These idols were assigned a concept when they debuted, and over the years, fans are learning that doesn’t quite match up to who they are. Check out the top 5 who surprised us with their hidden charms!
1. Jin (BTS)
When Jin first debuted with BTS, he was given the concept of the “cool, handsome” visual.
Jin once revealed he was quiet in the earlier years of BTS because of the concept that was assigned to him.
Jin stated the during “FIRE” era, he started things over and began to reveal his true and goofy personality that fans know and love today.
Nowadays, Jin feels free to show more of his light-hearted personality, endless dad jokes, and overall pleasant demeanor. ARMYs couldn’t be happier since these are some of his most precious and unique charms!
2. Jay (ENHYPEN)
When watching Jay on stage, he practically oozes with charisma.
His intense expressions, fierce gaze, and passionate performances make him appear untouchably cool.
However, if you get to know Jay’s personality, you’ll learn he’s humble, hilarious, and constantly embarrassing himself (in the cutest ways)!
His time spent on I-LAND and the memes he created is enough to let you know he’s definitely not the suave guy he seems to be; He’s even better!
3. J-Hope (BTS)
J-Hope’s sunshine image is characterized by his bright smile, constant aegyo, and shameless comic relief, which may lead you to believe he doesn’t take much seriously.
However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! When the time comes to focus, his serious side emerges and is more intense than anyone.
Leader RM has referred to J-Hope as the most professional member of BTS and says J-Hope acts like a behind-the-scenes leader.
He has also been referred to as “an iron hand in a velvet glove” — an idiom meaning he’s a sweet person on the outside but is quite serious and disciplined inside. Even a staff member has commented, “The longer you know him, the more you can feel his manly side.”
4. Park Jihoon
Originally, Jihoon appealed to fans of Produce 101 Season 2 with his winking, cute charms, and adorable image.
Even during his time in Wanna One, he continued to execute cute concepts with ease!
However, when asked about Jihoon, the members often spoke about how he’s one of the most mature and level-headed members of the group.
His dual personality was so apparent to them, they created the terms “Jeojang Jihoon” and “Dorm Jihoon,” to represent how his cutesy image contrasts with his masculine personality back at the dorm.
5. JR (NU’EST)
During NU’EST’s debut, JR was given a cool and charismatic image as both a leader and rapper.
However, he eventually just couldn’t hold back his cute side!
As it turns out, JR is the youngest in his family with 2 older sisters and he loves doing aegyo, so being cute comes naturally to him.
He admitted he tried to be more charismatic after becoming the leader, but fans love him for all sides of his personality, including all the cuteness!