Many fans will happily post pictures of their favorite idols saying, “Wow, they looked so pretty even when they were in their ‘awkward age.’” For these guys, fans are giggling at how cutely not-good-looking they used to be. Continue reading to see some young male ugly ducklings (that later turned to swans). Today’s “Before They Were Stars” features a healthy group: 2AM‘s Jinwoon, BEAST‘s Yoon Doojoon, actor Jung Kyung-ho, SHINee‘s Onew, Big Bang‘s TOP, and 2PM‘s Taecyeon!
2AM‘s mangnae Jinwoon: Even though he was a cute little kid, fans say he wasn’t exactly idol material. Little did they know this ordinary kid would turn into the shining smile of a power vocal boy band.
BEAST‘s Yoon Doojoon: Another normal-looking kid turned into a big star. His winning personality also makes him the “ideal type” of some of Korea’s top female entertainers.
Actor Jung Kyung-ho: After losing his baby fat, this “Smile, You” actor’s face matured into this lovely piece of flower boy.
SHINee‘s leader Onew: With his endearing but goofy personality, we could’ve guess that he would be the little mischievous boy shown in the pictures below. Who knew this little devil could turn into the innocent-looking nuna-lover Onew?
Big Bang‘s TOP: This list wouldn’t be complete without the infamous transformation of TOP. After losing some weight, TOP showed off the ulzzang he was hiding all that time.
2PM rapper Taecyeon: Finally, if anyone had a young awkward phase, it would be Taecyeon. Still it’s easy to see that it was him all those years back, but it’s nice that he turned into the fine-looking 2PM mascot he is.
Some netizens are playing off the change as “makeup does wonders, even for men!” Yet, we at POPSEOUL just want to give a little encouragement to all the ugly ducklings out there. The awkward phase will pass! What do you think of the wonderful transformations that have brought us some great entertainers?