On November 6th, 2012, Ace Wu, an alpaca plushie, was introduced as the 13th member of the South Korean-Chinese boy group, EXO, and as the 7th member of the group’s Chinese sub-unit, EXO-M. Ace was also announced as the son of Kris Wu, the leader of EXO-M, and surprisingly shares the same birthday as his father.
Ace was first seen by the public on November 4th, 2012, in Beijing and later at Shanghai Pudong International Airport in China, being held closely in Kris‘ arms. Similar to how Kris‘ name was not known in the famous fan taken camera of him crossing a street with Tao in a denim jacket and was later nicknamed “cowboy/Niu Ze Ge”, Ace‘s name was also not known when the public first spotted him (click here to see). However, Ace immediately grabbed attention from the audience for his cute features and unique sense of fashion and was given the nickname “Wu Tou Tou” by Chinese fans and other various nicknames by International fans. On an interesting note, Ace was initially supposed to be the stage name for Kris, but destiny had other plans.
The word, Ace, actually reminds me of playing cards, where Ace is often considered as having the highest value. Additionally, the word has the following meanings: brilliant, star, champion, expert. In Australian slang, Ace is for excellent or splendid. Some fans speculate that Ace has been named after Portgaz D. Ace, a character from the anime series, One Piece (I wonder if Kris watches Anime o.O).
Anyhow, here one can see Ace spotted in Kris‘ arms for the first time at the airport and that Kris had no trouble in carrying Ace and his gifts at the same time.
Ace is also regarded as the visual of EXO and is often seen in his signature blue scarf given to him by his father, wears a pirate hat and pink top, and also sports different glasses from time to time.
It should also be noted that several fans have produced wonderful fan art of Kris and Ace since they were first spotted together. Here is one lovely example:
Ace is my ultimate bias from now on. Sorry, Dui Zhang. It was nice knowing you.
I will follow Ace on this wonderful journey. Hoping to see his teaser soon and see him debut. Best of luck, Ace! You will be a great leader. We all are looking out for you! ^_^
JUST KIDDING! TROLOLOL xD
I’m just wondering, what happened to Kris‘ pet Bichon Frise, which I had even discussed about around two months ago in the post, EXO Kris’ “Mysterious” Pet and Other Cute Traits?
On a random note, I read Kris‘ “love” letter to his fans. Clearly, it looks like he has been reading messages from fans on Tumblr and other places. He carefully tailored his message for his audience. “My Goddesses…my angels” What is this? xD Very clever, but Kris…your fans are also very super clever! =P Thanks for the kind message, though! It’s the longest letter we have seen from you so far.
Overall, Kris has become very hyper these days…Hahahahaha! Hope he had a FANTABULOUS birthday xD