He’s won the hearts of millions of fans over the years, thanks to his music days with Nu’Est and Wanna One, and expanded his reach further starring in Netflix’s Alchemy of Souls , which was released in June. Ladies and gentleman, Hwang Min-hyun is here to stay for the long run, and given his wit and talent, we’re not surprised his career continues to soar upwards. Having been in the showbiz industry for a decade, Hwang has cemented his celebrity status and has even been referred to as the Prince Charming of K-pop. So, what exactly makes this 26-year-old bona-fide K-pop royalty? His prince-like appearance Aside from his vocal talent, Hwang is also widely known for his handsome looks, and for dressing in a prince-worthy wardrobe. So much so that his nickname, Hwang-jae – which means emperor and is a pun on his last name – is also royalty related. It seems like his agency knows it too, since he is frequently dressed in outfits that exude elegance and glamour. In fact, his nickname originated from a Nu’Est Needle & Bubble comeback, where fans thought Hwang’s visuals captured that of a prince so accurately that they attached the nickname, All K-Pop reports. Meanwhile, his appearance in Wanna One’s 2021 MAMA performance also shone a spotlight on his beauty, according to Koreaboo, who wrote that his “sweet voice and equally sweet face were lethal combinations”. Meet Cha Eun-woo, the Astro and True Beauty star about to conquer Hollywood His kind, gentle personality Hwang is known for his kind character traits. He was chosen by his fellow Nu’Est members as the most considerate, and is often praised for his good manners and politeness, according to Namuwiki. Staff have also said that when filming his solo music video, he claimed he enjoyed walking and always left the elevator for the staff to use while he took the stairs. Some people really do tick all the boxes, and Hwang seems to be one of them. Smart and observant, too Besides his graceful nature, Hwang has proven himself to be smart and observant as well. During his appearance on Produce 101 ’s season two, he showed his meticulous analysis of each trainee’s performance, pointing out their strengths, per Soompi. He seemed to be able to somewhat predict the trainees’ relative rankings, and all of this earned him the nickname of “Hwang-ge Liang”, which is a combination of his name and Zhuge Liang, a former Chinese politician and military strategist. 7 K-drama stars who recently became mums, from Kang So-ra to Sung Yuri Brand and media recognition But don’t just take our word for it – many brands and Korean media have recognised him as K-pop royalty too. In 2017, when fellow Nu’Est member Aron revealed that Hwang used a specific perfume from Kiehl’s, the company used a photo of the perfume bottle with a crown on it, with the caption #Emperor_OnePick_Perfume and used it to promote the scent. Major Korean news outlets have also used the K-pop prince title, often referencing his beauty and vocal talents. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .