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Top 10 Most Popular and Handsome K-Pop Idols (2016–2017)

Ma-re is a certified K-drama and K-pop enthusiast. She always likes to discover something new about the wide world of Korean entertainment.

Who were the most handsome K-pop idols of 2016 and 2017? Check out our top 10 list!

Who were the most handsome K-pop idols of 2016 and 2017? Check out our top 10 list!

The Hottest K-Pop Guys of 2016–2017

As lovers of the world of Korean entertainment, we can't deny the fact that all K-pop idols are handsome, talented, great, and unique in their own ways. As fans, we all have our biases and personal favorites from the long list of all the male idols. But who's got the biggest fanbase? Who is the most popular? The most handsome? The most well-loved and successful? Find out who's who in this list, which focuses on the top stars from 2016 and 2017.

G-Dragon of Big Bang

G-Dragon of Big Bang

10. G-Dragon (Big Bang)

A handsome man who excels in singing, dancing, and rapping. G-Dragon is one of the most popular KPOP male idols since his debut as a member of Big Bang. He is recognized in the group as the 'most fashionable' one, and is noted for his constantly changing image and tight control over his artistry and has strongly opposed the idea of singers as "products" of the entertainment industry. Isn't he cool?

Facts About G-Dragon

  • Real name: Kwon Ji-yong
  • Born on: August 18, 1988
  • He built a pension motel as a gift to his family, and fans can also stay there! (Hooray!)
  • He had a cafe named 'Monstant Cafe' in Jeju Island.
L of Infinite

L of Infinite

9. L (Infinite)

His cute eyes are shaped like crescent moon when he smiles. The super adorable and handsome boy of the KPOP group, Infinite, is none other than L. He debuted as a vocalist and visual of Infinite in 2010. Since then, he became popular due to his good-looking physique. Apart from his group activities, he also had acting projects, with his debut being on a Japanese drama. Sugoi!

Facts About L

  • His real name is Kim Myungsoo
  • He was born on March 13, 1992
  • He had a role of Ha Ji-won's homosexual intern in The Time We Were Not in Love
Yong-hwa of CNBLUE

Yong-hwa of CNBLUE

8. Yong-hwa (CNBLUE)

The man with a handsome voice and handsome face is Yong-hwa. He is a musician, singer, songwriter, producer and actor. He rose into fame as the leader, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band CNBLUE.

But what makes him internationally recognized is not just his music career, but his acting projects as well. He took the role of Kang Shin-woo in 2009 popular drama You're Beautiful, and later he played the lead role of Lee Shin in 2011 drama, Heartstrings, with Park Shin-hye as leading actress in both dramas.

Facts About Yong-hwa

  • His full name is Jung Yong-hwa
  • Born on June 22, 1989
  • In 2009, he went to Japan to study music
Jong-hyun of SHINee

Jong-hyun of SHINee

7. Jong-hyun (SHINee)

A lot of handsome guys are in the KPOP world, but a lovable guy would be Jong-hyun of the boy group, SHINee. He is a popular singer, songwriter, and DJ. His brilliant mind is capable of writing songs that captures the hearts of many listeners. Of course, his talent, along with his band mates made the group internationally successful. He is also a very attractive singer, and he usually stand out in most of their music videos. We all love him for being a great man, right?

Facts About Jong-hyun

  • His full name is Kim Jong-hyun
  • Born on April 8, 1990
  • In 2010, Jonghyun was in a relationship with actress Shin Se-kyung, but broke up after nine months.
  • He had a car accident back in 2013.
Sehun of EXO

Sehun of EXO

6. Sehun (EXO)

The maknae of the famous boy band group, EXO, with the best aegyo is Sehun. He is the lead dancer and lead rapper of the group. You might think that he's a cool guy at first, but when you get to know him, you'll find out how cute he is. He's shy, considerate, and always sincere for the group. He became extremely popular not only in Korea, but also in China. Thanks to this, he is confirmed to be starring as the male lead in the upcoming Korean-Chinese movie Catman.

