If you want to be in the KPOP industry, you’d better have a beautiful face or else, just ready to shield your heart with iron since you will for sure be dragged into a deep hole of the world’s most disparaging words.
When talking about this topic, I believe that Umji is the one who comes up first in your head, right? If you don’t, then take a look at Umji from G-Friend. From the very first of her debut, Umji was labeled as the “worst female idol in KPOP history.” Yes, that’s exactly what netizens called her.
Because of this, the information that the management company recruited her on the street, thanks to her appearance, also made the online community suspicious. Receiving too many criticisms for her appearance made Umji self-deprecating. She often stood behind G-Friend members or covered her face with hair unnoticed. This is a sad story to tell.
However, recently, Umji has almost completely changed thanks to weight loss and change of hairstyle. Look at her now! Many people could not help giving her compliments. Thanks to Umji, I’m now convinced that losing weight is the best plastic surgery method that everyone can afford.
Just like Umji, Shindong once got so stressed of his body shape for a very long time. In Korea, beauty is judged through two factors: a slim figure and a pretty face. Just like Umji, Shindong once got so stressed of his body shape for a very long time. He was cruelly made fun of for his chubby appearance.
Some even asked him to withdraw from SuJu because he was the biggest flaw in both his group and his management agency. Standing in the same stage with his handsome and talented colleagues Siwon and Heechul, Shindong admitted that he was disappointed. He had the fewest fans among Super Junior due to his unattractive body.
I think the whole experience for Shindong must have been painful and heartbreaking. Just imagine you left everything behind to chase your music career, trained hard for it, and then all you received was just a bunch of malicious comments just for the appearance.
Yet, things have now changed for the better since Shindong has had a spectacular transformation, losing 31 kg in just a short time. His face, aura, and personal style are currently different from the image of “an old uncle” before. Although some netizens are still strict with Shindong, they must admit that he is no longer Super Junior’s visual flaw.
Another former visual hole was Hyoyeon from SNSD.The SNSD’s dancing machine used to be repeatedly criticized for her outlook. In the eyes of netizens, Hyoyeon did not possess impressive visuals.
When standing next to other group members, the female idol was utterly inferior. Her blond hair at that time was not suitable for her. Plus, lots of KPOP fans claimed that Hyoyeon didn’t know how to take care of her skin. Therefore, when performing under stage light, her imperfect skin was revealed. Even though she was talented and adorable, Hyoyeon never got as many compliments as other members.
Through 10 years of working in the industry, Hyoyeon chose to try every day instead of hating herself for the malicious comments. She always fulfills her role well and improves herself little by little. Personally, I think that compared to other members in SNSD, the dancing machine used to look not very good.
Yet, I must admit that in the latest comeback “Dessert,” she looked completely stunning with the new, suitable makeup, hair colors and badass costumes. Through the recent promotion, the way netizens looked at her was positively impacted.
Though I didn’t want to add Wendy into the list, I think most of you will agree with my choice considering her unstable weight. All of the Red Velvet’s five members have their own separate visuals, yet, as you can see, because Wendy’s weight fluctuates like crazy, netizens believe that she is the visual hole of Red Velvet.
Though I’m not body shaming anyone but naturally, when a person gains weight, the features will be hidden by the fat gained. So basically, since the other four members are always slim, Wendy is often seen with a chubby figure
Since she was stressed because of negative comments from people, she has recently opted for a healthy diet to both lose weight and maintain a slim figure. After going on strict diets and changing her fashion style, Wendy is now more charismatic than ever. She has risen to the beauty line from the less prominent members in the group as a response to Korean netizens.
Wendy was once praised by a South Korean outlet for having such a dramatic beauty transformation, surpassing Irene in some occasions to be the most visually attractive member of Red Velvet.
Just like Wendy and the members mentioned above, Jihyo didn’t have an ideal appearance at first. Before losing weight and transforming into an extremely sexy girl, Jihyo was repeatedly hated for her appearance.
