Kpop Idols That Don't Look Korean

the list was made ONLY for kpop idols that are korean, because if not they would look foreign because they are foreign, ok please enjoy or don't if you don't want to,and you can always add people to this list as long as they are kpop idols and korean.

The Top Ten

1 Jaejoong - JYJ Jaejoong - JYJ Kim Jae-joong, also known as Jaejoong is a Korean singer, actor, songwriter, actor, designer and director.

Jaejoong doesn't look Korean. Ok... Let me rephrase it, kim jaejoong doesn't look human at all. I mean which human being have eyes that are both cute and sexy?! His complexion is just so white and smooth, his smirk is charismatic but sometimes goofy, and his actions are super random, weird but cute. He looks like a vampire, no joke. I won't be surprise if he is Haha. I mean, look at his features and stupidly tall height? Totally not Korean at all!

As someone had said above he doesn't look human. He is an angel, god or something!

Jaejoong should stand on first place

Jaejoong looks like anime character,he is hot

2 Ken - VIXX

I thought he was Indian, or maybe half Indian. He does have the Indian looks.

It's definitely Ken..i think he should be on top of this list because he truly doesn't look Korean! - Limitless

I'm glad Ken's on here. When I first saw him I literally looked up whether he was half Korean or something of the sort (maybe mixed with Thai or European). If I'm honest I actually can't put my finger on why he looks different but being a part of kpop has lowered my borders between races. While my mind will lock on any Asian I see, If they don't have the stereotypical Asian eyes I don't know why they look so different... But I don't think Ken has a typical Asian face structure and the light hair doesn't help.

I seriously thought he was American or european the first time I saw him in G.R.8.u. - youngaekim

3 Heechul - Super Junior

He looks like cinderella

Doesn't he look like Japanese a bit... when he keep silent

He looks like a Japanese because of his hairstyle

At first I think he's a janpanese
I am also Elf too haha - Kolour

4 Sooyoung - SNSD Sooyoung - SNSD Choi Soo-young (born February 10, 1990), better known by the mononym Sooyoung, is a South Korean singer and actress. She was a part of the short-lived Korean-Japanese singing duo, Route θ, during 2002 in Japan. After returning to South Korea in 2004, Sooyoung eventually became a member of girl group more.

Yeah. I agree with this. I'm really wondering sometimes if shes a half foreign. She has this pretty twinkling eyes that might not be common on some Korean. Love her so much anyway.

So exotic and gorgeous

Her eyes are much wider than other members actually. Very pretty eyes. Love it.

She looks japanese and european

5 Gyuri - Kara

She is so pretty

Gyuri may pass of as a Nepali

She has been mistaken for almost everything but black and Asian (besides Japanese)

Gyuri look like Turkish

6 Sangmin - Cross Gene

He doesn't. He's so handsome...

Just look at him

7 Hyoyeon - SNSD

Hyoyeon with her blonde hair makes her look exotic gorgeous and foreign

She looks like a foreigner

She is the moat beautiful blonde grl I have ever seen, evn with black hair, she looks stunning

8 Kai - Exo

His features are not that of a typical Korean. and I like it. It makes him hotter and stand out.

Kai became cuter because of his flatted nose.

He is so hot with blonde hair

I just love him! Cool guy!

9 Vernon - Seventeen

Well, he is half American so it makes sense. - vVKimTaehyungVv

He looks american! I love him though

Maybe it's kind of a cheat since he's half white, but no one can ever tell just how Korean he is at first-- he's often mistakenly called "the American." Culturally, though, he's super Korean.

There is no such thing as having half of a nationality in your genetics...I wish people would get that through their heads for once.

10 Rap Monster - BTS

Namjoon looks perfectly fine in my opinion he isn't ugly he's handsome and does look a tad mixed with African American.

He looks like he's part Black to be honest

Though he doesn't have a good looking face, but he got an IQ brain.

He does look at least part Korean to me, but it’s not a bad thing if he doesn’t look Korean. - vVKimTaehyungVv

The Contenders

11 Oh Ha-young - A Pink

She really looks foreign. She is really mistaken for being Arab or something, but actually she has a filipino blood. Her grandmother is half filipina, so she's probably has 1/8 of filipino blood. But she's definitely Korean.

I think her grandma is a filipina...

Oh hayoung I'm proud of you because you are 1/8 filipino

You guys are all wrong her gramma is not filipina and there is thousand of people who just look alike mixed race even 100% korean with no surgeon

12 Krystal - f(x)

What do you mean Filipino aren't Asians, they're Asian.