Facts About Sehun

  • His full name is Oh Se-hun
  • Born on April 12, 1994
  • At age 12, he ran away from the S.M. Entertainment agent who tried to scout him for 30 minutes. But he was eventually cast in 2008.
Jungkook of BTS

Jungkook of BTS

5. Jungkook (BTS)

The handsome boy Jungkook is also a maknae of the famous boy group, BTS. He is a singer, rapper and dancer. He might be the youngest among the members of the group, but it doesn't mean that his talent is inferior to the older members. In fact, he is as brilliant and talented as them that he is known as the 'Golden Maknae'. He can sing in Korean, English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese, and is one of the best dancers of the group.

Facts About Jungkook

  • His real name is Jeon Jeong Guk
  • Born on September 1, 1997
  • He is a fast runner and also loves skateboarding.
Taecyeon of 2PM

Taecyeon of 2PM

4. Taecyeon (2PM)

The main rapper of 2PM became a hot icon of KPOP because of his incredible talent, good looks, entertaining skills, and acting skills. One of the most beloved idols is Taecyeon, who is a popular singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur.

He originally wanted to become a model, but the judges suggested he try dancing and singing. He then joined the boy group, 2PM, and it made a huge success with their music. Apart from his music career, he also hosted SBS's music show Inkigayo and was a permanent cast on Family Outing 2.

Facts About Taecyeon

  • His full name is Ok Taec-yeon
  • Born on December 27, 1988
  • He debuted as an actor in the Korean drama Cinderella's Sister and went on to play a main character in the KBS drama Dream High.
Baekhyun of EXO

Baekhyun of EXO

3. Baekhyun (EXO)

He is a man with a powerful and charismatic voice and stage presence. Who would've thought that behind the stage, he is a funny, bright, cheerful, and childlike person? Another handsome and popular KPOP idol is Baekhyun, who is the cheerful and friendly main vocalist of the boy band, EXO.

He is popular for his breath-taking performances with his group and together they became one of the most successful groups. He is also well-loved by his fans because he is very sociable who loves to talk. Isn't it one of the many reasons to like him?

Facts About Baekhyun

  • His full name is Byun Baek-hyun
  • Born on May 6, 1992
  • On June 19, 2014, S.M. Entertainment confirmed that Baekhyun and fellow S.M artist Girls Generation member Taeyeon are in a relationship, but it ended in 2015.
Nichkhun of 2PM

Nichkhun of 2PM

2. Nichkhun (2PM)

Who wouldn't fall in love with the sweet, handsome, and charismatic Asian Prince? Surely, he's one of the most popular and most handsome KPOP male idol. Nichkhun is a Thai rapper, singer, songwriter, model and actor. His talent in singing as well as his natural good look had contributed greatly to 2PM's international success.

Apart from singing, he also appeared on several drama series, movies, and variety shows. He also appeared on the live action film of the Japanese shoujo manga, Ouran High School Host Club as Lawrence.

Facts About Nichkhun

  • His full name is Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul
  • Born on June 24, 1988
  • Because he's handsome and multi-talented, and he gained popularity worldwide, he is dubbed as the Asia's Prince
Taehyung of BTS

Taehyung of BTS

1. Taehyung (V) (BTS)

Taehyung, who is also known by his stage name, V, is a member of the famous group BTS. He's good looking, young member who is recognized for his vocals in the said hip hop group. Many BTS fans like and love him because of his super cute habits off stage. He likes to do aegyo that makes us go 'awww'!

But when it's time for him to come on stage and perform, he's completely cool and charismatic person. Even his band mates describe him as a unique person, like how can a man like that exist? He's V who came from the stars!

Facts About Taehyung

  • His real name is Kim Taehyung
  • Born on December 30, 1995
  • His nickname is TaeTae and Blank Tae

Which Idol Is Your Favorite?

Did we miss your favorite K-pop idol? Who's the most handsome for you? Not to worry though, you can always leave a comment about your favorite idol. Share your thoughts below!

Questions & Answers

Question: Who is the most handsome man of 2017?

Answer: That sounds like a general question. According to TC Candler's 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2017, the first place goes to BTS' V. Other Korean artists on the list are: EXO's Sehun (9th), BTS' Jungkook (13th), Big Bang's Taeyang (19th), and Shinee's Jonghyun (27th).

