What do I do as a fan? When you’ve discovered some bands that you like, the best way for you to feel more personally involved apart from buying their music is to try to watch them as much as you can to get to know the members better. A huge part of being a kpop fan is not only to show support by buying music, merchandise and going to concerts, but to feel like you are a part of the fandom and you know the group more intimately. Remember, these idols are people too and have feelings just as you have, so show your respect and understand that you cannot control their life choices. This is exactly what Sasaengs do, and you do not want to become one of those, because they are just horrible. To feel more involved with the group and fandom, my recommendation is to watch them in variety shows. Most groups have had one or more TV-shows revolved around them, where some just follow their everyday doings and others have special themes and orientations. If you are into more sweet stuff with lots of heartwarming moments you should sit down and watch Hello Baby, which have different groups care for one or more young children ages 5 and under for a period of time.
However, I can happily watch any of these men below in any drama, as long as the drama is good. I like Ethan, who has had to work harder than his two best friends Joe Cheng and Mike He, to succeed in show biz all three belong to the same agency and are all model-turned-actors, but Ethan was blacklisted because he refused to break up with girlfriend Tiffany Hsu. He has great chemistry with any co-star, and is a genuine acting talent with some still unpolished rough edges.
My favorite Ethan performance is in My Queen, where he redefined the noona-dongsaeng romance. It was his first acting role, and he had incredible screen presence and great chemistry with his co-stars Zai Zai and Sonia Sui. He beat out Zai Zai for the Golden Bell Best Actor Award that year still the biggest upset of all time , and followed it up with a box office smash movie Monga with Ethan.
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Life and career[ edit ] — In , he landed his first leading role in the TV series Rainbow Romance , then followed that by played a supporting role in Bad Family in and Golden Bride at the end of During live performances of the song on Music Bank and Show! Music Core , his part was performed by bandmates Yesung , Eunhyuk and Shindong. Knowing Bros, Universe Cowards and career resurgence[ edit ] With Super Junior on a temporary hiatus for much of due to the enlistment of four other members, he returned to hosting.
In March , Heechul was confirmed to become a temporary host for Weekly Idol until October 5, when Jeong Hyeong-don ended his month break from television activities. The single “Narcissus” was written by him and produced by Jungmo, and it was his first collaboration with a female artist. The two stars are known as “Universe Cowards” when they promote music, which is a name they came up with for a Knowing Bros project group.
The song proved successful, topping the South Korean Gaon Digital Chart an achievement known as “all-kill”, making him the first Super Junior member to achieve “all-kill” in But I realized that if I say I’m not and vehemently deny it, it’s rude and hurtful to people who are actually gay. It’s just a matter of preference, and it’s just that everyone is different with different values. I decided I don’t care even if people who have prejudices about me think that way.
He became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter for 65 hours after the account’s creation.
So you stopped a hobby that you enjoyed because of peer pressure. Oh, right and the rest of the article too. But I just really like Jaehyo. Hired to help sing the occasional ballad onstage and to look pretty. I do not understand the context. My parents are Nigerian.
Nadia Aug 10 pm I didn’t get the Lee Min Ho hype, even after seeing The Heirs (which is my favorite drama). I still haven’t seen Boys Over Flowers well I haven’t seen quite a few of his other dramas but I did see Legend of the Blue Sea and now I see the talent.
The mood was sombre as many fans were spotted hugging and crying. Some took balloons to the event, others offered flowers and stuffed toys. Post-it notes were also passed around for fans to write on as they left behind heartfelt farewell messages for their beloved idol. At one point, the fans waved light sticks and smartphones in the air as they sang in unison to the SHINee song Replay. A young fan who looked to be in her early teens sobbed and repeatedly said: According to a note he left behind, he had been “consumed” by depression.
The memorial service here was organised by a group of local SHINee fans led by a Twitter user who goes by the handle majidarou. When contacted, the Twitter user declined to be interviewed. In line to pay last respects to K-pop idol: Many offered flowers, balloons and message cards for their beloved idol, who was found dead in a rented apartment in Seoul on Monday evening.
The memorial service here was organised by a group of local SHINee fans. Despite the large crowd at the event, the fans, made up mostly of young teenage girls, were quiet and orderly.
Eugene Shin August 7, Recently, Korean idol group T-ara was in the scandal spotlight for allegedly bullying its own member Hwa-young. Employees in the entertainment industry, however, say bullying and conflict within idol groups is not unique to T-ara. The lack of personal life for idol stars has often been discussed in TV shows. Another female idol group that debuted last year agreed to give up their cellphones until they top the charts, at the recommendation of their agency.
Some agencies temporarily collect personal cellphones during training, but provide a shared phone for emergency use.
