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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Super Junior’s Kim Heechul Talks About His Decision To Sit Out Promotions And Shares His Attitude Towards Haters

Super Junior’s Kim Heechul shared what he thought about while making the decision not to perform on music shows for the group’s latest comeback. On April 13, Kim Heechul appeared as a guest on SBS’s radio show “Kim Young Chul‘s Power FM.” Kim Heechul talked about his leg injury from a car accident from ten years ago. […]

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Kim Heechul Snaps Photos With Ahn So Hee And Sweetly Reminisces About The Past

Kim Heechul is bringing back the “SoHeeChul” feels! On March 3, the Super Junior member shared photos that he took with Ahn So Hee while filming “Ask Us Anything.” Kim Heechul fondly wrote as the caption, “King wang zzang [the best] mandu [dumplings] Ahn So Hee.” “Mandu So Hee” is a nickname that fans called Ahn So Hee back in her Wonder Girls […]

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13 Devoted Celebrities Who Have Fascinating Collections

Some idols tend to have interesting hobbies, and owning collectibles is definitely one of them!

From purchasing all the releases of a specific merchandise, to being content with figurines and plushies from famous brands, to completely going the extra mile and investing in luxurious items; one thing is sure about these collections: they’re all unique.

Here are some fascinating collections led by 13 devoted celebrities.

Merchandise

BTS’s Jin surely expresses his dedication for the Mario universe by acquiring tons of related figurines and plushies that ornate his room. He also receives Mario-themed gifts from his fans during fansigns.

Furthermore, he is very protective of his collection and often threatens his members should they dare to touch it in his absence.

When it comes to EXO’s Chanyeol, his love for Rilakkuma has been perceived on more than one occasion. In fact, he publicly shows his love for the Japanese character by proudly displaying his collection in his bedroom.

He also packs his dolls wherever he goes, just like he did prior to his appearance on “The Roommate.”

As for Super Junior’s Kim Heechul, the disney movie “Frozen” seems to have bewitched him. The humorous idol not only collects everything Frozen-themed, but he also enthusiastically cosplayed as both Anna and Elsa on different occasions.

A mutual appreciation for “The Simpsons” seems to unite CNBLUE’s Jong Yong Hwa and HyunA! Both idols have quite the collection to brag about, with HyunA’s Instagram feed basically breathing the famous animated show.

Another fervent collector of fictional characters is actor Shim Hyung Tak, who has opened up about his obsession with Doraemon during his featuring on “Real Men.”

A couple of years back, he also spoke on “Infinite Challenge” about the comfort that the Japanese animation brought him during his school days when he was shunned by his classmates.

Stuffed animals

Uhm Hyun Kyung seems to have a specific preference when it comes to stuffed animals, and that is none other than stuffed giraffe dolls.

During her appearance on “I Live Alone,” Uhm Hyun Kyung displayed her giraffe mania as seen down below.

Figurines

[email protected] and KAWS are two of the most popular figurines that receive a lot of idols’ attention, and 2PM’s Junho is definitely a collector.

He introduced viewers to his house via his group’s reality show “Real 2PM,” humbly revealing his exhibition corner where an aesthetic ensemble is displayed. (Start watching at 2:20)

Art

Art and BIGBANG’s T.O.P are a match made in heaven. He has turned his Instagram feed into a virtual museum, thanks to his numerous posts of paintings and mostly chairs that he has ambitiously acquired throughout the years.

As of 2016, the rapper-turned-actor became a curator for Sotheby’s, pushing his passion for fine art even further.

Footwear

Apparently, Park Hae Jin and Highlight’s Lee Gikwang share the same passion: collecting sneakers.

Park Hae Jin is one of the biggest collectors of Nike shoes, based on the storage he keeps in his house.

On the other hand, Gikwang is more of an avid collector of a wide variety of sneakers, as seen during his appearance on “I Live Alone.”

Cars

Both JYJ’s Kim Junsu and Dok2 have dedicated their time and money to collect expensive cars, which basically counts as a lifetime investment.

Check out Junsu’s proud collection on his Instagram account:

Dok2 also shared a snap of his white cars, aligned in his garage:

Which collection is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Esmee L. is a Moroccan lively dreamer, writer, and Hallyu enthusiast.

12 Idol Variety Masters Who Never Fail To Make Us Laugh

If you watch variety shows, then you know just how important it is to be funny in the entertainment world. Wit and humor are the best weapons in the world of variety television, and it’s tough to survive there. Though idols do shine onstage, some of our favorites have the talent to flourish offstage as well. But which idols should be named the true masters of variety? Read on to find out!

1. Super Junior’s Heechul

When most people think of funny idols, Heechul is one of the first people to come to mind. He has managed to become successful in the comedy world in addition to being an idol, which is quite the accomplishment. His humor is clever above all else, and he’s never afraid to insult a few people along the way.

2. TWICE’s Dahyun

With her cute and beagle-esque attitude, Dahyun can make anyone smile. Her brand of comedy involves one thing: being her usual, dorky self. Even if you aren’t a fan, I can guarantee watching videos of Dahyun will make you giggle at the very least.

