8 “Short King” K-Pop Idols Who Look Way Taller In Photos Than They Do In Real Life

The key is their great proportions.

These eight idols are “short kings” that don’t fit the dictionary definition of tall, but when looking at their pictures, you would never know.

Excellent proportions (and confidence) might just be the key to looking taller in photos.

1. Jimin (BTS)

In photos, Jimin appears taller than he is because of his posture. His body carries fluidity and grace even in still images. But in reality, he stands at about 173.6 cm (5’8″).

BTS’s Jimin

| GQ

2. Wooyoung (ATEEZ)

Wooyoung’s presence is consuming. His slender but strong muscles make him look taller than he is. His height is 173 cm (5.8″).

ATEEZ’s Wooyoung
| @ATEEZ_official/Twitter

3. Bang Chan (Stray Kids)

As the fierce leader of Stray Kids, Bang Chan excuses confidence on stage. His well-proportioned muscles and arms lengthen his body. He is 171 cm (5’7″).

Stray Kids’ Bang Chan
| @realstraykids/Instagram

4. Renjun (NCT DREAM)

Renjun is all legs. Pictures emphasize this attribute, making him appear taller than he really is. He stands at 171 cm (5’7″).

NCT DREAM’s Renjun | @yellow_3to3/Instagram
| @yellow_3to3/Instagram
| SM Entertainment

5. Mashiho (TREASURE)

With his balanced proportions, Mashiho appears taller in photos than he is. Surprisingly, the fashionable idol is actually 169 cm (5’6.5″).

TREASURE’s Mashiho | @ygtreasuremaker/Twitter

| @ygtreasuremaker/Twitter

6. Hongjoong (ATEEZ)

Hongjoong proves that the key to looking taller in photos is all about angles, and he definitely knows his. He’s 172 cm (5’7.5″).

ATEEZ’s Hongjoong | @ATEEZ_official/Twitter
| @ATEEZ_official_/Instagram

7. Felix (Stray Kids)

Considering Stray Kids are on the shorter side of the average male idol height, many fans fail to realize Felix stands at 171 cm (5’7″).

Stray Kids’ Felix | @realstraykids/Instagram
| @realstraykids/Instagram
| @realstraykids/Instagram

8. Minhyuk (BTOB)

With his super buff and well-proportioned body, Minhyuk (also known as HUTA) appears taller than he actually is. Though he often looks tall, he’s 171cm (5’7″).

BTOB’s Minhyuk | @hutazone/Instagram
| @hutazone/Instagram
| @hutazone/Instagram