9 K-Pop Idols Who Have Done Extremely Unsafe Diets In The Past

These diets are extremely dangerous.

K-Pop idols are quite dedicated, where they are willing to work extremely hard to achieve their dreams. The K-Pop industry is quite obsessed with weight, where companies want their idols to look dangerously thin. This has caused idols to go on extreme diets, where they nearly starved themselves. Here are 9 K-Pop idols who have attempted these kinds of diets.

1. Jin (BTS)

Jin has revealed that he once only ate chicken breasts for a year, where he would eat 4 chicken breasts every day. People even tried to convenience Jin to eat some vitamins, but he refused. Thankfully, Jin learned how malnourished he was, so he never attempted this diet again.

2. Soyou (Former member of Sistar)

While Soyou might be known for her great figure, she has admitted to doing some extreme diets in the past. One of her diets consisted of 4 quail eggs without the yolks, low-fat milk, and a salad without dressing.

Soyou advises people to not follow what celebrities do and has learned on the kind of advice she should give.


T.O.P was once overweight when he was younger.

To get accepted as a trainee, he decided to lose a great amount of weight. T.O.P only ate yanggaeng, which is a jelly made of red beans. While T.O.P might have lost a lot of weight, he never attempted this kind of diet again.

4. IU

IU has revealed that she went on an extreme diet in the past to lose weight, where she only ate an apple, 1 sweet potato, and a protein shake. She reveals that it was only for work purposes, where she doesn’t eat like that regularly.

5. Jimin (BTS)

Jimin has revealed that he wanted to lose weight for “Blood, Sweat, and Tears”, so he decided to only eat 1 meal a day for 10 days. Jimin soon realized how bad this diet was, so he never attempted it again.

6. Dasom (Former member of Sistar)

Dasom has attempted multiple diets, such as when she only ate cucumbers for 3 weeks.

Dasom has even starved herself, where she wanted to lose as much weight as possible. Dasom does not recommend anyone to try these diets, as she experienced side-effects due to them.

7. Seo In Guk

Seo In Guk might not be an idol, but he’s also someone who has attempted extreme diets. He once ate an extremely unhealthy diet so he could lose weight for an acting role.

8. Momo (TWICE)

Momo revealed that she attempted an extreme diet before her debut, where she didn’t eat for a whole week. She only ate 1 ice cube during that time, but she thought that even that would make her gain weight. Momo now doesn’t diet like this anymore, where she now enjoys her food without worrying about her weight.

9. Kwanghee (ZE:A)          

Kwanghee has admitted to doing extreme diets in the past to lose weight. One of them involved eating only a salad a day, as well as exercising regularly.