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3 NAMJAS: K-Pop Hot 150, 2016-2017, Female Edition (#25-1)







25: Eunsol – Bambino

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Pa: This Bambino member I 100% stand behind being in the top 25…she has one of the best smiles in the industry but above that shes super hot and there is no stopping here…don’t be surprised if she is higher on next years list.

Chu: Would any other kpop list of anything have Bambino this high? Probably not, but this is a fair ranking.

24: Woohee – Dal Shabet

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Pa: If there is anyone on this list I would legit marry it would be her…I can’t point out any flaws…shes the best…for those of you that don’t know, look up the Someone Like You video by Dal Shabet if you want to see all of them in the best light, good showing for the group though.

Chu: If anyone has a problem with this ranking, just know Smooth loves him some Woohee.

23: Hyomin – T-Ara

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Pa: Another hot girl with a nice body? Yep this list is heating up…if you don’t like any girl in the top 25 then you gay…just admit it…you gay fam…btw this is only the 3rd hottest girl in t-ara and shes number 23 on the list smh.

Chu: LOL

22: Tzuyu – Twice

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Pa: Everyone knows that next year we are putting her in the top 10 so let’s just enjoy her at number 22 right now.

Chu: Agreed.

21: Yujeong – Brave Girls

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Pa: When people call you baby Naeun you know you are doing something right…a finish at number 21 in her first year in the business? Damn…unfortunately the group seems to be going through some issues so hopefully they continue cuz she can’t sing well enough for a solo career.

20: Eunjung – T-Ara

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Pa: Short hair, long hair, black hair, red hair, 2011, 2016, drama, music it doesn’t matter when or how you see her this girl is constant fire, probably the only one in the business that can switch the style up and if they hate then let them hate and watch the money pile up.

Chu: Yoon Baek Hee is fire.

19: Lee Hyori

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Pa: The queen of kpop, she’s the one that started it all and still finds herself in the top 20 after 15 years…that is truly impressive, all hail the queen.

Chu: Respect.

18: Nari – Wassup

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Pa: One of the better dancers on this list Nari comes in at number 18…hot spunky with a whole lot of attitude there is nothing she can’t do…I don’t know why i like her so much, maybe its because she looks exactly like a girl i used to date idk.

Chu: If she looks like a girl you used to date, ya dun goofed.

17: Nara – Hellovenus

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Pa: If they call you baby Jiyeon you are doing something right but this Jiyeon is packing a huge punch!

16: Yuri – SNSD

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Pa: Sweet Yuri, finally some respek put on a Girls Generation member…hats off to them for making it this high on the list…will it ever happen again? Probably not but let’s give them the respect they deserve.

Chu: Yuri is really really hot in case you forgot.

15: Kyungli – 9muses

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Pa: The lead singer of 9muses finds her way into the top 15…I’m not sure but she might be the highest rated lead singer on this list…anywho for her its all about the eyes…she has those f’ me right here right now eyes.

Chu: True real.  I’m surprised 9muses isn’t more famous just because of her.

14: Jieun – Secret

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Pa: Pictures do not do this girl justice for how hot she is…just watch the videos…secret might be the most underrated hot group of all time…unfortunately they cannot find a hit song to catapult them into stardom.

Chu: Again, agreed.  Incredibly hot.  If she really does have a thing for Kwangsoo, dude is messing up by not hitting her up.

Ra: Damn.

13: Hong Jin Young

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Pa: One of the oldest members on our list is actually one of the hottest as well…if you don’t know anything about Hong Jin Young, look her up you won’t be disappointed…watch all of her episodes on running man and say to me with a straight face that you aren’t in love after….you can’t.

Ra: IDK about Hong Jin Young guys. I’ve seen hotter girls before her on the list.

Chu: She’s a flirt.  That may have influenced her ranking.

12: Jei – Fiestar

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Pa: Actually Jei is the hottest lead singer on this list hahah I don’t even care if anyone else is ranked higher than this…boy oh boy not even sure what to say at this point…any of us would be lucky to even go on one single date with a any of these girls.

11: Yooyoung – Hellovenus

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Pa: So I’m just gonna say that compared to her standards, she looks bad in the picture above…you do the math.

Chu: Her in the Wiggle Wiggle dance practice video.  Bruh.  We talkin bout PRACTICE.

10: NS Yoon G

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Pa: Probably the best body in kpop NS Yoon G hasn’t been releasing records as of late….you want to know what she has been focused on recently? Playing basketball, she consistently posts videos of her shooting around at a gym and she even was on of the commentators on the NBA All Star for Korean TV….if she was still active in the music game she might have been number 1.

Chu: She’s a Kobe/Lakers fan so she has good taste.  Speaks English fluently.  Just really hot so I’ll contribute more pics.

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Ra: Great pic. Nice skin tone.

9: Jennie – Blackpink

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Pa: I know its going to make a lot of people sad that she isn’t number one but first year on the list and she makes top 10? That’s not too bad of a finish…she will have time to reach the upper levels but for now shes just not there yet.

Ra: What happened here.


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Ra: What happened.

Chu:  Jennie is like Lebron entering the league.  Everyone knows she’s going to be one of the greatest. Hopefully that’s where the comparisons stop, but no doubting the potential.  Best duo for years to come.

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8: Jiyeon – T-Ara

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Pa: This is the reason why I even listen to kpop…she’s my first my last my everything….there are no words for me to express how much her and the rest of T-Ara have changed my life and shes still only 23.


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7: Suzy – Miss A

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Pa: Suzy is top class all the way, she is the face of korea for a reason and there is no disrespect on this list…the committee likes the package that she brings but when it comes to overall hotness the committee wants to see more of her, your girl group cant take 3 years off and you expect to be number one.

Cab:  How are there 6 goddamn women better than the GOAT? These next spots better just be blank spaces.

Chu: Hahaha

Cab: Suzy is The Rock.  She can take a decade off and come back to challenge for the STRAP.

6: Nana – After School

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Pa: Probably not fair to add to this list since she is a legit model for the most part, it’s hard to argue with her beauty…she was just given all of God’s gifts and happens to be in a girl group as well.

Cab:  I’ve never seen her before. But damn.

