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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?

'Remember' Yoo Seung Ho, Takes On Park Sung Woong's Case

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'Remember' Yoo Seung Ho, Takes On Park Sung Woong's Case

In "Remember - War of the Son" Yoo Seung Ho took at the lawyering of Park Sung Woong who used to be arrested for attempted murder.

On the episode of SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "Remember - War of the Son" (script Yoon Hyun Ho, director Lee Chang Min, production Trademarks Film) of Feb 10th, Suh Jin Woo (played via Yoo Seung Hoo) took on the case of Park Dong Ho (played by Park Sung Woong).

On this day, Suh Jin Woo went over to Park Dong Ho and emphasized the truth that he had no aim to take on the defense of Park Dong Ho. Suh Jin Woo said, "I am now notprotecting you lot for you. Here's to make positive that Nam Il Ho (played by Park Jin Hee) and Nam Kyu Guy (played by Nam Goong Min)'s grimy mouths discuss their sins."

Pop Quiz: Which 'Reply' series' male lead is your long term husband?

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Pop Quiz: Which 'Reply' series' male lead is your long term husband?

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Does WINNER’s Jinwoo PERFECTLY Have compatibility The “Flower Boy” Symbol Enjoyed By way of SM Entertainment?

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However, netizens currently discussed an idol from YG Entertainment who truly fit SM Entertainments symbol for their male idols, and would be enjoyedvia founder Lee Soo Man. In keeping witha well-liked mail on InstizWINNERJinwoo really suits amongst the flower boy picture of SM Entertainment artists. The post has turn intorather popular online, with many netizens agreeing with the suggestion.

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His beautyseriouslyWow hes so just righthaving a lookKim Jinwoohow are you ready toglance that sensibleSeriously the definition of a flowerboyHes actuallybeautifulyet he doesnt really fit the SM kindHe seems like the little princeSoo Guy daddy would more than likelywake up and get started clapping if this guy showed up at an audition Source: Instiz

Korean Youngster Is Bewildered By way of His Sister’s FILTHY Conduct In VIRAL Pann Post

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1221 / -16 Im a feminine who now stories approximately Socrates and Plato I even knit at homesteadand not wipe my butt without my Eu handkerchief with plants on them I cant even believe wiping it without any handkerchief with flower designs Of course, I never use the similar handkerchief ever again.. When Im home, I in most cases play my violin or drink tea whilst reading.. Im also learning the techniques of tea ritethose days. I also have learned how to cook Korean, American, Chinese and Easternto arrange for all of my guests. ^^

881 / -16 As a woman, I used to beshocked by your sister ^^ These days, Im reading and learning yoga ^^ I dont devour anything rather then dew ^^ I shower a minimum ofthree times a day^^ Morning, afternoon and evening ^^ And I never have farted in my life so I wouldnt know about that ^^ Oh and most sensibleremark person! You wipe your butt with handkerchiefs in flower designs? ^^ I use one with bears ^^ We could share handkerchiefs ^^ Now Im going to leave now bye bye bye~ ^^

746 / -10 There are girls like that during the world? My buddies and I really wash as a minimum 10 times an afternoonLadies dont fart, burp nor poop.. Ah!! Perhaps your sister is acting so as to get as regards to her brother no?

Korean Lovers On Instiz Alternate Their Profile Images After DERP Photo Of BTS Is going VIRAL

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Korean Lovers On Instiz Alternate Their Profile Images After DERP Photo Of BTS Is going VIRAL

For example, the participants of popular male idol group BTS are no strangers to awkward photos, and their lovers are no doubt aware. In fact, some fans these days showed the gang some affection throughthe use of some awkward pictures of the Big Hit Entertainment members as their profile pictures. Intrigued with the peculiar trend, many netizens have discussed the profile photographs on Instiz, where its receiveda massive number of attention.

Koreaboo has gathered reactions from Netizens who commented at thelong-established article from our Korean source. The beneath comments are the preferred comments at the time of this article being published.

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Fans trade their profile to the mythical derp image of BTS member

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Fans trade their profile to the mythical derp image of BTS member

For example, the contributors of popular male idol group BTS are no strangers to awkward photos, and their fanatics are indisputably aware. In fact, some fans lately showed the crowd some affection by capacity ofthe use of some awkward pictures of the Big Hit Entertainment members as their profile pictures. Intrigued with the atypical trend, many netizens have discussed the profile images on Instiz, where its wona huge number of attention.

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Police officers' not easy paintings all over the Lunar New Year is stated with gifts from citizens

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Police officers' not easy  paintings  all over the Lunar New Year is stated with gifts from citizens

Kim Nam Chul was one police officer to paintingsthroughout the holiday; he had gained a record from a 52-year old Kim, who had his telephone stolen on Lunar New Year. 

Officer Kim and others left for the scene straightaway and found outthe usage of CCTV pictures that a 56-year-old Jung had stolen the phone. After two hours of looking the vicinity, the police controlled to apprehend the robber and go backthe telephone to the fashioned owner. 

Kim Young Adequate of the Jeju Police's Public Affairs team relayed happily, "We're thrillednow notmost effective to have captured the crookthrudecided investigation and detective work yet also that the citizens who saw us work during the vacationgreatsatisfactory to leave us with touching gifts." 

Kim So Yeon and Kwak Si Yang move on a romantic educate travel on 'We Were given Married'

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Kim So Yeon and Kwak Si Yang move on a romantic educate  travel on 'We Were given Married'

The manufacturers gave Kwak Si Yang and Kim So Yeon a wheel of fortune with otherforms of trips on it. Although Kwak Si Yang sought after a more exciting adventure, they ended up with a educate ride into the country. Kim So Yeon acknowledgedright through her solo interview, "I'm k amongstanyplaceso long as my husband is there." 

The actress also unfolded about assembly obsessive fan women of H.O.T in the past. She said, "When I filmed the film 'Change' in 1997, I had a massive number of reasons to stand on level with H.O.T. I used to bethe largest enemy of fan girls. When I had a duet with Janghyuk, they would scream, 'Go away.' I used to beactually scarred because I changed into in prime school. That is why I wrote a letter and went on a exercise ride by skill of myself."

TWICE Needs All and sundry a Glad Valentine’s Day in Lovable Videos

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TWICE Needs  All and sundry a Glad Valentine’s Day in Lovable Videos

TWICE NeedsEach person a Glad Valentine’s Day in Lovely Videosilmare42 February 13, 2016 0 The individuals of rookie lady group TWICE have created some cute Valentines in the kind of short yetcandy videos!

On February 14 at nighttime KST, JYP Entertainment shared videos of each and every of the nine members sending messages to their fanaticswhilstmaintaining a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

Nayeon plays challenging to get in her video, as she gifts fans with the chocolates while pretending now not to care too much, and then laughs.

Seo Kang Joon Unearths Worries About Acting in “Cheese in the Trap”

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Seo Kang Joon Unearths Worries About Acting in “Cheese in the Trap”

Seo Kang Joon Finds Worries About Acting in Cheese in the Trapehk38 February 13, 2016 0 In an interview with KBS 2TVs Entertainment Weekly, Search engine marketing Kang Joon reveals his worries about acting in tvN drama Cheese in the Trap.

In reaction to the question, Do you sense how popular you are? Seo Kang Joon replies, Because Im most effective on set, I dont really. Its only when I glanceon the web that I see that folks are responding neatly to my acting.

Given the recognition of the webtoon on which the drama is based, Seo Kang Joon reveals he was once worried about taking at thepersonality of the charismatic Baek In Ho.