Stray Kids’ Hyunjin Is The Inspiration For This Handsome Webtoon Character

The Webtoon character has one of Hyunjin’s most iconic hairstyles.

All artists have to draw inspiration from somewhere, so it’s not surprising that many different Webtoons have used different K-Pop idols as inspirations for some of their characters.

For instance, BTS‘s Jin allegedly inspired the popular Webtoon True Beauty‘s character Suho.

True Beauty‘s Suho and BTS’s Jin | Weverse

And the main character of True Beauty, Lim Ju Kyung, was inspired by IVE Jang Wonyoung and NMIXX Sullyoon‘s stunning visuals and impeccable fashion.

True Beauty‘s Lim Ju Kyung and IVE’s Jang Wonyoung | theqoo
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True Beauty‘s Lim Ju Kyung and NMIXX’s Sullyoon | @CodeNMIXX/Twitter

Many other K-Pop idols have inspired popular Webtoon characters, like TXT‘s Yeonjun and GOT7‘s Jay B.

TXT’s Yeonjun
GOT7’s Jay B

And recently, the author of the Korean Webtoon Schoolmate Friend (같은 학교 친구) admitted that Stray KidsHyunjin inspired her handsome character Gukhwa.

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Weekend Q&A

Question: Is there a model you based Gukhwa sunbae on? I’m all for his visuals. A huge fan of your work, by the way!

Answer: Visual-wise, I referenced Stray Kids’ Hyunjin. Haha. (I don’t know if I was supposed to share that?!)

Schoolmate Friend follows the first-love story of two classmates, Gyeoul and Yohan, who end up as deskmates.

When fans compared Hyunjin to Gukhwa, it was easy to see the author’s inspiration.

Schoolmate Friend‘s Gukhwa | @skzdeluna/Twitter
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Stray Kids’ Hyunjin and Schoolmate Friend‘s Gukhwa | @halfcrying_/Twitter

And given Hyunjin’s incredible visuals, it’s no surprise that an artist would use him as a reference.

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