3. GOT7’s Jackson

Jackson is easily one of this generation’s funniest idols, hands down. He has the ability to make quick yet clever comebacks, and he manages to be funny in several languages. Overall, Jackson’s potential in variety is incredible, making him one to watch for the future.

4. SHINee’s Key

If I had to describe Key in one word, it would be honest. He is someone who never holds back with his words, which produces some hilarious results. Combining his blunt attitude with his overall extra-ness, Key makes for a strong contender in the competition for funniest idol.

5. EXID’s Hani

No matter where she goes and what she does, Hani is a bubbly ball of energy. Her goofiness is infectious, but don’t be fooled! She’s an incredibly smart person who excels in the games that are often played on variety shows.

6. Wanna One’s Ong Sung Woo

Though he only debuted recently, Ong Sung Woo has become a prominent variety-dol in such a short amount of time. This boy takes the word extra to a whole new level, and he won’t hesitate to do something ridiculous for laughs.

7. INFINITE’s Sunggyu

To put it simply, Sunggyu’s variety appeal is most definitely unique. His aloof and happy-go-lucky attitude allows for others to make fun of him easily, leading to various antics. Whether the target of ridicule is his age, his dancing, or something else, Sunggyu always takes it in stride.

8. Apink’s Bomi

When I see Bomi, I just can’t help thinking about how relatable she is. Bomi reminds me of that one friend who is always doing crazy things, the one who you sit back and watch just to see what they’ll do. She often contradicts Apink’s cute and feminine image, which makes her even funnier.

9. SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan

With his animated facial expressions and dramatic tendencies, Seungkwan is absolutely hilarious to watch. His ability to speak quickly and think on his feet definitely contributes to his overall skills, and his personality allows him to easily lighten up the mood.

10. BLACKPINK’s Jisoo

Though she appears cool and chic during performances, Jisoo is actually one big ball of craziness. She has been dubbed the 4D member of BLACKPINK because of her unpredictable and silly personality, and that title is well-deserved. Jisoo’s energy is absolutely infectious.

11. All of BTOB

How can it be that all of a group’s members are so goofy? Seriously, BTOB often straddles the line between idol group and comedy ensemble. In the clip below, about half the time is spent dancing, while the other half is just the members hitting one another.

12. All of MAMAMOO

No matter how I see it, MAMAMOO as a group is just naturally funny. These four girls don’t care about acting like proper ladies, and instead run wild without a care in the world. Despite the pressure of their beagle image, MAMAMOO always delivers.

Who do you think deserves the title of variety master? Let us know down in the comments!

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Male Celebrities With So Many Female Friends They Can’t Be Bothered With Dating Rumors

Who said men and women can’t be friends?

The following male celebrities flaunt their close friendships with members of the opposite sex, shrugging off the inevitable dating rumors that follow. Many of them aren’t even bothered by such rumors, having been friends so long that fans and reporters have accepted the nature of the relationship.

Kim Heechul

When it comes to male celebrities with tons of female friends, Super Junior’s Kim Heechul is the name of the game. Not only is he close with the women at his own agency, SM Entertainment (including but not limited to Red Velvet’s Yeri, Sulli, and Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon), he is also friends with female idols from all over like EXID’s Hani, TWICE’s Momo (they filmed a music video together with Min Kyung Hoon), AOA’s Seolhyun, and the members of GFRIEND (he also filmed a music video with Yerin).

He has a particularly close sibling-like relationship with Taeyeon and a friendship of 14 years with singer-turned-actress Son Dambi.

Lee Kwang Soo

Lee Kwang Soo’s close friendships with many actresses makes him a frequent target for jokes on his longtime variety show “Running Man.” Despite his castmates joking about his penchant for falling in love too fast, in reality the actor doesn’t let complicated emotions like romance get in the way of true friendship. Some great examples come from “Running Man” itself, where he has a bicker/banter, brother/sister relationship with castmate Song Ji Hyo and a budding relationship with new member Jun So Min.

Other actresses he is close with include Park Bo Young, Jung Eun Ji, Moon Geun Young, and model Kang Seung Hyun.

Yoon Kyun Sang

This actor makes friendships wherever he goes! He is known for staying close with his co-stars, both male and female, and counts Park Shin Hye and Lee Sung Kyung among his friends.

Jung Joon Young

Despite his reputation as a playboy on “2 Days & 1 Night,” Jung Joon Young is friends with a lot of women in surprising places! Singer Lee Jung Hyun, despite being several years older than him, is so close with him to the point that she agreed to appear on the show with him during a female friends special. He is also close friends with the actress Go Eun Ah.

Park Bo Gum

This actor, known for his good manners and kind personality, is pretty much friends with everyone no matter their gender. Despite his sky-high profile lately, which might make any other star cautious about appearing in public with friends of the opposite sex, Park Bo Gum is always open to snapping photos with his former co-stars and friends.

G-Dragon

Although this star counts many women among his friends, this doesn’t stop the rumor mill from constantly linking him romantically with them. He is close with his fellow singers like IU (they collaborated together on “Palette”), Suzy, the former members of 2NE1, and BLACKPINK’s Jennie, while also counting actors Kim Hee Sun, Angelababy, and Lily Rose among his friends.

