5 Fashion Staples Korean Stars Wear For The Perfect Event-Ready Look

You’ve seen Korean stars in their music videos, dramas, TV shows, and magazines — but in between their busy schedules, they grace various fashion and brand events to show their support. Most of them are the brand ambassadors, which is why their sartorial choices are quite different since they have to wear clothes or accessories […]

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12 Moments When Idols Freely Embraced Their Quirks

Almost every K-pop group has a member with a wonderful 4D personality. Their eccentric character is usually witnessed on variety shows, live broadcasts, and even during music award shows where they proudly exhibit their unique persona, much to fans’ delight. To show our appreciation of these idols’ lively auras that never fail to make us smile, here are 12 moments […]

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9 Times Idols Melted Our Hearts With Their Thoughtfulness

Idols’ genuine thoughtfulness can be witnessed on several occasions through interactions with their fellow members, fandoms, or staff, as well as in random situations. Some of these moments are caught on camera when they’re at concerts, fansigns, or even at the airport. To highlight these sweet interactions, here are nine times idols melted our hearts with their thoughtfulness! 1. When Jimin cared for his […]

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February Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Girl Group Members Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has published February’s results for brand reputation rankings among girl group members!

MOMOLAND’s JooE topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with a total score of 4,138,210. Red Velvet’s Irene followed up in second place with a total score of 3,852,928, while TWICE’s Momo came in third place with a score of 3,489,178.

A source from the Institute revealed that JooE was highly associated with the keywords “MOMOLAND,” “BBoom BBoom,” and “rumors” as she came in first place this month.

The top 30 rankings are as follows:

  1. MOMOLAND’s JooE
  2. Red Velvet’s Irene
  3. TWICE’s Momo
  4. Red Velvet’s Seulgi
  5. MOMOLAND’s Nancy
  6. Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun
  7. Red Velvet’s Joy
  8. MOMOLAND’s Yeonwoo
  9. Red Velvet’s Yeri
  10. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA
  11. TWICE’s Sana
  12. TWICE’s Dahyun
  13. Oh My Girl’s Arin
  14. gugudan’s Mina
  15. Red Velvet’s Wendy
  16. TWICE’s Nayeon
  17. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo
  18. TWICE’s Mina
  19. MOMOLAND’s Daisy
  20. TWICE’s Tzuyu
  21. TWICE’s Jeongyeon
  22. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
  23. EXID’s Hani
  24. Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung
  25. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  26. Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon
  27. Oh My Girl’s YooA
  28. gugudan’s Kim Sejeong
  29. TWICE’s Jihyo
  30. Girls’ Generation’s Yuri

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100 Idols Vote For The Best Of The Best Among K-Pop Idols

K-pop idols seem to have it all from amazing visuals to stellar singing and dancing skills. But who do the idols believe are the best of the best?

For the second consecutive year, media source Ilgan Sports surveyed 100 idols in honor of Seollal (also known as Korean Lunar New Year) and they were asked to vote in a variety of categories like visuals, variety talent, and dancing and singing skills. A total of 21 idol groups participated in the survey and they were GOT7, NU’EST W, Red Velvet, RAINZ, MONSTA X, BTS, BLACKPINK, BTOB, SEVENTEEN, Super Junior, Akdong Musician, Wanna One, GFRIEND, Oh My Girl, WINNER, Taeyeon, TWICE, fromis_9, EXID, JBJ, and TRCNG.

From voting on the most handsome and beautiful idols to the greatest gamers and the idols other idols most want to collaborate with, 100 idols voted for 12 categories with interesting results.

Check out their choices below!

Most Handsome Idol

  1. BTS’s V (20 votes)
  2. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo (19 votes)
  3. SEVENTEEN’s Vernon (6 votes)
  4. NU’EST’s Ren (4 votes)
  5. WINNER’s Kim Jin Woo / SEVENTEEN’s Jeonghan (3 votes)

Most Beautiful Idol

  1. Red Velvet’s Irene (20 votes)
  2. TWICE (10 votes)
  3. TWICE’s Tzuyu (9 votes)
  4. Suzy (7 votes)
  5. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA / f(x)’s Krystal / BLACKPINK’s Jisoo / BLACKPINK’s Jennie (4 votes)

Most Comical Idol

  1. BTOB’s Eunkwang (15 votes)
  2. BTOB’s Changsub (11 votes)
  3. SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan (9 votes)
  4. BTOB (9 votes)
  5. Super Junior’s Heechul / Super Junior’s Eunhyuk (4 votes)

Best Dancing Machine

  1. EXO’s Kai / TWICE’s Momo (13 votes)
  2. SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi (10 votes)
  3. SHINee’s Taemin / BTS’s Jimin (6 votes)
  4. Super Junior’s Eunhyuk / BTS’s J-Hope (5 votes)
  5. Wanna One’s Park Woo Jin (4 votes)

Idol you most want to collaborate with

  1. IU (9 votes)
  2. TWICE (8 votes)
  3. BTS (7 votes)
  4. SEVENTEEN’s Woozi (6 votes)
  5. BLACKPINK’s Rosé (5 votes)

Best Idol Gamer

  1. Super Junior’s Heechul (14 votes)
  2. VIXX’s Hongbin (12 votes)
  3. Wanna One’s Park Ji Hoon (9 votes)
  4. B1A4’s Gongchan / SEVENTEEN’s Wonwoo (8 votes)
  5. TWICE’s Mina / B.A.P’s Youngjae (7 votes)

