We already hear news of famous K-Drama actors getting ready to put down their celebrity lives to fulfill their 2 years of military duties. Top stars such as Lee MinHo, Jang GeunSuk, Joo Won, and Ji ChangWook have already announced their plans to enlist this year. With some of the most famous A-Listers getting ready to rock the buzz cut, let’s take a look at which K-Pop idols will be following their steps.
Here are the 10 K-Pop idols who will be enlisting into their mandatory service by the end of 2017!
1. BIGBANG’s T.O.P
BIGBANG’s oldest member, T.O.P will be the first to shave his head this year! T.O.P will be enlisting this coming February after the group’s final “MADE” promotions. He came onto talk shows to discuss how he continues to lose weight no matter how much he eats, because his enlistment date is nearing. We hear G-Dragon and TaeYang will soon be following, so the “MADE” promotions will be the last time we see the whole group together for a long time.
2. Z:EA’s KwangHee
BIGBANG’s good friend, KwangHee will also be joining the 2017 enlistment lineup. KwangHee and T.O.P had a sweet (and silly) moment on “Infinite Challenge” as they agreed to see each other in the enlistment training area this year. It’ll be a sad sight to see KwangHee go, considering how he was just starting to find his spot on the show.
3. JYJ’s XIA Junsu
The final and list member (and former member) of TVXQ will be heading into the army training system. JaeJoong just got released a week ago, but we’ll be saying goodbye to XIA Junsu this February. Once Junsu’s musical, “Death Note”, ends at the end of January, he will be formally preparing his entrance to the call of duty.
4. 2PM’s TaecYeon
The original Beast-Idols are also getting ready to fulfill their mandatory services! TaecYeon will be one of the first members to enter the military. He actually gave up his USA green card to be able to serve. He was also declared unfit to serve due to health reason, but he received two surgeries in order to be eligible! Here’s to a true patriot!
5. 2PM’s Jun. K
Jun. K will be the other 2PM member to fulfill his duties along side TaecYeon. Jun. K is currently busy promoting his solo album, but once he ends his tour, he will start preparing to enlist. 2PM’s “6Nights” concert that’s set for February 24-26th will be the last time HOTTESTs will be able to see the full group together for a long time to come.
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6. Seo InGuk
Seo InGuk also announced that he will be enlisting this year after his promotions for “Bebe”. Both as an actor and singer, he said on an interview that he looks forward to enlisting in the army. He said, “I’m excited to see myself after I go to the army. I will have met and interacted with many new people and have learned a lot of new things.”
7. AKMU’s ChanHyuk
AKMU’s song-writing prodigy had surprised us last year by announcing that he will be enlisting early after the promotions for AKMU’s next album. Well, AKMU’s new album, “Puberty Ha” just dropped this week! ChanHyuk will be keeping to his word and enlisting this year. He had especially asked Yang HyunSuk for permission to enlist early in order to gain more knowledge and experience to improve his song-writing skills. He made sure to take care of his sister before he left by asking Papa YG to let her release a solo album, while he’s gone.
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The visual rapper, Beenzino will also be enlisting this year. The rapper gained much laughs from his lyrics, “I’m too famous to avoid going to the army.” It seems that he’s accepted his fate as he has already completed his application to enlist this year. He will be taking his enlistment tests in the near future. We just hope that his beautiful model girlfriend, Stefanie Michova, will be able to wait 2 years for him!
Talk about friendship goals! Beenzino’s claimed soul-mate, Im SeulOng, also completed his application to enlist this year. It appears the pair has plans to pull through their 2 years of service together, just as they had pulled through the various challenges while taking trips together. Although Beenzino hasn’t completed his testing phase yet, SeulOng has and is all ready to ship out!
10. Super Junior’s KyuHyun
The youngest and last Super Junior member will be enlisting this year! KyuHyun’s enlistment will complete the group’s army services. That means that we’ll be seeing the whole group’s promotions in just a few years! KyuHyun will be leaving behind his critically acclaimed spot on “Radio Star” to answer the call of duty. Now we just have to see if KyuHyun will be enlisting before or after Super Junior’s 2017 comeback!
We hear a lot about the stories of K-Pop idols who went from nothing to everything. They started off in the small run down one room apartments, and eating ramen until the end of time. However, some idols were fortunate enough to start their careers off with a solid background. Here are the 10 K-Pop idols who were fortunate enough to be born into rich families!
You’d never would’ve guessed that these humble and generous idols had so much.