Most recently he was reported to be dating former After School member Lee Joo Yeon, despite his agency’s former statement that the two were just friends.

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Style Spotlight: All Major Fashion Moments At 2017 MAMA

K-pop has undoubtedly made an unprecedented stride all over the world, proving that language is not a barrier to music, dance, and entertainment. This year, Mnet recognized this huge phenomenon by staging three award shows in different countries: November 25 in Vietnam, November 29 in Japan, and December 1 in Hong Kong. In each country, there were slight differences when it came to the trends and overall looks of the Korean and local stars who graced the events.

Now that 2017 MAMA is over, let’s look back at the memorable fashion moments by celebrities both on the red carpet and on the stage!

Glam in Vietnam

In Vietnam, the pervading theme was local pride, as most of the Vietnamese stars wore outfits made by designers who hail from their home country. Wanna One and SEVENTEEN, on the other hand, took the classic route with safe yet red carpet-worthy looks.

Wanna One

Wanna One is having a great 2017! Not only have they topped music charts and popularity polls in Korea this year, they also captured the hearts of many Asian fans who voted for them for the Best of Next Award. On the red carpet, the boys wore classic dapper matching suits and ties, looking all sleek and mature.

SEVENTEEN

What made SEVENTEEN’s style different was that some of them wore standout suits like pin-stripes, printed, gray, and navy to break the monotony of black hues.

Agnez Mo

Indonesian singer and actress Agnez Mo was the queen of the night with her sexy, street style look in a long orange shirt dress paired with silk, navy thigh high boots. Her hair, makeup, and accessories were on point, and she backed it up with amazing confidence to boot!

Hoa Minzy, Duc Phuc, and Erik

The dynamic trio wore fiery red for their performance onstage, matching Erik’s hair perfectly.

Samuel Kim

Talented singer Samuel Kim also made a dapper appearance on the red carpet and made his suit just a little more edgy with tousled hair and a side earring.

Lula

Best Asian Artist Lula wore soft florals on the red carpet and onstage when she received the award, and she looked totally cute in both outfits!

Angela Phuong Trinh

Popular Vietnamese actress Angela Phuong Trinh took her red carpet look a notch higher and had a Cinderella moment, wearing a floor-length princess ball gown with a winged-sleeve detail and sporting beehive hair. The asymmetry of this dress is absolutely stunning.

Tóc Tiên

Tóc Tiên, one of Vietnam’s most iconic pop stars, brought the glitz and glam to the night with her multiple outfit changes that were mind blowing one after the other. She wore a sequined mini suit on the red carpet, and a gold puffed-sleeved number in her ballad performance, which she later changed into a sexy red outfit. At the event, she wore a winning gold outfit to receive the Best Vietnam Artist Award.

Actress Thanh Hang

They say great minds think alike, or in this case, fashionistas know what looks are stylish, as the presenter of her award, actress Than Hang, also wore a similar look! The outfits were recently debuted in Vietnam International Fashion Week 2017 F/W collection by Cong Tri (who is also the same designer as Tóc Tiên’s red carpet attire). Their image has since become viral, likening their looks to the Petronas Tower in Malaysia and an iconic temple.

Japan: Simple and understated

In Japan, the looks were a bit conservative and classy as there were no over-the-top outfits. Minimalism and understated glam were the key themes.

Natural beauty

L-R: Fujii Mina, Lee Sun Bin, Kim So Hyun, and Ishida Nicole wore lace and chiffon gowns that looked sweet and simple.

Choo Sung Hoon and Yano Shiho looked stunning in a red, floral lace gown.

Sleek and smooth

L-R: Seo Kang Joon, Harada Ryuuji, Im Joo Hwan, and Park Bo Gum all looked handsome in their classic-trimmed penguin suits, with Im Joo Hwan opting for a matching velvet look.

Upper: MONSTA X, Lower: Wanna One and EXO-CBX. Speaking of velvet, it was definitely a material of choice that night as several boy groups incorporated it in their overall looks.

Lee Ho Jung joined the power women in suits category.

Block B’s Zico was on a league of his own. Props to him for always bravely pushing the envelope when it comes to his fashion choices.

Girl power

Chungha just might be the next fiercest solo act. She pulled off and a sheer dress over a matching black pantsuit, which looked similar to Lee Sun Bin’s look at Seoul Fashion Week last October. 

BoA is and will always be the queen of K-pop.

Upper L-R: Fromis9, former girl group I.O.I. Lower L-R: TWICE, PRISTIN. It was the reign of girl groups and the school girl outfits.

Upper: PRISTIN, lower: Weki Meki all in varying black and white outfits.

TWICE wore some touches of orange in their black looks. Mina and Sana both stood out, but they all looked equally pretty.

AKB48 dressed in their signature cute cosplay costumes. The precise detail and the exact similar cut and length of each dress was amazing! It was also considered as an epic moment that AKB48, undoubtedly one of Japan’s most popular groups, joined I.O.I on one stage for a collaboration celebrating friendship between the two countries and the same groundbreaking idol-producing system that made them into stars.

Check out the next page for the outfits featured in Hong Kong!