Posted by Sophie-Ha Wednesday, October 19, 2022

K-netizens talk about ATEEZ' Wooyoung's 14 kg (~31 lbs) weight loss over the years


The Korean entertainment industry might be one of the most visual-centered industries, and celebrities are pressured to look perfect at all times. This means both male and female celebrities are expected to remain thin, especially K-pop idols.

This is very apparent in the K-pop industry as idols are pressured to lose more weight despite already being so thin. Even veteran idols such as 2NE1's Dara are pressured to lose weight after gaining a healthy amount. She shared in one show that she ate one banana a day after being told she had gained too much weight. But at the time, she weighed only 103 lbs at 162 cm or 5'4." Now she claims she only weighs 82lbs.

In this way, K-pop idols are given the stigma that it is unacceptable to be overweight or even at the perfect weight.

Recently, fans noticed that ATEEZ's Wooyoung also lost a lot of weight over the past two years. According to one fan, Wooyoung had lost 14 kgs (30 lbs) altogether and has been looking much thinner. The fan included photos in an online community comparing the before and after photos of the idol.



The fan explained, "Wooyoung said he is satisfied with his weight loss because his dance moves look sharper. I think he's good-looking before and after losing weight but I think he formed that unique vibe about him after losing weight."

Other K-netizens were shocked by how much Wooyoung lost and expressed their concerns by commenting, "How was he able to lose 14 kg more than how he was before?" "I think he's still good-looking," "He was skinny before, how can he lose more weight, hope he's healthy," "I really wonder why he lost weight," "He was good even before," "He was good before too," "I think he's too skinny now," "When I saw his before photos, I wondered how much more he can lose," "He was so skinny before too," and "He looked better before in my opinion."

What do you think of Wooyoung's weight loss?

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missyounoverse380 pts Wednesday, October 19, 2022 0
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Just fyi. The before pictures here are not really his "before". The before pictures posted here are when he was already in a diet. He had stayed on a very low diet for their 2019 MAMA performance. He did successfully but I worry with their intense choreography and the little calories he consumed. He shared about it in their MAMA behind the scenes video. Honestly, he's always looked good to me! Before and after still looks amazing. But I guess we see something in ourselves what others can't. I appreciate that his weight loss wasn't done in a dramatic short span of time!

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mama-knows713 pts Wednesday, October 19, 2022 1
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Knetizens are weird as hell for always looking at someone's weight. As long as he is healthy and happy, that should be what counts.

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