When participating in the survival program SIXTEEN, Jihyo was directly commented by a photographer: “Jihyo, you look fat” during the photo contest. The TWICE leader tried to hide behind the other members not to affect the overall photo, but the photographer even shouted at her for moving away from the frame. When she debuted with TWICE, the obsession with her weight and appearance still didn’t stop putting pressure on Jihyo. Jihyo was criticized as TWICE’s “visual flaw.”
During a fan meeting event, the TWICE members were asked what sport they would be suitable for at the Idol Sports Festival; a fan shouted “weightlifting” when it’s Jihyo’s turn. The female idol was unable to hide her confusion and looked like she was about to cry. I just don’t understand why people were still so harsh on her while she had lost tons of weight at that moment. I think JYP should have taken legal actions against netizens that crossed the line.
Fortunately, Jihyo then tried her best to improve herself. There are some unedited photos of Jihyo showing fans her ideal face and healthy body after losing weight.
BTS is always perfect in many ways. But actually, there is still a visual hole in this group. He is no other than RM. Smart, witty, and good at rapping, but this leader still seems to be inferior to his fellow members. RM does not have a bright face like Jin, or a muscular body like Jungkook.
Even more, his appearance is considered “below average.” Some netizens even left straight comments saying: “I can’t find anything good about him. I don’t understand why people keep saying he’s not ugly!”, “Rap Monster is ugly! Only fans can feel he’s handsome”.
I have to admit that RM is a very brave and strong persona. Instead of letting the bad words drag him down, he just didn’t care and dedicated all his mind into producing the best music. He also put a lot of effort into the gym and now has gained the title “the sexiest male idol in KPOP”.
I think one of the reasons BTS can be so big at the moment is that they not only make healing music for people but they, especially RM, also prove that they are the most authentic examples of self-love. From the everyday moments to the moments when he shines on stage, RM always radiates an unmatched charm and aura that pulled tons of hearts towards him.
Among the second generation of KPOP, we are no stranger to the name Big Bang. In 2006, YG released the group Big Bang with a lineup of unremarkable beauties. However, Daesung received a lot of criticism from the public because his face was not in the standard.
Many people think he is more suitable to be a comedian. You can search to see several memes about him. There were so many articles writing about his visual hole. But I think Daesung has a pretty unique appearance, do you agree? He’s also quite confident on stage and because of his hilarious face and exciting personality, he is very popular in reality shows. In Japan, Daesung has the most fans in the group.
When debuting, Lee Seung Hoon (Winner) was considered Winner’s ace because of his skillful rapping skills and outstanding choreography. But it seems that until now, Seung Hoon’s popularity is still far behind his teammates.
In my opinion, Seung Hoon may not be worth being called ugly. However, a Jinwoo with “surreal” beauty that makes many people bewildered, Kang Seung Yoon is well known for his elegant beauty, and Song Mino – the manliest boy in the group, all of them made Seung Hoon less attractive. Commenting on Seung Hoon’s beauty, many people agree: “Not bad, but not handsome enough.”
Eventually, among all the idols in this video, I thinkJooE is probably the female idol with the most special debut in the KPOP industry. The day before, her series of virtual selfies were praised for being so beautiful. The next day, she was given the nickname “the ugliest female idol in Kpop history”. This is just so confusing!
Because there is a vast difference in her pictures and real life’s appearance, JooE received tons of criticism. As far as I remember, some even call her to be fake for editing her pictures too much.
In real life, JooE has some unpretty face lines such as a pretty big nose, chubby face, small eyes that are tilted to the sides, and slightly oversized lips. However, JooE chose to face the harsh reality and capitalize on things that help attract the public’s attention.
I really admire JooE’s mindset since instead of hating herself, JooE embraces her own beauty and focuses on the inner values. Thanks to her optimistic spirit and dancing skills, JooE became the most famous member of Momoland, surpassing Nancy, the prettiest member according to the public.
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