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Kris Grew a Beard! See Former EXO Star's New Look

February 3, 2016 at 11:00 am EDT

No major split would be complete without a dramatic makeover. And former EXO member Kris Wu has done exactly that as he continues to work on his post-SM Entertainment career.

In a recent post on Chinese social network Weibo, the 25-year-old former boy band star updated fans on his latest look and shared never before seen BEARDED photos of himself.

Kris Wu surprised fans with a face full of scruff and a shaved head in his latest social media update Credit: Weibo

Kris Wu surprised fans with a face full of scruff and a shaved head in his latest social media update
Credit: Weibo

As well as a dark beard, Kris has ditched his milky white complexion for a deep tan Credit: Weibo

As well as a dark beard, Kris has ditched his milky white complexion for a deep tan
Credit: Weibo

The former boy band idol -- real name Yifan Wu -- is seen with a deep tan and sporting an almost military-style buzz cut joined perfectly to a distinct beard that frames his entire jaw line, proving his once pretty boy band image is now but a mere figment of the past.

The new look was met with generally comic and unfavorable sentiment in Korean media with responses from former fans on social media like, “Oh my god he’s so funny he should have been a comedian,” and, “Dear lord he’s so ugly, how was he ever in EXO?”

Kris Wu has shared much of his Paris experience in various interviews and photos Credit: iFeng

Kris' new look is a big departure from his usual clean-cut look
Credit: iFeng

But it's also been a hit with his loyal supporters, who stuck by the singer following his May 2014 departure from the idol group. One female fan wrote, "Wow, he's become a real man now. Looks so handsome!"

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Meanwhile, Kris has recently been cast in director Luc Besson’s upcoming film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, as well as joining the 2016 NBA All-Star Game as a member of Team Canada, headed by rapper Drake.

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