Chu: You may prefer this to the top 5.  I can say one of them probably wouldn’t make any other kpop top 5 list.

Pa:  Yeah ya’ll might be disappointed by one of them in top 5, but just know it came from a good place.

Cab: You guys are good people.  Type of dudes to be coaching a basketball team, let the worst kid in and let him start chucking.

Chu: She’s fire. Just little known.

Cab: Oh lord.

Ra: Oh gawd. Doesn’t sound good. If Suzy or Jennie are hotter than her then like…what happened here.

Cab: Chu and Pa must’ve invested financially in this girl.  Like this whole list has been some scumbag promotional/marketing technique.  These dudes are slanging the girl’s mixtape and shit.  Giving us free download codes for her mixtape. Talking about “use these codes to download her shit on Napster.”

Lock:  Two things: 1. My favorite all-female kpop group is T-Ara but I don’t think Jiyeon is Top 10 worthy 2. Jisoo is the hottest member of Blackpink.

Ra: Dude not again. Jisoo is not the hottest.

Cab: Thank you, Lock. Always been my dude.  The truth shall set you free.

Pa: This guy.

5: Dahye – Bestie

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Pa: The one you’ve never heard of, Chu’s favorite girl…she came out of nowhere but boy does she bring it…shes got the body, shes got the face there is nothing she cant do…she even raps….what more is there to say besides welcome to the top 5.

Chu: Posting more Dahye pics.

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4: Yura – Girls Day

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Pa: Another rapper in the top 5, Yura charms us with her cuteness but don’t let that fool you, she is a vixen and everyone knows…she is gets slept on a lot when people talk about the hottest in kpop but she is for sure one of them….watch any Girls Day video.

3: Seolhyun – AoA

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Pa: I thought long and hard about this one but the new face of Korea is number 3 on this list. She’s got the body and the personality to win over the hearts of everyone and will most likely end up at number 1 in the near future but for now she must settle as a top 3 player.

2: Naeun – Apink

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Pa: Another tough choice but Naeun falls nicely into the number 2 slot here…the only thing we ask of Naeun is that she step up her sexiness level, if she even attempts to be sexy the world just may stop.

Chu: Blonde Naeun is the best Naeun. Super Saiyan status.  More pics.

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1: Bora – Sistar

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Pa: The queen! The reason why we are all here! The first true love! All hail Queen Bora who keeps it going despite multiple years in the game, here’s to at least 5 more strong years! That concludes our list folks.

Chu: Can’t complain at all.

Ra: I knew Bora was going to take number 1. I’m liking Naeun at 2. She really is super hot.

Pa: Naeun is fire.

Ra: Good shit brothers. List was great. Entertaining. Eye opening. Swag.

Chu:  Greatest literary piece of the last 20 years.

Cab:  Saw number 1 coming from a mile away. Can’t argue though.

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3 NAMJAS: K-Pop Hot 150, 2016-2017, Female Edition (#50-26)







50: IU

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Pa: The nations little sister is not so little anymore, unfortunately some of our panelists did not see that…IU is going to be around for a while so she still has time to get into that top 25.

Cab: The fuck?

49: Eunseo – Cosmic Girls

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Pa: See next.

48: Luda – Cosmic Girls

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Pa: See next.

47: Bona – Cosmic Girls

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Pa: The Cosmic Girls are fire I don’t know how many other ways I can put this…..see 2 from now.

46: Solar – Mamamoo

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Pa: Oh I love Solar….I love her so much….it pains me that she is this low but damn fam too good all the way.

Ra: Lmao. Damn. She’s fire geez.

45: Exy – Cosmic Girls

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Pa: When you are the leader of the Cosmic Girls and you are a rapper and participated in Unpretty Rapstar…you get bumped pretty damn high on this list.

Chu: Yeah Solar should be higher than her.

44: Minyoung – Brave Girls

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Pa: To fully appreciate the Brave Girls just watch their music video Deepened- it will tell you all you need to know.

43: Jeonyul – Stellar

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Pa: She can sing and she’s cute? What more could you want? Oh you want another video like Vibrato? I agree.

Chu: Those are some stellar cheeks.

42: Doyeon – IOI

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Pa: Honestly she shouldn’t be a singer, she should be a model…don’t look at photos of her around any female you may hope to keep in your life.

41: Taeyeon – SNSD

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Pa: The queen stays queen…you are the leader of the greatest girl group ever? Automatically puts you top 50 and your looks boost you a little higher.

40: D.ana – Sonamoo

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Pa: Still got a little baby fat? Yes….but that isn’t stopping her from making the top 40…and the fact that she walks around rocking the purple hair? my god give her the crown in a few years it’s over.

Chu: Purple, blonde, whatever. She’s hot.

39: Baby Soul – Lovelyz

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Pa: I think Chu put it best so I’m just going to write what he said: before i even looked at her i thought to myself if you call yourself baby soul you gotta be fire…..why yes Chu, she is.

38: Hyuna

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Pa: Former Wonder Girl, former 4minute girl Hyuna graces our list at number 38. If this was a list of who you’d want to see in your bed at night she’d be number one but unfortunately this is the end of the line for her here.

Ra: Flames.

37: Mijoo – Lovelyz

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Pa: Finally, the last member of Lovelyz…they managed to grab spots at number 39 and number 37, not bad for a young group with time to grow….expect to see all 8 of them on this list again next year.

36: Hyosung – Secret

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Pa: So I don’t know what to say about her…is it a tragedy she is this low? yes….is she STACKED? yes….can you look at pictures of her all day? Yes…..yes yes yes! Now cut to the DB theme music.

35: Krystal – f(x)

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Pa: I added Krystal to this list because 1. she’s hot and deserves some respect for both her acting and singing and 2. I miscounted the list and was short by 1 person so welcome to the list Krystal way to be top 35.

Chu: I had no say in this, but I have no qualms either.

34: Jessica

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Pa: Older sister Jessica isn’t going down without a fight…she’s still making music and although she’s not with Girls Generation anymore she still looks good doing it.

33: Yuna – AoA

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Pa: Chu do you want to write this one?  Yuna has been slowly improving year by year but shes just hasn’t been at a top level long enough to crack the top 30…but here’s to hoping she continues her climb.

