While the term “it girl” usually refers to the most-talked-about female idols of the moment, there are so many more stars out there with trendsetting style, magnetic charisma, and unparalleled talent. These nine stars may fly under the radar compared to the idols topping brand reputation rankings, but fans say their “it girl” energy is totally underrated.
1. Kep1er’s Yujin
With years in CLC under her belt, Yujin’s idol presence is a force to be reckoned with. She’s known for being a beacon of positivity, and her contagious bright energy is almost impossible to ignore.
— that's a big word for e1mo🐾⑨ (@jinshirotonin) May 18, 2023
2. Former LOONA’s Heejin
Heejin has been turning heads since she was revealed as the first member of LOONA back in 2016. Seven years later, and despite LOONA’s recent difficulties, Heejin is still making herself known as a member of MODHAUS‘s ARTMS and as Rien, the leader of the virtual reality group FE:VERSE. Known for her ability to excel at both girl crush and cute concepts, there’s no heart Heejin can’t capture.
— #1 flash forward fan (@itgirIheejin) May 16, 2023
Since Youha became known to fans as part of the since-disbanded YG Entertainment pre-debut group Future 2NE1, she’s never been forgotten. While it’s usually harder to make it as a soloist on the K-Pop scene, Youha still racks up millions of views with each comeback.
— ronnie ◡̈ෆ (@kepidal) May 15, 2023
4. Billlie’s Siyoon
With role models like IU and BLACKPINK‘s Lisa, it’s no surprise that Siyoon exudes it girl energy herself. Before she even made her debut in Billlie, she was already an exclusive model for the popular Japanese teen magazine PopTeen. On top of her model looks, her tall height captures everyone’s attention.
— bri✮KY DAY (@PLAYBAZ00KA) May 15, 2023
5. Purple Kiss’s Chaein
Chaein is so pretty, she’s gone viral on social media multiple times for her eye-catching visuals. Fans also often point out how she’s always trying out new and striking hair colors that stray away from the norm, just like any it girl group.
— purple kiss loops (@purplekissloops) May 16, 2023
6. Former MAJORS’ Bian
Now known more commonly by her real name, Jiwon, former MAJORS’ member Bian has seriously underrated potential, according to fans. While it girls are always gorgeous, Bian has a particularly unique beauty, with big eyes and a fairy-like nose structure that always has K-Pop fans asking, “Who is she?!”
not only does she look like an actual angel sent from the heavens she's also incredibly talented and it's all been wasted by ans ent for yearsss and years https://t.co/YbNwtEXifY pic.twitter.com/DTF7MSdFox
— eli WHERE IS EVERGLOW (@nyubster) May 16, 2023
7. Dreamcatcher’s Gahyeon
Like a true maknae, Dreamcatcher’s Gahyeon is the perfect blend of fun, sweet, and confident. Just as every it girl has their social circle, Gahyeon also excels at making friends. In fact, she has besties in TWICE, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, Oh My Girl, and more.
— audee 🤍🌿 DREAMCATCHER 4TH WIN (@audongiee) May 16, 2023
8. Weeekly’s Zoa
As one of the visuals of Weeekly, Zoa has all eyes on her every time she walks into a room. In fact, in her profile for Queendom Puzzle (the survival show she’s currently participating in), Zoa named her visuals as her second most “epic” skill. Her strongest skill? “Making people fall in love with me,” according to Zoa, and who could disagree?
— zoa pics (@zoapictures) May 16, 2023
9. woo!ah!’s Nana
Last but not least, fans keep hoping that woo!ah!’s Nana will get more recognition. It girls usually dabble in more than just music, and the same can be said for Nana. The Queendom Puzzle contestant has appeared in multiple television and web dramas, and even recently became the MC of Show Champion alongside Billlie’s Tsuki.
— woo!ah! pics (@wooah_pics) May 17, 2023