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Filipinos around the world have become avid fans of Korean culture and continue to be fascinated by it. 

And can you blame them? Pinoys are mesmerized while watching their favorite K-dramas, and have fun singing and dancing along to their favorite K-pop tunes!

If you find yourselves captivated by Korean celebs too, we’ve rounded up some stars who are not just Korean actors but K-pop idols as well. Imagine their pop power!  Check them out here: 

 

KIM MYUNG SOO  

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Kim Myung Soo is unquestionably one of the hottest stars in Korea, who also goes by the name of “L”. At the age of 18, he became a vocalist of the band called Infinite. 

 


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Some of his band’s albums include Over the Top, Koi ni Ochiru Toki, and For You. One of his notable songs were Love U Like U, Reminisce and It’s All For You.

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Apart from singing, he also appeared in the Korean web series My Catman, The Emperor: Owner of the Mask and Meow, the Secret Boy. 

SUZY 


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Born in Gwangju, South Korea, Suzy, who was then known as Bae Su Ji, developed a passion for the arts at a young age. She took her talent to another level by joining a band called Miss A, and they then released their first single in July 2010.  


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Suzy released a digital single called Dream in January 2016, alongside EXO‘s Baekhyun which won the “Best Collaboration” award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.

 


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Some of her most television projects include Vagabond, While You Were Sleeping and Uncontrollably Fond.

 

IU 


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Lee Ji Eun, who now goes by the stage name IU, had always had a promising career. Her first album Lost and Found made its debut on 24 September 2008, and was known for her songs You And I and Lost Child.

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She even wrote the song Peach, and on top of that, she has travelled to countless countries for her concert tours. 

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IU wowed audiences when she starred in the drama series Hotel De Luna, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and Salamander Guru and The Shadows. Aside from shows, she also made a cameo in the 2017 film Real.

 

HOYA 

 


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Busan native Lee Ho Dong, now known as Hoya, has always been artistically inclined and would practice developing his skills till the wee hours. 

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He finally debuted as a soloist on March 28, 2018 with the album Shower, and was known for his singles Pretending It’s Okay and All Eyes On Me.

 


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Hoya  also ventured into acting and came out in a number of series which include Hip Hop King – Nassna Street, Devilish Charm, and My Lovely Girl.  He also starred in the movie Hiya and  Grow: Infinite's Real Youth Life as Himself. 

 

MINAH 


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Minah, who was popularly known back then as Bang Min Ah, had always been fascinated by music and acting. This beauty launched her first solo album I Am a Woman Too on March 2015, and released a single Holding Hand in 2014. 

 


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She carried on with her acting career and starred in shows like Baby Faced Beauty, Vampire Idol  and A Better Tomorrow.

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One might have also seen her in the movies Dad For Rent and Holly as well.