Nowadays, everyone knows about South Korean idols. In South Korean fandom culture, an idol is a celebrity who works in K-pop, either as a member of a group or as a solo artist. K-pop idols are notable for the highly fabricated star system in which they are produced and introduced, as well as their propensity to symbolize a hybrid confluence of visuals, music, fashion, and dance.
They are usually employed by a popular entertainment agency and have undergone intensive training in dancing, singing and a foreign language. Idols keep a carefully nurtured public image and social media presence, and they spend a lot of time and money cultivating relationships with their followers through performances and gatherings. South Koreans join these agencies from an early age in hopes of becoming an idol.
Most South Korean idols are exceptionally beautiful and multi-talented. However, everyone is unique and different in their own way. Here is a list of some of the shortest k-pop male idols.
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1. Jimin from BTS
When it comes to size, Jimin is the first that comes to mind. For a very long time, Jimin was known as the shortest in the South Korean idol group, however, recently it was revealed that he is 174cm tall. This makes his height identical to that of Suga. The South Korean musician is part of a k-pop group. Park Ji-min, sometimes known as Jimin, is a South Korean singer-songwriter and record producer signed to Big Hit Music. He is a BTS singer and dancer. He has released two self-produced songs as a solo artist: “Promise” in 2018 and “Christmas Love” in 2020. Singer-songwriter and record producer for Big Hit Music. He is a BTS singer and dancer.
2. EXO’s Suho
Suho has been in talks for quite some time as he was discharged from the military. Kim Jun-myeon is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor better known by his stage name Suho (meaning “guardian” in Korean). He is 173cm tall. In March, he made his solo debut with the release of his EP, Self-Portrait. Suho has acted in a number of TV series and movies. He is known for starring in dramas like One Way Trip, The Universe’s Star, Rich Man, Middle School Girl A, and How Are U Bread. Suho is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actor under SM Entertainment. He is the leader of boy group EXO as well as a member of its subgroup EXO-K.
3. Lee Know of STRAY KIDS
Lee Know is the only member of the South Korean idol group, Stray Kids, most of whose members stay away from. The members tend to get scared of him easily due to his direct and sassy attitude. Lee Know’s height is 172cm. Lee Know was born in Gimpo, South Korea on October 25, 1998 (23 years old). He is the main dancer, vocalist and sub-rapper of Stray Kids. Lee Know was born in the South Korean city of Gimpo. He is the main dancer, vocalist and sub-rapper of Stray Kids. He is known as the mother of the group and he has a lot of nerve, but when it comes to taking care of the members, he goes out of his way. Not to mention, the idol was a BTS backup dancer before becoming a member of popular boy group Stray Kids.
4. EUNKWANG by BTOB
Eunkwang recently shot to fame after screaming at a concert. Seo Eun-Kwang is a South Korean singer, songwriter, artist, musical actor and the leader and lead vocalist of South Korean boy band BtoB. BtoB is a South Korean boy band created in 2012 by Cube Entertainment. Seo Eun-Kwang, Lee Min-hyuk, Lee Chang-sub, Im Hyun-sik, Peniel Shin, and Yook Sung-Jae make up the group. Her height is 173 cm. BTOB frontman accidentally yelled at the crowd to make noise at a concert when he realized they weren’t allowed to shout or scream, so he changed what he was saying to a sentence in the middle and told the audience to applaud. This became a very famous meme as even other celebrities started copying it.
5. Ten of NCT
Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul, better known as Ten, is a Thai singer and dancer who performs in South Korea and China. Ten’s height is 172cm. he debuted with the first sub-unit of South Korean boy band NCT, NCT U, around 2016. As of 2019, Ten has been mainly active as a member of China-based ensemble WayV, although he is also a member of the South Korean supergroup SuperM. Ten has released many solo songs under the SM Station project, which caught many fans’ attention, such as “Dream in a Dream”, “New Heroes”, and “Paint Me Naked”. He is the main dancer, lead vocalist and sub-rapper of NCT U, WayV and SuperM.
6. Woozi from SEVENTEEN
Woozi was recently seen taking part in a photo shoot for a photo shoot and an interview. He is also one of the South Korean male idols, who has a short stature and is actually considered quite adorable. Her height is 164 cm. Woozi is a singer, songwriter and producer of Pledis Entertainment from South Korea. He is the leader of Vocal Team and a member of boy band SEVENTEEN. He is also a member of the special “Leaders” sub-unit. Woozi has also written or created music for a number of K-pop musicians, including Seventeen, Ailee, IOI, and Chanyeo.
7. WannaOne’s Ha Sung Woon
He is definitely one of those artists known as versatile because there is no limit to his talent. Ha Sung-woon is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He is best known as a member of South Korean boy band Wanna One, as a member of boy band Hotshot, and as a solo artist. He launched his solo career in 2019 with the release of his first feature film, My Moment. Ha Sung Woon previously participated in MBC’s “Infinite Challenge,” where he was invited to a “Tiny Party.” There, his colleagues revealed after measuring his height that he was 167 cm tall.
8. PENTAGON’s Jinho
Jo Jin-ho is a South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, composer, vocal teacher and part of the South Korean boy band Pentagon under Cube Entertainment. He is a former SM Entertainment trainee and a member of project group SM the Ballad. Jinho became a vocal coach after leaving SM Entertainment in 2015. Since then, he has taught label mates Cube(G)I-dle and Yoo Seon-ho, among others. He is 168cm tall.
9. IKON’s Jinhwan
Jinhwan is not only the smallest member of iKON but also the oldest. He has a powerful pop voice with a distinct tone. He is originally from the Korean island of Jeju and resided in the Philippines. His height is 165 cm. Kim Jinhwan goes by his adopted stage name, Jay. He signed YG Entertainment on the same day as BI in 2011. He is the oldest member of iKON, as well as the lead vocalist and lead dancer. He can also communicate in English, Japanese, Chinese and Bisaya, making him a popular option for video greetings from the main speaker to fans. Jinhwan was a trainee at SM Entertainment before joining YG Entertainment.
10. Stray Kids Felix
Known for his deep voice, Felix has been an audience favorite since his debut. Originally from Australia, he is the main dancer, rapper and sub vocalist of Stray Kids. Stray Kids is a South Korean boy band founded by JYP Entertainment in 2017 following the reality TV show of the same name. Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and IN are the eight members of the group. Felix was admired and loved by all fans in South Korea. He also continues to update his fans by posting vlogs. Felix’s height is 171cm, which is one centimeter shorter than Lee Know.
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