Chu:  Yuna. Most underrated, never duplicated. Queen waifu.   Changes her hair every couple of months and I fuck with every one.

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Ra: lol

Cab: Pictures are great.

32: Gayoung – Stellar

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Pa: By far the least stacked in the group but I don’t think anyone even notices when they watch Stellar’s videos….they are just wondering how they can make her their gf.

31: Fei – Miss A

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Pa: I know you all forgot Miss A was even on this list…well allow me to reintroduce them, this is Fei, the only Chinese member left in the group but that’s not stopping her, she continues to kill it.

30: Sowon – GFriend

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Pa: This girl is fire…while she does absolutely nothing for the group…she brings the heat! She looks kinda awkward on stage with her long legs but once she grows into her body she will easily be top 25.

29: Linzy – Fiestar

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Pa: Linzy does slightly more with her group but is still mostly there for looks. Like Sowon she does not always fit in with the rest of the group but look for her to remain solid over the years.

28: Minhee – Bambino

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Pa: This one I don’t really agree with BUT if you look at body alone…she’s a top 5 player on this list so I can’t complain about this ranking, keep doing your thang Bambino.

27: Uji – Bestie

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Pa: You talk about talent vocals and looks, this girl has it all! Now if only she’d invest in that boob job she might be able to push herself up to the top 10 lol jk natural is okay too.

Chu: Yo that Whitney Houston cover though.

26: Irene – Red Velvet

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Pa: I know everyone says they all look alike but there is clearly one that looks wayyyy better than the rest and that is Irene…until i did a deep dive in the group I couldn’t tell her apart from Seulgi or Yeri but now? Damn fam too good.

Chu: Agreed.  I like the wacky Red Velvet videos, but it makes it hard to differentiate.  Then you pay more attention and realize Irene is super hot fire.







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3 NAMJAS: K-Pop Hot 150, 2016-2017, Female Edition (#75-51)







75: Yeri – Red Velvet

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Pa: They say they all look the same….well if they all look this good then damnit whomever put this group together did a damn good job.

74: Jisoo – Lovelyz

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Pa: Had you guys scared huh? You thought it was the other Jisoo…not yet… another member of Lovelyz in the top 100 and they still have 2-3 members left to be placed…damn that’s fuego.

73: Jisoo – Blackpink

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Pa: Now let’s here all of your hate as the 3rd cutest member in Blackpink ends up at number 73….don’t get me wrong she has potential, but when you see the rest of this list you will know she never had a chance.

Cab: Whelp. Pack it up.

Chu: I respect your work, but this might compromise the legitimacy of the entire list.  Jisoo is top tier waifu material.

72: Subin – Dal Shabet

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Pa: Probably the tallest girl on this list at 5’10″ Subin may be willing to date black guys…who knows?

71: Sana – Twice

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Pa: Foreign line coming through strong for Twice as all of their non Korean members keep the group afloat…expect big things from this one especially.

Ra: Was Dahyun called already?

Pa: Yeah.

70: Chahee – Melody Day

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Pa: Chahee is fuego! The only thing more fuego is when she has her pink hair, be on the lookout if this group ever takes off she will be on all of the front pages.

Chu: Can confirm. The pink hair does it.

Ra: Damn. Chahee. Sheesh.  Damn. These girls are all fire.

69: Minhee – Stellar

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Pa: I tried to find the least sexiest picture of her on the internet and this is what i came up with…this girl is stacked and she wants it, just watch the videos.

68: Sejeong – IOI/Gugudan

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Pa: Chu’s favorite makes the list at number 68. She may not be the cutest we’ve seen so far but she more than makes up for it with her personality, check her out on variety shows.

Chu: Waka flocka flames.  Sejeong is a real one.  Smile too cute for words.

67: Woojoo – Wassup

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Pa: I think these girls rank higher due to the Jordan effect. These girls can always be seen wearing a pair of Js and Supreme clothing…and for that we salute them.

66: Yeoreum – Cosmic Girls

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Pa: I don’t know how much more i need to reiterate that the Cosmic Girls and Lovelyz are here to top this list for a long time, just be prepared to hear about them a lot more.

65: Hyeri – Girls Day

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Pa: The debate will always be whether or not she should have gone with short hair and if that changed her career arc…well placing number 65 on this talented list means you must be doing something right so shout out to her.

64: Yein – Melody Day

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Pa: Personal opinion is that Chahee is the hottest one in this group but it’s hard to argue with the talent of Yein…two girls in the top 70? not a bad showing for the little known Melody Day.

Chu: Tough call, but they’re both really really attractive.

63: Yein – Lovelyz

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Pa: A little on the young side, this Yein has tons of potential and room to grow. She already has top 5 legs in the business, she just needs the rest to catch up and she may one day end up top 25.

Chu: 2 Yeins, that’s cool.

62: Jinju – Wassup

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Pa: Jinju may not always have it but she is willing to experiment to try and find it and for that we respect her. This may also be her last time on the list so let her get her shine on.

61: Eunji – Brave Girls

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Pa: If you’ve never watched this girl do the splits then you are missing out on greatness, she also shows a lot of cleavage which puts her high on our list.

Chu: She’s cute, but I admit Apink Eunji should’ve been the highest Eunji.  My bad.

60: Jeonghwa -EXID

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Pa: She never gets the respect she deserves in the group but she has slowly and steadily been moving towards the forefront and has almost cemented herself as the hottest individual in the group…almost.

59: Sumin – Sonamoo

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Pa: This girl is perky from head to toe and that’s all i will say about this for now.

58: Rose – Blackpink

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Pa: One of the most controversial names on this list, Rose could not quite make the top 50 but she came close, expect her rise to continue….keep playing with fire girl.

Chu: I like Rose, but this should’ve been Jisoo, at the very least.

57: Ailee

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Pa: Our first solo artist on the list, ailee combines power vocals with power looks…also the nude pics…google them.

56: Hani – EXID

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Pa: Don’t care what anyone says, Hani is still the hottest girl in this group…she should have been higher but there was some controversial voting…either way a top 56 finish isn’t too bad.