Not just them, as Sulli’s dating scandal with Dynamic Duo’s Choiza lead to her taking a hiatus from the entertainment industry. There are so many examples — from Super Junior’s Sungmin to IU. In Hong-ki’s case, his response can ruin that relationship between fan and idol, subsequently losing FT Island fans.
Audiovisual content[ edit ] Although K-pop generally refers to South Korean popular music, some consider it to be an all-encompassing genre exhibiting a wide spectrum of musical and visual elements. Systematic training of artists[ edit ] See also: Trainees live together in a regulated environment and spend many hours a day learning music, dance, foreign languages and other skills in preparation for their debut. This “robotic” system of training is often criticized by Western media outlets.
It has been remarked that there is a “vision of modernization” inherent in Korean pop culture. A commentator at the University of California has said that “contemporary Korean pop culture is built on [ These concepts are the type of visual and musical theme that idol groups utilize during their debut or comeback . Concepts can change between debuts and fans often distinguish between boy group concepts and girl group concepts.
Concepts can also be divided between general concepts and theme concepts, such as cute or fantasy. New idol groups will often debut with a concept well known to the market to secure a successful first debut. Sometimes sub-units or sub-groups are formed among existing members. An example subgroup is Super Junior-K.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image copyright Getty Images K-pop has been the driving force of Korean popular culture for more than two decades and one band is now leading the way. It’s big business across Asia, contributing billions of dollars annually to the South Korean economy, but has yet to make a significant impact on Western markets. While pop star Psy found massive chart success with his dance hit Gangnam Style, his star soon fizzled.
The thing with young people who say these things is that they are truly all about denying individuality in general. Look at the cloning habit of kpop groups and the hard effort to give everyone their theme while still making sure they all look like each other.
He was quickly labelled by netizens as immature and like a junior high student. However, was this action really immature and irresponsible for him to take? Taeyeon actually apologized to her fans at an airport. Though suffering some backlash, they have been pushed through and are generally accepted. These couples seem to be made up of older idols whose fans have been able to grow up and pursue relationships of their own.
That said, the question remains: I mean, what do most people wish for in their life? For most people, this is a definite. So why deny someone else the same dreams? However, this is what is encouraged, or at least not discouraged, in the K-pop sphere. K-pop is marketed on fantasy , further than just the alien, vampire and werewolf concepts, where fans are encouraged to create a emotional connection with artists, seeing them as their everything.
As there is no written contract between fans and the musician not to date.
But when it comes to acting, these female idols cannot be left behind. Known as K-Pop idols turned actors, these beautiful and pretty idols have already proven themselves when it comes to acting. They are indeed talented, successful, and popular. Here are the 20 beautiful K-Pop idols turned actress. This list is not in order.
She starred recently in the drama Uncontrollably Fond together with Kim Woo-bin.
The teaser video for the original version of “Idol” showed references to traditional Korean culture with Korean-influenced architecture and clothing.
However, with every happy fan of the first place winner, there were a number of fans upset that their pick didn’t win. The two-hour finale packed performances from the judges, a slew of stars and, of course, the three remaining contestants, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Gabby Barrett and Maddie Poppe. In the midst of all the songs and celebration, host Ryan Seacrest gathered all three on stage for the first elimination of the night.
First he named Hutchinson as safe. While fans of Hutchinson and Poppe breathed a sigh of relief, fans of Barret took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the show that axed their artist of choice. While many were bitter that Gabby didn’t win, the night took a positive turn as remaining contestants Hutchinson and Poppe revealed to the American public that they’re dating.
She was working as a make up artist and a wardrobe assistant for 6 years until last July and shared some insight view of the industry we were talking until 4 in the morning. At first I was reluctant to make this thread because I know some of you may react badly. But I really, really, really want to share the stories here. Most of the stories are old stories that already here mostly in My Korean Celeb Secrets thread.
These are all old fan accounts that were never revealed because the fans wanted to protect their idols’ images, but after the JYPE conference, they’re all coming out one by one. A majority of these are true fact, some are just rumors.
The controversial video between A and B in Jeju Island was recently leaked. A surprising part about this leak was that it was planned out to the T from C broadcast station for the purpose of noise marketing. However, the show in question is over and the virtual marriage program that was the point of the marketing is hitting rock bottom in viewer ratings. However, there are two with social security numbers that start with a 1 males start with 1, females start with 2.
The public is already aware of a transgender group L, which means there is another either male or a transgender registered as a girl group member. Hallyu star E who is currently enjoying huge popularity in China was recently going to go public with his new relationship but had to find a new timing once media outlet F went forward with the release of the dating scandal of G and H.
Boy band member I, whose group is known for their perfect choreography, recently came out to his members. Recently, however, he confessed to his fellow members.