© 2016 Mare-sensei


ARMY_BTS on May 04, 2020:

Jungkook and Teahyung ❤

Person on December 19, 2019:

Park Jimin forever

Catherine Davis on June 26, 2019:

@kacy, learn to spell "Baekhyun" before you claim ownership over a human who can decide what he wants for himself.

Shawol on June 26, 2019:

R.I.P. Jonghyun

We all miss you, and I know you can genuinely smile back at us from heaven

P.S. Stop ARMY, no one gives a d@mn about your idiotic opinions regarding the fact that this list should be filled with BTS members

Via on May 07, 2019:

I am so thrilled to see Tae in the first place is a cute member!


Ziane P bucalon on April 23, 2019:

Where is jimin?

Jz on April 14, 2019:

Min yoongi is beutiful and hot to why dont you place him in the chart ?

Rin on March 23, 2019:

In my opinion Jungkook is the hottest idol I have ever seen.

kacy on February 04, 2019:


Maria on January 10, 2019:


Gdragonballs on November 30, 2018:

Excuse you where tf is Jackson

And why is Jiyong only no 10 bruh I get Army is overpowerful and yeah I kinda want them to go mainstream but at the same time I want the music for myself ya know? Anyways yeah we armys are really big but yea give a chance to other groups cus one of them might be the next popular group like bts once was a little unknown group from nowhere and now looks where they are so yeah bye


ASSWIPE on October 25, 2018:


97kookJKbts on October 17, 2018:

Yas Kookie and Tae deserve to be on that list. But to be honest I think all of Bangtan should be on the list. They are all beautiful and cute. (the other kpop male idols)

Røsë on October 15, 2018:

Yes taehyung is no 1 and he belongs to be .i think he is speechless .

Korean fan on October 02, 2018:

All of them r super cute

Drishya on September 23, 2018:

Where is eun woo of astro... I think he deserves to be in the list

Atoosa on September 18, 2018:

Choi Siwon is first and best

min sugakook on July 19, 2018:

i guess all 7 BTS members must be on this list

Angie on July 05, 2018:

Jungkook and v ❤️❤️❤️

this is lame on June 13, 2018:

NCT Taeyong and Jaehyun

Astro Eunwoo

Seventeen Mingyu, Vernon


Vjiminrm on May 29, 2018:

Taehyungie but where is jiminie

IDK on May 27, 2018:

Why you don't put Minhyuk(BTOB)

He is Pretty Boy

Binisha on May 26, 2018:

Where is jin, taemin, mini, eunwoo,etc ?

Sorry on May 15, 2018:

What about Mark Tuan (GOT7) and Suga (BTS)...

They are all gorgeous human beings.

robert... on May 04, 2018:

all BTS members should be here all members are handsome and awsome!!!!!

Feni Rose on April 26, 2018:

Aww Taehyung, I know you'll obviously the number one ;3!!!

hannah byun on April 22, 2018:

om my god i love you byun baekhyun my jagiya you deserve to be a top 3 its ok because soon you will be the top 1 ilove you

ARMY on April 14, 2018:

I thought Jin was the most handsome in my opinion, and I feel like RM kind of gets left out in these. But that’s just my opinion.

pk on April 12, 2018:

v i love you more than anything only kpop idol i admire

BTS lover on April 06, 2018:

Jungkook &v is very handsome.But I think Jin&Jhope also very cute and handsome

Atee Helen on April 03, 2018:

Kim Taehyung is the best of the best and the most handsome of the most handsome among all....!!!!!!!!!

stay healthy...handsome.....and cute


KPOP IS LIFE! on March 27, 2018:

I think all of bts is number one tbh. Love them to death. Congrats my bias wrecker V.

EXO-L on March 27, 2018:


BangTan_Army on March 26, 2018:

Kim Tae Hyung and Jeon Jungkook is the besttt.. Love you guys forever...

angelique on March 21, 2018:

o.m.g. I LOVE YOU taehyung you deserve to be the number one......

NO offend to the others....

but,i think jungkook deserve to be the number two because his handsome as always but sad to say we cant both double......

