Saturday, August 3, 2013

Best Korean Men Turned Women Edition


If you think Korean woman are pretty well you'll be pleasantly surprised to see a few Korean men put their woman to shame with their womanly looks. Read More to see my list of Best Korean Men Turned Women!



*places left hand over heart, right hand in the air and repeats after the netizens* I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. I will put aside my unwillingness to accept that my cute Kidols can sometimes be sexy. I will honor the Blogging Code by being objective and honest in my conclusions regardless of how painful it will and under no circumstances will I cringe whilst in the process of writing this blog. I will remain stoic and brave for the duration of this blog update. Through the power invested in me by the the United States Constitutional Right to the Freedom of Speech, I now declare the beginning of this blog!

Now if you are new to the Kscene, let me begin by illustrating a few facts...Koreans don't have as many cultural hang-ups like most western cultures do. Case in point, men being feminine is quite common place over there and they are rarely accused of being gay. In fact, the word "pretty" is just as much for men, as it is for woman and the men who are termed "pretty" know it's actually a good thing. No man is every accused of being gay based solely off their looks and it's frustrating when we (western Kfans) have to continue to defend them and explain this to people who just....refuse to understand. *sigh* I'm going to go with caution and side-step that potentially dangerous ranting-landmine...for now...

Korean Celebrities who are often considered pretty will sometimes perform fan service by cross-dressing and this is usually a treat for their fans because we know all too well their true personas. Their pretty looks coupled with their naturally tiny waists leave many woman envious of their good genetics...as if my self-esteem wasn't damaged already by their male counterparts, they have to be pretty woman too??? So depressing...aigoo!

Moving on, the list below are the men who pull off the best cross-dressing. Let the fun begin! 
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First and foremost, the Kidol who fits this bill...is our very own SHINee member Taemin! I hesitate to say this but this Man-Boy has all the genetics to pull off being a woman but isn't afraid to show us just how manly he can be.

The picture below is actually of all the SHINee members in their womanly glory and yes...they all belong to the male gender!
Can you tell who is who? Yeah...it's like camouflage! 
Still don't believe me, well lemme break it down for you:

This is Taemin: 
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This is Taemin on Estrogen:

SHINee's maknae (*youngest member*) can't help being pretty but does he honestly have to rub it in our faces?! Aigoo...however, to avoid being completely type-casted as "Pretty Boy Taemin", every once in a awhile he surprises us and shows us his manly side. If I'm being honest, even though I wish he would stay the cute little maknae we all know and love, when Taemin breaks out the hot-manliness side of himself, it's definitely stomach-butterfly worthy!

For instance: 
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But nothing beats uber-serious dancing Taemin...
Fast Forward to 1:40 to witness sexiness if you don't want to listen to the whole song, but it's a good song...

 I remember seeing that for the first time and thinking..Dear God, that's Taemin! What made it more impressive is how in sync they were! Taemin and BoA are both dancing Gods individually but together, well let's just say there could have been chemistry if BoA wasn't his senior by eight years (career wise)! 

Well Taemin, pretty or not, your Noonas love you and whether you're being manly or showcasing your cuteness, we just ask that you be yourself and Shine Brightly! 

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Kyuhyun: Whoa Whoa Whoa...why am I not first? Am I not your bias??
Yes, yes, Kyuhyun, I know but you can't come first for EVERYTHING! 

It seems that the infamous two maknae's snagged the top spots...must be in the maknae's handbook... Although in reality these two maknae's are complete opposites (Taemin is innocent and charming whereas Kyuhyun is evil and sharp-tongued) there is one thing these two men have in common...they make beautiful women! Super Junior's Kyuhyun's evidence is below:

Our Kyuhyun can be quite manly:

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But he has a soft, feminine side as well...

I know! Isn't he gorgeous for a man pretending to be a woman???


Yes...yes you are...
I love his trademark smirk at the end...this Evil Maknae know's he's sexy...

But no worries, all he needs to do is serenade with his beautiful voice and he'll have girls clinging to him in no time, case in point:

That's about how my reaction would be if Kyuhyun ever serenaded to me, Sorry Changmin, you're handsome and all but you pale in comparison to our Kyuhyunnie! There! Satisfied Kyuhyun??

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This next man oozes cuteness in almost everything he does...which includes cross-dressing but when he finally emerged as a hot, wash-board abbed Kidol, no one was more shocked--or as hesitant--as me. Leeteuk is the leader of Super Junior and this uber-manly Kidol makes even the prettiest woman weep with envy...