Chu: It’s not that I don’t like Hani, but the short hair look was not a good look.

55: Sojin – Girls Day

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Pa: My ride or die Sojin places number 55 on the list by coincidence…she deserves higher but unfortunately she is just too old at this point to be a real threat to the top spots but she is still looking good.

Chu: Fine like wine, call her Vino.  Better with age.

54: Alice – Hellovenus

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Pa: Another strong vocals run with the lead singer of Hellovenus making the list…Alice has come a long way since her debut and we’ve noticed the progress and rewarded it…keep up the good work.

53: Hadam – Bambino

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Pa: When stripping meets kpop this is what you get….and we aren’t complaining! Keep up the good work.

52: Hayun – Brave Girls

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Pa: This girl’s hips do not lie, i had to choose a picture of her sitting down so that people would not get too excited.

51: Ellin – Crayon Pop

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Pa: When you think of Crayon Pop you don’t think of hot but go follow her on instagram and see if that doesn’t change your life.

Chu: Whoever came up with their concept is not doing them justice.







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3 NAMJAS: K-Pop Hot 150, 2016-2017, Female Edition (#100-76)

Ya’ll ready for the top 100?

Go head then.







100: Chen Xiao – Cosmic Girls

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Pa: There they go again!! This is the girl single handedly responsible for knocking off Seulgi, Bomi, Chorong etc etc…meet Cheng Xiao, get to know that name because she is a hitman.

99: Seoyoung – Hellovenus

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Pa: H-E-L-L-O Venus welcome to the top 100. Expect to see a lot more members in the top 100 but this is only the beginning…5’5″ with brown eyes, can’t get much better than that.

98: Cao Lu – Fiestar

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Pa: Only 3 picks into the top 100 and already 2 Chinese members. Are the Chinese starting to take over K-Pop? Stay tuned.

97: Sunhwa – Secret

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Pa: She left the group this year but she still makes our list…even when she’s not part of the group she’s still putting up stats…damn.

96: Moonbyul – Mamamoo

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Pa: You may be thinking to yourself “I thought Mamamoo was all Solar” and you would be wrong, introduce yourself to Moonbyul…the least talked about member of the group. Hopefully after making the top 100 of this list people will start putting some respek on her name.

Chu:  Moonbyul looks really hot in that pic.

Ra: Hot.

95: Minah – Girls Day

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Pa: She barely made it into the top 100, Minah is going to need to rely on more than her vocals if she wants to stay here for years to come.

Chu: Pa is trippin.  Minah’s a cutie.

94: Sujeong – Lovelyz

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Pa: I told you Lovelyz was killing it right? Just another member to add to the list.

93: Lizzy – After School

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Pa: The first regular female contestant of Running Man makes our list not only for her incredible looks but also her personality.

92: Woori – Rainbow

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Pa: One of the older members on our list, at age 28 Woori has still got it…probably would be the best person to actually date on this list if one of us was to date her but unfortunately this will be the last time on this list as her group disbanded and i don’t see her pursuing a solo rap career…hats off to Woori congrats on making top 100.

91: Pinky/Jieqiong – IOI

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Pa: Another Chinese member on this list? Already 3 in the top 100, the Chinese invasion is happening! but boy oh boy do they bring it.

Chu: Damn the heat. Top 100 don’t fuck around.

Pa: I’m low key scared to say the next 5. Might get murdered in the streets for it.

90: Mina – AoA

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Pa: Sometimes she looks like a top 25 player, other times she’s got a jaw line like Roy Jones…she’s very inconsistent but she’s at such a high level that it doesn’t matter she can still be top 100…she also holds the record as the girl that came closest to defeating Seolhyun in a video (see: Like a Cat).

Deezy: Seems like the millionth Mina on the list, but my favorite one.  Tiny and dorky, but still fire.

89: Momo – Twice

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Pa: Japan is up in this piece with the famous Twice dancer Momo…Momo famously did not make the final group but JYP made a exception and put her on the squad because he saw so much talent…well JYP we see it too.

88: Uee – After School

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Pa: One of the faces of After School, she has been one of the fortunate ones to keep her career alive through tv shows…she is also 5’7″-5’8″ so shout out to the tall women.

87: Hyorin – Sistar

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Photo by MrVarley

Pa: S-i-s-ttt-a wait hold up…what is she doing this far down? Did something happen? Well it did, Hyolyn has officially become the least attractive member of Sistar…yes you heard it here first.

86: Soyul – Crayon Pop

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Photo by warablo

Pa: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a girl look this good with front bangs…that alone gets her into the top 100 but add in a cute face, skinny body and some vocals and you find yourself at 86.

Chu: My kpop Yukiko (Persona 4).

Cab: Was Yukiko the side piece?

Chu: Nah Yukiko was the main. Rise was the side.

Ra: Yo what up Momo.

Cab: Yeah Rise was too clingy.

85: Xuan Yi – Cosmic Girls

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Photo by Favidol

Pa: Honestly this is the Cosmic Girls world and we just live in it…these girls are young and on fire, I don’t see them slowing down any time soon.

84: Kei – Lovelyz

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Photo by KaskusLovelyz

Pa: This girl is great…there’s not much more i can say but she is a rising star…shout out.

83: Soyou – Sistar

Photo by MengJiaBiased

Pa: I picked a picture with a surprised look on her face for 3 reasons: 1) she beat out Hyolyn 2) she lost to Dasom 3) she is shocked that she’s not top 50 after her workout transformation.

82: Eunji – Apink

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Pa: The most lovable member of the group finds herself getting no love on this list…she is easily top 100 but she finds herself not getting top 50 respect…if this were vocals she’d get top 10 for sure.

Ra: I disagree.

Cab: 82? Oh dear God.

81: Seohyun – SNSD

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Photo by SNSD_Photo

Pa: Will any of the girls generation members make top 50? IDK it’s looking pretty bleak for the most popular group in the nation.

80: Jiwon – Spica

Photo by Topofthekpops

Pa: Former T-Ara member and stacked human being Jiwon finds herself at number 80, not a bad showing from the girls of Spica but they are officially out.

Chu: Pour one out.