Zuza on March 07, 2018:

GD my bby should be higher, but I'm happy Tae is here, he is handsome

Personally i would add Xiumin, Jackson, Seungri and others but ok :')

Taehyung on February 23, 2018:

Umm... Why is Mr. World Wide Handsome not on this list?

Kim Seok Jin deserves to be on this list with a face like that.

Taehyung is obviously the number one person on the list because, why not? He is handsome, has a great voice, and he is just the most talented and lovable person on Earth

Vkook on February 22, 2018:

Haha I knew tae will on here because of Baekhyun

Tabassum on February 03, 2018:

I think v is the most cutest person in the world. Cutie..❤❤❤❤

Dude on February 02, 2018:

Super true....V is the best idol I know

J Yu_ Shawol on January 31, 2018:

Rest in Peace Jonghyun missed you.

Sirael on January 29, 2018:

Park Jimin is missing here.

MamaJin on January 24, 2018:

What about Park Jimin? He's so handsome.

Where's jin on January 16, 2018:

Where's Kim seok jin? How could you forget him and not put him up there I mean he's world wide handsome!?!

Rasi on January 11, 2018:

Tae tae is the best ☝

Baeksmile on January 03, 2018:

Baekhyun is the best

Kpop fan on December 28, 2017:

Gosh u guys don’t see how attractiv Jonghyun is? My god he should be higher up!

SHAWOL SINCE 2010 on December 28, 2017:

Jonghyun always ❤

kpop.trash.2603 on December 26, 2017:

K where's Jimin and Rest in Peace Jonghyun

Jimin's Bae on December 23, 2017:


calaboose on December 22, 2017:

rest in peace, Jonghyun.

Emily1811 on December 14, 2017:

I love jimin how can he not be on the list

florence m.canoi on December 13, 2017:

for me v is the most handsome not because his my one and only bias but its because of his look......

Jaden kryx on December 05, 2017:

Jung yong hwa's got it all. :) a real musician :)

Kirsten on November 24, 2017:

I love taehyung so much

Joy on November 21, 2017:

I love V and jungkook,they are both adorable.....

Taeara on November 20, 2017:

V deserves it but I think Kookie should be second

Bts on November 13, 2017:

V is the best

hii on November 11, 2017:

i love taehyung and jungkook :) although, i wasn't able to vote for 2...

diane on November 06, 2017:

kim taehyung is so very handsome and cute

Iqra on November 05, 2017:

Where's Jaebam of got7?!!

cheonsa on November 03, 2017:

taehyung deserves to be the most handsome,because he is, unlike jungkook yet jungkook deserves yo be top 5.but not really,i always,only taehyung

Kokiee on November 02, 2017:

Jungkook is the most handsome. He's a complete package cute, cool, handaome, hot etc. Luv u kokiee

Jane on November 02, 2017:

V should definitely be no. 1 but minho from shinee and jin from bts also deserve a place

Firdous on October 25, 2017:

Yeyyyyyyy !!!!!!! Kim myungsoo

Blank Tae on October 23, 2017:


It just makes me happy when i see v in top 1.

elien on October 21, 2017:

yeyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!! the winner is V

bts army on October 19, 2017:

where is my JK

Prim July on October 18, 2017:

V is just a handsome, charming, lovable, cute alien i'ved ever known.

Annie on October 17, 2017:

Hey you missed out the Worldwide Handsome Kim Seokjin aka Jin of BTS

Nima on October 10, 2017:

You missed jin also from BTS and also Suga

Hayni on October 10, 2017:

How could u forget BTOB's Yook Sungjae?? now a days he is Also Popular And A Rising Star. His Handsome face can't be Ignored.

