Han Hyun-min has been making waves for being South Korea’s first Korean-African model, a rarity in the country that is commonly known for its homogenous ideals of beauty. Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore in an interview on Friday (14 July), Han explained, “To become a baseball player, a lot of money is needed. Born to a Nigerian father and South Korean mother, Han has spoken openly about the racism he faced while growing up in South Korea, where a majority of its over 50 million people identify as ethnic Koreans.
One of South Korea's hottest YouTube stars is a 70-year-old grandmother whose cool, undaunted style and hilarity are a breath of fresh air in a social media universe that exalts youth and perfect looks. ...
Eunhyuk, member of popular K-pop group Super Junior, was discharged from the military on Wednesday morning (12 July). According to AllKpop, around 1,000 fans, along with Super Junior members Lee Teuk, Yesung, Shindong and Donghae, gathered to welcome Eunhyuk back from completing his military service.
Teenage male model Han Hyun-Min's long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country: he is half black. "A dark-skinned fashion model like Han was unheard of in South Korea, so recruiting him was a big gamble," said agent Youn Bum. Now Han is posing for top glossy magazines as the country's first black fashion model.
Footage from a video shared on Facebook shows the leader of popular Korean group BIGBANG performing the song “A Boy”, failing to notice an opening in the stage behind him, which was meant for a stage lift.
We caught up with Taiwanese-Korean singer Bii when he was in Singapore to ask him what he thought of one fan's dating proposal, and also gave him a Singlish crash course. As a bonus, we got him to flaunt his acting skills. Read our concert review Bii's concert playlist
Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, better known as the Song-Song couple from hit K-drama “Descendants of the Sun” have announced that they will tie the knot on 31 October this year. The announcement came through Blossom Entertainment and United Artists Agency, who called the announcement “surprising news”. The statement said, “First of all, we give our thanks to the Korean and international fans who have shown a lot of interest in and love for Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo.
Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Low Thia Khiang said on Monday (3 July) that the ongoing Lee family feud is a serious matter, not a ‘Korean drama show’. “Queen For Seven Days” is a historical drama that tells the story about a young queen who was dethroned after seven days. It also tells the story of the complicated and tension-filled relationship between King Lee Yoong (played by Lee Dong-gun) and his half-brother, Lee Yeok (played by Yeon Woon-jin).
On Thursday (29 June) at 11.30am KST, South Korean artiste T.O.P, member of popular K-pop group BIGBANG, attended his first court hearing for illegal drug use at a Seoul district court at Seocho-gu. During the trial, the prosecution sought a two-year probation for T.O.P, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, with a 10-month prison sentence if he violates his probationary sentence. According to Yonhap News, T.O.P pleaded guilty to all charges, and also appealed for a lighter jail sentence.
G-Dragon, leader of popular K-pop group, BIGBANG, said farewell to his fans here at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 24 and 25 June as part of his “ACT III, M.O.T.T.E” 2017 world tour, where he also talked about the struggle between his stage and real-life identities.
Taiwanese-Korean singer Bii held his concert at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre on Saturday night (17 June) About 2,000 fans from Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Japan gathered to see him. This is Bii's final overseas concert before his large-scale concert at the Taipei Arena in December. Related stories: Taiwanese-Korean singer Bii's concert draws fans from the region to Singapore Joe Jonas' DNCE to perform in Singapore on 15 August, tickets start from $128 Tickets to Jay Chou's next Singapore concert go on sale 7 July, start from $128 Follow Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore on Facebook .
EXO made an appearance at the Skechers ‘Sweet Monster’ K-pop dance competition on 10 June. The three members showed up at the end of the dance competition to present the top prize to the winners, Malaysia’s “Virus Ladies” dance team.
BIGBANG’s leader, G-Dragon, kicked off his world tour “ACT III, M.O.T.T.E” in Seoul on 10 June (Saturday) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, with approximately 40,000 in attendance.
BIGBANG’s leader, G-Dragon, is set to release his third solo album “KWON JI YONG” in a USB flash drive instead of a CD.
The singer and actor from boy group BIGBANG had been charged for the illegal consumption of marijuana in October 2016. According to KBS News on Wednesday (7 June), South Korea’s Seoul Central Court announced that T.O.P’s first court hearing by head judge Kim Ji-chul will take place at 11.30am Korea time. The announcement of the court hearing came a few hours after a media briefing was held at the hospital about T.O.P’s health condition.
A medical team said on Wednesday (7 June) that popular South Korean singer and rapper T.O.P is in a "bad conscious state" and was presumed to have overdosed on benzodiazepines, a type of "psychotropic drug" that is mainly used to treat anxieties.
BIGBANG’s T.O.P has reportedly been hospitalised in the intensive care unit (ICU) after he overdosed on drugs, according to media reports. Yonhap News Agency reported on Tuesday (6 June), citing the South Korean boy group’s record company, YG Entertainment, saying that the singer and actor had overdosed on tranquilisers. The South Korean military announced on Monday (5 June) that T.O.P would be expelled from the army after being formally charged for using marijuana in October 2016.
BIGBANG’s TOP has admitted to using marijuana before his military enlistment. K-pop group BIGBANG’s T.O.P has admitted to using marijuana, following reports that the singer-songwriter is facing charges after he tested positive for the drug in October 2016. The K-pop star’s label YG Entertainment said in an official apology that T.O.P admitted to smoking marijuana before his military enlistment in February 2017, adding that the singer is “deeply reflecting on his actions”.