Lol Filipinos ARE Asian

I think so, she's like a Japanese or Filipino

I feel sorry for whoever said that "Filipinos are not Asians." Go back to the 3rd grade and re-educate yourself

13 Dong Woon - Beast

I honestly don't understand how he isn't on top of the list because the first time I laid my eyes on him, I definitely thought he was a foreigner or perhaps a mixed race individual. His facial features are incomparable to the average Korean which renders him to be the cynosure of his group (as I assume) and even though I've searched around everywhere and all I kept discovering is the fact that he is absolutely Korean, I'm still a bit ambivalent because his appearance is exotic and there undoubtedly has to be even just a tinge of European or American blood within him.

not really

He doesn't look arabian at all o_O 100% Korean.

He is not Korean boy but is a arabian boy b2uty love bang onta dongwoonie! (Y)

14 Nana - After School

She looks so westernized when she has blonde hair and then she looks Japanese when she has black hair!

It's actually hard to believe that she is Korean when she has blond hair, by the way she is so pretty with it. She is made to be blond.

She looks so western! I couldn't believe it when I saw her picture :D

15 Gummy

Same. I was just searching up "is gummy mixed" and I came here. she looks like she is mixed with white or Mediterranean or even Thailand. she is so pretty and different looking even though she did go under surgery.

I also thought gummy is mix, rather than full korean

I don't know what it is. Gummy just doesn't look full Korean to me. To me she looks Korean-American and I'm not entirely sure why.

I think gummy look like Turkish woman and her voice so different

16 Chanwoo - IKON

Yeah he does look indian

Looks fairly Korean but at certain angles he looks like a little Indian boy, especially with his tanned skin and big round eyes.

Yes. I definitely agree that he looks like an Indian.

I also though he was B.I's Indian Friend when I first saw him in a gif.

17 S. Coups

The features plastered on his countenance are very unique and he really stands out compared to the others.

He's handsome, looks like mixed with Italian. Very unique with big eyes and long eye lashes.

I always thought s.coups is mixed with turkish or something like that

I personally think he doesn't look like a Korean at all, even when he still in Seventeen Projects era, he look like Caucasian to me, in Adore U era he look like mixed race.

18 L - Infinite

L doesn't look very Korean with his eyes. He looks part something else.

I think he kinda look alike with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

L is so cute

He looks to perfect just like taehyung and jaejoong and taeyong and exo Kai those guys look to perfect to be real and extremely handsome plus L so cute with his dope ass smile just makes you want to smile and his facial features are too perfect and his skin looks so smooth he looks a mix of arab or Japanese and he looks a bit Latino 😊 Stilll he's handsome!

19 Kris - EXO Kris - EXO Wu Kris Yifan, professionally known as Kris Wu or Kris, is a Chinese actor, singer, and model. He is a former member of South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO and its subgroup EXO-M under S.M. Entertainment.

I honestly don't know how to describe Kris' look... I mean, I always thought he was distinctly Asian but now reading this, why DOES he look Asian? I feel like it might be his eyes but they're not that small and a lot of Asians still look Asian even with large eyes. But his facial features aren't really Asian either...

Of course he don't look korean because he is not

He got Chinese and Canada blood. exo said he is the most handsome of exo

Kris is very handsome. He is Chinese-canadian

20 Kim Taehyung - V Kim Taehyung - V

Taetae looks awesome but his complexion is not as pale as typical Korean and it's not even a problem. He got the most perfect facial features and he looks like an anime character or like a vampire.

21 Lee Jong-hyun - CNBLUE

Ever since he was born, his parent told him that he looked like a Russian baby. and when he 11 years old, his friend told him that he probably mixed. and he run to his father, but his father told him that he is 100% Korean. no wonder, he has paler skin that other Korean man, long eye-lashes, brown eyes and dimples. he looks like Canadian-Japanesse man. I love his talent and his "Burning" stare.

Haha I'm agree with this.. Russian? Canadian? Probably doesn't look like any Korean people! Your skin is too white and your face make me thinks twice.. are you Asian?

22 Oh Sehun - Exo k

His look is very normal in Korea.

He looks like an American

He looks more like an American than Korean.

He looks like he's mixed. european+korean. he was called "willis" (a white name) on infinity challenge by the mcs, he doesn't look fully korean even in the eyes of koreans

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23 Yunhyeong - IKON

Yunhyeong looks exotic. Whatever he looks like he’s the cutest human being that exist!

