Participants in the show ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’ (Mnet) together voted to find the male idol to become the ‘visual king’ of the show. Guess who will be in the top 5!
On the evening of May 6, episode 6 of ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’ (abbreviation: ‘Kingdom’) aired on Mnet. In this episode, groups will have team graft to prepare for the third round called ‘No Limit’. In addition, the Sports Festival among participating groups including The Boyz, Stray Kids, ATEEZ, BTOB, SF9, and iKON took place. Finally, the remaining results for round 2 (‘Re-Born’) including performance video views and fanvote categories were also announced.
In addition to the interesting competitions in the Sports Festival, the groups also participated in an extremely interesting vote to find out who deserves the title of the show’s ‘Visual King’. Each individual will participate in the secret ballot and write the name of the person he thinks has the best visuals. Besides voting for other idols, they also have the right to vote for themselves.
As soon as they arrived at the filming set of the Sports Festival, each male idol was asked to take a selca photo. Then all of these pictures will be posted on the board so that each person can easily see and choose. In fact, this visual vote is not only based on the selca pictures, but also on the voters’ impressions of the person they like during the show. All will have 41 votes, equivalent to 41 contestants attending the Sports Festival at that time.
After the lunch break ended, host Changmin (TVXQ) announced the results of the ‘Visual King’ vote to find ‘KF4’ – Kingdom Flower 4. Let’s see how the results will be.
4th place: Eunkwang (BTOB) – 3 votes
The first person to be announced was Eunkwang (BTOB), and this interesting result made the BTOB members laugh. In his speech, Eunkwang honestly said: ‘After receiving 3 votes, my heart was relieved. If I only get 1 vote, I think my juniors are comforting me! But I will always be confident and will try my best because I was chosen as visual. Thank you very much.’
After that, Eunkwang humorously continued to share: ‘3 of you who voted for me, please contact me privately!’.
Then the station also revealed that the 3 people who voted for BTOB leader Haknyeon (The Boyz), Chani (SF9), and Zuho (SF9). The MC also revealed that 1 out of 3 of them wrote the reasons for voting for Eunkwang, saying, ‘Because your inner self is so beautiful.’
4th place: Hyunjae (The Boyz) – 3 votes
The next person also got 3 votes, Hyunjae – a member of the visual triangle of The Boyz. Upon hearing this result, Changbin (Stray Kids) exclaimed, ‘Is he only 4th?’, implying that Hyunjae should really be ranked higher like that. Hyunjae also briefly thanked everyone for voting for him.
The MC then revealed that Juyeon (The Boyz) voted for Hyunjae and wrote the reason, ‘Hyunjae is extremely innocent.’ Sangyeon (The Boyz) also voted for his bandmate. The other one to vote for Hyunjae has not been announced. However, the interesting thing is that after the show aired, member Wooyoung (ATEEZ) also posted a message to reveal to fans that he voted for Hyunjae.
3rd place: Sunwoo (The Boyz) – 4 votes
In 3rd place is Sunwoo (The Boyz) with 4 votes. This is also the result that surprised The Boyz members. After a moment of surprise, Sunwoo regained his original main rapper’s cool aura to step up to receive the award. The MCs also revealed that someone voted for the male idol for a short reason: ‘You can see it just by looking’, making everyone laugh.
However, after that, the station humorously showed the vote publicly that it was Sunwoo who voted for himself. During the voting process, the guy explained: ‘I voted for myself because I think I’m also photogenic.’ When speaking, Sunwoo honestly said: ‘Even though I’m not ashamed, I still feel honored to be selected today. I will try my best to show it off! ‘.
2nd place: Felix (Stray Kids) – 5 votes
Standing in second place is handsome Felix (Stray Kids). This is an unsurprising result because many ‘Kingdom’ contestants recognized his outstanding visual. However, it seems that Felix himself does not think he is at the top, so he was extremely bewildered when he heard the results. After that, the male idol also sent a short thank you to everyone.
The show also revealed who voted for Felix: Taeyang (SF9), Bang Chan (Stray Kids), Hongjoong (ATEEZ), Minhyuk (BTOB), and Seonghwa (ATEEZ).
1st place: Minhyuk (BTOB) – 7 votes
Finally, the most anticipated 1st place has been announced. It was not out of many people’s expectations, it was Minhyuk (BTOB). Although Minhyuk himself was surprised with the results, the junior groups all agreed that no one was more worthy than him. When speaking, Minhyuk shared: ‘I feel a bit shy because I’m like the juniors giving up on me because I’m older. I’m so glad I thought I should take more care of my skin.’
The show also revealed who voted for Minhyuk: Younghoon (The Boyz), Seungmin (Stray Kids), Peniel (BTOB), Q (The Boyz), Felix (Stray Kids), Yunho (ATEEZ).
Some other interesting behind-the-scenes revelations:
Felix (Stray Kids) and Minhyuk (BTOB) unintentionally voted for each other.
Changbin (Stray Kids) voted for himself and shared, ‘Because I can’t lie.’
Eric (The Boyz) voted for Jinhwan (iKON).
Jongho (ATEEZ) voted for Hwiyoung (SF9).
San (ATEEZ) voted for Younghoon (The Boyz).
I.N (Stray Kids) voted for Juyeon (The Boyz).
Eunkwang (BTOB) voted for Juyeon (The Boyz).