Khottie of the Week: Pocket Idols, Part 1

Posted by KpopontheDL on October 1, 2016

Khottie of the Week/ Music

seventeen-woozi1Let me preface this post with a few things.  First, not everyone on this list is 24+ years old.  The ones under 24 will probably not be bare chested, or doing body rolls, but I can’t promise anything.  If that bothers you, you should probably visit another section of the website.

largeDon’t be sad, LJoe.  I’m still here for you.

How did the idea for this post come about?  Well, I was doing my usual fangirl squeeing over someone, when my Kpop Bestie said “Have you noticed that a lot of your biases are Travel Sized?”  After laughing my butt off, I had to admit that yes, it appeared that I did gravitate toward many idols that were on the petite-side.  I have a real weakness for brainy, talented men, and I think that the shorter idols have managed to survive in the industry system by bringing something extra to the table.  When I hear about an idol who writes, produces, or choreographs, my admiration and interest in them is always increased.jonghyun-elle-feb-15-720x380

Idol heights are notoriously inaccurate.  Almost everyone agrees it is industry practice to bump an idol’s official profile height up by at least a couple centimeters.  And I have heard on number of variety/reality clips idols saying, “Yeah…  That height isn’t accurate. They were generous.”  This is especially true of the shorter idols. So, with the understanding that 2.5 cm = an inch,  I’m going to assume their official heights are inflated by at *least* 3 to 5 centimeters, giving the idols an extra inch or two.

So, without further ado, and in no particular order,  some of my favorite idol shorties!tumblr_oac0olumht1r0otdoo1_1280

Woozi, Vocal Team Leader of Seventeen, and the shortest on this list.  His official height is listed as 164cm or 5’4.5″  There is a lot of discussion on the internet about his actual height – based on where he is in comparison to objects, people meeting him in person, figuring in shoes and lifts in the shoes (which is also common practice), and comparing him to people who’s heights we know.  Most people agree that Woozy is 5’3”. woozi-mingyu

Woozi, standing next to Seventeen’s tallest member, Mingyu, who most agree is just over 6 feet tall (and still growing).  

No Pocket Idol list would be complete without Taeyang, the shortest member of Big Bang.  Though my friend, Emma, pointed out we would not actually want to put him in our pockets, since he would burn a hole it it with his testosterone. 

His profile claims he is 174cm.  Most agree he’s somewhere in the 5’6″ to 5’7″ range.

I have to admit I am never thinking about how tall he is when I see him.tumblr_inline_nt3u33ng6t1qmpo5q_500

Since we’ve just had so much of “I’m allergic to shirts” Taeyang, let’s swing back the other way to handsome, and classy, D.O.f8ffec3f51c380a3f402f14c02b75d36

His official height is listed as 173cm.  Good try, SM!  This even makes D.O smile.tumblr_o5yiunuirv1qd9iito6_400

So handsome!  So, “No way this guy is the 5’8″ everybody tries to convince me he is.”0e4851e3f35bfba19ac1939888815024

And back the other way to shirtlessness again… I give you SHINee’s Jonghyun.  3be8f7400bb1672df103194dda02dede

For those of you who haven’t seen this, you’re welcome.  For those of you who have?  I know you won’t mind watching it again.

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And to prove that abs are not the only thing I think about, Jonghyun in a shirt.jonghyun-jonghyun_1423529498_af_org

Jonghyun has talked about his height multiple times and assures us he is 174cm.  But you can see why people always speculate he’s shorter – here he is next to CNBlue’s Jungshin, who’s official height is 186cm.tumblr_nop4f2qbon1qe429jo1_250

One of my top 3 biases is LJoe, from Teen Top.  He’s their rapper and actor.  His official height is listed as 171cm.

I think thats pretty generous.  He’s frequently wished he was taller, but I think he’s perfect.  /sigh8bd83ab45fe3f924a5b87814fbbe8ed82741dc92_hq

I will save you from my going on endlessly about all the things I love about him.  This is about the pretty and, I mean, look at him…  1941f0347c8dfaf262dc4623541227cf

And finally, at least for this post (I plan to do an actor edition), Block B’s amazing vocalist, Taeil!taeil

Their bad ass Harry Potter look-a-like has his official height listed as 167cm.921de60a332c7f08e94cc175279c05de

He does look very petite next to the several tall members of his group.

But sexy knows no size!  I just love all his tattoos and piercings.

Ok, that’s all for this week.  I hope you loved reading the Khottie Pocket edition!  Make sure to comment below with your favorite travel-sized actors and idols for the follow up post.  Enjoy your weekend!


  • Reply Spiceangel October 1, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    D.O. And Ljoe…. two of my favorites!!

  • Reply amberkmuse October 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Love this post!

  • Reply Dbchen October 8, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Lee Min Woo of Shinhwa!

    • Reply KpopontheDL October 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

      Yes! He’s a good one! Maybe I’ll have to do a Part 3! I’ve got a good handful more of really good ones – Ryeowook, Jay Park and Dok2, Jinhwan of iKon and more puppies from some of the other nugus (though they might actually grown some more – I’ll need to check their ages).

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