79: Hyemi – 9muses

Photo by OneHallyu

Pa: They may not have their full group anymore but the are sure fighting hard to make a name for themselves on this list…respect the process.

78: Dasom: Sistar

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Photo by Acilegna Morales

Pa: The new face of Sistar? Oh wait there is still one more left but still, the new number 2 of Sistar? Who would have predicted that 2-3 years ago?

Chu: Hard work and dedication pays off.

77: Yoona – SNSD

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Pa: She acts, she sings, what more do you want from her? She’s been in the business for a long time but is still placing top 80…amazing.

76: Jaekyung – Rainbow

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Photo by kpopcams

Pa: The leader, the face, the singer of Rainbow is the last member of the group to grace this list. Let us take a moment to pay our respects to a great girl group and wish them the best of luck in their lives…it doesn’t seem like any of them will be returning to the music industry so cheers to them on successful careers.







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3 NAMJAS: K-Pop Hot 150, 2016-2017, Female Edition (#125-101)

WE BACK.  Let’s continue the list as we approach the top 100 of some of the finest women on the planet.







125: Dawon – Cosmic Girls

Photo by onehallyu

Pa: The battle heats up between these rookie girl groups…I don’t know anything about them really but i know they are fighting for that number 1 spot…the only thing i know about cosmic girls is that they were each assigned a zodiac sign to represent and Dawon represents aries.

Chu: Knowledge.

124: Mina – Gugudan

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Photo by Star Arena

Pa: Controversy alert! As a member of IOI she was overshadowed but as a member of gugudan she vaults herself up the list to number 124…yes you can be on the list twice if you are in two groups.

123: Tiffany – SNSD

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Photo by myidol2

Pa: Oh no when you start throwing names like Tiffany around you know you must be approaching something great on the list…Tiffany is the warning shot that this battle is going to heat up.

Chu: Damn. Tiffany at 123.  If we put this list out, people might kill us.

122: Haeryung – Bestie

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Photo by kpopcams

Pa: Uh oh another girl from Bestie on this list outside the top 100…a dark horse, this group was supposed to have it all…can their last two members save the day for them?

121: E-Young – After School

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Photo by BaNanana2

Pa: Shout out to the After School girls making this list even though they’ve been on hiatus for 3 years…little known fact about E-Young, she plays the cello, guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums, piano and flute all at a fairly high level.

120: Sooyoung -SNSD

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Pa: Two Girls Generation members outside of the top 100? both of them not getting the respect to at least make the top 100? damn this list is cold.

119: Soobin – Cosmic Girls

Photo by KPopMap

Pa: The main vocalist of Cosmic Girls Soobin represents the sign Virgo.

118: Soyee – Gugudan

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Photo by Star Arena

Pa: Whenever Gugudan sees Cosmic Girls on the list they gotta fire right back with one of their own, so bam top that! only question is….are they running out of members to throw up there?

117: Seulgi – Red Velvet

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Photo by lingglugg

Pa: Woah woah another Red Velvet member outside the top 100? what is happening today? this list is getting insane! They said some heavy hitters would fall today and it is happening.

116: Mei Qi – Cosmic Girls

Photo by KPopMap

Pa: Who are these Cosmic Girls? Why are they pushing people out of the top 100? i guess we will find out, stay tuned…Mei Qi represents libra btw.

Cab: I’m respecting these picks.

Ra: Idk a lot of these, but they all look pretty hot.  Seulgi should be higher, but I’m OK with it.

Cab: Boram hurt me pretty bad I’m not gonna lie. I stared outside the window for a bit.

Pa: The next 15 is gonna be brutal. I apologize in advance.

115: Yezi – Fiestar

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Photo by peanadbutt

Pa: Yezi Yezi Yezi she brings that hot fire but is dumb as rocks, but you don’t have to be smart when you look like that.

114: SinB – GFriend

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Photo by Enzer’s World

Pa: My favorite girl of the group, she is the lifeblood of GFriend and has a chance to be the hottest member with a little bit of dedication.

113: Kaeun – After School

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Photo by Ashachu

Pa: The bad girl of After School, she was just coming up when they went on hiatus so her talent was never seen…little known fact, she now is a dj while waiting for after school to return.

112: Mina – Twice

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Photo by Noofilicia

Pa: Mina is probably one of the most important members in Twice as she is part of their foreign line….long live the land of the rising sun.

111: Qri – T-Ara

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Photo by minheego

Pa: You mention STACKED you mention her name, she’s been in the business for a while now but lord almighty is she improving year by year.

110: Lisa – Blackpink

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Photo by trínghiênphác

Pa: The only member of Blackpink to not make the top 100, Lisa falls just short at 110…Ra is going to probably be upset by this but RESPEK THA LIST.

Cab: Lisa has bars.

109: Sihyun – Spica

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Photo by itgscv1

Pa: This is a win for the short hair lovers as she normally has a boy hair cut but she keeps the dream alive for having a girl with boy hair in the top 100.

108: Nahyun – Sonamoo

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Photo by mcflyermelly

Pa: Oh you thought Sonamoo had fallen off and they wouldn’t make a comeback on this list? think again as they show off Nahyun…expect her in the top 100 next year.

Ra: Nahyun is hot.

107: Chaeyeon – IOI

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Photo by myidol2

Pa: IOI has got the looks and the talent this is just another shining example of that…will she be able to retain her rank after IOI disbands, we shall see. (list is a few months outdated)

106: Wendy – Red Velvet

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Photo by Star Arena

Pa: The best english speaker on this list, Wendy represents the Canadian Korean population well…her strong vocals are not the only thing where she is top tier…so close to 100.

105: Solji – EXID

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Photo by EXID Hani ♥

Pa: This must be the power vocals section as we have another lead singer in the group and another girl that can match vocals and looks, welcome to the list Solji.

104: JIN – Lovelyz

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Photo by KaskusLovelyz

Pa: Another Lovelyz member to grace the list, what can i say that hasn’t already been said… these girls are hot.

103: Chorong – Apink

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Photo by edreajanaeramos

Pa: So close yet so far for this Apink member…top 100…she almost did it but unfortunately her looks just did not cut it in this difficult list…there is always next year.

Cab: Chorong is top 20 EASY. Ya dun goofed.

