The paradox of K-biz: Good-looking idols are popular and unattractive ones also become phenomenas
Apart from idols who gain a lot of attention thanks to their attractive look, there are some popular idols whose look can disprove the saying “You need to be good-looking to be famous”!
Korean showbiz never ceases to amaze everyone with the exceptional look of its idols. Obviously, beside their outstanding skills, good-looking appearance is a crucial factor for idols to attract the attention from fans and media. Nowadays, K-pop fans are quite familiar with the overwhelming beauty of idols. And more than that, unattractive looks of some other idols are also noticed by the public.
Idols who are “popular with their looks”
Irene (Red Velvet)
Owning such a pure and sweet beauty, Red Velvet’s leader has got tons of compliments from netizens for her look, some people even say that she looks like “a princess coming from a fairy tale”. Among Red Velvet members, although her singing skill is not as good as other members, Irene is one of the most popular members thanks to her flawless appearance and she is also the member having the most CF contracts.
Debuting in 2012, but it was not until 2014 did Hani become famous. Her popularity dramatically grew after a fancam of her performance went viral. Netizens went crazy for her incredible stage presence. She looked extremely confident and charismatic with her gorgeous facial features and sexy body.
Tzuyu’s charming and innocent beauty has been noticed since the survival show SIXTEEN – a show in which the TWICE members were selected. Tzuyu is also known as a female idol achieving a high rank in the list of top 100 most beautiful faces.
Cha Eun Woo (ASTRO)
Cha Eun Woo has received a lot of praise for his prince-like image. Netizens call him the most handsome idol in the new K-pop generation. His extraordinary handsomeness has significantly raised his popularity, and compared to other ASTRO members, Cha Eun Woo is ways more famous.
Park Ji Hoon (Wanna One)
Shining bright with his adorable appearance, Park Ji Hoon melted countless hearts with his legendary wink in Produce 101. Netizens gave him the nickname “Wink Boy” as he left a deep impression in their minds.
CL – Minzy
Apart from the two pretty members, Park Bom and Sandara Park of 2NE1, CL and Minzy also gained a lot of attention because of their unattractive appearance. Even though both of them were really talented, netizens kept talking about their looks instead of their skills.
When G-Friend was in the early stage of their career, Umji suddenly became well-known because of her chubby appearance. She used to be harshly bashed by the netizens and they even called her “The ugliest female idol in K-pop history”.
JooE used to go viral on social media thanks to a lovely selfie photo. Unfortunately, after that, netizens were shocked by her unattractive look in real life, they said that JooE was even less pretty than Umji, who was titled “The ugliest female idol in K-pop history” in the past. However, many people still favor JooE because of her energetic dancing moves and interesting personality.
Among Korean idols, RM is not an outstanding male idol in terms of look, and sometimes, his look was even criticized by netizens. Still, with his rap talents and some improvements in his styles, RM is getting more popular.
Beside talents, look is an important factor to raise the popularity of a K-pop idol. Even though they are not lucky enough to have perfect appearance like other idols, the not-so-good-looking idols still know how to show off their strengths and improve their images. It’s very admirable, isn’t it?