Looks like the Korean Zayn Malik. Has Middle Eastern features.

He doesn't look Korean, he's more like Chinese or Japanese.

He looks NOTHING like Zayn Malik lmao.

24 Song Min-ho - Winner

He has a latino beat lmao

25 Bae Suzy

She looks fully Korean to me lmao

There are lots of people who think suzy has a western blood. She looks like a mixed European and Asian.

She is the most beautiful multitalent idol-actress I've ever seen..

26 Lee Hyori

During black era she looked really white lol

27 Jihyo - TWICE

When you look at her sometimes, she doesn't really look Korean. Take the OOH-AHH teaser photo for example, she doesn't really look too Korean when you consider about it. Some people asked if she had ancestry of other Asian or European ethnic groups, but JYPE confirmed she was full-out Korean.

28 Eunhyuk - Super Junior Eunhyuk - Super Junior Lee Hyuk-jae, better known by his stage name Eunhyuk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer and actor.
29 Changmin - TVXQ

Yeah Changmin looks like he's south or south/east Asian, he even said on the first episode of exciting India that a lot of people thought that he looked like he was from there...much like actor wonbin.


30 Mark Tuan - Got7

SPOILER ALERT: he's not Korean at all.

Well he's Taiwanese so he really shouldn't look Korean.. LOL

But Mark's Taiwanese-American...not Korean...

Pffft haha... he’s not Korean... So obviously he wouldn’t look Korean lol. - vVKimTaehyungVv

31 Kyung - Block B

To be honest I can't believe that he's Korean

32 JB - Got7

He is Korean as obviously.

33 Shin Jimin - AOA
34 Sorn - CLC
35 Niel - Teen Top

He's got those thick lips and that Western name and that strangely soothing voice.

He looks like he's has African blood in him

Yes, he is...

Yo I just looked him up and his lips juicy

36 Yubin - Wonder Girls

During the nobody era I thought that she was half black or western and I had to look her up. she's so gorgeous

37 CL - 2NE1 CL - 2NE1

She looks like Chinese and I think Chae has a western blood.

38 Im Yoona - Girls' Generation Im Yoona - Girls' Generation Im Yoona is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a member of South Korean girl group Girls' Generation and has participated in various television dramas such as You Are My Destiny, Cinderella Man, Love Rain, Prime Minister and I, and God of War, Zhao Yun.

She looks like a mixed with European or American and Korean, she is the prettiest girl in Asia and one the most beautiful in the world.

She looks like she has some other foreign blood.

She kinda more looks like western.

Goddess Yoona looks like an American or European-Korean beauty, she is so beautiful, stunning and cool girl. She looks so westernized specially when she has blonde hair or brown hair.
She is an actress, dancer, singer, model and mc. she is also a great sportswoman.
She was chosen as the most beautiful goddess of Asia with over 8 million votes.
Yoona's beautiful perfect beauty, incredible talents, great intelligence and humble and good personality are praised even by Forbes and many othres Korean and foreign celebrities.

39 Dahyun - Twice Dahyun - Twice

She looks part Chinese... COUGH COUGH she's really not.:o

She does slightly look Chinese but that isn’t bad at all, she is adorable (my TWICE bias <3) - vVKimTaehyungVv

40 B.I - IKON

If you put aside the fact that he has single eyelids he doesn't look quite Korean. He looks Middle Eastern or Caucasian.

41 Hoshi - Seventeen

Looks quite Japanese to me - Chatsa2

42 Dongwoo - INFINITE

His facial features are unique (but handsome)

43 Sangdo - Topp Dogg

He definitely doesn't look Korean! But maybe it was just because of the hair during the Follow Me era.

You wouldn't look Korean if you looked like Will Smith's son...

44 Yoon Bora - Sistar

Bora of Sistar

Sometimes she looks likes she's Japanese

45 Kim Jinwoo - WINNER

He looks Japanese even his fellow YG artists and team members thought he was Japanese the first time they saw him

46 Goo Hara

First I thought she was Japanese idol member on Invincible Youth yet her name sounds like one

47 Im Seulong

Very big eye and tan skin

Looks like a malay

48 PSY PSY Park Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

He looks like tibet guy - defrina


49 Kim Boa

Honestly, she looks very Caucasian. - Chatsa2

50 Tymee
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1. Ken - VIXX
2. Jaejoong - JYJ
3. Heechul - Super Junior


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