One of the steps to becoming an idol is venturing off into the city of Seoul in order to train at an entertainment agency. While they spend a majority of their time there, many of them come from various cities and regions. In their diversity, there’s idols from Busan, Jeju Island, and Gwangju.
While Gwangju is a city bustling with cultural spots and delicious eateries, it is home to a large number of K-Pop idols. While they move away from their hometown, they take pride in their origins. They continue to maintain their accent and share various stories of their time growing up in Gwangju.
Let’s see which K-Pop idols are from the amazing city of Gwangju down below!
j-hope is an incredible artist in every sense of the word, being able to dominate the stage with his group and all on his own. While he’s toured the world and visited various cities, one cannot forget his roots in Gwangju.
From visuals to vocals, HyungWon is an incredible idol causing thousands to fall in love in mere seconds. He is but one of the idols who can call Gwangju home.
Fellow MONSTA X member I.M can also call Gwangju his hometown. He is widely charismatic and incredibly sincere, often providing feelings of warmth and comfort to his dearly beloved fans.
WooBin’s vocals are heavenly, making fans wonder if he’s actually an angel in disguise. In reality, he’s an idol pursuing his dreams away from his hometown of Gwangju.
Lara captivates fans with her stage presence and heartwarming personality. She is one of the many idols who can call Gwangju their home sweet home.
Time and time again YunHo has proven to be a standout performer, able to mesmerize with every movement he makes. People can’t help but fall in love in the idol. He is one of the idols able to refer to Gwangju as his hometown.
Suzy has dominated music charts, magazine covers, and the world of dramas. She’s multitalented with breathtaking visuals and a loveable personality. But before rising to fame, she was a simple girl from Gwangju looking to pursue her dreams.
Song HaYoung is an idol with an abundance of talent, able to charm anyone with her mesmerizing vocals. She is one of the idols who have the privilege to refer to Gwangju as her hometown.
While she has been incredible since debut, through Mnet’s “Queendom Puzzle” Park SoEun was able to showcase her talents to an even wider audience. Her past self in Gwangju would be proud of the idol she has become.
Since she first step foot in the entertainment field Na GoEun has been lauded for her vocal prowess and magnetic stage presence. She is one of the handful of idols who are able to call Gwangju home.
YuBin is a living legend among the K-Pop community. Through her time on Wonder Girls she was able to help build K-Pop as we know it today. She is one of the idols who has roots in the beautiful city of Gwangju.
TVXQ’s U-Know YunHo is the blueprint of an idol with never-ending passion. He is known for his enthusiastic nature, pushing anyone to try their very best. Before becoming a K-Pop legend, YunHo was a simple dreamer from Gwangju.
Yoon possesses an surplus of infectious energy that could make anyone smile from ear to ear. Not only that, but she is an incredibly gifted vocalist, able to stop anyone in their tracks. Yoon is but one of the idols who has roots in Gwangju.
Whether he’s standing on stage or posing for the camera, fans cannot help but get lost in the many charms of Mill. He is one of the idols able to refer to Gwangju as his hometown.
Fellow OnlyOneOf member YooJung is another idol from Gwangju who decided to chase his dreams away from home. Everything from his stage presence to alluring dance lines are proof of his talent and appeal as an idol.
Despite being a rookie TaeSan is able to command the stage and brightly shine underneath the spotlight. There’s no telling how much he will grow in the upcoming years and we’re excited to witness it. Thankfully he gathered the courage to leave his home of Gwangju and head off on the path of becoming an idol.
Another idol from Gwangju is none other than Lee GiKwang. GiKwang is an experienced veteran who continues to thrive within the K-Pop scene. He’s transformed into a respectable sunbae that everyone looks up to.
Despite being the maknae of the group, WooSeok is incredible charismatic able to impress with his impressive rap skills. In order to pursue his dreams of becoming an idol, he left his hometown of Gwangju and absolutely proved he deserves to stand on stage.
Wow is an amazing performer, able to impress anyone the moment he steps onto the stage. Even without a microphone in hand, he is able to make anyone fall for his endless charms. He is another idol who can call Gwangju his beloved home.
YeonHee is an idol who radiates such a positive energy that she becomes a serotonin boost for all. One look at the idol will have you smiling from ear to ear, speechless from YeonHee’s dazzling beauty. Among the idol community, she has roots in the lovely city of Gwangju.
Just like fellow member YeonHee, YunKyoung is also from the city of Gwangju. She is filled with a never-ending bright energy that fans can even feel through a computer screen. Combined with her stage presence, she’s an idol that anyone would love to support.
Bae SeungMin is another idol from Gwangju who has the ability to stop fans right in their tracks. With his talent and skills he is able to set the stage ablaze. In his fiery passion, fans cannot help but keep their eyes glued on the idol from start to finish.
If you looked up talented in the dictionary, JuYeon is sure to appear as an example. From his mesmerizing dance lines to breathtaking visuals, JuYeon is lacking in no area and constantly proves he’s worthy of his fans’ love. Gwangju residents can take pride knowing that they share the same hometown with someone like JuYeon.
Who’s your favorite K-Pop idol from Gwangju? Let us know in the comments!