6 Times Idols Were Actually Skinnier IRL Than Journalist Photos

#6 will blow your mind!

K-Pop idols are known for their slim physiques they work hard to maintain. Sometimes, professionally taken photos from journalists, fansites, and other sources may actually make the idol appear thicker than they are in real life. This is because of the flash of a camera or the lighting can distort their figures. It’s no wonder why the saying “The camera adds 10 pounds” exists! Check out the difference in how these idols look in flash photography vs. how they really appear in a fantaken phone photo.

1. aespa

The members of aespa look stunning in all-black as they pose for journalist photos, including Getty images.

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Embed from Getty Images


However, in a phone-taken photo, the girls appear much thinner.

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2. Actress Roh Jeong Eui

Journalist photos of actress Roh Jeong Eui make her legs appear fuller and more muscular.

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However, in a photo from a cell phone, it’s clear to see how skinny her legs are!

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3. Jessica Jung

A similar situation happened to Jessica Jung as she posed for journalist photos.


In real life, her legs clearly appear much thinner.

4. Yuna (ITZY)

This effect can happen in not only journalist photos, but also fansite photos. Yuna’s face appears more round when zoomed in.

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In real life, Yuna appears even tinier. Specifically, a zoomed out camera angle shows off her small waist and thin legs.

5. Soojin [former (G)I-DLE]

Soojin also shows off round cheeks in her fansite photo.

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From far away, it’s clear her figure is thin.


MAMAMOO appeared on the 2016 KCON red carpet…

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…and the same year, had a drastically different appearance. Nothing had changed — Just the camera!

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