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Former Ulzzangs turned K-Pop Idols

By Staff Writer | July 02, 2013 07:53 AM EDT

In Korean an "ulzzang" literally translates to someone with the "best face." A civilian who just happens to be extremely good-looking and enjoys taking an unhealthy amount of selcas (self-taken photos), spreads them online, and becomes popular for their pretty or handsome face. These ulzzangs usually achieve Internet fame with their God given looks and perfect camera angle taking skills. Many of these ulzzangs get picked up by entertainment agencies and are made into the idols we love and adore today. So let's take a look at former ulzzangs who became idols!

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Ahn Jae Hyo is the lead vocalist in Block B. Born in 1990, Jae Hyo became a well loved ulzzang before pursuing a path in music. He enjoys taking an overabundance amount of selcas and won first place in contest called "Mnet Pretty Boys."


T-ARA's Qri was a model and famous Internet ulzzang before hitting it big with T-ara. She's known for her insanely large eyes, circle lens, and mainly for looking like a human doll.


B.A.P's Himchan became an ulzzang at "BESTNINE" alongside Mblaq's Lee Joon, CN Blue's Yonghwa and Jonghyun, and Block B's Jaehyo. He's appeared in a number of music videos and is known as the face of B.A.P. Known for being a talented ulzzang, Himchan attended the National Korean Traditional Music High School and graduated at the age of 17 with a full scholarship.


EXO-K's maknae Sehun is a former ulzzang. When photos of his younger years fluttered into the hands of fans, people went crazy over his pretty boy looks and gaze. He's been dubbed a "certified ulzzang" because he's always been a handsome and dashing young lad.

Who is you favorite ulzzang turned idol?

Tagged :  EXO-K, B.A.P, Qri, T-ARA, Block B

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