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The Smartest K-pop Idols

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The special thing about K-pop idols is that they all come in unique styles and personalities. Celebrities tend to be stereotyped as people without high intelligence but you'd be surprised to know that myth is largely false. Many K-pop idols have proven to be geniuses in their game along with their flashy and happy personalities. Here are some of the smartest K-pop idols!

(Fun fact: South Korea is ranked #2 on the list of countries with the highest average IQ). 


BTS' RM


He is an actual genius in the rap field. As the leader of BTS, RM has proven himself a powerful and strong leader in guiding the ways his members grow and use their talents. 

Fun fact: RM reportedly has an IQ of 148, scored 900 on the Test of English for International Communication in middle school, and is in the top 1.3% of the nation in the preparatory university entrance exam. 


Brown Eyed Girls' Miryo


Starting in 1999, Miryo is a veteran in the K-pop industry when she caught the eye of JeA and became BEA's rapper. 

Fun fact: Miryo dropped out of high school but was able to gain entry into one of Korea's most prestigious schools, Joongang University, by getting her GED. She also won the title of "Most Knowledgeable" on KBS2's 'Idol Brain Collision' when she answered some of the most random sets of questions. 


Epik High's Tablo


Famed leader, rapper, and producer from Epik High, Tablo has always been one of the most intelligent people in the industry. Did you know Tablo has a reported IQ of 160 and earned his master's degree in English from Stanford University? On top of that, he managed to get consistent A's in Stanford, a feat that is very difficult to attain. 


EXID's Hani


The goofball of EXID might not look like a genius on the surface, but you'd be surprised to know she's so much more than just a pretty face. Hani is not only beautiful and talented but she is an extreme genius with an IQ of 145. She also managed to score 900 out of the 990 in the TOEIC exam despite only studying English 2 months prior to the test. In regards to her language skills, Hani is fluent in Korean, Chinese, and English. 


Super Junior's Kyuhyun


A member of the supergroup, Super Junior, Kyuhyun is an incredible talent in the industry. Originally he was meant to go to law school and made a deal with his dad to earn his degree in order to be an idol. He did just that by enrolling into Kyunghee University and receiving his bachelor's degree in 2013. 


SHINee's Onew


The silly boy from the wondrous boyband, SHINee, may be recognized as a powerful vocalist and leader of the group. But besides that, he is a brilliantly intelligent man with so many skills. During his senior year in high school, he was the second highest ranking student in his grade and he scored the highest national score during their SATs. 


TVXQ's Changmin


Who would have thought this beautiful and talented man is more than just his looks? With an IQ of 155, Changmin is well above South Korea's national average and it shows in his personality. 


2PM's Taecyeon


Did you know this hunk of muscle is more than he seems? While working hard at 2PM's music, Taecyeon also was studying in Korea University Graduate School of International Studies. On top of that, Taecyeon is a lyricist and language genius and has used his Spanish skills in some of their songs! 


Red Velvet's Wendy


This small cutie is known for her beauty and vocal skills but did you know at a young age of 12 she studies abroad Canada by herself. She attended Shattuck St. Mary's School, a private boarding school in Minnesota where she won fifth place in their math contest. 


Block B's Park Kyung


Park Kyung is a member of Mensa International. According to Wikipedia, Mensa "is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test." He also recently placed 1st on KBS' '1 vs 100' Quiz Program.
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fantasticlau 26 days ago 7
26 days ago

Not sure the author knows how the whole IQ thing works. The IQ score you got at middle school is usually not the IQ you have right now. It also depends on age. Park Kyung took the test as an adult and he was acknowledged by Mensa but the rest is just invalid for now. Don't get triggered now, maybe they still have the IQ people say they have, but the only way to acknowledge it to take a test as an adult. Plus being smart isn't the same thing as being a successful student/having good grades/good exam scores/good academic history in general. There are many kinds of intelligence (9 actually), including musical intelligence but it seems like the author only cares about logical and linguistic intelligence.

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DelightGalaxy 24 days ago 6
24 days ago

actually RM here would be like, 18... so i think it is valid

"scored 900 on the Test of English for International Communication in middle school, and is in the top 1.3% of the nation in the preparatory university entrance exam. "


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fantasticlau 24 days ago 5
24 days ago

I'm talking about the IQ scores not the exam scores.

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lume90 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Hmm I didn't know that about Changmin. Nice.

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little_giant 26 days ago 3
26 days ago

Lol if Hani is fluent in English then I'm fluent in French

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Jaerim 25 days ago 2
25 days ago

She is tho. She can understand and speak it, but she is korean and lives in korea where they speak korean mostly. Which means her skills are going to slowly decay doesnt mean shes not good tho

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little_giant 25 days ago 1
25 days ago

never said i was not good in french ;)

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Jaerim 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Yeet

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hiroonakamura 26 days ago 3
26 days ago

i love that Wendy is on the list despite only being 5th in a random math contest. Not even first lol

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Datboiyoongz 23 days ago 2
23 days ago

She is still very smart and just because she doesn’t get first doesn’t mean she wasn’t smarter than anyone who got better than her. (Me talking about other people being smart when I’m just about as smart as a coconut) lol but yeah she is still smart

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hiroonakamura 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

i disagree. this list should mention people who are the smartest, who are exceptional. If she had finished first in her country, then sure...but 5th...in a random contest ..... how is that worthy of being on THIS list?

