New to K-pop? Wondering why people keep referring to their “bias”? With all the talk about love-rage and bias-list ruiners recently, it seems an appropriate time to help people new to K-pop (or people with decision-making trouble) choose a bias. There are a myriad of factors that go into choosing your bias in a group, and even more that go into choosing your ultimate bias (but thats another story all together). Next time you discover a new group or find yourself torn between two members in the same group use this simple guide to help you decide.
So you’ve just discovered a new K-pop group, their most recent single really appealed to you and now you are interested in learning more, including learning enough to choose a bias. The first thing you are going to want to consider is which member you find the most physically attractive. This may sound shallow, but immediate attraction is the easiest jumping off point for bias selection.
For example, when I discovered SHINee I watched all the MVs they had released and chose the member I though was the most stylistically and physically attractive over all the concepts, which ended up being Onew. His hair and clothes were to most constantly appealing to me and his adorable smile is not to be ignored. You want attraction that is going to stick even if the person changes their hair or clothes, so keep that in mind; especially considering how often K-pop bands try “new” images.
When it comes to choosing a bias physically and stylistically, there are a number of archetypal categories to look out for in a group. This comes down to the standard question, “what is your type?” because the same types will show up over and over. There are the perfect visuals, whose looks are barely to be believed, and will appeal to you if you like perfection (such as SNSD’s YoonaU-KISSs Kiseop). There are the cute members, sometimes sporting pudgy cheeks, and who despite their personality may be forced into aegyo behavior a lot (such as Jewelry’s Yewon).
There are the dashingly handsome men and classically beautiful women, who encompass the gender ideal, but who can also be more unique looking than the perfect visual (such as Super Junior’s Siwon). Maybe you like big teeth, or eye smiles, or strong noses, or tall people, or short people, but regardless by trusting your initial attraction you can take the first step in choosing a bias.
So you’ve chosen the member you think is the most attractive, but now that you are drawn to that idol you want to know more about them. The first thing to know is what role does your potential bias play in the group? Are they a vocalist, or a dancer, or a visual, or a rapper, or perhaps a support member? You may find that after a while you are drawn to a certain role in a group, not just a certain type of person. There are people who always prefer the rapper, probably because of the image that goes along with that role, and people who find a good singing voice attractive, no matter what the idol may physically look like. For example, both Taemin of SHINee and Kai of EXO weren’t appealing to me until I saw them dance, but once I recognized their prowess in their role I was much more drawn to them.
This can also be a bias breaker, because there are times when the most physically attractive member in a group may also be the least talented in other aspects. This may not deter you, you may stay true to your original instincts about an idol even if you find out their live singing voice is sub par, but it is always something to consider. There are also times when an idols seeming lack of talent may be what endears them to you.
T.O.P is known for his somewhat awkward dancing, but instead of fans liking him less because of it there are many people who think it adds to his unique charm. Perhaps the idol you like isn’t the most talented in their group’s musical activities, but is an excellent drama actor or comedian (Such as ZE:As Kwanghee), both respected talents in the entertainment industry. When choosing a bias, be sure to keep your eye out for any talent that may arise.
So you’ve chosen an idol you are attracted to and that is talented in some way, so now you want to know about their personality off stage, who they really are (“really” being relative in the K-pop world). Reality shows and variety shows are the best places to start to get a feel for an idol’s personality. If the group has done an independent reality show, that only showcased them, then you are in luck because that will be sure to give each member at least a little screen time. However, if the group has only had time on already existing variety programs, such as Weekly Idol, the screen time may not be evenly distributed and it can be harder to find all the member’s personalities.
Once you do get a clear impression of your potential bias’s personality it may turn out that you don’t like them at all. Sometimes the most beautiful faces hide the worst attitude, and vice versa, you may find that you are suddenly attracted to an idol you never would have expected to be because of their awesome sense of humor or sweet nature.
Discovering member’s personalities can be especially difficult with new groups if they haven’t done a lot of promotional activities yet, but this can also be a benefit because the members haven’t been given the time to make any big social mistakes either. This is always something to look out for, because inevitably your bias will say or do something that will bring them under criticism, but at the end of the day we are all human so it is important to choose a bias with that in mind.
Like with talents, or lack thereof, personality traits, or personality flaws, are what are endearing about each idol. Jonghyun of SHINee is known for both having a big mouth and being a cry baby, but those traits can easily be taken either way, as a virtue or a flaw, and that is where your personal preferences come into judging idols’ personalities.
Do you prefer out-going people or shy, introverted people? Do you like a bit of attitude or do you prefer the sweet, polite type? No natural aegyo or lots of it? For example, I never found Minho of SHINee attractive until I saw him on Hello Baby and got a look into his sweet, responsible personality which hadnt been conveyed through MVs alone. Watch as many shows as you can featuring the group you like and inevitably you will begin to see personality patterns that will give you insights into your potential bias’ nature.
So you’ve found an idol that you think is attractive, talented, and interesting, at this point it is pretty safe to say that that idol is bias material, so next time a fellow K-pop fan asks who is your bias? you will have an answer ready. Obviously, there are many other factors that may factor in to why you like a certain idol, and over time biases change so you may have to go through this process many times during your stint as a fan, but don’t let that discourage you, discovering a new bias is one of the greatest joys of K-pop.
What about you, readers? How did you choose your bias?
YG Entertainmentproducer Bigtoneposted a photo of the WINNER boys and tagged all their new Instagram accounts to it. Kang Seung Yoon's account is @w_n_r00, Song Min Ho's is @realllllmino, Kim Jin Woo's is @xxjjjwww, Lee Seung Hoon's is @maetamong, and Nam Tae Hyun's is @souththth.
