Idols Vote For Who They Want To Collab With, Who They Think Is Most Beautiful, And More
Ahead of the 2020 Lunar New Year, Korean media outlet Ilgan Sports has returned with their annual survey of idols. This year, 116 members of 24 idol groups responded to six free-response survey questions.
In order to receive honest responses, Ilgan Sports did not reveal the groups who participated, but participants included rookies through idols that debuted 10 years ago.
The top voted of each question are as follows:
Who would you like to form a project group with?
- BTS (9 votes)
- TWICE (7 votes)
- SEVENTEEN, Chungha, INFINITE’s Sungyeol and Golden Child’s Daeyeol (5 votes each)
- MAMAMOO (4 votes)
- IU (3 votes)
For BTS, idols wrote reasons including, “I want to collaborate with a group that is popular internationally,” “My role model,” “They are so good at dancing and also singing, so I want to learn from them while working together,” “They are cool and sexy,” and “I want to become friends with them.” Idols who voted for TWICE wrote reasons such as, “TWICE songs are all good,” “The members are all pretty and cool,” “They have a variety of charms,” and “I like their bright energy.”
Chungha, who received the most votes last year, placed in the top five for the second consecutive year.
Who would you like to treat to a meal?
- SEVENTEEN’s Hoshi (11 votes)
- ITZY’s Lia (10 votes)
- TWICE (5 votes)
Those who voted for Hoshi wrote reasons such as, “He is kind,” “I hope he will have a lot of friends,” “He is cute,” and “I hope he will become healthier.” Idols who voted for Lia expressed that they want to treat her to a large meal. For TWICE, reasons included, “I want to become friends with them.”
Most Beautiful (male)
- ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo (28 votes)
- BTS’s V (18 votes)
- SEVENTEEN’s Seungkwan (11 votes)
- GOT7’s Jinyoung, NCT’s Jaehyun (5 votes each)
- Golden Child’s Bomin, TXT’s Soobin (3 votes each)
Cha Eun Woo and V took the top two spots for the second consecutive year. Jinyoung also placed fourth in last year’s survey.
Most Beautiful (female)
- Girls’ Generation’s YoonA (7 votes)
- TWICE’s Tzuyu, Red Velvet’s Irene (6 votes each)
- (G)I-DLE’s Miyeon (5 votes)
- Suzy, TWICE, ITZY’s Yeji (4 votes each)
- Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, IZ*ONE’s Kim Min Ju (2 votes each)
YoonA, who placed fifth in 2019, rose to first place this year. Tzuyu and Irene, who took the top two spots last year, tied for second place this year.
Best Body (male)
- EXO’s Kai (35 votes)
- MONSTA X’s Shownu (19 votes)
- SEVENTEEN’s Woozi (11 votes)
- ASTRO’s Moonbin (9 votes)
- BTS’s Jungkook (7 votes)
- NU’EST’s Baekho (6 votes)
Kai took third in 2019 and rose to take first place this year. Shownu placed first last year and once again remained strong at No. 2.
Best Body (female)
- AOA’s Seolhyun (14 votes)
- (G)I-DLE’s Soojin (12 votes)
- HyunA (8 votes)
- Sunmi, Weki Meki’s Kim Doyeon (5 votes each)
- ITZY’s Yuna (4 votes)
- Red Velvet’s Seulgi, TWICE, TWICE’s Momo (3 votes each)
Seolhyun rose one spot to take No. 1 this year. HyunA, who took fourth last year, rose one spot.
Which artist do you hope will be come more well-known this year?
- SEVENTEEN (10 votes)
- ITZY (7 votes)
- ATEEZ (4 votes)
Those who voted for SEVENTEEN commented on their bright personalities, diverse charms, high energy, great B-side tracks, and “perfect team harmony.” For ITZY, comments included, “They are cute and perfect,” “They have good gestures and facial expressions on stage and are good performers. Comments for ATEEZ included, “They are good,” and “They are skilled and work hard on stage.”
Which artist are you looking forward to the most in 2020? (write down 3 artists)
- ITZY (36 votes)
- ATEEZ (26 votes)
- Stray Kids (25 votes)
- TXT (21 votes)
- (G)I-DLE (18 votes)
- BTS (16 votes)
The top five were dominated by 2018 and 2019 rookies, with ITZY taking the lead. ATEEZ, Stray Kids, TXT, and (G)I-DLE took the next four spots. Stray Kids, who topped the ranking last year, remained in the top three for the second consecutive year. BTS placed No. 6 on this year’s ranking.