HIGHLIGHT just made their long awaited debut-comeback as a brand new group. They’ve shed their past of negative energy and regrouped as a group with a bright future. Although the five members had to give up the rights to their debut name BEAST, and the following songs, HIGHLIGHT returned full force after forming their very own label, Around Us Entertainment.
KiKwang can certifiably say that he’s got a one-in-a-million type of face, because he was just awarded I-Magazine’s Fashion Face Award for Asian Male in the 2016. He beat out the hottest actors and artists from all over Asia to be named the face with “great proportion”.
Yeah he’s a good looking fellow, but we know him best as the main dancer and lead vocalist of HIGHLIGHT – formerly known as BEAST. Although the group legally left Cube Entertainment to set up their own company, Around Us Entertainment, the group was unsuccessful in persuading Cube to allow them to continue promoting as BEAST.
But even so, KiKwang and his brothers didn’t take no as an answer.
Let’s go back to the start of what we know as Lee KiKwang.
KiKwang initially debuted as AJ, a soloist under Cube Entertainment. His debut song was titled “Dancing Shoes”, where his now-members acted as back up dancers for the idol. Although he saw decent success, he ultimately decided to join the guy to debut as BEAST.
He may have been just a boy back during the AJ-era, but KiKwang is a full grown beast today. He’s best known for having one of the sickest bods in all of K-Pop. I meant look at all that rippling muscle and alpha-male aura!
And KiKwang worked hard for that money. He’s a huge exercise enthusiast who “NEVER STOP”s and continues to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Kicking the soccer ball around with his FC Men brothers. FC Men is a celebrity soccer team that was founded by JYJ’s Kim JunSu. Along with famous members, such as YoSeob, DuJun, INFINITE’s WooHyun, SHINee’s MinHo and more, KiKwang lives for the moments on the field.
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He’s got the body and the aura of an alpha-male, but as soon as KiKwang turns on his smile – he’s just a baby puppy. His famous eye-smile is beloved by fans all over the world. His big eyes disappear into two downward lines as they create the most adorable puppy-like smile. And he’s got the cutest aegyo to boot!
Aegyo off-stage, full blown charisma on-stage. Could we have asked for a better idol to stan our lives for?
If you’re gonna try to win your way into this man’s heart. You’re going to need two things: dancing and shoes. (Literally his debut song). He lives to dance on stage – not just his BEAST/HIGHLIGHT songs either – and collect the most beautiful, exclusive shoes in the world.
This week, we’re hooked on GOT7’s YuGyeom. From his undeniable charisma on stage to his ridiculous persona as GOT7’s supportive maknae, YuGyeom has more than a truck load of charms that easily melts our hearts to mush. Are you not stanning the Gyeom-train yet?
Let me tell you what you’re missing out on about the one and only YuGyeom!
My Idol Monday: YuGyeom of GOT7
Our My Idol of the week is YuGyeom of GOT7. He’s the lead dancer, vocalist and maknae to the JYP’s latest dance boy group – and he’s all you’ve ever needed in life. To cover the basics, he’s just a dreamy heartthrob – but let’s let the photo proofs to the talking. 😉
He’s the maknae of the group, but many confuse him as the oldest – mainly because of his matured visuals and focused personality. However, iGOT7s know that YuGyeom has that special dose of aegyo hidden inside of him. It’s clearly apparent in his random expressions and the the natural maknae tone of voice!
I don’t know what it is but when YG scrunches up his face like that… just makes me a little dizzy inside~
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But really, his signature point is that tiny beauty mark right underneath his left eye. It’s clearly visible, but tiny to the point of making his face even hotter (if that was even possible). Non-iGOT7s can easily identify our man with this simple dot.
Since we’re on the subject of body parts… have you seen YuGyeom’s collarbone and neckline? Oh. Em. Gee. To die for!
But c’mon! Looks can only go so far.
YuGyeom’s sexiest point is his dancing skills. His one true passion and dream is letting his body groove to the beat. His Instagram page basically rivals any dance teams’ account. On a weekly basis, YuGyeom keeps us up to date on his innovative, stylish, and at-times-dorky choreography.
You know who else was proud? YuGyeom’s one and only long-time idol, Chris Brown, took to his Instagram to follow our idol! YuGyeom is the very rare few – if not only – K-Pop idol that the R&B dance king follows on SNS. Talk about a successful fan on a global scale!
Our YuGyeom’s a visual-artist, an artist of dance, and an artist of fame – but he’s also got the vocals to complete his K-Pop package.
That’s why he’s one of the few true K-Pop maknae-on-top in existence. He’s not afraid to take a hit from his hyungs as he is likely to hit them right back even harder. The other GOT7 members definitely spoil their beloved maknae too much… but we love it!
YuGyeom is best friends with the one and only JungKook of BTS. JungKook is probably the best known to be have very selective amount of friends, and as the best known maknae-on-top for his daring jokes to his BTS hyungs. Even if the hyungs of both groups even took their jokes seriously, YuGyeom and JungKook probably laughs about it together and continue on their merry maknae ways~
B.A.P is making their comeback with the group’s 6th single album, titled “ROSE”. The boys are ready to Wake You Up this week as their title track’s music video drops in matter of hours for March 7th, 2017! As we’re obsessing over the boys’ tasty trailers and teasers, we’ve become hooked on the group’s lead vocalist, YoungJae.
If you’re not stan-ing YoungJae hardcore yet, you’ve lost your mind.
My Idol Monday: YoungJae of B.A.P
This week, we’re all about one man and one man only – Yoo YoungJae!
He’s the lead vocalist of B.A.P and arguably the eye candy of the group. He brings joy to all BABYs out there through his visuals as well as his fab vocal techniques. Our YJ debuted on January 26, 2012 paired with his trusty yellow bunny – Jokomato.
He’s a stunning performer as he is a visual. I mean he’s gotten training for years under multiple talent agencies, and his fancams are literally to die for.
I keep saying eye candy, eye candy, eye candy – but really… he’s a one good looking dude. The latest teasers for the group’s 6th single album, “ROSE”, dropped a while back and we were pools of mush on the floor. Just look at this man holding a beautiful rose with his beautiful style in his beautiful pink coat!
But behind this sexy, charismatic exterior lies the main reason why we love our YJ. He’s a total wild child with the talent to get us LMAO-ing all day long. First, his heart shaped lips? Love it! His careless use of his stunning visuals by making the weirdest faces? Go ahead, boyfrand!
YoungJae also has the dorkiest personality. Here he is with DaeHyun, mimicking Korean country accents while arguing that you’re family once you share a meal together. Just the way he talks is totally eepduk!
But don’t be fooled. This man is a hot blooded male with lots of emotions brewing inside. He’s been deemed the member with the most ups and downs. He has his moods, but that’s because he’s a man of feels who loves his beer, his music, his car and his drive.
So how did this creature of beauty and class find his way into our hearts?
It all began when he auditioned for JYP Entertainment way back when. He most definitely got cast thanks to his stunning visuals and vocals, but he left the agency to pursue his role in B.A.P. While he was one of the many JYP trainees during the day, he met his one true love bff, JB of GOT7.
They’ve been friends since their trainee days together, and they’re everlasting love was featured on an episode of “Bromance”. JB x YoungJae? Most definitely shippable!
JB and YoungJae are cute, no doubt…
But the chemistry between YoungJae and his band mate DaeHyun literally shoots straight through my heart! They’ve been room mates at their dorms, so the love between these brothers are just inseparable. It also helps that these two boys are in charge of the visual department in B.A.P too~ 😉