Male Idol With Hottest Body

  1. Wanna One’s Kang Daniel (12 votes)
  2. MONSTA X’s Shownu (11 votes)
  3. MONSTA X’s Wonho (10 votes)
  4. BIGBANG’s Taeyang (6 votes)
  5. SHINee’s Taemin / EXO’s Kai / EXO’s Sehun (5 votes)

Female Idol With Hottest Body

  1. HyunA (14 votes)
  2. AOA’s Seolhyun (11 votes)
  3. TWICE’s Momo (7 votes)
  4. BLACKPINK’s Jennie (6 votes)
  5. EXID’s Hani (5 votes)

Idol Who Looks Even Better In Real Life

  1. ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo (12 votes)
  2. Red Velvet’s Irene (7 votes)
  3. TWICE (6 votes)
  4. TWICE’s Jihyo / BLACKPINK’s Jisoo (5 votes)
  5. Oh My Girl’s Jiho (4 votes)

Most Fashionable Idol

  1. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon (29 votes)
  2. BLACKPINK’s Jennie (9 votes)
  3. Block B’s Zico (7 votes)
  4. Sunmi / SEVENTEEN’s The8 (6 votes)
  5. JBJ’s Kwon Hyun Bin / Wanna One’s Lai Guan Lin (4 votes)

Best Idol Vocalist

  1. BTOB’s Eunkwang (10 votes)
  2. SEVENTEEN’s Dokyeom (8 votes)
  3. Wanna One’s Kim Jae Hwan (7 votes)
  4. Taeyeon / IU (6 votes)
  5. MONSTA X’s Kihyun / GFRIEND’s Yuju (5 votes)

Idol You Most Want To Get To Know

  1. BLACKPINK (7 votes)
  2. IU (6 votes)
  3. BTS’s V / BTS’s Jungkook / TWICE (5 votes)
  4. BTS / Red Velvet’s Irene (4 votes)
  5. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon / BIGBANG’s Taeyang (3 votes)

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BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, GOT7’s Jinyoung, And NCT’s Doyoung Bid Farewell To “Inkigayo” In Final Episode As Hosts

On the February 4 episode of SBS’s “Inkigayo,” hosts BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, GOT7’s Jinyoung, and NCT’s Doyoung said their farewells to the show.

The three idols have been hosting the show since February 5, 2017, meaning that they’ve been hosting for almost exactly a year.

Doyoung said, “I was happy to be able to meet you all every week through ‘Inkigayo.’ Soon we will comeback with a new and better image, so please look forward to it. I’d also like to thank my co-hosts for taking care of their youngest member and all the staff who worked hard.”

Jisoo said, “Thank you to the fans for cheering on JinJiDo for a year. I’m also grateful to the PD, who made it possible for us to be here, and Jinyoung and Doyoung as well.”

Jinyoung said, “Thank you to the viewers who stayed with us for a year. Thank you to the fans of all three of us. I will go and thank the staff separately. It’s like winning first place.”

Later Jisoo shared her feelings on both Instagram and through her agency YG Entertainment. Through the agency she said, “Thank you for watching over and cheering on MC Chu [Jisoo] for a year. In the future, BLACKPINK will show a better side of themselves so let’s stay together. I’ll see you soon.”

On Instagram she wrote, “I was sad that the one-year anniversary of JinJiDo was also our last day, but I’m happy that we were able to stay for a year. Thank you to PD Jo Moon Jo, who led JinJiDo very well.” She also thanked several other members of the staff by name. “Thank you to the staff and camera directors who were very supportive of JinJiDo. Thank you to BLINKs, who came from afar even when the weather was bad, I love you. You always gave me strength.”

She concluded, “I will return as BLACKPINK’s Jisoo, so please look forward to it.”

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January Brand Reputation Rankings For Individual Girl Group Members Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has released the brand reputation rankings for individual girl group members for the month of January.

109,486,334 pieces of data were collected on 318 girl group members from December 19, 2017 till January 20, 2018 based on categories of participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness. This was a 71.87 percent increase in the total amount of data collected compared to the previous month.

According to the statistics, TWICE’s Sana topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with a total score of 3,635,014, a 138.46 percent increase from the previous month. In second place was Red Velvet’s Irene with a score of 3,181,174, which was a small 1.68 percent drop from December. Third place went to Oh My Girl’s Arin, whose brand reputation increased 749.46 percent for a total of 2,865,103.

A source from the Institute stated that Sana’s brand for this month was tied to keywords like, “Japan, enteritis, Idol Star Athletics Championship” and 71.41 percent of data relating to the idol was positive. They added, “Oh My Girl’s members have also risen swiftly up the rankings as public interest has risen for the girl group.”

Here are the brand reputation rankings for the top 30 girl group members:

  1. TWICE’s Sana
  2. Red Velvet’s Irene
  3. Oh My Girl’s Arin
  4. Red Velvet’s Joy
  5. Oh My Girl’s YooA
  6. TWICE’s Mina
  7. Red Velvet’s Yeri
  8. MOMOLAND’s Nancy
  9. MOMOLAND’s Yeonwoo
  10. TWICE’s Nayeon
  11. TWICE’s Momo
  12. Red Velvet’s Seulgi
  13. TWICE’s Tzuyu
  14. MOMOLAND’s JooE
  15. MAMAMOO’s Solar
  16. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
  17. TWICE’s Dahyun
  18. TWICE’s Jeongyeon
  19. Oh My Girl’s Jiho
  20. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
  21. TWICE’s Jihyo
  22. Oh My Girl’s Seunghee
  23. T-ara’s Hyomin
  24. EXID’s Hani
  25. TWICE’s Chaeyoung
  26. EXID’s Solji
  27. Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun
  28. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA
  29. GFRIEND’s Yerin
  30. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo

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