The #1 trendsetter idol gained more than 800,000 votes! Who are the idols who are creating various trends not only in K-pop but in Korea as well? In a
The #1 trendsetter idol gained more than 800,000 votes! Who are the idols who are creating various trends not only in K-pop but in Korea as well? In a survey, the Top 10 trendsetter stars were ranked including BLACKPINK Jennie, EXO Sehun, IVE Rei and more!
BLACKPINK Jennie Crowned as Idol Who Leader Generation MZ Trends
(Photo : Jennie (Instagram))
On July 8, Starplay, a global star fandom application announced the results of its bi-weekly survey, “Trend Leader Idol representing the MZ Generation.”
The voting was held from June 23 to July 7, and as a result, Jennie of the girl group BLACKPINK topped the rankings with 804,407 votes (56.55%).
Indeed, BLACKPINK Jennie is not only a well-known idol in the music scene, but she’s also a “Wannabe Icon” among MZ gen fans. Beyond music, she emerged as a fashion trendsetter who is loved for her unrivaled fashion sense, visuals, superior proportion, and cat-like, sexy yet cute charisma.
(Photo : Jennie (Instagram))
In particular, the keyword associated with Jennie the most is “high-teen,” a style that she introduced in South Korea. This style incorporates a crop cardigan or top and a check-patterned mini skirt.
Jennie also made bold hairbands, hair clips, and scrunchy trending among Koreans and global fans, bringing back the chic and lively look of a female heroine in the 1990s.
Due to her natural elegance and hipness, she became a powerful representative of luxury brands, earning the nickname “Human Chanel.”
Her Instagram feed also proved her influence, gaining millions of likes for her daily look that combines casual and luxury items.
10 Trendy Idols Leading MZ Gen: Park Ji Hoon, EXO Sehun, IVE Rei, More [RANKED]
Following Jennie, singer and actor Park Ji Noon came in second with 319,740 or 22.48 percent of the vote. Park Jihoon’s “nae maeum soge jeojang” (save in my heart) aegyo, which was introduced when he appeared in “Mnet Produce 101 Season 2,” has established itself as a legendary buzzword with the enthusiastic response of the MZ generation.
— EXO-L VOTING AND STREAMING SQUAD (@EVSS1485) February 23, 2021
In third place is EXO Sehun, who earned 17.09% (243,150 votes). In particular, Sehun started the bubble tea trend in South Korea after revealing his favorite shop, Cofioca.
wouldn’t even know about gyaru peace if it wasn’t for rei 😳 pic.twitter.com/OV4oB8jiP6
— kyle & denise 🌷 (@1207cart) April 16, 2022
IVE Rei followed in fourth place with 9,975 votes. In 2022, the rookie star started the “Gyaru Peace,” also known as “Rei Peace.”
SHINee Key followed who brought back the “ending fairy” trend among idols when the group had their comeback in 2021 with “Don’t Call Me.”
Full List of Trendsetter Idols:
(Photo : Jennie, Sehun, Rei (Instagram))
1. BLACKPINK Jennie (high-teen style)
2. Park Ji Hoon (save you in my heart aegyo)
3. EXO Sehun (bubble tea)
4. IVE Rei (Gyaru peace)
5. SHINee Key (ending fairy)
6. TWICE Sana (Shy, shy, shy aegyo)
7. ONEUS Keonhee (sauce)
8. SEVENTEEN Woozi (cliché glasses slipping off)
9. ITZY Yuna (vintage bag)
10. Former Apink Naeun (leggings)