After the success of K-Pop’s first generation, second-generation groups began to emerge with a fresh style, more genre-bending music, and new idols, many of whom as still hot topics to this day.
Following the success of SM Entertainment‘s first-generation male idol groups H.O.T., Shinhwa, and R&B duo Fly to the Sky, the company debuted its first 2nd-gen male idol group, TVXQ in 2003.
At the time of the group’s debut, member Jaejoong was 17 years old and was the main vocalist, visual member, and face of the group before officially leaving TVXQ in 2010.
He quickly became known for his legendary visuals, cementing himself as an all-rounder with his vocal talents, charismatic performances, and handsome looks. Later he would prove to have acting skills as well.
Jaejoong has been focusing his promotions in Japan as of late but recently returned to Korea to make his comeback with his first full-length album release in six years.
On September 13, nearly 19 years after he debuted, he released his new Korean single “NOBODY LIKE YOU” and debuted a new look that was effortlessly youthful on the 36-year-old idol.
Jaejoong bleached his hair to a beautiful silver/white color and had dip-dyed black ends. The striking contrast with Jaejoong’s visuals made for an iconic combination.
At one of his fansigns, his ethereal visuals were taken to the next level when he wore a delicate beaded chain across his face. Jaejoong’s seemingly unchanging visuals shook netizens as they reacted to the gorgeous photos.
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Fans noted that Jaejoong was said to be one of SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo Man‘s favorite trainees, while others praised him as a one-of-a-kind idol.
Korean netizens in a popular online community were stunned by Jaejoong’s current visuals, hilariously saying it seems like he doesn’t age.
- “Wow is he really 37?? I can’t believe it…”
- “Omg wow”
- “Am I the only one aging…”
- “Visual shock”
- “This oppa doesn’t age either”
- “This oppa didn’t age one bit”
Check out Jaejoong’s new music video below for more of his incredible visuals!