1. EXO’s SuHo
SuHo’s father is a well known college professor, and he grew up in Apgujeong – one of the most wealthy areas of Seoul.
2. TWICE’s Tzuyu
Tzuyu’s family ran 3 plastic surgery locations in various wealthy areas of Taiwan. Her parents are known as one of the largest investors with good reputations.
3. GFriend’s UmJi
UmJi’s father is almost as famous as his daughter. UmJi’s father is a well known dentist with a solid status in the Moa Dental group with 60 practices.
4. Super Junior’s Choi SiWon
Choi SiWon is one of the most famous idols who were born into wealthy families. SiWon’s father was a high executive at a famous innerwear brand company before passing it over to SiWon’s mother and moving on to a bigger company. Not only that, SiWon also owns multiple houses in Seoul just under his own name.
5. NCT’s Ten
Ten studied at Shewsbury International School in Bangkok, which is said to cost about $25,000 a year – and that’s just the tuition! With 10 years of schooling, the total cost for his education was about $200,000. His sister’s also attending the school.
6. Super Junior’s KyuHyun
KyuHyun’s father has been running an academy in Seoul for over 20 years, and has even opened up a school in Taiwan. His father continued onto open other school branches throughout the country.
7. Z:EA’s Park HyungSik
KwangHee once revealed that HyungSik had over $16,000 in his bank account during his TRAINEE DAYS! His father is a high executive of the globally renown car company’s Korean branch, BMW.
8. SNSD’s SooYoung
SooYoung bought a house in Gangnam for about 2.7 million won. Her wealth comes from her grandfather, who built one of the largest single houses in Seoul for his family. Her grandfather was the CEO of a famous architect company that helped build the Seoul Arts Center.
9. 2PM’s Nichkhun
Nichkhun is very much famous as the Thai Prince. Nichkhun is an alumni of the Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand. The school’s year tuition costs about $40,000 and is famous for its alumni Prince Edward of the UK!
10. GOT7’s Mark
Mark’s family owns a large house in the wealthy parts nears Los Angeles, which has its own very large swimming pool. His father used to be a business man, who apparently did well for himself. He drives luxury SUVs and always travels first class – according to his Twitter!
It’s that time of the year, where we wrap gifts, prepare holiday cookies and sit around the fire celebrating another season of giving. K-Pop idols are also getting right into the Christmas season to spread holiday cheers! Our 10 Things for this week covers the 10 K-Pop idols who are totally ready with the Christmas and holiday spirit.
The 9 girls of TWICE dressed up in the cutest Santa outfits to celebrate the release of their special Christmas edition album of “TWICEcoaster: Lane 1”!
DIA also dressed up in Christmas red for their winter concert posters. The girls can be seen holding presents, which were actually representing the special gift that they had prepared for their fans!
3. Berry Good
Beautiful rookie girl group, Berry Good performed their new song ‘Don’t Believe’ on “Show Champion” today. The girls made the stage even more special by dressing up in cute holiday Santa outfits!
We can’t leave out the FNC family when we celebrate the holiday season! FNC’s youngest group, SF9 just released their surprise winter song for their fans. In the video, you can see the 9 boys all dressed up for their Christmas party!
5. WJSN’s Cheng Xiao
Cheng Xiao’s had a busy year with her first class ticket to fame. Among her multiple schedules, our idol took to her guest appearance on “My Little Television” to dress up as a Santa goddess!
6. Oh My Girl
Oh My Girl just celebrated their 2nd Christmas since their debut, and the girls made this year even more special by dressing up as Christmas fairies for their episode of “Idol 360 World”!
7. “Infinity Challenge”
The whole cast of MBC’s famous show, “Infinity Challenge” dressed up as Santas for a special project! Through a series of quiz games, the cast chose Yoo JaeSeok as the special Santa and the rest became reindeers.
8. 2NE1’s Dara
Dara’s been getting ready for Christmas since the beginning of the month! Just visit her Instagram and you’ll see pictures after pictures of Santa Dara giving out gifts in various countries.
A Christmas dream come true! What would we give to see the SEVENTEEN Santas climbing down our chimney with the adorable DK reindeer pulling their sleigh? The boys uploaded themselves in Santa suits as a teaser for an upcoming holiday gift!
10. Kang SoRa
Although she’s not a K-Pop idol, she’s become the role model for many fans as she stole the heart of the one and only HyunBin! The A-Lister actor’s beautifully talented girlfriend has been celebrating the holiday season – not with her boyfriend (yet) – but with her fans through her various CF ads.