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Datboiyoongz 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I understand your opinion and I guess I kind of agree. But they didn’t say they were going to mention All of the smartest. They just mentioned the ones they know of

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Braeden 26 days ago 8
26 days ago

The clumsy one form BTS is the smartest one? Ok then

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Sehunicron 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

thats just some lore they try to push

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myoongi 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

you're literally everywhere trying to say namjoon ain't smart. are you that bothered lmao

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Braeden 25 days ago 1
25 days ago

I'm not saying he isn't smart. I'm just surprised that he is the smartest from BTS. I thought it would have been Jin as the smartest. Thats all

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Jaerim 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

All he did was study and study basically till he decided to be a rapper starting underground to becoming an idol

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shyloone 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

an your still learning how to piss in the toilet an not on the floor

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T4CMaster 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

OK! But don't forget about snsd's Yoona, Seohyun and zea's Siwan

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K4lizad 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

snsd's YOONA and ze:a's SIWAN should to be in this list, they are two of the SMARTEST kpop idols and korean actors too. they are genius.

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Tyfalma 26 days ago 2
26 days ago

SEVENTEEN

Mingyu: ranked first at his high school

Jeonghan: ranked third at his high school and majored in natural science

Jun: was an excellent student, got 6 wushu awards, 2 piano awards, 3 art awards, 4 film awards (he was a child actor), 26 academic awards, and went to one of the top high schools in China

Joshua: can speak 5 languages (English, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese)

Woozi: musical genius that he can even compose right at the time he was told to

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Datboiyoongz 23 days ago 1
23 days ago

HOW COME ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE ACHEIVING GREAT THINGS IN THEIR LOVES WHEN I CANT EVEN OPEN A BAG OF CHIPS PROPERLY (lol sorry I’ll go away now

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Datboiyoongz 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Lives* sorry

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DelightGalaxy 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

did you put wendy bc she won a math contest when she was 12? hahaha..ok.

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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

i love the new k-pop rookie from bts. look at him

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KYAAAAAAAA 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

OH MY TABLO

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pink_oracle 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

You put Wendy on the list for wining 5th place in a math contest????

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Datboiyoongz 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

She is still smarter than I will ever be though bc I still don’t know how to make paper airplanes properly let alone getting 5th place on a test. (Lol I’m not dissing you I’m just saying) I understand you though it was only 5th place but she is still smart so they put her on the list.

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Jocelyn_Yu 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Yep, that's my Tablo! But don't forget about SNSD's Seohyun! BTW: I am a High Skooler and a BORN HATER!

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kalimilano 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

*__*

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Ribonette 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Yes, Tablo did get a Masters Degree in Stanford... BUT it was AT THE SAME TIME he got his Bachelors Degree (Also in Stanford). Never forget this was a huge issue in Korea cuz koreans thought no one can be THIS smart.

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D_Liam 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

going to law school and international studies is considered smart??

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Longtimelover 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Hello, Lisa from Blackpink

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M_I_N_A 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

Um... Seohyun...

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federick 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

recycled

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walkertexasrange 26 days ago 3
26 days ago

Beenzino isn’t an Idol but i think he should get an honorable mention. He droped out of Seoul University to pursue his music. Seoul University = Harvard in korea

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shyloone 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

not to mention hes fluent in English

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Ribonette 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

If he droped, then it doesn't count.

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hiroonakamura 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

nah fam...getting in is the tough job. You dont get admitted unless you have exceptional test scores

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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

no use in our life

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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

it sucks

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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

k-pop is actualy gay

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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

over the years ive realised


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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

i need to state somthething

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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 1
25 days ago

i love RM he aint cumsy u faggots get a life and game end yourself you pile of korean wannabe trash

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Datboiyoongz 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Oh my god it’s a joke don’t be sensitive and it wasn’t army that started it it was bts and army followed. (I’m way clumsier than he will ever be though like I can’t even walk to my room without breaking something) I need a life

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Sehunicron 26 days ago 8
26 days ago

i still dont buy that rapmon is smart

armys can keep on saying it but.....that boy has never stricken me as smart

plus he's not smart enough not to wear a nazi hat in photos

guess standardized exams dont test common sense

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vpriyajr 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

if you want to spread hate atleast change your username and dp.. sehun is a sweetheart and a cutiepie.. even his photo dont deserve to be near any hatred..

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Vaidehi 26 days ago 1
26 days ago

ARMYs never said it till it was proven. He taught himself English and rank in the 1.3 % in Korea. Considering korean education, it’s very difficult to be there. But facts won’t work on haters like you. Don’t go giving exo and Exols a bad name because of a bad fruit like you. Also it’s struck not stricken. Your grammatically wrong. You should get smarter before you come for someone who is waaaay above any standard you could ever meet

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myoongi 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

u really snapped. go off

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Ilovev 25 days ago 4
25 days ago

You have absolutely know right to judge someone you don't know. you may not by he's smart but look where you are and look where he is. Your talking shit about him and he is making millions. So whos the smart one?


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k_POPisBESTNT 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

shut yo face ur a RM hater

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jess_null 26 days ago 0
26 days ago

i always thought RM at first.

Not only in academic but music too.

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) 26 days ago 6
26 days ago

Guys as you know I am not an idol but I my IQ is 168 and I have my PhD from the prestigious Seoul National University/

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dizzcity 26 days ago 5
26 days ago

PhD in what field? What was the title of your dissertation?

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Wang_Sejung (Banned) 26 days ago 4
26 days ago

unni, PhD in French literatre from the prestigious Seoul National Univerity. By the way I got a scholarship of 1 year (because of my excellent academic result) from Toulouse University in France. I have to add that I am very beautiful and look like Jun Ji Hyun unni.

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