EXO‘s Chanyeol is the king of being unpredictable. While fans have come to expect a certain amount of unpredictability from Chanyeol, like say through his duality on stage, sometimes Chanyeol does something so off the wall that absolutely no one saw it coming. Just like the time he walked out of an event with a life-sized cardboard cutout of Baekhyun.
Chanyeol’s unpredictable standee story began in November 2016 when he and Sehun attended a promotional event for Nature Republic. Although only he and Sehun attended the event in person, Nature Republic had brought in standees of the other members for the event since EXO were ambassadors for the beauty brand at the time.
After the event finished up, as Chanyeol and Sehun were leaving, fans noticed that Chanyeol had a little something extra with him — Baekhyun’s standee!
Once he’d walked out of the venue with it, he quickly headed to his ride, bundled the Baekhyun cutout inside, and headed home.
That, however, wasn’t the end to the standee story because Chanyeol had a special surprise in store for the original standee model. About 6 months after Chanyeol had taken the standee, it was time to celebrate Baekhyun’s birthday and the best way to do that? Yep, you guessed it! With Baekhyun’s cutout!
On Baekhyun’s birthday in 2017, Chanyeol shared a short video clip wishing Baekhyun a happy birthday and happily tucking the cardboard figure into bed!
While Chanyeol later posted a second birthday message sans Baekhyun standee, his original planned post proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that you never know what Chanyeol will do next! And who knows, maybe Chanyeol still has the standee and is waiting for the perfect opportunity to troll us all again!