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K-Idol Birthdays – October!

Every month it is so hard to pick only a few Idols to write about but once again it’s that time of month.

Oct 4 – Ilhoon (BTOB)

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Jung Il-hoon simply known as Ilhoon, turns 24! He is the main rapper of the band BtoB. He is also well known for multiple solo songs, and featuring with artists such as Hyuna and G.NA. Ilhoon helped out as an assistant MC on the variety show Weekly Idol. Having released his own solo album earlier in the year, ‘Big Wave’ featured fellow band mate Hyunsik and Pentagon member Jinho. We wish Ilhoon the best of luck in everything he does, and a very happy birthday!

Oct 13 – Jimin (BTS)

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Born in Busan on the 13th of October, Jimin is the oldest out of two siblings. He was a top student at his high school, where his teacher recommended that he audition for Big Hit entertainment. Once he became a trainee and moved to Seoul, Jimin attended arts school with V. BTS debuted in 2013 and now five years on they are having a lot of success. They are currently on their 2018 world tour, which sold out completely. They also appeared at the UN, talking about the importance of loving oneself. Jimin also caught the attention of Jimmy Fallon when the band performed on the talk show, who showed his love for the birthday boy repeatedly.

We love this guy and wish him the best birthday!

Oct 15 – Donghae (SUPER JUNIOR)

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Lee Dong-hae born October 15, 1986 in Mokpo South Jeolla,  is a South Korean singer, songwriter, composer, actor and member of the boy group Super Junior. Originally he dreamed of becoming a football player, but his dad encouraged him to become a singer. He was a trainee at SM Entertainment after winning a prize at the SM’s Youth Best Contest in 2001. After four years of training, Donghae debuted as a member of boy group Super Junior in November 2005. Since then, he has risen to prominence due to the group’s success on the Asian music scene and further participated in the group’s projects Super Junior-M, Super Junior-D&E, and the agency’s projects SM The Performance. He is one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps.

Oct 19 – Heejin (LOONA)

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HeeJin was the first revealed member of LOONA. She was born on October 19, 2000, in Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, and is the youngest of three girls. She debuted with the song ‘Vivid.’ Loona are a twelve member girl group. Each of teh twelve members were individually revealed in a periodic fashion, corresponding to their Korean name 이달의 소녀, which translates to “Girl of the Month”.

Loona commenced their pre-debut project on August 31, 2016 with each member releasing a promotional solo single over the following eighteen months. The group has formed three sub-units: Loona 1/3, Loona Odd Eye Circle and Loona yyxy, introduced through their respective extended plays. Loona’s debut extended play as a full group, ++, was released on August 20, 2018.

Member Chuu also has a birthday on the 20th of October.

Oct 30 – Jun Ji Hyun (actress)

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Jun Ji-hyun (born Wang Ji-hyun on 30 October 1981) is a talented actress and model. She rose to fame for her role as The Girl in the romantic comedy My Sassy Girl (2001), one of the highest-grossing Korean comedies of all time. Jun has also starred in two of our favourite Korean dramas; My Love from the Star and Legend of the Blue Sea. The success of her films and television dramas internationally established her as a top Hallyu star.

Jun was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her mother and her mother’s friends all encouraged her to be a model or actress due to her tall and slim body shape. Her childhood dream was to become a flight attendant, but later she gave up on this dream after a bad flight experience. At the age of 16, her high school friend who was a model introduced her to a photographer. The rest is history, using the stage name Jun Ji-hyun, she began her career as a model for Ecole Magazine in 1997.

Honourable mentions –

Seo Kang Joon – Oct 12th

Henry Lau – Oct 11th

Krystal – Oct 24th

Han Hye Jin – Oct 27th

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Molly Goode

Unashamedly a giant nerd and bibliophile. Obsessing over Korea has become my life. <3

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