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K-pop BLACKPINK’s Lisa is the top Instagram star in South Korea – who else ranks high?


Thai K-pop star Lisa, one of the four members of the girl group BLACKPINK, has 22.3 million Instagram followers – more than any other South Korea-based celebrity.

Thai K-pop star Lisa, one of the four members of the girl group BLACKPINK, has 22.3 million Instagram followers – more than any other South Korea-based celebrity.

Do these hashtags #f4f, #followforfollow, #follow4follow sound familiar? If you recognize them – as the social media tags users post after following other people in the hope they will follow them back in return – then you are definitely on the right track to understanding the 21st century popularity indicator, Instagram.

With millions of posts and stories uploaded daily on Instagram, the platform is becoming a huge gauge to help the public determine an individual’s popularity. And yes, of course, South Korean celebrities are no different in focusing on their Instagram accounts.

Check out our list of the top 10 South Korea-based celebrities with millions of followers from all over the world. Follow their strategies and maybe you could be just as famous on Instagram, too.

1. Lisa – BLACKPINK (22.3 million followers)

The total number of Instagram followers of the Bangkok-born K-pop star Lisa of the four-member girl group BLACKPINK – 22.3 million – easily exceeds the totals of every other South Korea-based celebrity.

The posts of the 22-year-old rapper, sub-vocalist – someone who provides support for the band's main vocalist – dancer and model, whose real name is Lalisa Manoban, focus mainly on her daily life.

2. Jenny – BLACKPINK (19 million followers)

Jenny, another member of BLACKPINK, claims the spot as second most popular South Korean-based celebrity on Instagram with 19 million followers.

The 23-year-old main rapper and sub-vocalist with the group, whose real name is Jennie Kim, regularly posts pictures of herself and her daily life. She recently released her first solo album, “SOLO”, which has boosted her profile in K-pop culture.

She is also a global ambassador of the French fashion house Chanel.

3. Chanyeol – EXO (18.2 million followers)

Chanyeol, the main rapper and sub-vocalist with the nine-member South Korean and Chinese boy band, EXO, has more than 18 million Instagram followers.

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The posts of the 26-year-old from Seoul, whose real name is Park Chan-yeol, vary from those focused on his daily life to footage from his career. His posts have a casual and friendly feel about them, which seems to appeal to his many followers.

On Monday he released a new album, “What a Life”, with his fellow Korean group member and rapper Oh Se-hun, 25, better known simply as Sehun.

4. Rose – BLACKPINK (17.2 million followers)
Rose, who is the main vocalist and lead dancer of BLACKPINK, has more than 17 million followers.

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The 22-year-old, whose real name is Roseanne Park, was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and holds dual New Zealand and South Korean citizenship.

Her posts consist mainly of casual selfies with some career footage.

She has demonstrated her singing talent on the Korean television singing variety show, The King of Mask[ed] Singer .

5. Sehun – EXO (16.7 million followers)

Sehun, the lead dancer and lead rapper of EXO, has more than 16 million followers.

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He is known for the interesting “stories” he uploads on his daily Instagram feed, showing off his positive vibe.

On Monday he released the album “What a Life” with Chanyeol.

6. Jisoo – BLACKPINK (16.3 million followers)

Jisoo, one of the lead vocalists of BLACKPINK, is best known for her stunning looks.

The 24-year-old singer, actress and model, whose full name is Kim Ji-soo, usually posts casual, relaxed looking photographs of herself on Instagram, which have proved very popular since she now has more than 16 million followers.

7. G-Dragon – Big Bang (16.3 million followers)

K-pop star and influencer G-Dragon has been able to maintain more than 16 million followers even while he is serving his mandatory military service in South Korea.

The 30-year-old leader of the boy band, whose real name is Kwon Ji-yong, has stopped adding different Instagram posts since February, but his followers have shown no sign of deserting him.

