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Teen Vogue Suggests EXO, BTS And UNIQ As Replacement Options For One Direction Fans

By Mickey Jamias | February 29, 2016 08:55 AM EST

Can three K-pop boy bands fill the void left by One Direction?

Teen Vogue deems EXO, BTS and UNIQ as three K-pop boy bands that could steal the hearts of Directioners, at least until One Direction returns from their announced hiatus last year.

In choosing EXO, writer Alexis Hodoyán explained that there is a lot that Directioners share with EXO fans, also known as EXO-Ls, especially when it comes to losing members. EXO is currently promoting as only nine members, down from the 12 members the group debuted with, after Kris, Tao and Luhan departed over the past couple of years. The writer goes on to praise EXO's "intricate choreographies and stellar velvety vocals" as driving their massive following.

Meanwhile, UNIQ was highlighted for their growing popularity in China, multilingual singing abilities, and slick hip-hop and dubstep concepts.

Lastly, Teen Vogue selected BTS for their strong work ethic, palpable hip-hop flavor, and authentic personalities.

EXO, BTS and UNIQ were three K-pop boy bands out of the 12 that the list highlighted as possible successors to the One Direction throne, including other male acts such as 5 Seconds of Summer, FLY and Mexican boy band CD9.

Do you agree with this selection? If not, which other K-pop boy bands should have made it to the list?

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Mickey is a writer and digital content creator based in Manila. He is a co-founder of ZAVI App and editor of the small business blog IndieMickey. He has also been bitten by the K-Pop fashion bug - follow him on Instagram @mickjami.

Articles by Mickey Jamias

Mickey is a writer and digital content creator based in Manila. He is a co-founder of ZAVI App. He has also been bitten by the K-Pop fashion bug - follow him on Instagram @mickjami.

Tagged :  One Direction, EXO, uniq, BTS

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