10 Idols With Mysterious & Unique “Sambaegan” Eyes

There are many myths and legends behind these eyes.

Sambaegan is a Korean term used to describe eyes which have the sclera (white area) visible on the left, right, and bottom. You may have heard eyes like this referred to by their Japanese name, sanpaku, in the past. Traditionally, sambaegan were thought to represent a physical, physiological, or spiritual unbalance. These days, however, they’re recognised for what they are—mysterious, unique, and just as beautiful as any other. Just take a look at 10 idols with this eye type.

1. V (BTS)

BTS‘s V is known for his intense stares during performances. Part of the reason he can pull that off so well is his sambaegan eyes. Plus, his uneven eyelids make his gaze even more unique.


When it comes to BLACKPINK‘s Lisa‘s visuals, one of the things she’s best known for are her eyes, which look incredibly big and bright thanks to the visible whites.

3. Sehun (EXO)

Ever felt like you couldn’t take off own eyes off EXO‘s Sehun‘s? Perhaps its because his sambaegan make him so bewitching.

4. Sunmi

Fans often say Sunmi‘s eyes look like they’re dripping with honey whenever she looks at Miyane. She’s solid proof that sambaegan eyes are beautiful.

5. Hwasa (MAMAMOO)

MAMAMOO‘s Hwasa‘s sambaegan make her eyes super expressive, which helps her deliver the most convincing performances on stage. Of course, her amazing voice helps too.

6. Haechan (NCT)

NCTzens say NCT‘s Haechan holds the whole universe in his eyes. Despite his sclera showing, his pupils are still dark, deep and intense.

7. Minnie ((G)I-DLE)

Several (G)I-DLE members have sambaegan eyes, but Minnie‘s are some of the most alluring. Just try not to get lost in her gaze.

8. Krystal (f(x))

F(x)‘s Krystal has often been described as possessing an ice princess gaze, but her pretty eyes hold so much warmth too.

9. G-Dragon

G-Dragon experiments a lot with his hair and outfits, but one thing that will always stand out the most is his eyes.

10. N (VIXX)

And last but not least, fans often say VIXX‘s N looks like an anime character. Part of that comes from how big his sambaegan eyes look.