102: Sungah – 9muses

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Photo by kpopmken

Pa: 9 muses should change their name to 5 muses as there are only 5 members left but they kept a good one here, unfortunately she was not able to make top 100 and fell just short.

101: Yuna – Brave Girls

Photo by OneHallyu

Pa: First runner up is Yuna for the top 100, this is also the first time we’ve seen Brave Girls on this list…expect to see a lot more of them in the top 100.







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3 NAMJAS: K-Pop Hot 150, 2016-2017, Female Edition (#150-126)

Hello.  Who are we?  Just 3 dudes with opinionated views on K-Pop who like to argue with each other over important topics (Who’s the best rapper in Blackpink? Who in TWICE has the best aegyo?).  We thought it’d be fun to make a list of the hottest/prettiest/cutest/most attractive/sexiest/most beautiful/most kawaii K-Pop girls in OUR OPINION.  Not meant to offend or throw shade, but feel free to argue or trash us in the comments because that’s always fun.  Just know that it took weeks, hundreds of google image searches, and much debate amongst our members to rank over 200 female K-Pop stars who (for the most part) have been active from 2016-2017.  I am Chu and my other friend who will do most of the commentating on this list goes by Pa.  I know I said we were only 3 dudes, but we shared this list with our friends so you will get commentary from them as well.  I will clarify who is speaking as we go.

Without further ado, let’s get into it.  In the name of science.

NOTE: Wonder Girls and CLC were not included due to ignorance.  Sorry.  Honest mistake.







150: Hyejeong – AoA

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Photo by luearn1

Pa: Let the controversy begin, some may argue that she is the 3rd best looking AoA member but she finds herself at number 150 for a reason…she is the cover girl for never being able to lose that baby fat.

149: Soyeon – T-Ara

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Photo by ztothek89

Pa: What is going on here? The lead singer of the group T-Ara finds herself as the lowest rank member of the squad, can the rest of the squad bring her up?

148: Boram – T-Ara

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Photo by ztothek89

Pa: Not so fast! Boram joins her bandmate on this list, while not as talented musically and not as tall we hold a special place in our hearts for Boram and gave her the nod above Soyeon.

Cab: We have our first snub.  I respect the academy, though!

147: Bohyung – Spica

Photo by ohmonatheydidnt

Pa: This Spica member had so much potential but that jaw line….maybe she shaved her jaw a little too much??

146: Jimin – AoA

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Pa: Personal favorite Jimin finds herself higher than expected on this list…slowly she has been getting hotter and hotter and looking more and more stacked! I’m never getting sick of that puss.

145: Sally – Gugudan

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Photo by arttechnician

Pa: How many of these girls are there you may be asking, but that’s the wrong question…the question is how high can this group go and how long will it take for them to realize their potential?

144: Hyemi – Fiestar

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Photo by jeryjw

Pa: Fiestar, welcome to the list! Hyemi may not be the cutest one in the group but she for sure isn’t ugly…all 5 members in the top 145, not a bad showing for Fiestar.

143: Yoojung – IOI

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Photo by nhiphương

Pa: She’s cute, she’s bubbly and she kills it on the variety shows…look out for this one, she puts in work.

142: Dayoung – Cosmic Girls

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Photo by mareenabinsuava

Pa: 13 members in the group and this is the 12th cutest girl and she is at number 142…scary scary.

Ra: Dayoung is hot.

141: Jisook – Rainbow

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Photo by kpopmken

Pa: A group that is all about staying in shape? A group that is in their late 20s but still looks good? Sign me up, welcome to the list Jisook her first and only appearance as Rainbow disbanded this year.

140: Min – Miss A

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Photo by spockeys

Pa: The feisty one of the group min is the first Miss A member on the list…she is very stacked for a Korean girl almost sometimes to the point where it looks funny so  that’s why she ended up here.

Ra: You were too nice to Min on this list.

139: Somi – IOI

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Photo by maimai84

Pa: The leader of IOI and another JYP product, Somi finds herself having the best year of her life, not a talented singer but still picked to be the leader of IOI, she finds herself making the top 140 of this list too, congrats Somi keep it up.

Chu: Hope we don’t get arrested for this.

138: Hyunyoung – Rainbow

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Photo by kpopcams

The queen of K-Pop fitness, Hyunyoung is known for her instagram workout videos and her tight body, normally that would earn her a higher place on this list but with so much competition she finds herself towards the middle of the pack.

137: Hwasa – Mamamoo

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Photo by Noofilicia

Pa: One of our panelists was really high on this girl, in his words “dawg she is SO THICK”, the other panelist wasn’t so high leading to her being in  the middle of the back but not a bad showing.

Chu: LOL

136: Eunha – GFriend

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Photo by Jay Yerim

Pa: This member of GFriend takes no prisoners with her cute looks and attractive body, look for her to try and vault herself up at least 40 spots before next yearss list is released.

Chu:  Agreed.  Dat booty tho.  She’s my favorite in GFriend now, but she wasn’t at the time of voting.

Pa: Gotta do that research, fam.

Ra: I’m glad Jia is still to be called.

Pa: Sorry to tell you Jia isn’t on the list.

Ra: Wowwwwww. You guys are fucked up.  So fucked.

135: Bomi – Apink

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Photo by jonong1004

Pa: The fun of Apink she should be a lot higher on this list but someone was a hater and rated her low, shes got it all the looks, the spirit and vocals…next year…next year.

Ra: Yo why is Bomi 135? She’s so cute.

Pa: I know fam I know. Tragedy.

134: Nayoung – IOI

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Photo by randyngo7199

Pa: Now we are getting to the fire!!! things are heating up as we approach the top 100 but unfortunately Nayoung didn’t make it but next year will be different.

Chu: Full disclosure, I messed up on the Nayoung and Chungha rankings.  I love em, seriously.

133: Serri – Dal Shabet

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Pa: Come over here, Dal Shabet boy oh boy Serri is the freak of the group…she’s the one you’d want to meet at the bar for sure, cheers to Serri keep doing your thing.

132: Chungha – IOI

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Photo by Favidol

Pa: Another girl on the list that was critically misplaced, the dancer of IOI brings the heat…just watch the whatta man video.

