K-pop idols are often considered to be the ideal of beauty standards due to their striking visuals and beautiful smiles. While fair skin is another beauty ideal most idols adhere to, there are some that are breaking barriers and setting their own standards for what is beautiful, starting with their natural darker skin tone. Here are 10 gorgeous idols who embrace their natural skin color, and encourage everyone else to do the same!
1. NCT 127’s Haechan
NCT 127‘s Haechan has been known for his darker skin tone ever since debut, and he wholly embraces it!
2. EXO’s Kai
EXO‘s Kai was told by his agency that when the group debuted, he’d be in charge of being sexy in the group. At first he was shy and afraid, but now he fully embraces his darker skin which gives him a sexy edge!
3. TWICE’s Tzuyu
TWICE‘s Tzuyu has a darker complexion, but is still regarded as one of the prettiest members of her group, and loves herself as she is!
4. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
BLACKPINK‘s Jennie has a darker skin tone than the rest of her members, but embraces it completely!
5. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa
MAMAMOO‘s Hwasa is an absolute queen, who’s constantly breaking down barriers and crushing beauty standards as she goes!
Hyolyn is an idol who’s been known to have darker skin ever since her debut! She’s always been very open about her journey with embracing her darker skin tone, and is now an icon for people everywhere!
7. SEVENTEEN’s Mingyu
SEVENTEEN‘s Mingyu has always had darker skin, but has shown that he loves and accepts himself as he is many times! His fellow members also give him all the support he needs, which has helped him become very comfortable in his own skin!
8. Girls’ Generation’s Yuri
Girls’ Generation‘s Yuri was nicknamed “Black Pearl” when she debuted, because of her lovely darker skin tone. While others have unnecessary opinions about it, she’s proven time and again that she loves everything about herself, and is proud of her healthy tanned skin!
9. VIXX’s N
VIXX‘s N has spoken up many times regarding his insecurities with his darker complexion, but in recent times, has embraced himself for who he is!
10. BIGBANG’s Taeyang
BIGBANG‘s Taeyang has always been a king, and is even more so because he flaunts his naturally tanned skin all the time!
11. Lee Hyori
Lee Hyori is the OG tanned queen, and has always spoken about how she likes and accepts her darker complexion as it is- and lets be honest, she’s gorgeous with it!
12. TWICE’s Jihyo
In 2018, when TWICE made a comeback with “Dance The Night Away”, Jihyo developed a tan during the filming of their MV. She spoke about tanning the rest of her body to make the color even, and confidently stated that she likes her tanned skin very much!
13. CLC’s Seungyeon
CLC‘s Seungyeon has naturally tanned skin, which give her a sexy edge! Along with her talent for dancing, she shines on stage as her skin color makes her stand out beautifully!
14. AOA’s Seolhyun
AOA‘s Seolhyun totally crushed beauty standards by cementing herself as “Korea’s It Girl” a few years after her debut, and fully embraces her tanned skin as an important part of who she is!
Jessi is a bad*ss rapper who doesn’t;t give two hoots about what people think! She has a naturally darker complexion, but fully owns it, and looks hella good doing it!
16. BTS’s RM
BTS‘s RM is another idol with naturally tanned skin, and along with embracing himself as he is, encourages everyone of his fans to do the same!