International A.R.M.Y on October 10, 2017:

I am not a big exol but isn't Sehun supposed to be hotter than baekhyun? Well... whatever . #keeplovingbangtan

Love u BTS !!!!!

sparks pop-k on October 09, 2017:

I agree with no-1

But, you missed kim hyung joong oppa

He's still handsome ....!!!!!1

ddddddd on October 09, 2017:

for those people who are saying that jugkook has more follower on instgram than v for those this is not their personal account this is a fan made account and those people whore are saying junkook got 1500 more vote than v in tc calendar most handsome men for those v had got 6311 more vote than jugkook in most handsome men in the world 2017 and after this comback v has got more vote in billboard more vote in best member of bts in bias ranking more vote in hottest kpop idol he has also appeard in most popular idol in september in 2017 internationally with jimin i am not bts fan i am an astro fan i watch all these things and i have to say these things to make army to get rid of fights and now you have to admit that v is more popular than jungkook i have nothing against jungkook but to clear this all misunderstanding i have to write this

Ms K.N Fazal on September 27, 2017:

Yeah you missed...Kim seokjin is also so handsom guy. A soft hearted person.

taetae isthebest on September 26, 2017:

Yess!! Taehyung deserve it (my ultm bias:)) there is no one like him. He is talented,cutiest,funniest and the most handsome. Love him.

Go V!! Go bts!!

vvv on September 25, 2017:

vvvvv kim taehyung my ultimate bias i love u

SorChanXo on September 21, 2017:

Ohh No..!! Then where is my chanyeol?? I really don't understand y he's not included ...For me Exo Chanyeol is the best...But thank God that Baekhyun is 3rd N oppa Taetae is 1st

bts vvvvvvv on September 17, 2017:

east and west taehyung is the best

mathoi asem on September 16, 2017:

Exo baekhyun is the best I really love him

Angelica on September 16, 2017:

For me Taehyung is one of the most handsome kpop idol. His feature was so perfect!

jb on September 07, 2017:

got 7 fan but support V i hate all bts members but not v he attracts me alot i wish to god to send more people like him in this world this world need angels you have great visuals soulful voice in popularity you are always first you respect your family alot all idols love you you are cute your are physical fit you are intellegent you are actor you alove children and i am 100 percent sure you will be amzing fathaer and boyfriend and i can say 2017 is your year V please army help me to get some views for got7 mv never ever

V whom i admired after pop on August 27, 2017:

v oppa i love you you are my ultimate bias i am new in kpop actually i saw you in billboard music awards you are one of amazing personn i have ever seen in my life love you stay strong i will always support you

taekook lover on August 23, 2017:

I love both taehyung and jungkook.....they deserve u taetae nd kookie

SAPPHIREJAY on August 23, 2017:

OH MY GOD,I KNEW IT!!!,I WAS NERVOUS WHEN V's name didn't appear on the screen when I SCROLL it down but I was SUPRISED when V 's name was on the top.I'M REALLY HAPPY!!!!

kpop on August 21, 2017:

he is everything

v oppa on August 15, 2017:

vvvvvvvvvvv oppa i love you

kpop on August 13, 2017:

i think bts popularity ranking is 1 V 2 jungkook 3 jimin 4 suga 5 jhope 6 jin 7 rapmonster i am also a kpop fan and i stan all groups i have no bias all members have different talents all are good in their own way and its not my opinion i have searched a lot all have different talents and in exo 1 baekhyun 2 sehun 3 chanyeol 4 kai 5 do 6 chen 7 xiumin 8 suho and in got7 1 jackson 2 bambam 3 mark 4 jb 5 youngjae 6 yougueom

taennie taehyung and jeenie on August 13, 2017:

love you v oppa

Baekhyunnnn on August 11, 2017:

OMGGGGG two EXO members awwiee but I really like BAEKHYUN

Who cares on August 10, 2017:

Everytime I search for the hottest men in the WORLD I always see American and white people they don't include other men from other countries. I just don't get it, it's suppose to be from every part of the world. Who agrees?

Infinte on August 09, 2017:

myungsoo should be no.1

Taeyung no.2

Jungkook no.3

BTS V on August 09, 2017:




JUNG HOSEOK :) on August 07, 2017:


Madagaskar on August 06, 2017:

Kim Myungsoo ♡♡♡♡♡

He should be No.1♡♡♡♡

Baekhyun No.2♡♡♡♡

And Taeyang no.3♡♡♡♡

I love them☆•☆

Sn on August 06, 2017:

G dragon !!! The best !!!

Yenu on August 04, 2017:

Tae deserve it. really .. Most handsome guy of BTS.

exo on August 01, 2017:

this is also about popularity jin is not popular therefore he is not here

Jane on July 31, 2017:

Kim taehyung you are so cute