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A Quick Guide to Choosing Your K-pop Bias

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  A Quick Guide to Choosing Your K-pop Bias

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?

These Photo Comparisons of I.O.I Are Banned From Their Fan Gallery

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These Photo Comparisons of I.O.I Are Banned From Their Fan Gallery

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Lee Dong Wook Considers Joining Gong Yoo In Highly Expected Drama

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Lee Dong Wook Considers Joining Gong Yoo In Highly Expected Drama

Lee Dong Wook Considers Joining Gong Yoo In Highly Expected Dramasoojji Might 26, 2016 0 On May just 27 it was onceprintedby capacity of a representative that actor Lee Dong Wook is these daysbearing in mindplaying a new drama, entitled Goblin (working title), by author Kim Eun Sook. Big namepublisher Kim Eun Sook is the inventive writer at the back of hit dramas akin to “Descendants of the Sun.” Lee Dong Wook’s role, if he's taking the part, could bethe bleak reaper.

Lee Dong Wook’s agency, King Kong Entertainment, stated, “We have gained an be offering from the production crew. We are reviewing the offer favorably.”

It has been up to nowshowed that actor Gong Yoo will take part in the drama. This his go back to a TV drama in 4 years. Furthermore, Kim Go Eun may beserious about the lead feminine role.

Red Velvet’s Joy Collapses On Degree Mid-Performance At Fresh Performance

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Red Velvet’s Joy Collapses On Degree Mid-Performance At Fresh Performance

During one in their sets on Would possibly 26th in which they sang their debut track Happiness, the performance, which has been changedfor 5other folksin its place of four, looked as though IT would continue without a hitch. 3mins into the song, Joy abruptly clutched her head earlier than falling to the floor, taking a look dazed. All of the participants showed excessivefear for Joy with Yeri and Irene aiding her up.

Nevertheless, Joy endured the functionality like a true pro every bit she recovered in a question of seconds and took her suitableposition in the choreography to continue, polishing off the stage without any further problems.

The video has since long gone viral with over 273,000 perspectives on Facebook and 152,000 views and reckoning on YouTube in over a day. Many fans took to social media to specific their challenge over Joys fitness as many idols collapsing on stage comes from a result of inadequate rest.

TVXQ’s Yunho Is Praised For His Sort Gesture

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TVXQ’s Yunho Is Praised For His Sort Gesture

TVXQs Yunho Is Praised For His Sort Gestureorionight Might 26, 2016 0 A part-time employee has taken to social media so as to compliment TVXQ’s Yunho for his kindness.

On Could 26, a netizen posted their account of assembly the artist at the film theater where they work. In keeping with the netizen, named best every bit A, Yunho went to their theatre to peera film and ended up picking up spilt popcorn from the ground amongst his own hands.

“Even althoughhe's a celebrity, he individually helped me clean. He was oncesimilar to an angel, and I used to be very touched.” The netizen went on to mention that Yunho asked them if they were tired and cheered them on. Enthusiasts and netizens alike were inspiredthrough Yunhos humility and kindness.

Hwang Jung Eum And Ryu Jun Yeol’s Romance Starts Heating Up In “Lucky Romance”

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Hwang Jung Eum And Ryu Jun Yeol’s Romance Starts Heating Up In “Lucky Romance”

Hwang Jung Eum And Ryu Jun Yeols Romance Starts Heating Up In Fortunate Romancekokoberry Might 26, 2016 0 The Could 26 episode of MBCs Lucky Romance printed more of Shim Bo Nui (Hwang Jung Eum) and Je Su Ho (Ryu Jun Yeol)s romance blossoming as the pair get increasingly entangled with one another.

Shim Bo Nui, who is looking out for to spend the evening alongsidea guy born in the year of the tiger, gets very under the impression of alcoholwhilstseeking to muster up the courage to do the deed. The epilogue finds that Je Su Ho follows her housebecause of being worried about her drunk state. While aiding her, Shim Bo Nui finally ends up kissing him.

Furthermore, the 2 characters meet backdue to the Je Su Hos pastime in Shim Bo Nuis game idea. It turns out that Shim Bo Nui in truthcarried out to paintings at Je Su Hos game corporateagomost effective to decline the offer.

