Monique Danao
Monique Danao is a freelance writer.

From Leah Lewis in Netflix’s The Half of It to Alex Landi’s groundbreaking gay surgeon in Grey’s Anatomy – celebrate these unforgettable LGBT characters on mainstream TV and film

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Emotional ads good enough to make you laugh or cry – featuring everything from a nasal inhaler and skin care, to a cancer charity and life insurance

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How Girls Generation’s Seohyun, Moon Bin and Lee Joo-young and others have challenged gender norms playing LGBT characters on screen

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From Amber Liu and Nu’est’s Ren, finally more stars are challenging the conservative K-pop scene by publicly embracing their true identities

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A hit in hallyu and Hollywood alike, chart-topping solo artist and founder of his own agency, Rain has seen it all – as he turns 38, STYLE celebrates a true multi-hyphenate

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Did you know before she became a K-drama superstar, Oh Yeon-seo tried to make it big in K-pop? Find out more – including the real name – of the hallyu hit

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Star of dramas The King’s Avatar and Love O2O and a model for Dior and Valentino, 28-year-old Yang Yang is one face you want to watch more of

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K-pop and K-drama stars including BTS’ V, Itaewon Class’ Park Seo-joon and Parasite star Choi Woo-shik have joined forces – all in the name of #squadgoals

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As a teenager she didn’t feel that she belonged in Hong Kong because she wasn’t Western or Chinese enough, but her American actor father encouraged her to be strong

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Following the hit collaboration Sour Candy, from Lady Gaga’s comeback album Chromatica, the world’s best-known K-pop girl group is gearing up for its own return to chart-land with an as-yet-untitled LP – here’s everything we know so far

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Starring Jang Eui-soo and Han Gi-chan, Where Your Eyes Linger focuses on the romance between two young men – one the heir to a powerful chaebol family, the other his bodyguard

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Delayed because of coronavirus, filming is now underway for the next season of the hit reality TV show – but scheduling conflicts mean the contestants have had a surprise shake-up

Enlisting in the South Korean army on the cusp of his 29th birthday, Suho leaves behind fame to become a public service officer – a far cry from his life as a hit-making, pulse-racing K-pop idol

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The star of Descendants of the Sun and Arthdal Chronicles is back in action with a new science fiction movie in which he plays a down and out pilot

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There’s no title or track list yet – but we know that the Korean boy band have created most of their own songs for their first self-produced album

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Now known as the ‘nation’s sweetheart’, IU had to overcome numerous hardships – from relatives who mocked her dreams to 20 failed auditions

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