Lucy Jeong

Meet 25-year-old Kim, girl group IOI member, audition TV show veteran and K-drama actress set to star in Today’s Webtoon, coming out this July

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From Japanese restaurant cook to Korean Air flight attendant … here are five surprising jobs that Korean celebrities had before they rose to fame

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All over 40, Jang Na-ra, Jun Ji-hyun, Ha Ji-won, Go Hyun-jung and Han Go-eun maintain youthful appearances thanks to K-beauty tips and healthy regimes – so how do they do it?

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Blackpink’s Lisa and fellow Thai star Minnie have known each other since their trainee days and even wear matching necklaces – so what else do we know about the Tomboy singer?

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The Crash Landing on You co-stars just announced their plans to get married with a cute photo of a mini wedding dress, but will they move into that US$4.3 million penthouse?

K-pop superstars like BTS’ Jungkook, Daniel Kang and solo diva Chungha all got their start as backup dancers before they stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight themselves

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Jinni was a dancer for 2pm’s Nichkhun, Sullyoon has been compared to Sana and Tzuyu and Lily was sought after by Blackpink’s agency YG – is this K-pop’s next supergroup?

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Korean stars often have burgeoning net worths, and some are fond of lavishing their pals with luxurious presents – BTS’ Jimin is known as the ‘gift fairy’ while IU once spent thousands on Twice

While some K-stars are praised for their treatment of animals, Blackpink’s Lisa was accused of ‘animal hoarding’ while G-Dragon seemingly neglected his dogs ...

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These backup dancers’ moves are so impressive, they almost outshine the idols themselves … here are five dancers with a swiftly growing fan base, from Kim Ji-hyang to Honey J

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Remember when K-pop idols like StayC’s Park Si-eun and Wanna One’s Park Ji-hoon were kid stars in popular K-dramas like Sky Castle and Three Wives? We went on a trip down memory lane …

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G-Dragon’s eventful time in the military saw him setting a fashion trend with his green army slippers, while Descendants of the Sun star Song Joong-ki was accused of stealing a snack

BTS’ Jin isn’t just a foodie who loves to cook, he also runs a restaurant with his brother, while G-Dragon and Jessica Jung both have popular fashion brands …

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Blackpink’s Lisa hails from Thailand and NCT’s Mark Lee is Canadian, but many more idols come from Korea’s larger regional neighbour – so what cities do they come from, and how did they get famous?

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Grimes and Blackpink’s Jennie broke the internet when they posted snaps of themselves posing in front of a SpaceX rocket … so can we expect the Canadian artist to cameo in Blackpink: The Movie?

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They might live in the lap of luxury now, but preparing for a debut was no picnic, from sharing a room with nine others – not to mention cockroaches – to practising all night

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The band were the 47th highest-earning celebs in the last year – and individual members topped that up with even more millions from solo and composing royalties

The luxurious Eterno Cheongdam is set to be Korea’s new most expensive property, with its ‘Super Pent’ floors costing US$12 million more than Penthouse Cheongdam (PH129)

RM and Jimin just dropped US$11 million on two flats in Nine One Hannam, the most expensive complex in Seoul, but the rest of the Bangtan Boys have pretty impressive portfolios, too …

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Do the K-pop icons have the answer to how to get that svelte summer bod? Jennie and Rosé love Pilates while Jisoo and Lisa rely on gruelling hours of dance practice for exercise

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Wearing a classy timepiece on your wrist is a sure-fire way to show your sophistication and worldliness – and these technically dazzling pieces from Richard Mille, Cartier and more will impress even the most discerning observer

Between BTS’ RM, Blackpink’s Jennie and Lisa, and G-Dragon, whose studio is packed full of Kaws figurines, and who loves Rolex watches?

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The actress and K-pop star own a whopping US$72 million in real estate, but what properties do they own exactly, and how did Kim make a cool US$6 million from a single sale?

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With agency rules against relationships, stars get creative by meeting potential dates through stylists, sneaking contact details via signed CDs and donning hanboks at tourist spots to blend in

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