Which K-pop idols were scouted just because of their visuals?
Answered by: Maya Miller,just your local k-pop stan
Here are the ones I know of:
Hyunjin (Stray Kids) was streetcasted. According to Hyunjin, during training, the other trainees told him he didn’t have to work hard to debut since he had such good looks. This really bothered Hyunjin as he didn’t just want to be known for his visual, so he worked really hard and deserves to be recognized for his talent!!
There’s a few NCT members I can think of:
Taeyong (NCT/SuperM) only agreed to audition because they had good toast, and he didn’t want to be rude. He auditioned with the national anthem, and eventually debuted as NCT’s leader, main rapper, AND main dancer! he’s definitely one of the aces.
Hendery (WayV/NCT) was streetcasted as well. Like Hyunjin, Hendery has talked about how he hopes to be recognized for his talent, not just his face. And he SHOULD be! Stan WayV.
Jaemin (NCT) was volunteering at an animal shelter with his mom (he’s such a sweetheart, of course he was) when he was streetcasted by a representative/agent from SM.
Lucas (NCT/WayV/SuperM) originally auditioned to be a model, and he’s said that he decided to audition because he was bored and bad at studying. Honestly,I felt that.
Annnnnd even more SM artists, including f(x)’s Krystal, Exo’s Sehun, Chanyeol and Suho, and SHINee’s Minho.
Moving on to other companies:
Jin from BTS was scouted for his good looks and was originally training to be an actor.
Seventeen’s Vernon was casted at a subway station.
Twice’s Sana was still living in Japan at the time and got scouted while out shopping with a friend.
Ryujin from Itzy was casted at a GOT7 fansign… . imagine going to an event for your favorite group and then literally getting scouted by the same agency as them, only Ryujin can realte.
Annnnnd that’s all I’m doing today! Please remember that although all these idols were street casted, that doesn’t take away from their hard work and talent. They’re all far more than just visuals:)