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A lot of times, we don't really think about K-Pop idols and their actual origins unless it's obvious. The reason is that they all generally have that refined Korean celebrity look and because of this, we assume that they are all Korean.

But Americans have been part of the K-Pop scene for a lot longer than we think. In fact, some of them have even become an iconic figure in the world of K-Pop as veteran idols. Have a look below.

 

Jessica (Girls' Generation)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

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Tiffany (Girls' Generation)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Twitter

 

Peniel (BTOB)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

twitter

 

Kevin (U-KISS)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

twitter

 

Jae(Day6)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Weet Park 0915

 

B.M (K.A.R.D)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Star1

 

Jay Park

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Cosmopolitan

 

Krystal (f(x))

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Cosmopolitan

 

Joshua (SEVENTEEN)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

LOVE SICK

 

Samuel Kim

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Dispatch

 

Cory (24k)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Instagram

 

Amber (f(x))

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

SM Entertainment

 

Benji (B.I.G)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Instiz

 

Aron (NU'EST)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Idol Issue

 

Mark (GOT7)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

MARKPOINT

 

Johnny (NCT)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Delphinus

 

Vernon (SEVENTEEN)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

 

Nicole (Former KARA)

K-Pop Idols Who Are Actually American

Instiz

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Emma ohe
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Emma ohe
Apr 8, 2021 03:12 am

My name is emma and I'm american and I want to be Korean is it possible?

Morgan
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Morgan
May 9, 2021 12:15 pm
Reply to  Emma ohe

You can be Korean if you live in Korea for a certain amount of time and fulfill the requirements to become a Korean citizen

keisi
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keisi
Apr 19, 2021 12:17 pm
Reply to  Emma ohe

Umm no, you cant be korean cause your family is american and you are american

Jules
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Jules
Sep 22, 2020 12:48 am

Does anyone remember a group from the late 90's with an American member named Jason Stevens?  I can't recall the name of the group for the life of me, but they were small as far as fame, and I believe may have only released a single album.  This was around the same time as Eagle 5, who also had 2 American members. One by the name of Danny Shin, and the other named Ron Reichard.

Debby
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Debby
Jul 22, 2020 01:59 am

If nationalities meant only american nationalities. I think it's only ARON holds american passport.

The other I think either holds a Korean passport or both. I think most of them are Korean passport holder.

Debby
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Debby
Jul 22, 2020 02:01 am
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I forgot amber Liu also a US passport holder.

Truth_Zenle
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Truth_Zenle
Jun 10, 2020 06:41 pm

Half american bro, not only american, they are half dude HALF!!

NeoFall_
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NeoFall_
Feb 2, 2021 11:53 pm
Reply to  Truth_Zenle

they don't mean American as in white, they mean American as in they come from America dumbass

Nancy
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Nancy
Jan 24, 2020 08:03 pm

somi ^^

Leigh
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Leigh
Mar 16, 2020 11:16 pm
Reply to  Nancy

Somi’s Canadian

Lyra
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Lyra
Jan 5, 2020 07:32 am

mina from twice

gayforgirlgroups
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gayforgirlgroups
Apr 27, 2020 01:41 pm
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wtf? wait, she's American??

TZUYU
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TZUYU
Jul 17, 2020 05:00 am

Mina des TWiCE est japonaise à 100%

Zzz
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Zzz
May 6, 2020 07:42 am

Yeh, she was born in the us but grew up in Japan

multi stan
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multi stan
Dec 23, 2019 04:01 am

Heuning Kai from txt, Eric Nam, Sammy/ Woosung from The Rose

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jul 7, 2019 03:16 pm

“bUt ThEy DoNt LoOk AmErIcAn, LoOk At ThEiR eYeS”

  1. theres something called korean american
  2. theres also something called plastic surgery-
Truth_Zenle
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Truth_Zenle
Jun 10, 2020 06:39 pm
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They are half American

Dick janeway
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Dick janeway
Dec 10, 2019 06:55 am
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ipsfudhpduhpuhf iuhdsuhpuihdfpushpuhpuhdpiudhp ujds to you

fangirling
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fangirling
Feb 18, 2019 01:27 pm

I already know about Amber Liu, and Vernon looks very foreign in general. One of the TXT members are american too.
And Mark ily notice m e e e e e
<3

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jan 22, 2019 04:17 am

euna kim

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Guest
Guest
Jan 22, 2019 04:08 am

Eric nam

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jan 22, 2019 04:06 am

Ailee
yoon mirae

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 4, 2018 04:11 pm

you miss Sunny of SNSD, she's also american

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jan 22, 2019 04:07 am
Reply to  Guest

No daisy from MOMOLAND isn’t American

Guest
Guest
Guest
Jun 4, 2018 05:58 pm
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Twice Mina, Daisy & Nancy from Momoland