Although he is currently embroiled in legal battle with SM Entertainment, former EXO member Huang “Tao” Zitao has managed to capture some fun at the recent Shanghai Fashion Week.
On Wednesday, Tao updated his Instagram feed with two photos taken with American fashion model Kendall Jenner and celebrity personality Paris Hilton. All three attended Shanghai Fashion Week in style.
“Such a nice guy and talented singer,” captioned Hilton in a different photo with Tao on her Instagram.
As a former member of EXO and a style icon, Tao was also invited to London Fashion Week, where he was spotted at the Versus Versace 2016 S/S fashion show. Similarly, the 19-year-old Jenner has become a familiar face in the world of fashion, walking the catwalks for designers like Chanel, Elie Saab, Balmain and Calvin Klein at various fashion weeks this year.
“I’ve learned that modelling isn’t as easy as everyone thinks,” said Jenner according to the Daily Mail.
“There are a ton of early mornings and late nights-it’s exhausting. And there’s a lot of travelling. I have thought, ‘What if it doesn’t all work out, what else would I do?’ I haven’t figured it out just yet, but that’s okay because I’m still young.”
Currently, Tao has been in a legal battle with his former record label SM Entertainment. In September, Tao responded the allegations presented by the label amidst their lawsuit against him.
“SM delayed Tao’s treatments of injuries that he sustained during his celebrity activities due to a lack of basic protection of his livelihood,” said the statement presented by Huang Z. TAO Studio.
“In addition, SM also had many problems, discriminating between their Korean and Chinese celebrities. Due to this, Tao received severe mental and physical stress. There is an exaggeration within SM’s announcement. Blowing up Tao and SM’s contract dispute into a matter of [disturbing] cultural exchange between China and Korea, is an attempt to ruin Tao’s celebrity life through the means of moral criticism.”