What impresses me about k-pop is how organized and systematized being an idol or part of an idol group is. There are many positions in k-pop groups, which I previously discussed already, and one of those is the “visual” position. As its name suggests, the “visual” is considered the most visually appealing (or in simple terms, most good-looking) member of the group.
K-pop has seen its fair share of male idol visuals throughout the industry’s long track record. Some of the most notable visuals of the previous generation include ex-TVXQ/JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong and INFINITE’s L (Kim Myungsoo). Undeniably, these lads are indeed strikingly appealing and quite frankly, just handsome; however, behind their glow, there may be another member who is as gorgeous and beautiful.
Let us talk about some of the hidden visuals of currently popular k-pop boy groups.
VERIVERY – Minchan
If it’s VERIVERY, probably the member who’ll be remembered by many the most will be its maknae and visual, Kangmin. However, aside from Kangmin, the group actually has another visual: Minchan! Minchan is Verivery’s third oldest member who is also their lead vocalist and visual. Despite Minchan being VERIVERY’s resident jokester, no one can deny how gorgeous he is.
Aside from his good looks and performing talent, Minchan is also well-versed in video editing and directing. As a matter of fact, he directed and edited several of Verivery’s music videos! My most favorite is the So Gravity music video. We love a multi-talented visual!
Stray Kids – Lee Know
Hyunjin is the most famed Stray Kids member for his good-looks. That being said, there is another member of the group who is recognized for his incredibly handsome face: Lee Know! Lee Know is the second oldest Stray Kids member who is also talented as a dancer, singer, and even a rapper.
Many fans who see Lee Know for the first time actually assume that Lee Know is of Japanese nationality, but he’s definitely not and is from Gimpo, South Korea. With his handsome features, he even trended (along with the last idol of this list) on Korean forum sites for their extraordinary good looks on Mnet’s survival shows.
Drippin – Kim Dongyun
One of k-pop’s rising rookies, Drippin, also has a popular visual in their roster despite being relatively new to the scene. The group’s lead vocal and center, Cha Junho, happens to also be the visual of Produce X 101’s defunct final group, X1. Also from the same program, another Drippin member getting attention for his handsome face is Kim Dongyun!
Unlike Junho’s strikingly handsome aura, Dongyun is more on the cute and puppy-like side. It also seems that their company has taken an interest in promoting Dongyun as another visual member considering the exposure given to him from their two most recent music videos!
VICTON – Subin
Being hailed as one of the top visuals of Produce X 101, Byungchan of VICTON has been popular for his angelic face and bright smile but aside from him lies another angelic face in the group: their youngest member, Subin!
If you watch K-dramas, you may recognize him for he is also venturing into acting. He was part of the main cast of the webdrama The Guilty Secret and portrayed the brother of Yoon Shiyoon in tvN drama Psycopath Diary.
ASTRO – Moonbin
Put in the ranks of the previously mentioned Kim Jaejoong and Kim Myungsoo, ASTRO has a visual genius within the group, the ever famous Cha Eunwoo. However, another handsome member of ASTRO is as deserving of the hype: Moonbin. Moonbin is the main dancer and is a lead vocalist of the group, who happens to be also very good-looking.
Unlike Cha Eunwoo, Moonbin has a more mature and sexy image; nevertheless, he can also be very cute, flower boy-like, and adorable! Aside from his face, another appealing side of Moonbin is his sculpted body and golden physique.
Golden Child – Jibeom
If it’s Golden Child, it’s undeniable that their maknae, Bomin, is the visual you will think of. But would it surprise you if I told you he’s not the only visual of the team? That’s right, for they have three! And one of the three Golden Child visuals garnering lots of attention right now is their lead vocalist, Jibeom! It’s been revealed that Jibeom is originally to be promoted as a visual member, but because of his talent, people were made to focus on singing and dancing instead. However, no one can stop his face from exuding nothing but handsomeness!
His good looks don’t only pierce through the hearts of fans but veteran Korean stars as well! When he appeared on King of Masked Singer, not only the female panelists but also the male panelists were in awe of how handsome he is when he did the face reveal! Veteran stars Song Gain, Shin Bongsun, Lee Boram, Kim Yeonji, Lee Seokheon, and more did not only approve of his talent, but also of his prince-like visuals.
Of course, k-pop shouldn’t be limited to the positions that have been given to them. Let’s all marvel the different strengths of the different idols! And definitely not just these boys from their groups have handsome faces, since I’m more than sure everyone in VERIVERY, Stray Kids, Drippin, Victon, ASTRO, and Golden Child qualify as visual members.
Do you know of other visuals that are “hidden” behind another much more popular visual? Let me know in the comments!