Article: Top 10 K-Pop Idols Who Could Pursue Successful Modeling Careers If They Were Not Musicians

Talent often extends beyond the limitations of the stage in the dynamic world of K-pop. These ten idols have made a name for themselves in the music industry. However, if they ever decide to pursue modeling, their visually appealing looks and charisma could readily assist them in becoming prominent models. These idols have not only captured the hearts of the fans with their beautiful music and performances, but also possess the star power and appealing charm that render them the perfect candidates for the modeling industry. Let's look closer at those K-pop idols who might easily transition from the stage to the runway.

1. Jeongyeon

Yoo Jeong Yeon, or Jeongyeon, is a 26-year-old singer. She is a member of the renowned girl band group TWICE, formed in 2015 under JYP Entertainment. Jeongyeon hails from Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Jeongyeon would make a perfect runway model due to her height and ability to display strong facial expressions. She radiates a stylish, magnetic aura that attracts others.

2. Lucas

Wong Yuk Hei, or Lucas, hails from Sha Tin, Hong Kong, and is 24 years old. Lucas is a member of the supergroup SupreM and formerly was a member of the Chinese sub-unit WavY and the South Korean boy band NCT. Lucas is a singer, rapper, and model. Lucas has an alluring appearance and visuals that make him an excellent model. He appears Charismatic in everything he wears and that is only because of his exceptional physique and lengthy limbs. If Lucas had not have been a K-pop idol, he would have outshone his career as a handsome, and talented model.

3. Sooyoung

Choi Soo Young is a member of one of the best-selling artist’s girl band group Girls Generation in South Korea, under SM Entertainment in 2007. Sooyoung is a singer, songwriter and actress by profession. She is 33 years old and is known for her roles in various television series and movies like The Third Hospital, Hello Schoolgirl, Man in the Kitchen, So I Married an Anti-fan, etc. Sooyoung is 172 cm tall, has an exquisite, and attractive appearance and has the potential to be a high fashion model.

4. Taeyang

Yoo Taeyang is a member of the well-known K-pop boy band group SF9 and is the lead dancer and vocalist of the group. Taeyang is not only good at singing and dancing but is also talented at calligraphy and playing guitar. Taeyang is 181 cm tall and has a captivating gaze that draws the attention from the audiences in the runway equally as it does onstage. His sharp and attractive jawline is also one of the factors contributing to his modeling potential and the appearance that can make anyone drool and obsess over him.

5. Yuna

Shin Yu Na is a 19-year-old member and maknae of a renowned Korean girl band group ITZY under JYP Entertainment, formed in 2019. Yuna is the lead rapper, lead dancer, visuals, and vocalist. Yuna hails from Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Yuna is 170 cm tall, has an elegant body type, and has increasingly captivated audiences with her attractive and alluring beauty. The singer is only 19, yet she has managed to grab the  audience's attention enormously. Yuna has a small facial structure with big eyes, that compliments her appearance. If not K-pop idol, she would have been a phenomenal supermodel.

6. V

Kim Tae Hyung, famously known as V, is a member of the worldwide renowned boy band BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan), formed in 2013 under Big Hit Music. V is a 26-year-old singer and composer. In 2022, V was named The Most Handsome Man, and according to the 2023 TechnoSports list of Top 10 Most Handsome Men in the World, V ranked No. 1. BTS's V radiates an extravagant and sophisticated vibe that screams model! V also specializes in an array of facial expressions and his attractive physique, which adds to the passion of his photoshoots. Well, there is no doubt that V would have been a famous and wealthy top model if he had not been a member if BTS.

7. Joy

Park Soo Young, or Joy, is a singer, host, and actress. Joy is a member of a famous girl band group, Red Velvet, under SM Entertainment, formed in 2014. However, Joy made her solo debut in 2021, releasing her first special album, Hello. Joy is also a talented actress and has played roles in series like Tempted, Once Upon a Small Town, etc. Joy is 168 cm tall, and due to alluring and tempting visuals, she could have made a successful career in modeling. She does not hesitate to try a variety of poses and appearances.

8. The8

Xu Minghao, also known as The8, hails from China and is a South Korean-based singer and dancer of a boy band group SEVENTEEN in 2015 under Pledis Entertainment. Minghao made his solo debut in 2019 and served as the dance mentor of Youth With You, a Chinese survival show. Minghai appears to be a natural model in every photo shoot. He is an expert at switching his gaze from intense to a joyful one according to the mood of every clothing and photoshoot.

9. Ningning

Ning Yi Zhuo, or Ningning, is a 20-year-old Chinese member of the girl band AESPA based in South Korea under SM Entertainment. Ningning is the maknae of the group and is exceptionally photogenic, has the skill of choosing poses, and has a beautiful body appearance that easily attracts the audience's attention.

10. Hawsa

Ahn Hye Jin, famously known as Hwasa, is a 28-year-old member of a well-known girl band group MAMAMOO under Rainbow Bridge World. Hawsa is a singer, rapper, composer, producer, and songwriter. Hwasa never thinks twice to take on challenges. No matter how bold and creative her concepts are, she always confidently executes them. With a model-perfect figure and charming facial expressions, Hwasa has a very powerful and attractive appearance. If she were not a famous singer, she could have had a successful modelling career.