They are all famous main dancers who started out as professional dancers before stepping into the path of becoming Kpop idols.
Recently, Mnet has confirmed to make the show “Street Man Fighter“, the male version of the dance survival show “Street Woman Fighter” aired last year. Although this move is no surprise to fans of Mnet’s survival show because this TV company has always tended to make the female season as a test version for the male season that follows (“Produce 101”, “Girls Planet 999”,… all go in this order). With the huge success of “Street Woman Fighter” in 2021, “Street Man Fighter” quickly received the attention of the audience and is expected to become the hottest survival show this summer.
Originally, “Street Man Fighter” was planned to air earlier, but due to some problems in the casting process, Mnet had to postpone to the summer of 2022. This also makes fans excited and more curious about the line-up of male dance groups that will appear on the show. On Korean online forums, many netizens have compiled a list of the most famous male dancers in Korea, who are also likely to take up the challenge of “Street Man Fighter” to prove their talents, just like what their female colleagues did on the female version. Some big names are expected to appear on the show including Korea’s #1 dance group Just Jerk, YGX’s boy dance group, famous K-Pop dance group BB Trippin, and b-boy crew Morning of Owl, etc.
As the discussion about the “Street Man Fighter” line-up becomes more and more heated, many viewers also became curious about an equally important issue: Will there be any K-pop male idols in this professional show? In the case of “Street Woman Fighter”, former IZ*ONE member Lee Chae Yeon became the only representative of the idol world to appear on the show as a member of the WANT dance group. Although there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Lee Chae Yeon’s participation in a program for professional dancers, it is undeniable that her dancing ability has improved a lot after a period of training and competing with dancers.
In response to the question of which male idol will become the “male version of Lee Chae Yeon”, Korean netizens have made some predictions. Here are 7 noteworthy candidates in the comments of the online community, and they all have one thing in common. They are all famous main dancers who are professional dancers before setting foot on the road of becoming a Kpop idol!
1. Lee Ho Won (former INFINITE’s Hoya)
Lee Ho Won once appeared as the leader of KBS2’s “Dancing High” program. At this competition, his team excellently finished at 1st place.
2. U-Kwon (Block B)
U-Kwon is known for his close relationship and has collaborated with B.B Trippin many times. In fact, he is considered an unofficial member of this dance group.
3. FeelDog (BIG STAR)
FeelDog is nicknamed as “the dancing genius that the dance industry lost to the Kpop idol industry”.
4. Taehyun (HOTSHOT)
Before debuting as a K-pop idol, Taehyun was a member of the dance group Krump.
5. Euijin (BIGFLO)
Euijin appeared on Mnet’s “Somebody”, a show featuring professional dancers of various genres. At that time, Euijin was the representative of the street dance genre.
6. Hwanwoong (ONEUS)
Hwanwoong once appeared on “Produce 101” season 2 and finished at 42nd place overall. Despite this, he is still considered by many fans of the “Produce 101” series as the best dancer of all the contestants.
7. Park Woo Jin (AB6IX)
Park Woo Jin also had an active period in a street dance group before debuting as an idol.
Which K-Pop idol would you like to see on Mnet’s “Street Man Fighter”?