Red Velvet’s Joy All of sudden Collapses All the manner through School Festival Performance

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Red Velvets Joy Abruptly Collapses All the style throughSchool Festival Functionality orionight Would possibly 26, 2016 0 Enthusiasts are appearing their fear for Red Velvet’s Joy following a daunting incident at a up to date college festival.

On May just 26, Red Velvet carried out their debut song “Happiness” at a school festival in Gyeonggi Province. However, in a fan-taken video of the performance, Joy is observed suddenly falling to the ground, grabbing at her hair and her ears. She stumbles when she gets back to her feet and finishes the song in spite of her fellow participants telling her to head backstage.

While in the beginning glance many fans idea she used to be startled by way of the air cannons, or that debris from them were given in her eyes, a closer video displays that the culprit seems to be her earpiece. In the video, sparks may also bevisible moments prior to Joy falls. As the ear is the middle of balance, it is going to make sense that she would stumble when she stood to her feet.

VIXX Wows Starlights All through Toronto Fanmeeting

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VIXX Wows Starlights All through Toronto Fanmeeting

From there the crew moved into yet one more QA session, best this time the questions were asked by the members themselves. N asked Hongbin why he was so handsome, to which Hyuk answered, "He just is." Hyuk asked Ken how he felt when the got here to Toronto and saw the entire Starlights, to which Ken answered, "I'm incrediblyglad because I like you Starlights. I love this moment correct now. I amlooking to memorize it forever. It isin realityexcellentto peer you all."

During this time Ken asked Leo to carry outa section from his existing musical, Mata Hari to which he thankfully obliged. As the questions continued, Ravi made amusing of N, asking him if he was at all times tired because he was so old and Hyuk promised to be offeringcoverage toeither VIXX and Starlights from all of life's troubles because he is gotten so strong.

Moving into an alternate ready of songs, VIXX conducted "손의이별" and "태어나줘서 고마워" prior to the lighting dimmed and a behind-the-scenes video of the community played.

Watch: TWICE’s Sana Is helping Fallen Fan

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Watch: TWICE’s Sana Is helping Fallen Fan

Watch: TWICEs Sana Is helping Fallen Fankokoberry Would possibly 26, 2016 0 TWICEs Sana is getting identified for her being concerned heart!

Recently, a video of Sana has been circulating viamore than a few online network sites and SNS channels. The name of the video is How Sana reacts to a protectioncoincidence at a festival.

In the video, Two timesindividuals are being escorted by safety and you'lllistenfanatics being very excited to peer them. Whilst the members are walking, one fan falls over once you havedriven by the crowd. Sana sees this and doesnt hesitate to assist the fan get up.

16 Atmospheric K-Pop Songs That would Ease Your Soul

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16 Atmospheric K-Pop Songs That would Ease Your Soul

16 Atmospheric K-Pop Songs That might rest Your Soulbrookenicole Would possibly 26, 2016 0 Ever wish to accept a spoil from all the greatfast moving K-pop songs and just pay attention to anythinga bit of more dreamy and chill? Weve were given the perfect mix of songs for you. With eclectic tunes ranging from slow and mysterious to ambient and upbeat, here are fifteen K-pop songs (in no specific order) certainto raise your temper and fill your ears with addictive, psychedelic beats.

Marking their first comeback as a quartet, f(x) returned to the K-pop scene remaining fall with their chart-topping fourth album four Walls. Their identifymusic of the similar name is an infectious, dreamy tune rooted in the groups classic synthpop, and you cant lend a handyetrevel ineach and every second of the songs breezy melody.

BTSs The Most lovely Moment in Lifestyles trilogy is also coming to an end, but no longer without the addition of a couple of more exceptional new tracks. The accumulation in Save Me starts off slow, but it gradually explodes into the high-tempo, lush dance track that we could bein a position tosimplestbe expecting from BTS. Complete with the teams signature fierce choreography, this track additional substantiates why BTS has such a massive fandom.

Rania’s Xia, Di, And T-ae Leave And Sign up for New Group

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Rania’s Xia, Di, And T-ae Leave And Sign up for New Group

Rania weremaking plans on coming circular again in April, but it were givenbehind schedule amongst the departure of members. It turns out that as although DR Music will be debuting a hip-hop unit featuring Hyemi and Alexandra. The agency also said that a set comeback will be driven back to August. Those plans were revealed in a remark last month. It remains unclear whether the agency will continue with these plans now.