Korean pop, popularly known as K-pop, is a growing industry. There are many talented artists in K-pop. These artists train for months and sometimes years to finally make a debut. When we talk about female K-pop idols, they usually follow the cute concept. But, many female K-pop idols break the frame and go for a bold and fierce image. These idols are ace in their genre. They also have a huge fandom, be it Blackpink or Itzy, these idol groups are breaking boundaries and creating history. Many solo idols go beyond their comfort zone and try new concepts. Apart from the music, some female idols are not afraid to put their view and do not allow the males to dominate them. So, here is the list of top 10 female K-pop idols considered fearless in the industry.
Jessica Ho, who goes by the stage name Jessi, is a South Korean singer and rapper born on December 17, 1988. She has to be the first one on the list. Apart from her intense music, she is also known for her strong presence and attitude of living on her choice. While many people hide about their plastic surgery, Jessi is open about her procedures. She does not hesitate to keep her views on the table and knows to shut down the haters.
Ahn Hye Jin, who goes by the stage name Hwasa, is a member of the K-pop girl group Mamamoo. She made her official debut in 2014, and after five years, in 2019, she made her solo debut. She has given many hit songs in her career so far, like Maria, Twit, and many more. She is also known for her strong personality. She has faced discriminations for her looks and body type in the industry. That has made her a stronger person. She has now become a woman who is not afraid to speak her mind and follow her heart.
Kim Hyun Ah, who goes by the stage name Hyuna, is a South Korean singer and rapper born on June 6, 1992. She made her debut in the girl group Wonder Girls in 2007. She is also among the faces of fearless idols. While dating is weirdly considered a controversy in the K-pop industry, Huna made her relationship public with Pentagon’s Dawn. The internet was divided on the news, but she kept her head high and handled all the criticism like a pro. Even though the couple has now broken up, one cannot ignore the personality that Hyuna has.
Lee Chae Rin, who goes by the stage name CL, is a South Korean rapper, singer, and songwriter born on February 26, 1991. She debuted in the group 2EN1 in 2009. She then made her solo debut four years later, in 2013. Her fearless personality is reflected in her music. She made her solo debut with her first single, ‘The Baddest Female,’ which says a lot about her. She has genuinely conquered all odds and come to the top. Many top magazines have praised her for her bold and fearless personality.
Lalisa Manoban is a Thailand-born South Korean singer and rapper born on March 27, 1997. She is a member of the most potent K-pop girl group Blackpink. She made her debut as a member of Blackpink in August 2016. She has a bubbly nature but a strong heart. She has always been getting hate for the most useless things. But she has always kept calm and shut down the haters with her music. She is known for her stage presence and fantastic rapping skills.
Lee Sun Mi, who goes by the stage name Sunmi, is a South Korean singer, dancer, and songwriter, born on May 2, 1992. She first debuted under JYP Entertainment in the girl group Wonder Girls in 2007. She then took three years of hiatus and debuted as a solo artist. She is known for her outspoken nature. Especially when she confronted Park Jin Young, the CEO of JYP Entertainment, about the mistreatment she received in the agency, she is considered one of the most fearless K-pop idols in the industry.
Moon Byul Yi, who goes by the stage name Moonbyul, is a South Korean rapper, singer, and songwriter born on December 22, 1992. She debuted in the girl group Mamamoo on June 19, 2014. She is known for her way of living life on her choice. She has always broken the mold of what is considered “feminine” in the industry and often seen performing in cool suits, usually considered a man’s outfit. She has inspired many women to not abide by the beauty standards of the society.
Kim Chung Ha, who goes by the stage name Chungha, is a South Korean singer, dancer, and choreographer born on February 9, 1996. She officially debuted in 2016. She is known for her bold music and fearless attitude. She is famous for her dancing skills. Her energy and cool moves make her performance charismatic and entertaining and, is a treat to watch. Since her debut, she has won 26 awards in her career. She is truly a role model for many women.
Kim Eun Young, who goes by the stage name Cheetah, is a South Korean rapper born on May 25, 1990. She made her debut in 2010 and is active till date. She is known for her bossy image and strong and bold rap. Cheetah had once met with a fatal accident where she lost her ability to sing. But she came against all odds and debuted as a rapper. She is an inspiration for many people.
10. Jeon Somi
Ennik Somi Douma, who goes by her Korean name Jeon Somi, is a Canada-born South Korean rapper, singer, dancer, and songwriter born on March 9, 2001. She is very young in comparison to the above K-pop idols, but she is one on the list. Debuted in 2015, she is known for the kind of music she makes. She has a bubbly character but knows how to carry herself.