All the men minus Lee Seung Hoon have began posting already, so remember topass and observe them!
WINNER Joins Instagram Again!orionight November 28, 2015 0 Slightly below a month after the release of the legitimate WINNER Town Instagram account, the individuals of the up-and-coming crew take made the verdictto check in for Instagram themselves.
Each member already has over 100,000 followers, and one of the crucial members post more than others. Seunghoon, on one hand, hasnt posted a unmarried photo as of the time of writing, whilst Seungyoon has posted the most.
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Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook Pass Head-to-Head in New “Running Man” Episodenotclaira November 28, 2015 0 Everlasting squabblers Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook go head-to-head in the November 29 broadcast of SBS’ “Running Man.”
Guests come with Im Yo Hwan, Hong Jin Ho, Super Junior’s Leeteuk and Heechul, and EXID’s Hani. In the episode, the result ofthe primary game come to a decision who could be in the “senior” team and who will be in the “junior” team. The “junior” team has to obey and strengthen the “senior” team for the remainder of the episode.
Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook on an ordinary basis bicker at the show, and this time their competitiongot here to a head. “He’s the hyung, yet he acts like that because he needs to be called ‘hyung,’” Kim Jong Kook says.
Haha to Make a unique Appearance on Bolin Chens Film kiddy_nights November 28, 2015 0 Taiwans superstar Bolin Chen turns out to have had a amusing time with Haha of Endless Challenge.
Bolin Chen uploaded a photo onto his social media account on November 28, saying, Tonight, Infinite Challenge. Haha, it was oncefantastic to have filmed with you. Thank you, announcing that Haha is creating a special appearance on his movie Risking Existence for Love.
In the photo, the 2appear to channel the vivacity of the filming scene directly, taking a looksatisfied and making funny faces.
Park Bo Young and Cha Tae Hyun Might Reunite at theLarge Screennotclaira November 28, 2015 0 Actors Cha Tae Hyun and Park Bo Young were reported to be robustapplicants for casting in the impendingmovie “With God.”
If the rumors are true, this would be their first film in combination in seven years. Their finaltaskused to be “Scandal Makers” in 2008 when they played a father-daughter pair. The 2 actors have remained close and Park Bo Young continues to playfully confer with the older actor as “Dad.”
Ha Jung Woo has already been showed to be forged in the film, which tells the tale of a guy who dies and will have togo througha sequence of trials for 49 days in the afterlife, weaving in quite so much ofcomponents from classic Korean folklore. According to a webtoon of the similar name, the film is to be directed through Kim Yong Hwa.
Tiffany posted the images onto her Instagram, and the womenglance adorable in their white-and-black outfits in the primary photo, and sleekly gorgeous in the second. The girls are coming back with a Christmas song on December 4th, so make certain youstay your eyes out for it!
Updated: TaeTiSeo Releases Particular person Teaser Photographs for Christmas Albumkokoberry November 24, 2015 0 Updated 11/28/15:
Tiffany is the following member to expose her teaser image!
Taeyeons individual teaser symbol has been revealed. Dwell tuned for Tiffany and Seohyuns teaser images!
TaeTiSeo Are Chic in More “Dear Santa” Teaser Pictures notclaira November 28, 2015 0 In preparation for their upcoming Christmas album, “Dear Santa,” Girls’ Generation subunit TaeTiSeo had beenliberating a veritable hurricane of teaser images in quite so much of themes.
Previously, they showed their subtlefacet in a iciness wonderland, dressed in white sweaters and fidgeting with fairy lights. In the recent images, they sing their own praises a more mature and sublimeglance in matching lace skirts and prime collars. The 3 girls seem like dolls opposed to the dramatic red background.
“Dear Santa” is determined to be released at the hours of darkness KST on December 4. They are going to existappearing the identifymusic of the similarcall at Music Bank on an identical day.
Yoo Jae Suk Brilliantly Acts Out His Role as Most sensibleBig name ck525 November 28, 2015 0 Yoo Jae Suk showed off his acting abilities equally he starred in “My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol.
On the episode of MBC’s “Infinite Challenge” aired on November 28, the “Giving ‘Infinite Challenge’” special continues. Prior to now being sold off to the “My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol” team in an auction, the profits were all donated to charity.
In the drama, Yoo Jae Suk takes on 3other roles—a shiny painter, secretary, and himself as top star Yoo Jae Suk. The filming at the back of Yoo Jaek Suk as he acts out himself with Baek Jin Hee is printed on “Infinite Challenge.”
The popular KBS 2 Television entertainment program 'Superman Returns' football player Lee Dong Gook's son Daebak learned to stroll without conserving onto his father's hand.
On the newest episode of the popular KBS 2 TV entertainment program 'Superman Returns,' which aired on November 29, 2015, the Song Il Gook family, the Lee Hwi Jae family, the Lee Dong Gook circle of relatives and the Choo Sung Hoon own family enjoyed spending time with the children.
Lee Dong Gook helped Daebak walk round thehousehold room, coaching him gradually alongside his hands held tightly to his son's. When Lee Dong Gook were given tired and sat on a sofa, Daebak held Lee Dong Gook's hands and took his steps, urging Lee Dong Gook to assist him. In similar news, the KBS 2 TV entertainment program 'Superman Returns' tells a tale of Korean superstar dads and their children. Actor Song Il Gook and his triplets Song Dae Han, Song Min Gook, and Song Guy Sae, MMA fighter Choo Sung Hoon and Easternbesttype Yano Shiho's daughter Choo Sarang, and comic Lee Hwi Jae and his dual sons Lee Suh Joon and Lee Suh Uhn star in the show. The KBS 2 TV entertainment program 'Superman Returns' airs each Sunday night.