Let 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.
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.
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!
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”.
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.
I have to admit I am never thinking about how tall he is when I see him.
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 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.
And finally, at least for this post (I plan to do an actor edition), Block B’s amazing vocalist, Taeil!
Their bad ass Harry Potter look-a-like has his official height listed as 167cm.
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!