To be a successful fan is one thing, but a K-Pop idol being a successful of another K-Pop star is truly amazing.
A successful fan means someone who was able to develop a close relationship with their stanning idol. Successful fans are usually someone who gets a shout out or personal moment with their idols, but there are successful fans who are actually idols who were able to become close to their stans!
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Check out (and envy to your hearts content) the top 10 cases of K-Pop idols who became successful fans.
1. VICTON & HIGHLIGHT (BEAST)
VICTON debuted in 2016 under Plan A Entertainment, and have been gaining a lot of fans for being the first brother group to Apink. They expressed repeatedly that they were big fans of HIGHLIGHT (BEAST), and wished to become like them. For their latest comeback, “EYEZ EYEZ”, HIGHLIGHT’s DongWoon sent out a special shout out video to the rookies!
Plan A Entertainment, Around Us Entertainment
2. AOA’s SeolHyun & SNSD’s TaeYeon
SeolHyun revealed that she’s a big fan of TaeYeon and listen to her album on repeat. When she heard this, TaeYeon gave a special shout out to SeolHyun on live radio saying, “It’s ok to come at me harder.” She also posted a series of photos of her radio session and added the hashtag saying ‘I miss you SeolHyun’.
3. Kwak DongYeon & Kim SoHyun
From the very beginning, Kwak DongYeon chose his ideal type Kim SoHyun over his lovely co-star, Kim YooJung. When he was given the chance to finally speak to her over the telephone, the young actor blushed so hard and didn’t know what to do with himself! With both actors being of similar age, they promised to support each other and become closer.
MBC, Pocari Sweat
4. BLOCK B’s Zico & Ji ChangWook
When BLOCK B’s Zico was featured on an episode of “We Got Married”, the daesae idol had the chance to meet the daesae actor, Ji ChangWook. Zico was stunned by the actor’s beauty and immediately turned into fangirl-mode. The two daesae stars were able to become closer and had decided to become friends.
5. Lee JeHoon & BIGBANG’s G-Dragon
G-Dragon has an infinite amount of fans from both non-celebrities and celebrities alike. Lee JeHoon and GD featured on the special movie episode of “Infinite Challenge”. There, Lee JeHoon shared a scene with GD in a car, and expressed his long time fan-ship of BIGBANG. GD blushed by the compliment, and agreed to share contact information with the actor!
6. SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi & SHINee
All CARATs know that Hoshi is a big SHINee World. After growing up watching his idols on stage, he debuted as a idol himself and stood with his idols on the very same stage! Whenever SHINee won the music show’s trophy, you can always see Hoshi fangirl-ing right behind the senior idols. With SEVENTEEN on their way to become famous K-Pop stars, like SHINee, Hoshi will be doing more than cheering the next time he sees his idol SHINees.
7. I.O.I’s Somi & 2NE1’s Minzy
Somi revealed that she’s been a big fan of 2NE1 since she was young. She even sang a song by 2NE1 for her JYP audition! When she got the chance to star in “Unnies’ Slam Dunk 2” with her idol, she couldn’t keep her eyes off of her idol. Minzy was welcoming of her fan-junior and grew closer and closer to Somi as the series progressed!
8. SHINee’s JongHyun & Uhm JungHwa
JongHyun revealed that he’s been a long time fan of Uhm JungHwa growing up. When he got the chance to collaborate with the veteran idol on her long-awaited new album, JongHyun posted up a photo of the two on Twitter saying, “I was shaking while taking the photo.”
9. VIXX’s HongBin & Park HyoShin
HongBin was offered to audition from multiple agencies, but declined them except one. When Jellyfish Entertaiment – home of Park HyoShin – gave him a call, he jumped on the chance to be under the same label as his long time idol, Park HyoShin. Throughout his training, Park HyoShin became his close friend and mentor, eventually becoming close enough to visit HongBin at his various events.
10. INFINITE’s SungGyu & Nell
SungGyu‘s successful fan story is much like a movie. As a young student, SungGyu grew up loving Nell‘s music. He got a part time job working for a cafe near Woollim Entertainment (then-home to Nell), and actually ran into Nell’s manager. When the manager found out that SungGyu was a big fan of Nell, he offered SungGyu an audition, where he eventually passed and became the label mate and close friend of his idols. His destiny-like story is so famous that idols chose him as the most successful fan-idol on “Weekly Idol”!