Netizens Are Split On Whether “Boys Planet” Contestant Seok Matthew Looks Similar To Popular Third-Gen K-Pop Idol

Do you see the resemblance?

Over the first couple episodes of Boys PlanetSeok Matthew has leaped in popularity, first ranking at 32nd and now currently placed in 2nd out of the 93 contestants.

Seok Matthew | Boys Planet

A former Cube Entertainment trainee, Matthew is representing his current label, MNH Entertainment, while he competes on Boys Planet. His handsome visuals and smooth vocal abilities have made him a fan favorite of the global group of contestants on the show, giving him a promising chance of ending up as one of the nine finalists.

Recently, however, it’s his apparent visual similarities to a popular third-generation K-Pop idol that has netizens talking. The topic became the subject of a post on an online Korean forum, but opinions seem to be split pretty heavily on the matter.

Seok Matthew | Boys Planet

The post claims that Matthew looks like he could be related to EXO‘s Xiumin.

Xiumin (EXO) | SM Entertainment

The comparison was even mentioned on Boys Planet itself, and the post shares a side-by-side look at the third generation idol and Boys Planet contestant. You can determine for yourself which side you agree with.

Xiumin (EXO) and Seok Matthew

Interestingly, comments from Korean netizens seem to mostly agree that the two look similar enough to be related.

| Instiz
  • “Yeah, they look alike.”
  • “I’ve been hearing this a lot.”
  • “He kind of looks like Xiumin’s younger brother.”
  • “Yeah, they could pass as cousins.”
  • “The masters also said the two of them look alike.”
  • “They talked about this on the show, too. Haha.”
  • “A lot of viewers were talking about how they resemble each other back when [the episode] aired.”
  • “Even those who don’t watch ‘Boys Planet’ know about how the two of them look alike.”
  • “They looked alike back then… but as the show continued, I didn’t really think the resemblance was all that strong, actually.”

However, comments from international fans seem to lean more towards the thought that they don’t look all that similar.

Regardless of if you think Xiumin and Matthew look alike, there is one thing they have in common: They’re both handsome guys with some great talent!

Source: Instiz and Pann Choa

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