Here Are 7 K-Pop Idols Who Can’t Wink To Save Their Lives

But they get an A+ for effort!

Idols are full of charm, with their intricate choreographies, adorable personalities and facial expressions! While some idols go viral for their winking, there are some who can’t wink at all! Here are 8 K-Pop idols who can’t wink for the life of them!


1. Red Velvet’s Seulgi

Red Velvet‘s Seulgi is famed for her charismatic stage presence while she’s performing. But on an episode of Idol Room, she revealed that she can’t wink at all!

Try as she might, her eyelids would just not cooperate with her! Every single wink would either turn into a blink, or she would straight up just close her eyes and laugh in resignation!


2. SHINee’s Minho

SHINee‘s Minho is another idol who cannot wink! When he was asked to wink, he first completely closed his eyes…

…and then when asked to do it again, his face contorted into a half lip-licking, lip-biting expression where one of his eyes closed in a successful wink—only to be followed but he other eyelid a tad bit too soon.


3. IZ*ONE’s Sakura

IZ*ONE‘s Sakura makes the most hilarious expressions during her attempts to wink! During an episode of Idol Room, Sakura faced the camera, and really tried her best to give a flirty wink, that ended up in this:

With every wink, the outcome turned into a grimace while her eyelid trembled from the effort!


4. BTS’s Jimin

BTS Jimin‘s entry on this list is a little iffy. While he claims he can’t wink, and has demonstrated his claims many times…

He has also been seen winking effortlessly and in a very natural manner! Fans surmise that he probably cannot wink on demand, but it’s easier for him to do in the spur of the moment!



GFRIEND‘s SinB is another idol who’s winks are absolutely hilarious! During an episode of Weekly Idol, she was asked to wink at the camera. What followed was an uproarious, yet well-spirited effort from SinB to wink!


6. Red Velvet’s Irene

Red Velvet’s Irene is another Red Velvet member who cannot wink! In the same episode of Idol Room where Seulgi’s inability to wink surfaced, Irene was asked to wink after her, and she just absolutely couldn’t!


She later revealed that she can’t wink on command, but it happens often enough in more natural situation.


7. NCT 127’s Mark

NCT 127‘s Mark is another adorable idol who totally fails at winking! This was especially seen during the 2019 Idol Star Athletics Championship (ISAC), where he participated in archery.

When he stepped up to take his shot, he stood up and got into position coolly and easily. He then drew his bow, and that was when fans got to see his hilarious expression! Mark was all squinty-eyed as he tried to close one eye to focus on the target, and instead of one, both of his eyes closed at the same time!