning and showcasing his eloquence, the idol shared his concerns about his English even though he had nothing to worry about.
My English is not perfect, so I apologize in advance in case I make a mistake.
Of course, EXO-Ls were there to make sure that Suho was appreciated for all the effort he put into the speech. As soon as Suho apologized, the fans made sure to compliment him, adding, “It’s perfect.” Suho then got adorably shy hearing all the compliments, and it was definitely one of the cutest things ever.
When the clip was shared, netizens couldn’t get over Suho’s reaction. In particular, they praised the idol who had been working hard to learn English, even while he was serving in the army.
As expected from EXO’s leader, Suho continues to prove why so many people love him. Even though he worked hard to learn English for fans, he still got shy with compliments, and it isn’t surprising that he’s been named one of the best leaders in K-Pop.
You can read more about Suho’s amazing speech below.