10+ K-Pop Idols That Aren’t Cute… Other Concepts Suit Them More

The cute concept just isn’t for them.

There are certain K-Pop idols that are handsome, sexy, or elegant. They just aren’t cute. Here are 10+ idols that suit other concepts better.

Well… mostly.

1. BLACKPINK’s Jennie

Jennie’s vibe is sophisticated and elegant. While she for sure can be cute, she mostly displays “IT girl” vibes instead.

| @jennierubyjane/Instagram

2. GOT7’s Jay B

Jay B gives off a fierce impression, and his cold visuals are top notch. “Sexy and chic,” right?

| @jaybnow.hr/Instagram

3. aespa’s Karina

Another idol with an elegant vibe is Karina. Her high-level visuals and aura are refined.

| @aespa_official/Twitter

4. NCT’s Johnny

Johnny is funny, cool, and according to many fans, hot. He just doesn’t suit the cute image very naturally.

| @johnnyjsuh/Instagram

5. ITZY’s Ryujin

Ryujin has a totally cool girl image. She’s definitely “girl crush” personified.

| @itzy.all.in.us/Instagram

6. EXO’s D.O.

D.O. definitely gives off major handsome vibes, and as someone who is anti-aeygo, it makes sense that he manages to avoid this image.

| @weareoneEXO/Instagram

7. Red Velvet’s Irene

Irene always looks poised and polished. She’s gorgeous instead of cute.

8. MONSTA X’s I.M.

Though in the past he’s shown his cute side, MONSTA X’s youngest member I.M has given off mature and sexy vibes in recent years.

| @imnameim/Instagram

9. Kep1er’s Xiaoting

Xiaoting shows maturity with her dancer professionalism. Beautiful tends to be a better adjective than cute to describe her.

| @official.kep1er/Instagram

10. SEVENTEEN’s The8

The8 is sophisticated and handsome rather than cute. He shows off his artistic and fashionable side well.

| @xuminghao_o/Instagram

11. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa

Hwasa is known for her sultry image, and while fans find her adorable, it’s just not her stage persona.

| @_mariahwasa/Instagram

12. EXID’s LE

For many fans LE comes off as sexy rather than cute, which is helpful for her rapper image.

| @x_xellybabyx/Instagram

13. ONEWE’s Harin

Harin is quiet and reliable. Though his personality might be cute, his visuals are handsome.

| @official_onewe/Instagram
Source: Reddit