Did you know that not all of your favorite K-pop idols are actually Korean? There are idols of various nationalities such as Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, and many more! Lisa Manoban from the world’s biggest girl group Blackpink is Thai. Curious to know who some of the most famous non-Korean idols are? Scroll down to find out!
1. Lisa from BLACKPINK
Yes, your favorite girl is not Korean. She is actually Thai! It is hard to tell because she speaks the Korean language perfectly and has adapted to the culture well. Lisa was born and raised in Thailand but is now settled in South Korea because of her career. Watch her latest dance video here.
2. Mark Tuan from GOT7
Although he was born and raised in the US, Mark is actually of Taiwanese descent.
3. Momo from TWICE
Did you know Momo is Japanese? This beauty was born and raised in Kyoto, Japan. She’s one of our most favorite female singers in K-pop!
4. Amber Liu from F(X)
F(X) may no longer be together but Amber’s amazing rapping skills will stay with us forever. The Taiwanese rapper is releasing her own music these days, check out one of her songs here.
5. Ten from NCT/WAYV/SUPERM
Fun fact about Ten: he is a Thai national but his ethnicity is Chinese!
6. Jackson Wang from GOT7
The Chinese rapper and songwriter was born and raised in Hong Kong. He is fluent in English, Korean, Mandarin, and Shanghainese.
7. Lucas from NCT/WAYV/SUPERM
Born in Hong Kong, this hottie has descendants from Thailand and China!
8. Sana from TWICE
She is another Japanese member from Twice! Her full name is Sana Minatozaki and she has stolen our hearts with her irresistible charm.
9. BamBam from GOT7
Just like Lisa, BamBam is also Thai! And guess what? The two of them are close childhood friends!
10. Yuta from NCT
Who is your favorite non-Korean K-pop idol? Let us know in the comments below!