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Chart 10 Wednesday: K-Pop Idols’ Surprising Best Friends You Didn’t Know

K-Pop idols’ famous friendships are well known around the world, but did you know that they were also best friends with these celebrities?

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For our first Chart 10 Wednesday edition, we decided to find out some of the most surprising friendships that exist in the K-Pop industry. There are famous friends who’s relationships just make sense and are totally expected, but did you know that these friendship pairs existed?

Must Read : 10 Things: Famous K-Pop Idol Best Friends

Take a look to see our chart ranking of K-Pop idols’ surprising best friends that’ll probably leave you in surprise!

 

10. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon and Lee SooHyuk

Among G-Dragon‘s extensive line of friendship network, there is one special BFF that usually takes everyone by surprise! G-Dragon is a very close friend and treasured confidant of actor Lee SooHyuk. They met together during their early debut days, and instantly clicked over their love for fashion and innovation. They even belong to a specific group of friends called “NuDding”, which stands for ‘new think’.

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9. VIXX’s HongBin and Park HyoShin

You probably thought they were just former label mates, but VIXX’s HongBin and Park HyoShin share a fairy tale friendship story. HongBin received a ton of love call castings during his high school days, but he rejected it all in order to join Jellyfish Entertainment. He had been a long time fan since he was young, and wished to train under the same company as Park HyoShin. After debuting as VIXX, Park HyoShin and HongBin became very close friends who visits each others’ performance activities. Here’s to a true ‘Successful Fan’ fairytale!

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8. SNSD’s HyoYeon and Lee JongSuk

We know that HyoYeon‘s fresh personality attracts a lot of A-Lister friends, but did you know she’s one of the closest friends to actor Lee JongSuk? The latest heartthrob sensation has even named HyoYeon as his only friend that he can be completely honest with. The two met while training together briefly for a potential K-Pop debut. Although the meeting was short and the two split to different companies, their friendship remains strong as they continue to support and cheer each other on.

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7. SHINee’s MinHo and Son HyunJoo

MinHo‘s surprising best friend is older… much older… 26 years older to be exact! MinHo is surprisingly one of the close friends to the veteran actor Son HyunJoo. The two met through their drinking group, but became fast friends through their interest in acting. Son HyunJoo has recalled MinHo as one of his dearest companions on interviews, and so has MinHo!

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6. BIGBANG’s T.O.P and Lee DongHwi

Knowing T.O.P‘s unique personality and tastes, you’d think he’d be one of a kind. Apparently not, because his surprising close relationship with Lee DongHwi blossomed through similar tastes! Lee DongHwi fondly recalled how T.O.P would drive him around and even lend him clothes during his difficult times. The two were cast together for the movie “Tazza 2”, and T.O.P would offer up his spacious room to use together. Although the two are busy with their schedules, they make sure to find time to catch up with one another frequently.

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5. BTS’s Jin and Lee GukJoo

Surprise, surprise! BTS Jin has been one of the first close celebrity friend of comedian Lee GukJoo. GukJoo is famous for her hilarious personality that attracts some of the most handsome idols in the industry, such as Henry and Jackson to name a few! But Jin and Lee GukJoo has been close friends for a long time as her name could be found in the Thank You section of early BTS albums for Jin. The two were so close that their meet ups even stirred up dating rumors between the two.

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4. BLOCK B’s Zico and Choi TaeJoon

You know Zico‘s fast friends with big names such as Mino, Zion.T and more, but did you know he’s maintained an 8 year bromance with the actor Choi TaeJoon? The two met during their pre-debut days when they both had the same audition manager. Through the connection, the two leaned on each other during high and low times of their career. The two is well known to go traveling together and even share each others’ home pass codes!

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3. FIESTAR’s CaoLu and Kang HaNeul

Cao Lu has an extensive line of foreign-celebrity friends, but she’s also the close friend to rising actor, Kang HaNeul! The two met during their studies at the JoongAng University. They would frequently meet up to chat, study and drink together back in the day. HaNeul even admitted that he called her by an endearing nickname – ‘Olu’. Aww~

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2. SISTAR’s HyoLyn and Park SeoJun

The two met during their love interest roles on “Dream High 2”, but their friendship has grown closer ever since. Park SeoJun revealed in an interview that he never thought that it was possible to become friends with a girl, but he fell head over heels in friendly love with HyoLyn‘s refreshing and blunt personality. The two frequently visit each others’ promotional tours to cheer each other on. And fans can’t get enough of their sneaky skin ships in between!

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1. BTS’s V and Park BoGum

This flower boy bromance is well known among the A.R.M.Ys. BTS’s V and Park BoGum became fast friends when V bluntly approached Park BoGum for his phone number during their music show MC era. Since then, the two shared mutual love and respect for music and composing. After relying on each other for music and acting advise, the two are often seen hanging out with each other at concerts and promotional events. People usually take their significant other on an amusement park date, but V’s choice of date was with none other than Park BoGum!

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10 Things: K-Pop Idols Enlisting in the Army in 2017

Every male Korean citizens must take up arms to report for their mandatory duties – famous K-Pop idols included!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Jun K’s Instagram

 

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.”

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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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8. Beenzino

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!

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9. SeulOng

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!

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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!

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10 Things: K-Pop Idols Who Were Born Into Rich Families

K-Pop idols are rich, famous and glamorous, but did you know some of them were truly born that way?

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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!

Must Read : Dorm of 3 Kpop Rookie Girl Groups : Rich-Poor Gap

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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