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Posted by optimusnins Friday, December 8, 2023

Unexpected K-Pop Facts that will make you say, "My Whole Life Has Been a Lie"


Have you ever uncovered a startling truth that made you question everything you thought you knew? It's a jarring experience when reality diverges sharply from our long-held beliefs. As I was penning this article, even my sister, sitting beside me, experienced this firsthand – her jaw literally dropped upon learning the final revelation on our list.

If you've had similar eye-opening moments or if there are any astonishing truths we haven't covered, we'd love to hear from you!

EXO Chen & Xiumin are Koreans

Just by looking at the names, you would think these two are Chinese, but they're 100% Koreans. Xiumin's real name is Kim Minseok, while Chen's is Kim Jongdae. SM Entertainment gave them those stage names because they debuted in EXO-M and were meant to promote primarily in China.

Seventeen Hoshi is also a Korean

His real name is Kwon Soonyoung, and he’s 100% Korean! His stage name is the shortened form of “tiger’s gaze” in Korean, and it also happens to mean star in Japanese.

ONF & OnlyOneOf aren't the same group

Some got confused and thought these two are the same groups when they're both totally different! ONF sounds like the shortened version of OnlyOneOf, so the confusion is valid!

This is ONF (Pronounced On and Off), is a group under WM Entertainment that debuted in 2017. 

This is OnlyOneOf, a group under 8D Entertainment that debuted in 2019. 

The same goes for pH-1 & P1H (P1Harmony)

The confusion for this is valid, too, since the three characters are the same -- only the two later ones are swapped! 

This cool Korean-American rapper right here, who you may have heard in a lot of tracks is pH-1.

While these six dashing men who are known for their fun energy on stage and talented skills are P1Harmony.

DAUM Fancafe isn't an actual café where idols meet with their fans

Oh? But then what is it? It's an online space where fans can leave messages and letters for their idols, and idols can interact and do the same, vice versa. Things like announcements and news are posted on the platform. You can also get exclusive access and perks to various fan-related things and events.

Think Weverse, but before we had that and other different platforms, DAUM fan cafes were the main thing they used!

HyunA and Sunmi debuted together in Wonder Girls

If you weren't around back then, you wouldn't have realized that the two solo queens of K-Pop; Sunmi & HyunA, made their debut as K-Pop idols with WonderGirls. HyunA left just before "Tell Me" was about to get released but she still remains such good friends with Sunmi!

Momoland isn't a fansite for TWICE Momo

Apparently, some fans were confused thinking that Momoland was a fansite for TWICE Momo -- I mean, the similar names could warrant the confusion, right? But it's also because at award shows Momo would stand up when Momoland would win something. 

NU’EST isn’t pronounced “new-est,” it’s “new-east” 

In case you have been mispronouncing this group's name -- here you go!

ASTRO Cha Eun Woo's real name isn't Cha Eun Woo?

Apparently, this is new information to a lot of people! His real name is Lee Dong Min.

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  1. ASTRO
  2. Cha Eun Woo
  3. EXO
  4. Chen
  5. Xiumin
  6. Momoland
  7. NU'EST
  8. ONF
  9. OnlyOneOf
  10. P1Harmony
  11. pH-1
  12. Seventeen
  13. Hoshi
  14. Sunmi
  15. TWICE
  16. Momo
  17. Wonder Girls
  18. HyunA
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KSH96632 pts Friday, December 8, 2023 2
Friday, December 8, 2023

This post is meant to be satire, right?


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starmygeneoa3,507 pts Friday, December 8, 2023 0
Friday, December 8, 2023

When I figured out Cha Eun Woo's real name was not Cha Eun Woo I was genuinely shocked.

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