During a recent interview, EXO‘s Lay revealed that SM Entertainment rated their trainee’s visuals in alphabetical ranks during his pre-debut days!
And from a ranking from A to D, Lay received a surprising score of C!
“The company staff ranked trainees by their visuals, and I was rated C.”
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.”
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.”
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!