Chu: Agreed about Whatta Man.

131: Wheein – Mamamoo

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Photo by Noofilicia

Pa: The backup vocals of Mamamoo, she may be short in stature but she packs a punch! If she wasn’t so short she might be a little higher on this list.

130: Sojin – 9muses

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Pa: The bad girl of 9 muses comes in at number 130…not a bad showing, can she rank high next year? will there be a comeback for 9muses? or will they be the next to disband?

129: Jiae – Lovelyz

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Photo by KaskusLovelyz

Pa: If you haven’t noticed by now the girls from Lovelyz are all lovely and she fits that mold…this group is going to take off as they get older.

128: Nayoung – Gugudan

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Photo by Star Arena

Pa: It’s the battle of the young groups as Lovelyz and Gugudan fight for supremacy with cosmic girls…who will come out on top?

127: Seola – Cosmic Girls

Photo by OneHallyu

Pa: Speaking of Cosmic Girls…boom they fire right back with a heavy hitter of their own…saying they will see you in the top 100 Lovelyz and Gugudan.

126: Narae – Spica

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Photo by itgscv1

Pa: Another Spica girl…how high can this group go? we shall see just wait for our next installment when we dive into the top 125.

Chu: Leave a comment if you think we’re brain dead.







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7 Random Facts About K-Pop

K-Pop has been constantly rising in popularity on the western side of the world over the last decade. Just take a look at PSY’s “Gangnam Style”, which surpassed 2 billion views on YouTube. In 2013, you could literally listen to it anywhere!

Are you a hardcore fan or a newbie?  No matter.  Here are 7 random facts for you to think about:

1. Regardless of its relatively new acquaintance on the western side of the world, Korean Pop has been around since the 1950s, an age where K-Pop found itself influenced by western music. As a result, a variety of Korean Pop artists were going overseas for live shows. Such is the case of the Kim Sisters, artists who performed for the US Army in South Korea. They became the first Korean group to release an album in the United States Pop Market. It’s also interesting to mention they had a cover of “Charlie Brown” by Leiber and Stoller that reached the 7th spot in the Billboard Single Chart.

2. Not so much a fact as a trend: as K-Pop grows in worldwide popularity, the number of groups with English names in growing.  This allows the artists to be marketed at an international level and to a wider audience.  Makes sense.

3. In 2012, after rigorous studies, the Wall Street Journal reported the complete training process for one Korean Pop star or idol under the S.M. Entertainment record label averaged around 3 million dollars.

4. In the 1970’s, the government of Park Chung-hee banned American Pop and Korean Rock because of their references to sex and drugs. Shin Joong-hyun, better known as the godfather of Korean rock, was imprisoned in 1975 over a marijuana scandal. Park was assassinated in 1979 on a shooting.

5. During the Japanese rule from 1910 to 1945, Koreans used “changga” songs to express themselves against the Japanese oppression, achieving a great rise in popularity. This resulted in the Japanese confiscating the existing changga collections and publishing the songs with lyrics of their own.

6. In 1977, the younger generation of Koreans opposed the Vietnam War as much as the American hippies did, which made the Korean government start a massive ban on songs with liberal lyrics alongside the Rock/Pop ban proposed by President Chung-hee. In response to the situation, and with the constant rise in popularity of folk-influenced pop among the young ones, the MBC, a local television channel, organized a music contest for university students which served as foundation for several modern music festivals.

7. Sasaeng is the Korean word for “stalker”. “Sasaeng fans” will go to those hard-to-imagine extremes of fanaticism for the sake of being close to their idols. They are known for their highly questionable behavior and their tendency to invade the artist’s privacy in obsessive ways. Hard to believe, but some of these Sasaeng fans actually sneak into their idols’ houses while they sleep or take a shower in order to take pictures. Others have taken things to the extreme by kidnapping, hurting, and showing aggressive attitudes against their idols.  One of the most used forms of harassment is to hire a Sasaeng taxi, which charges somewhere around $500 to chase the artists’ vehicles for 9 hours and keep track of their daily activities. Some Sasaeng fans have admitted to spend over a thousand dollars to carry on with their stalking.

Love K-Pop responsibly, people.

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7 K-pop Songs to Kick Off Your Week

Just when you were feeling relaxed and well rested, another weekend has come and gone and it’s time to go back to the daily grind. A good morning run and a healthy breakfast can help pump you up, but a solid playlist can also jump start the busy week ahead.

K-pop has become an umbrella term for most of Korean music, from hip-hop to R&B, but what made it the international sensation that it is today is it’s generally catchy and upbeat sound. Since the late 1990s, Hallyu or the Korean wave has been dishing out a vibrant fusion of pop, rock, and electronic music that’s perfect for boosting your spirits.

We picked 7 K-pop songs that will help you kick off a kickass week at school, at work, or anywhere you need a good pick-me-up.


What better song to pick you up (sorry, not sorry) for the week than one of the best bops of the last five years? A product of an idol group reality show and originally sang by 101 idol aspirants, Pick Me is arguably Korea’s song of 2016, having been featured in several commercial films, television shows, and yes—in the national elections.

Its easy sing-along chorus and addictive drop, matched with the iconic dance that even Gong Yoo from Goblin knows, makes you ready to be in the center of things and inspires you to volunteer for that extra credit or the next office project.

And if you can’t get enough of this Produce 101 gem, you can check out its male counterpart from Season 2.


Remember that time when your high school crush smiled at you and your heart almost jumped out of your chest? Seventeen perfectly captures that sensation in their single Very Nice from the repackaged version of their first full studio album “Love & Letter.”

The song and its lively and complex choreography did not just bring suspenders back to fashion but also inspired a lot dance covers from Korean and international fans. If you have time, make sure to watch live performances where there’s a 100% chance it will make you sing “Aju Nice!”


Mamamoo recently made a comeback to save summer with the single “Yes I Am” from their latest album “Purple.” The lively and colorful music video alone should hype you up for the week, but Mamamoo’s trademark mixture of excellent vocals and refreshing rap will surely get you up on your feet.

