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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?

Lee Dong Hwi Finds Type Pointers He Won From BIGBANG’s T.O.P

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Lee Dong Hwi Finds  Type  Pointers He Won From BIGBANG’s T.O.P

He also discusses the attention he has been receiving for his fashion style, saying, “I’ve received a huge number of modeassist from BIGBANG’s T.O.P. He even proven my outfit for me when I starred on “Radio Star.” He told me that it roughly feels like I’m dressing a little bit flamboyantly at the moment and to in its place wear tidy and adorablegarments and so I replaceddressesahead of one went in for the filming.”

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The opening ritebecame hosted by way of Lee Jong-hyuk and Yoo Seon. Actors and actresses like Kim Dong-wan, Kwon Yul, Ahn Jae-hong, Jeon Hye-bin, Heo I-jae, Ryoo Hyeon-kyeong, Baek Seong-hyeon, Park Jeong-min-I and others were at the event.

Lee Je Hoon Really, In point of fact Needs To Date

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Lee Je Hoon Really, In point of fact  Needs To Date

“I began my occupation when I used to be older than others. Each and every piece of paintings I was once given turned into so special to me that I committed all my time to working. I also had to visit the military, so I presumed to myself, ‘Let’s no longer make any regrets whilst acting.’ I actuallysought afterto fulfill the public back later being released from the armythruan excellentmovie or drama,” he said.

“Because I had worked non-stop, I never even learned information technologyhave been that long since my remaining relationship. Although I was desperate to meet someone, I’ve realized it’s no longersimple to create a connection like that,” he added. “Though in the beginning it was me averting relationships, now I just can’t even though I need one.”

“I really would like to date. I at all times tell my friends, ‘Introduce me to somebodysmart around you,’ yet they constantly refuse and say, ‘That’s a bit of difficult.’ It’s most definitely because I’m already known to the public, and the alternativeuserwould possibly feel pressured. I believe like it’s getting more difficult to get to grasp other ladies in a romantic way.

Lee Da Hae Takes Lead Role in Chinese Drama “My Goddess, My Mother”

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Lee Da Hae Takes Lead Role in Chinese Drama “My Goddess, My Mother”

Lee Da Hae Takes Lead Role in Chinese Drama “My Goddess, My Mother”boxclub April 29, 2016 0 Actress Lee Da Hae has showed her role in a Chinese drama titled “My Goddess, My Mother,” strengthening her reputein every other country every bit a Hallyu star.

Lee Da Hae takes on some other Chinese drama with one more one soon to air: the Hunan Television drama “Best Couple” this is set to premiere on Might 31. “Best Couple” is a Korean-Chinese co-production that is ready two stars who are paired as a couple on a virtual-dating type program and ultimately fall in love.

She is determineddisplay a otheraspect in “My Goddess, My Mother” that may premiere in early 2017. She has been receiving consistent honey calls from China and is bound to get preserve ofthe maximum productive of care all over her time in the country.

Watch: Boyfriend’s K-Pop Covers, Adding Zion.T, TWICE, Lovelyz, BIGBANG, and “Pick Me”

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Watch: Boyfriend’s K-Pop Covers, Adding Zion.T, TWICE, Lovelyz, BIGBANG, and Pick out Meboxclub April 29, 2016 0 The 2nd one episode of iMBC’s “Boyfriend’s Non-public Life” showed the participants covering more than a few K-pop songs, appearing off the members goofy facets as they tackled musical demanding situations from Two times to even Zion.T.

The display has shown its repute already in spite ofbest two episodes. All overthe primary episode that aired on April 20, just in China, they recorded 6.7 million likes and over 120,000 viewers. You'll watch it each Wednesday at nine p.m. KST throughout theHi there O app.

