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Posted by LeJulie AKP STAFF Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Mixed Race Idols in K-pop


The K-pop industry is a known space for idols of all talents and personalities to come and express themselves through their unique music and styles. A great part of K-pop is the openness they have for idols from all over the world such as Lisa from Thailand, Mark who is Taiwanese American, and many more. Here are some mixed idols that are killing it in the K-pop world while proudly owning up to their mixed roots. 

1) Joo Haknyeon - The Boyz

Joo Haknyeon was born in Jeju to his Korean mother and Chinese father and is cherished by fans worldwide. 

2) Huening Kai - TXT

From Big Hit's newest boy group, Huening Kai is born to a Korean mother and German father.

3) Vernon - Seventeen

Vernon's birth name is Hansol Vernon Choi and is born from a German American mother and Korean father. The idol has quickly gained the love of Carats all over the world for his incredible talents, as well as his good looks. 

4) Jeon Somi

Somi was born in Canada to her Korean mother and Dutch-Canadian father and is known for finishing first in Mnet's 'Produce 101.' 

5) Lucas - NCT

Although born to a Thai mother and Chinese father, Lucas' Thai speaking skills aren't that great but on the bright side, he's fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and Korean. 

6) Yoon Mi Rae

The beautiful hip hop queen was born to an African American father and Korean mother and for years have used her fame to promote love for biracial children along with her husband Tiger JK. 

7) Dok 2

Lee Joon Kyung, better known as Dok2, may seem full Korean but he actually hails from a Spanish and Filipino father and a Korean mother. 

8) Nancy - Momoland

She grew up in Ohio and has a Korean mother and an American father.

9) Samuel Kim

Samuel began his career in the hip hop duo One Punch, which didn't last long. He was on 'Produce 101' season 2 and didn't make the final cut but was popular enough to launch a solo career. His father is Mexican American and his mother is Korean.

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robin1-184 pts Tuesday, April 2, 2019 0
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Oh and Yoon Mi Rae is an Empress.



Winston2,439 pts Tuesday, April 2, 2019 3
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

frankly Mixed Race idols for soloists have a really hard time compared to being in a group. I think previously on kpop star Season 1 or 2, there was a girl Michelle I think who was really good and I think she even signed with YG for a while but didn't do so well, Shannon also had a tough time in MBK before dropping out. Natty was also really talented but went from being #1 to out of the top 10 and didn't debut in the finals.


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