In recent years, South Korean pop culture has experienced an unprecedented boom in international interest. This is due, in part, to the rise in the popularity of Korean artists and groups such as BTS, Exo and SS501 that continue to dominate the charts globally. As a result of this boom, South Korea has recently become host to a number of high-profile male influencers. So who are they? And how much influence do they have? In today’s post, share with you our pick of the top 10 hottest South Korean Male influencers right now!
For now, lets jump into the top 10 South Korean Influencers right now;
10. Lee Min-ho
Kicking off our list of the top 10 hottest South Korean Male influencers 2021 is Lee Min-ho, a South Korean actor, singer, and model. His career started when he starred in the much-celebrated movie Boys Over Flowers in 2009. Since then he has gone on to gain immense influence on social media. He currently has over 3 million followers on Twitter and was the first Korean celebrity to achieve 20 million followers on Instagram.
9. Kim Jae-joong
Next in our list is Kim Jae-joong, a South Korean singer, actor and director. He is best known for being a founding member of the Korean pop groups JYJ and TVXQ. He has a successful solo career and is also known by the stage names Hero Jaejoong.
8. Kim Tae-hyung (V)
Kim Tae-Hyung is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor known by his stage name ‘V’. He is most well known for being part of the extremely popular South Korean pop group BTS. Since launching their first studio album ‘2 Kool 4 Skool’ in 2013, BTS has gone on to become one of the most popular K- pop bands out there, becoming the fastest group to launch 4 No. 1s on the Billboard top 100 since the Jackson 5 in 1970. Aside from his involvement in BTS, Kim Tae-Hung has also worked as a solo artist, releasing his solo single “Stigma” in 2016.
7. Oh Se-hun
Oh Se-hun is a 27-year-old singer, actor, model and dancer from Seol, South Korea. He is most famous for being a member of the South Korean pop boy group Exo. Their most famous hits include ‘Love Shot’ and ‘KoKo bop’. He has also been featured in films such as Secret Queen Makers (2018) and Dokgo Rewind (2018). Recently, his fame has further grown due to his involvement in the popular Netflix series ‘Busted’ which he has featured since 2018.
6. Kim Hyun-Joong
Our next handsome South Korean influencer is Kim Hyun-Joong, a member of the popular boy band SS501. Born in 1986, this 34-year-old heartthrob is also an actor, starring in popular Korean TV dramas such as Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss.
5. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin is a 38-year-old South Korean actor and influencer. He first won the hearts of the South Korean public when he starred in the film ‘My Name is Kim Sam-soon‘, a romantic comedy series that aired originally in 2005. He has gone on to become one of the highest-paid actors in South Korea, gaining notoriety for his work in romantic dramas such as ‘Crash Landing on You‘ which aired in 2019.
4. Cha Eun-woo
Cha Eun-Woo is a South Korean singer, model and media personality, shooting to stardom in 2016 as a debut member of the popular South Korean group ‘Astro‘. He also works professionally as a model, being named GQ Korea’s ‘Man of the Year in 2018. Cha Eun-Woo was also named the “Hottest Male Instagrammer” by the K-pop Radar Year-End Chart in 2019.
Park Ji-min, otherwise known by his stage name ‘Jimin’ is a singer and dancer from South-Korean who is also a founding member of the popular Korean boy group BTS. Jimin is known for his fun-loving personality, he is always joking around with his fellow band members! His character has earned him a lot of affection from his fans, in 2016 he was ranked as the 14th most popular idol worldwide in an annual survey conducted by Gallup Korea. In 2018, Jimin was the ninth most-tweeted-about celebrity and the eighth most-tweeted-about musician in the world.
2. Jeon Jung-koo
Jeon Jung-kook, known by his fans as Jungkook, is a 23-year-old South Korean singer. He is also known for being the youngest and hottest member of the South Korean boy group BTS. Like his fellow band members, Jungkook has become one of the most popular influencers in South Korea. This was demonstrated when a video of him singing in the studio became the most retweeted tweet in South Korea in 2018.
Chanyeo, originally Park Chan-yeol is a South Korean singer, actor and model and is most well known for being part of the boy group Exo. He is consistently listed as the most popular band member by fan pages. Aside from his singing career, Chanyeo is also a successful actor and has starred in various television dramas and movies such as So I Married an Anti-fan (2016), and Secret Queen Makers (2018).
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