If you look for subtitles, the song also offers empowering lyrics such as “whenever I wear sleeveless shirts, it becomes summer,” “don’t be shy, you’re Vogue” and its chorus “If I were to describe myself, I’m a confident woman.” And if Mamamoo says it, you better believe it.


The title of the track, “Plz Don’t Be Sad” may sound silly, but the song is guaranteed to make you smile with that earworm of a hook and the adorable choreography of self-confessed ahjussis.

These “middle-aged men” are formerly known as Beast, one of the most awarded K-pop groups of all time that then disbanded in 2016 as the contracts of the idols with their agency expired. Thankfully, 5 out of 6 members decided to form their own entertainment company and start anew under the group name Highlight. And as if they never left, the group is back to the top of the charts with a song will surely keep a smile on your face.


Widely dubbed as monster rookies, Blackpink announced that they are “in your area” in their powerful debut song “Boombayah.” This song and Blackpink’s other debut track “Whistle” broke records by reaching the top spots in the iTunes worldwide chart a week upon release.

The song is a declaration of dominance and kicks off with the lyrics “when I kick open the door, they all look at me,” a perfect soundtrack to give you confidence in entering any place. When you get to the chorus, the shout of “Boombayah!” and that awesome drop should pump you enough for the rest of the week.


When do you have to feel fresh? Triple H says, “365 Fresh”. This debut song from Triple H, a project group by Cube Entertainment, is a rare co-ed collaboration and a refreshing break from all-male or female idol groups.

With Uptown Funk vibes matched with HyunA’s brand of rap and Pentagon’s E’Dawn and Hui’s vocals, the song definitely gives that liberating feeling that you can be fresh and do anything.


Honestly, a kick-off-your-week playlist can be completed with just BTS songs, as most ARMYs would agree, but if the author had to choose one then “Dope” would be on the top of that list. While some K-pop songs would sometimes mix it up by having contrasting sound, lyrics, and music video, “Dope” is a great combination of all three.

So go on and load up your playlists with these awesome K-pop songs to start the week right.

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12 Unbiased Reasons Why K-Pop Is Amazing

K-Pop has been a developing subject of discussion for years.  When Psy broke onto the mainstream music scene with his hit “Gangnam Style,” K-Pop truly started to spread its global reach. It currently stands as the most viewed Youtube video of all time at over 2.8 billion views.  Soon, fans everywhere took the dive to learn more about this genre of music and the culture behind it.  What does “oppa” mean?  What is Gangnam?  Who is that girl?

Five years later, K-Pop’s popularity has never been better. Here are 12 reasons why real fans know that K-pop is truly a great music genre:

1. Singers Are Highly Talented

It is evident how skilled these idols are. Starting at a young age, it takes years of dedication to hone their craft. Dance practice, sing practice, regular school work…these kids are working harder than your average student.  All for a CHANCE to one day debut and make it big.  The idol life isn’t for the faint of heart.

2. Fandom Nicknames

K-Pop bunches have a ton of fun names for their fans. Big Bang calls their fans “V.I.Ps,” eliciting a cool, exclusive vibe from their fanclub.  AoA uses the term “Elvis,” which was derived from their debut single.  BTS has their “A.R.M.Y,” which stands for “Adorable Representative M.C for Youth.”  And it just sounds badass to call your fanclub the ARMY.  No matter who you are an enthusiast of, you’ll generally have a cool name to associate yourself with so you can support your favorite singers while also being a special one yourself.

3. Their Choreography Is Amazing

Practice videos are sometimes even more popular than the actual music video. Usher was awesome back in they day, but what if you took his dance skills and put it in to 4, 5, or even 12 members of one group? This is merely the norm nowadays.  Groups like EXO and 2NE1 have been known to impress hundreds of thousands of people with their amazing choreography so if you haven’t yet seen their videos on YouTube or Vimeo then it may be high time that you give them a view.

4. The Fancams

Sometimes awesome.  Sometimes creepy.  They are a fan’s closest companion. There are numerous fancam websites and videos out there so K-Pop fans can rejoice from having a seemingly endless supply of content from their favorite groups. As fancams become more and more popular, K-Pop idols can actually regard themselves as pioneers in the industry.

5. Their Videos Are Oscar Worthy

From the astounding visual impacts to the astonishing storylines, K-Pop videos are truly at the top of their class. If you’ve never seen a K-Pop video, it may be high time that you go to YouTube and immerse yourself for a few hours.  No other music genre comes close.

6. How About We Don’t Forget Airport Fashion?

K-Pop icons constantly figure out new ways to look perfect even before and after a really long flight. This is something not as common in the world of regular pop and dance, where singers mostly dress clean but casual. K-Pop fans will know that G-Dragon and IU always look impeccably stylish before a takeoff.

7. K-Pop Idols Say The Darnedest Things

Don’t take our word for it.  Google yourself interviews and variety show excerpts, and you will see that most K-Pop artists can provide a hell of a fun time. They are trained to be relatable while still having all the answers.  Trained in the art of PR with a PhD in adorableness.

8. They’re Funny

If parodies and skits are your thing then K Pop artists are something you should not miss. In general, they seem to take themselves a lot less seriously than most American artists.  I mean can you imagine an American Running Man?  Ridiculous gags are par for the course in Korea.

9. International Superstars Like Them, Too

G-Dragon and PSY have been known to pose with Justin Bieber while Chloe Moretz has posed multiple times with the girl group Mamamoo. Therefore, you should not be surprised if you see regular pop and K-pop artists posing together.

10. Joint Efforts

Joint collaborations with Western artists are awesome. If you are not sure what we are talking about, here are a two titles to look for: Dirty Vibe (Skrillex feat Diplo, CL, and G-Dragon) and Hangover (Psy feat Snoop Dogg).

11. Groups Can Be Anything They Want

They can be adorable as strawberries or wild as flame. Group “concepts” change all the time.  Sometimes from video to video, sometimes for extended runs.  It’s not uncommon for your favorite groups to reinvent themselves into something even more awesome than your previously knew.

12. Your World Stops When You See Them Perform

This isn’t just my opinion.  This is real scientific fact. When your favorite group hits the stage, the entire world stops for that moment. It’s the magic happening right in front of your eyes that makes you believe in love and miracles.