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Lee Min Ho Discusses Enlistment And Reaction To Fan Who Shaved Her Head For Him

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Lee Min Ho Discusses Enlistment And Reaction To Fan Who Shaved Her Head For Him

He explained his reaction to the lady that recently made headlines for shaving her head to precise to the actor that she would look ahead to his go back from the military: “I saw the articles about it,” acknowledged Lee Min Ho. “I may feel her sincerity, and I used to be very moved. But, to be honest, I don’t yet have any explicit plans referring to my enlistment or the timing of it. Because she already shaved her head, it may smartly bethat after ane do finally finish up going to the army, her hair will have grown out reasonably a bit.”

Shifting gears, Lee Min Ho went on to discuss his career, and what he’s thankful for. “As an actor, what I’m thankful for the maximum is the power to bring strength to people, and to change into a source of power in people’s lives. I would like toproportionthe affection and make stronger I’ve gotten from all my fans with more projects and activities.”

When asked whether he’s involved that his reputation volition fall whilst he’s away in the military, Lee Min Ho said, “If you were to compare me to a book, I'm a e-bookthis is in progress, and as a result of that, the end is uncertain. However, I accept as true with that the pages that I’m writing at this timemay be remembered forever. So no, I’m no longer worried; I just feel I need topaintingsnot easy to share the love with increasingly people.”

Shin Se Kyung Talks About Creating Up In The Highlight With InStyle Magazine

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Shin Se Kyung Talks About Creating Up In The Highlight With InStyle Magazine

When asked through the magazine to proportion about growing up in the spotlight because of her debut at an early age as a kid actor, she revealed, “Rather than announcing one matured, because of thethe reality that I debuted at the kind of young age, I went by way of puberty at a quicker rate, I think. More easily. Even though its true for anyone, this will also be atough fourth dimensionto move through. You’re emotional in many ways. I wasn’t that much different. I just worked faithfully each and every day.”

She continued, “When I take into accounts it now, I don’t think I went too a long way off from the picture of a 20-year old. Though I’m still missing in such so much oftactics now, I suspectI'm walking in the correct path. When ten years pass and I’m in my thirties, I would like to exist a more robust actress and a more potent person.”

When asked what she does when she isn'trunning on a project, she answered, “I like art exhibitions so I go to watcha laugh exhibitions and I love to get on trips and spend time by myself,” appearing that she is no longer that much other from other young girls her age.

A Purple Excitedly Greets Enthusiasts And Hints Comeback Is Near

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During the show, Oh Hayoung provides away the back pack and neck pillow she used during SBS’s “Law of the Jungle,” which may be aired on May 6. Son Naeun also gives away the cream she uses, making certainit's miles there for the broadcast despite the reality that she isnt. Fans who pick outthe similar numbers that the members picked develop into the fortunate winners of the gifts.

The staff also introduces their first photo book, introducing their best possible cuts on air. All of the members glancefemaleand stylish equally ever. They also unencumberthe inside of trackthat they're going to existassembly fans on May 9 by way of a fan-signing event.

Throughout the show, there isn't any doubt that the members are with reference toeach and every other. As they discuss their shuttle to Busan in loud voices, they fortuitously reminisce the food they ate there.

TWICE’s Jungyeon Finds How Her Sister Gong Seung Yeon Supports Her And The Group

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TWICE’s Jungyeon Finds How Her Sister Gong Seung Yeon Supports Her And The Group

TWICEs Jungyeon Unearths How Her Sister Gong Seung Yeon Supports Her And The crowd ck525 April 29, 2016 0 At the April 27 episode of MBC FM 4U’s “Tei’s Dreaming Radio,” TWICE, who has returned with “Cheer Up,” seems every bitvisitors and holds a good conversation.

On their first positionprestige on song charts, they say, “We still can’t agree with it. We’ve been having a look up music charts over and over because it's so unreal and prefer a dream.”

When Tei asks if Park Jin Young gave any recommendation after their comeback, they say, “We haven’t been readyto look him because theliberate of the song, yetprior to that he told us the complete lot would cross well.”