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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Park Bom Clarifies Past Drug Incident In New Interview

On April 24, MBC’s investigative journalism program “PD Notebook” brought up the past incident of Park Bom bringing amphetamines into Korea. The following day, Park Bom topped real-time search rankings on Naver as people were looking up details about the incident. Park Bom met news outlet Sports Kyunghyang on April 26 at 2 p.m. KST for an […]

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7 Sneaky Ways Your Bias Is Taking Over Your Life

You’re probably familiar with the obvious signs of obsession over your bias: your eyes are drawn to them in every performance you watch, your phone background features a new picture of them every month, your room is decked out with posters of them….

But spend enough time pouring over all the content you can find of your favorite Korean idol, and he or she might begin to infiltrate your life in even sneakier ways that you may not have even noticed! Here are just a few:

1. You start adopting the same mannerisms

Maybe your bias has a particular way of eating, or a unique stride when walking, or a habit of covering their face when they laugh. Whatever it is, don’t be surprised when these habits and mannerisms start creeping into your daily life!

Don’t tell me all you V-biased people have never found yourselves using his signature pose in your own photos:

No? Just me?

Or some of you stans of EXO’s Baekhyun haven’t accidentally bitten your friends in a show of affection.

And hopefully they were as cool with it as Sehun is.

However subtle, you’ve probably picked up a mannerism or two from your favorite idol! And if this sounds weird to you now… well, just you wait. It’ll happen to you soon enough.

2. You mysteriously crave certain foods

… that just so happen to be your bias’s faves. I mean, watch enough videos of your bias eating or professing their love for a particular type of food, and you’re bound to develop an affinity for it yourself. They just make it look so tasty!

Do you find yourself loving fried chicken as a fan of SHINee’s Onew?

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Or have an insatiable appetite for corn if you stan Park Bom?

Whatever food it is that your bias loves, it’s only a matter of time before you develop an appetite for it, too!

3. Catch phrases sneak into your daily speech

Some of our beloved idols have favorite words or phrases that they say all the time. And after hearing these catch phrases so often from your bias’s mouth, it should come as no surprise when you find yourself accidentally uttering them out loud – whether it’s just your classic “daebak,” or something a little more imaginative, like Sehun’s adorably unique versions of “yay” and “all right.”

And it’s only natural that a G-Dragon fan might forget that “get your crayon” doesn’t really translate to “let’s get crazy” in English – unless your definition of crazy involves a coloring book.

Your non-K-pop friends may not understand what you mean at first, but give it some time and maybe they’ll be saying these catch phrases too!

4. Your fashion sense starts to change

Is your fashion sense evolving these days? It might have something to do with your bias – don’t be surprised if your style begins to mirror theirs! After all, it makes sense that you’d want to add some edgier looks to your wardrobe after stanning someone like BLACKPINK’s Jennie.

And it’s only natural that you start to eye that pair of shoes that your bias is always wearing….

When BTS’s Jungkook makes Timberland boots look like such a staple, how can a fan to resist wanting a pair for themselves? 

You’d just better hope that your favorite idol’s taste doesn’t start to get too expensive – but let’s be honest, the chances probably aren’t too hot.

5. It doesn’t stop at clothes

Maybe you’ve never even considered dying your hair before, but suddenly those fun hues that your bias is currently rocking are calling your name. Deep purple undertones, mint green highlights, or even a full head of vivid red – when your favorite idol has a new ‘do, you might find yourself contemplating a similar one.

HyunA looks stunning in her neon rainbow hair, so you can definitely pull it off too, right?

Certain accessories also become more appealing; you might not even need glasses, but they seem like a wardrobe necessity when your bias is always wearing them.

Especially when they look as good as these round frames do on SEVENTEEN’s Woozi.

Hair colors, accessories, jewelry, makeup: whatever it is your bias is showing off, you can’t help but want to hop on the trend.

6. Your self-care routines get an overhaul

Our favorite idols tend to have unique tricks and tips for some of their daily care rituals, whether it’s their eating schedule, exercise regimen, or skincare routine. Once you learn about your bias’s particular routines, you may find yourself incorporating some parts of theirs into yours.

Let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t have thought to literally slap lotion onto your cheeks as part of your skincare regimen… but stan MONSTA X’s Kihyun and you, too, might be smacking yourself in the face on a nightly basis.

Or maybe your bias is more like Jessica, and has you “playing the piano around your eyes” when you put your eye cream on.

