K pop idols who defy the conventional Korean beauty standards, Ft BTS' RM & MAMAMOO's Hwasa

We have cherry-picked K-pop idols who redefine the traditional beauty standards of Korea. Read on to find out.
BTS' RM has naturally tanned skin K pop idols who defy the conventional Korean beauty standards, Ft BTS' RM & MAMAMOO's Hwasa
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One of the first things I learnt about Korea as soon as I became a fan of Korean culture was their impossible beauty standards. Korean beauty standards are some of the strictest beauty standards to follow. I read horror stories about how idols and actors are pressurised into getting plastic surgeries and botox done to fit into a certain beauty type. However, over the years with K-pop becoming more global, fans have come to terms with the fact that beauty doesn't have a type and that, beauty certainly lies in the eyes of the beholder. Here are 5 K-pop idols who defy the conventional Korean beauty standards.

1. BTS' RM

BTS' frontman and rapper-songwriter Kim Namjoon aka RM has gorgeous tanned skin with sharp model-like features. His unique features make him stand out in the crowd and prove that beauty with brains is indeed a deadly combo!

2. MAMAMOO's Hwasa

MAMAMOO's Hwasa is a stunning woman with a beautiful, velvety voice that matches her overall persona. Hwasa is often criticised for not fitting into the 'cute Korean girl' prototype, but she doesn't care and has created her own beauty standards. We stan a Queen!

3. Jessi

The talented Nunu Nana hitmaker is bold and confident. Born and raised in The United States Of America, Jessi doesn't follow the typical Korean beauty standards. In fact, the talented soloist believes that one must embrace their individuality because that's what makes you unique. Atta girl!

4. EXO's Kai

EXO's Kai has a sensuous vibe, tanned skin and striking features, all of which are atypical to Korean beauty standards. SM Entertainment gave him the 'sensuous image' since the beginning of his career, despite Kai's initial protests. But aren't we glad to have him this way, because we wouldn't want to have him any other way!

5. Lee Hyori

A queen! Many consider Lee Hyori as a pioneer when it comes to mainstream representation of female idols with tanned skin in K-pop. She is stunning and oh so talented! We cannot get enough of Lee Hyori. 

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Which idols do you think defy the conventional beauty standards in K-pop? Share your thoughts with Pinkvilla in the comments below.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Hwaasaa love u

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Hwasa is so so pretty I love her so much

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes that's joon he is so handsome

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

He looks like prince

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I love him sm

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

So handsome

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I really love Namjoon

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

namjoon is so cute and handsome

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

namjoon the best

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

True beauty comes from the heart.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

KIM NAMJOON IS BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

People are really beautiful, Kim Namjoon, that man is really cute, he has the combination of intelligence with beauty and that is really unique

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Namjoon is an icon and everyone knows how beautiful he is

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Namjoon is too pretty

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

RM is so the hottest guy you can meet

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Namjoon is my bias. He is not just handsome, he is also so talented. What a beautiful person. He is so cool!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

RM IS LITERALLY ONE OF THE HOTTEST GUYS OUT THERE

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

King Namjoon and Queen Hwasa

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

RM is so HOT & HANDSOME!!!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

hwasa and namjoon, ayeee

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

RM so handsome. His smile makes my heart melt

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

#RM is handsome & talented...

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

KING NAMJOON, just that

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

RM is so handsome! I'm always shocked by how beautiful he is whenever I see him!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Namjoon is honestly so beautiful

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

of course, RM king and Hwasa Queen!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

RM king!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

my handsome RM!! he is just so talented and charming. love him so much!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

BTS RM and MAMAMMOO'S HWASA are beautiful person and they're so talent

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Namjoon (RM) is immensely talented & handsome...he is definitely a role model for me...he holds the power of wisdom and a great artist!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

i wish tan skin was more accepted in Korean beauty standards

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Hot guy RM baby

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Is Jessi really the non-conventional beauty standard of Korea? She seems like the standard beauty of the country. If not above the beauty standard!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

God Namjoon and king

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

RM KING

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Namjoon King

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

kim namjoon is more than the normal definition of beautiful. he is so much more than that.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

GOD RM is handsome and very talented. He has endured so much criticism throughout his career but he has stood tall and achieved much success individually as well as with the group. All the idols that were named are handsome and talented, I hope I'm glad none of them doubted their talent despite the criticism

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Hwasa Queen, indeed!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Hwasa is the queen!!

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Hwasa beauty queen

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Hwasa such a queens

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Queen hwasa ❤️

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Wait if kai's skin is tanned then I must have born in the sun

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Hwasa is always true to herself. She never tried to change depending on what others think. Such a down to earth personality and inspiring journey. I have so much respect for Ahn Maria Hwasa

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Queen Hwasa

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

QUEEN HWASAAA

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

Hwasa is such an ICON!