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Top 10 Korean Flower Boys

Updated on June 20, 2013

A Look Into The Flower Boy

The Flower Boy is a paradox of sorts. These individuals are much too pretty to be considered regular masculine, testosterone-filled men – yet millions of Koreans and Korean-culture enthusiasts have been flocking towards their glow (?). I, myself, find myself ogle-ing, all googly eyed at the screen when I see their beautiful faces.

But, the facts don’t seem to add up. These flower boys buy and wear makeup, dress in form fitting clothes, and act similarly to their female counterparts. Their skin and hair tends to be softer and shinier than a woman’s and they spend more on cosmetics than them as well. The question is: why are females so attracted these men? Is part of their charm the mysterious masculinity? Their blinding good-looks? Who knows but one thing is for sure: the flower boy appeal ain’t going away. And I for one am ready to jump on the flower boy train and watch the fan base blossom (pun intended).

Flower Boy Next Door - A popular Korean drama about Flower Boys

Flower Boy Next Door - a popular Korean Drama featuring Flower Boys
Flower Boy Next Door - a popular Korean Drama featuring Flower Boys | Source

The Most Popular Korean Flower Boys

1. Lee Min Ho

After his role as the curly helmet haired Gu Jun Pyo in Boys Before Flowers, Lee Min Ho has been dubbed the king of the Flower Boys, despite his (in my opinion) less beautiful but more masculine features. Outside of the Flower Boy world, Lee Min Ho is most well known for his role in City Hunter and has received many awards and recognition for it. Most recently, he starred in the drama, Faith, and will be starring in the most anticipated drama, Heirs, along with the beautiful Park Shin Hye.

2. Jang Geun Suk

With his shiny locks, flawless skin and smudged eyeliner, Jang Geun Suk is a very popular flower boy. He’s starred in dramas such as Love Rain, Hong Gil Dong, and Beethoven Virus. Also known as a singer and a model, this star is definitely swoon-worthy material. If you even doubt appeal, his face appears on numerous man-friendly cosmetics advertisements. He's also been a guest on Running Man, one of my favorite shows!

Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho | Source

Jang Geun Suk

Jang Geun Suk
Jang Geun Suk | Source

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3. Kim Hyun Joong

Another one of the F4 from Boys Before Flowers, Kim Hyun Joong is another cult favorite. Both a musician and actor, Kim Hyun Joong started his professional life in the band, SS501. But of course, his biggest break in the acting world was his role as the violin virtuoso in the infamous F4. His other well known role is in Playful Kiss (2010) is currently still creating music and appearing on numerous variety shows. His appeal? Beside his talent is his smooth skin, large eyes, and innocent face with a striking sloping jaw.

4. Kim Heechul

Also known as Cinderella, or Heerobbong, Kim Hee Chul is most well known for his involvement in Super Junior. One of the most followed flower boys, his fan club is aptly dubbed the “Petals” and even has an international fan club. If that isn’t enough proof for his popularity, perhaps his selection as the”prettiest male idol” will say otherwise.

5. Jung Il Woo

Jung Il Woo is extremely talented and has acted in many movies and television shows. Most well known for his roles in Unstoppable High Kick, Flower Boy Ramen Shop, and The Moon That Embraces The Sun, he has won awards and recognition for his various roles and his ability to act. In addition, Jung Il Woo has dabbled in acting and singing.

6. Kim Jae Joong

Best known as one of JYJ and one of the original TVXQ or DBSK, Kim Jae Joong, or Jaejoong has made his name in the acting realm with his roles with Protect the Boss, and Time Slip Dr. Jin. With his cold beauty yet heavenly voice and warm personality, Jae Joong is the center of many a fan girl’s attention.

7. G-Dragon

Extremely influential in the music and fashion realms in Korea, G-Dragon is a key player in the Flower Boy world. With his liberal use of makeup and shocking (yet trendsetting) fashion picks, G-Dragon’s impish looks make him adorable, and another popular pick to ogle over.

G-Dragon of Big Bang

G Dragon of Big Bang
G Dragon of Big Bang | Source

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8. Jung Yong Hwa

A member of the very popular CN Blue, Jung Yong Hwa has made his name in the acting world with his music related roles in You’re Beautiful, and the very popular, Heartstrings. Let’s face it – his flawless features and his talent for both portraying and being a musician tugs at even my own heartstrings (see what I did there?).

9. Yoon Si Yoon

Very well known for his role in High Kick Through the Roof, Yoon Si Yoon became a star with his roles in King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo and the drama, Flower Boy Next Door. With his cute and playful features, his friendliness is enough to capture any girl’s heart.

10. Choi Min Ho

Only 21 years old, Choi Min Ho is already an incredibly established and popular flower boy as the face of SHINee and his starring role in To The Beautiful You­­­­. Also known as “Flaming Charisma Min Ho”, Choi Min Ho clearly exhudes a confidence and beauty that is already well known with his fan group and is a definitely a must follow in the flower boy world.

What’s your opinion? Who would you add or subtract from this list?

Jung Yong Hwa

Jung Yong Hwa
Jung Yong Hwa | Source

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      3 years ago

      Jang geun suk so far has never been on running man, i believe.

      Nice article anyway :)

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      Mei Rong 

      3 years ago

      well i got divided between choi minho and g-dragon bc i love both hahah

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      mayumi monte de ramos 

      4 years ago

      hi hello my favorite dramas korea and im proud korea because he\she we are very good in acting.

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      4 years ago

      where's kim soo hyun? he's the real and pretty flower boys in korea

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      4 years ago

      When did he ever appear on Running man..

      I haven't ever seen him.. o.O


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