Whatever the routine, it’s hard to resist taking a page from your bias’s book; we just want to look and feel as fly as they do!

7. You pick up new hobbies

If your bias is known to have some favorite pastimes or activities, you’ve probably dabbled in these yourself. How can you help it when they make their hobbies look so fun?

It might be as simple as cracking open some good books like GOT7’s Jinyoung:

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Or perhaps a little more unique, like Im Siwan’s talent for solving Rubik’s Cubes:

If you’re anywhere near as fast as he is, we’re impressed.

For all the hours you spend watching and reading about your favorite Korean idol, you can rest assured that you’re getting something back: whether it’s a taste for a certain food, a newly discovered hobby, or just a new favorite phrase or pose for photos, you have your bias to thank!

Hey Soompiers, got any other ways that your bias has subtly influenced your life? Let us know in the comments below!

hgordon‘s ultimate bias is BTS’s V, and she’s rather impressed with herself for managing to write this article with only one mention of him!

9 K-Pop Idols That Bear A Striking Resemblance To Overwatch Characters

The popular video game Overwatch caught Korean professional gamers’ attention since its release back in 2016, which led to South Korea winning the Overwatch world cup two years in a row. In addition, many idols have been known to play it, and some of them even admitted to being hardcore gamers.

With the game rapidly going viral, we couldn’t help but to catch the physical similarities between the playable characters and idols in the industry.

Here are nine K-pop idols that we could’ve sworn were Overwatch characters’ doppelgängers!

1. Zion.T – Junkrat

The picture above says it all. The only difference is that while Zion.T is an R&B master; Junkrat, on the other hand, is more of a mayhem expert.

2. CL – Pharah

It seems that each one of these two ladies is badass in her own way: Chaelin thrives as a memorable icon in the music industry, whereas Pharah fights for the greater good and protects the innocent.

3. Sandara Park – Sombra

Aside from rocking the same shaved hairstyle, Sandara and Sombra are both naturally talented. If Dara is gifted as a singer and an actress, Sombra has impressive hacking skills.

4. Park Bom – D.Va

D.va is a Korean character that originated from Busan, and it goes without saying that her and Bom are basically like two drops of water.

5. JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong – Hanzo

If we ignore the facial hair detail, these two men have one more thing in common: they each stand for pride. Jaejoong finally made his return after successfully completing his military enlistment, and Hanzo is a skillful warrior who’s on an ongoing journey to redeem his honor.

6. Jessi – Mercy

Lord have mercy, we have two guardian angels in the house: Jessi heals us with her amazing music, whilst Angela is an actual doctor who helps those in need.

7. IU – Mei

Mei particularly reminds us of IU’s shy character in “Dream High.” In real life, IU tops the charts with her soulful songs. In contrast, the Overwatch character is a star in the science field who rose from hibernation to save the world.

8. f(x)’s Amber – Tracer

The similarity between the two young women is undeniable. Also, they both give off a fierce and powerful vibe.

9. HA:TFELT – Widowmaker

This pair is the true incarnation of hot and cold. Yeeun’s killer stage name literally means “Hot and heartfelt”; as for Widowmaker, her most notable attribute is being a cold-hearted assassin.

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

Park Bom Updates Fans And Shares New Hairstyle


Park Bom has surprised fans with a new selfie!

On November 7, the former 2NE1 member took to her Instagram and Twitter and posted a photo of herself with red hair.

The caption reads, “It’s me, Park Bom. It’s been awhile, right? Just took this… I also want to take pictures with pretty clothes now~”

She ended, “I miss you, my fans~~ goodnight.”

Check out her bold new hair color below!

Park Bom Reassures Her Fans And Says Sandara Park And CL Take Care Of Her

In a recent live broadcast on her personal Instagram, Park Bom took the time to reassure her fans about her current condition.

In a response to the question, “Are you well?” she said, “I’m staying strong, trying to be strong. Actually, they’re very nice to me, they’re really taking care of me […] Dara and CL, they’re taking care of me really well.”

Many fans have recently been concerned about Park Bom’s contract status after what appeared to be miscommunication issues between YG Entertainment and the singer. Park Bom spent two years in hiatus from the entertainment industry after a drug investigation but participated in the song “Goodbye” with CL and Sandara Park just before 2NE1 disbanded earlier this year.

Thanks to Hh for the tip!