8. Baekhyun – EXO (15.2 million followers)

South Korean Baekhyun of EXO is famous not only for his looks, but also for his singing ability.

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The 27-year old main vocalist in the band, whose full name is Byun Baek-hyun, has more than 15 million Instagram followers as well as 1.8 million followers dedicated to his V-LOG YouTube Baekhyun Channel.

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9. Lee Jong-suk, actor, model – (15 million followers)

Lee Jong-suk, the only non-K-pop celebrity in the top 10 list, is a model and actor who achieved huge popularity after he started his acting career.

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사랑하는 우리 팬들🙂 차은호를 사랑해주셔서, 응원해주셔서 감사합니다. 배우로서 여러분을 만난 지 벌써 10년 정도가 된 것 같아요. 저도 제가 없는 낯섦의 시간에 아직 적응하는 중이지만, 여러분에게 마지막 인사를 제대로 전하지 못한 게 딱 하나 걸려서 이렇게 조금 늦은 인사를 남겨요. 특별하지 않아서 특별한 것이 세상에 참 많다고 하는데 그 중에 하나가 저인 것 같아요. 여러분 덕분에 특별해지는 저라서.. 이 드라마가 여러분에게 뭔가 선물이었으면 했어요. 그래서 연기를 어떻게 해야 할까 좀 더 고민하게 되고, 최대한 많은 모습 보여주고 싶어서 헤어, 의상도 다양하게 시도해 보기도 했는데 어땠나요? 저는 지나고 보니 더 잘해내지 못한 것 같아 조금 아쉽기도 하네요. 그런데 분명한 건, 차은호를 만나면서 연기를 함에 있어 조금 더 힘을 빼는 법을 배웠고, 제가 가진 것들을 온전히 꺼내놓는 방법을 이제서야 알게 된 것 같아요. 단순히 잘하고 싶다는 갈망 때문에 어느 순간 어렵고 무거워져서 스스로에게 계속 실망만 하던 시간들이 있었어요. 헌데 이 드라마를 통해 캐릭터에 보다 부드럽게 녹아드는 방법을 깨닫게 됐어요. 그동안 알고 있던 건데도 많은 것들이 달리 보이고 느껴지며 한 걸음은 더 어른이 된 거 같아요. 제가 오히려 너무 커다란 선물을 받은 것 같아서 감사하다는 말로 다 표현이 안돼요. 많이 보고 싶고, 점점 더 그리워지겠지만 조금 늦은 걸음으로 여러분에게 돌아갈게요. 작가님이 쓰신 꼬리말처럼.. 힘든 날 떠오르는 이름이 될게요. 여러분 마음 안에서 뿌리를 박고 가지를 뻗어 다정히 잎을 피워서 도려낼 수 없는 나무 같은 사람. 건강하게 잘 지내길 바라요. 늘 사랑합니다.

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His Instagram posts feature mainly footage promoting his acting career, which has seen him star in the television dramas I Can Hear Your Voice in 2013, and While Your Were Sleeping in 2017. Despite Lee, 29, having only a few posts and the loose timeline between each post, he still maintains more than 15 million followers.

10. Taeyeon – Girls’ Generation (13.6 million followers)

Taeyeon, 30, who is one of the eight-member girl group Girls’ Generation, has enjoyed a successful career since making her K-pop debut in 2007.

Thanks to her youthful looks and beautiful voice, Taeyeon, whose real name is Kim Taeyeon, has never had to endure a slump in popularity.

However, the singer, who has just finished a solo tour of Japan, candidly opened up to her 13 million Instagram followers this month about her battle with depression.

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    waleri454 pts Thursday, July 25, 2019 19
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    jackson from got7 has 14,5m followers and is not in the list... great list :D:D:D:D:D

    the last time i checked 14,5>13,6 i may be wrong...

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    55A155 pts Thursday, July 25, 2019 8
    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Lisaaaaa !!!!😄

    #waitingforyoursolo :(


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