This is Manly Leeteuk:
You would think there would be nothing feminine about this man, right? WRONG!
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And here is Womanly Leeteuk:
Makes you wanna scream "No Fair!" right? 
But no worries, through the help of his fans who like to make compilations about his manliness, there is never any doubt of our Teukkie's masculinity!
Even though he is currently serving his mandatory time in the military, we'll be waiting for our manly leader when he's done! *Hwaiting*

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This one is an absolute given. He is known for being the prettiest man in all of Korea--in fact, I think the quote is "He looks as if he walked off the pages of a Manga" and indeed, he does! Hero Jae Joong is the very definition of Korean Sex Appeal, he lives, breathes and defines sexiness and he does it in a pretty little package! However, I would term his beauty as being "cold". The dark hair paired with the pale skin gives him a very vampirish look but the cold eyes-stern face is what makes him so ethereally beautiful. I'm going to eventually regret saying this but if Christian Grey (from 50 Shades of Grey) were Korean, this is about how I would imagine he would look.

Unfortunately Jae Joong has only ever crossed dressed once so finding a picture was not only difficult but it isn't even that great of a picture (I hate the wig they chose for him) however, I've also attached a picture of him with his normal hair but with a little make-up enhancement.

Here is our sexy Hero Jae Joong:
Because one picture isn't enough...
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And him in all his sexy feminine beauty...

And here's how I imagine he would look if someone kidnapped him:
But let's be serious, he is kidnap worthy!
Jae Joong is actually somewhat of a charmer and it belies his cold good looks, along with being a great singer as well as a great dancer, our Hero Jae Joong seems to have it all...
...and still maintains his unbelievable sexiness!

But Christian Grey and Vampires aside, don't worry Jae Joong, you'll always be our Manga Prince!!!

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Last but certainly not least is our number 5 contestant. As a man...*barely conceals a cringe*...Lee Sung Jong gives off a very strong persona, especially considering he is only 19 years old...yeah... It goes without saying that he is very pretty in an understated manly way, but he challenges even Taemin's womanly charms!

This is our ever intense Lee Sung Jong:
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And here he is again...
I really think the "attitude stance" further increases his womanly standing...
As cute and pretty as he is as a girl, we alllllll know we prefer him as this:

*sighs contentedly* 

Lee Sung Jong, don't grow up too fast! Stay young and pretty as long as you can and for the love of God, keep a water spray bottle on hand so you can dazzle us with random hair flippage!

But I believe an challenge was issued
Let the Taemin vs. Lee Sung Jong stand off begin!
Taemin: We really doing this?                                                       Lee Sung Jong: It's obvious, isn't it?
Well whoever you chose, it's clear that these bo--Men raise the standards for the rest of us woman but I'm sure they don't do it on purpose. Lease a comment below and let me know who you think win's the "Best Man Turned Woman" contest, obviously my vote goes to Kyuhyun! 

In the meantime, here are some honorable mentions: 

Super Junior's Shindong!

SHINee's Key!

This is what I meant by Fan Service...do you HEAR the crowd?


Super Junior's Eunkyuk...is shameless....


This Blog's Artist & KDrama
Artist: Kim Hyun Joong


This guy has been around for awhile; debuting first as SS501's leader, he has since debuted as a solo artist and is quickly making a name for himself. He just completed his first Japanese Tour this year and has just released his Korean comeback album called "Round 3" which features the following song that is quickly gaining popularity! Give him a listen, he has a few songs on "Round 3" that are soulful, but definitely "Unbreakable" is my favorite.






This Kdrama might as well be the "staple" drama of Korea. It's usually almost always one of the first Kdrama anyone sees. It's a very charming drama with multiple story arcs. It follows the character Jan Di who ends up attending a prestigious high school where she meets the F4 (a title that will follow these four men around for the rest of their careers, despite having built a name for themselves after this drama) and somehow finagles herself into their close-knit group. I chose this Kdrama because Kim Hyun Joong plays the second male lead which completely contrasts his Kpop Idol persona. It's a very good drama with very likeable characters. Give it a shot! You can view the trailer here but below is the theme song of Boys Over Flowers which is sung by SS501.

Well, then, I hope you enjoyed this segment and until next time, be at peace! Don't forget to leave comments!

2 comments:

  1. omg....so sad you beat me to this blog entry, but... I have to agree with almost everyone in your list (expect me to post my list next, so we can compare) ... but right away I'm just gonna say you forgot probably the most obvious man who can pull off being a girl I'm just not gonna say who

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    Mwahahahahahaha ψ(`∇´)ψ

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  2. If you say Siwon, I know I left him off.... :) and if its NOT Siwon...then I am curious as to who I left off...unmask...Ill be waiting Eonni!

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