Ulzzang Celebrities

Have you ever wondered if Jaehyo from Block B or Song Joong Ki from Sungkyunkwan Scandal was ever an ulzzang? Or maybe a friend told you that Jung Yong Hwa from C.N. Blue was an ulzzang, but you’re not quite sure yet if it’s 100% true. This is why we’re here: to help, of course! Find here an extensive  list of celebrities – including some models and actors – that were once considered an ulzzang. Even read below if you’re not quite sure what an ulzzang exactly is, but you clicked on this page anyway just out of pure curiosity. Either way, if you’re here on purpose or by accident, we hope you find some assistance during your visit.


What is an ulzzang?

짱 (pronounced “jjang”) is Korean slang for “best”, and 얼 (pronounced “eol”) is short for얼굴 (pronounced “eolgul”), which means “face” in Korean.  Therefore, ulzzang means “best face” in Korean, and is a word used both online as well as in real life. Generally, an ulzzang is someone who has a very attractive face, yet most others typically use the term to describe people who have become popular for their looks.

The two most well known zzang categories:

Ulzzang / 얼짱 – Based on the face; 얼굴 (eolgul) means “face” in Korean
Momzzang / 몸짱 – Based on the body; 몸 (mom) means “body” in Korean

The use of the world ulzzang and the craze that surrounds it originates from South Korea. Many people who wanted to become ulzzangs started by posting their pictures online on various websites, ensued by voting and chatting to gain popularity and to promote. Contests — both online and in real life — are often used to help pick the best ulzzangs, but enterting and winning alike is not necessary. On the other hand, however, more ambitious ulzzangs had moved beyond the use of the Internet. Some have gained popularity for being attractive through their school or an educational institution. Yet still, most ulzzangs continue to use the power of the Internet to aid in sharing their photographs and selcas. One such example of so is “Haduri”, which is a popular online web camera program among teenagers and adolescents in South Korea, and is a suggested alternative or substitution to the use of a regular digital camera for snapping images. “Haduri”, like Photoshop, is also utilized by users to edit themselves and make them appear more flawless. However, obvious changes and alterations can easily get the ulzzang “wannabe” dubbed as a faker.

Throughout the process, the most famous ulzzangs may reach celebrity status. This helps them to have appearances on shows, in magazines, at radio broadcasts, and so on. A few well-liked ulzzangs may even become real celebrities by pursuing a career in acting, singing, or modeling. Real celebrities like that who exist today and are successful are Goo Hye Sun, Park Han Byul, and Kim Hye Sung, just to name a few.


NOTE: This is a list of confirmed ulzzang celebrities, not a list of handsome celebrities that may be ulzzangs. Everyone listed here either are or were considered as legitimate ulzzangs in the entertainment industry, including music shows, variety programs, etc. (“Ulzzang Shidae” does not count)


Ahn Jaehyo (Block B)

Bae Seulki (Soloist; Actress)

Baek Jaeah (Actress)

Choi Jonghun (FT Island)

Gong Chanshik / Gongchan (B1A4)

Goo Hara (KARA)

Goo Hyesun (Actress)

Haemin (New School)

Heo Youngsaeng (SS501)

Hong Younggi (Entertainer)

Hwang Inseok (SHU-I)

Hwang Juwon (Double A)

Jang Hyunseung (B2ST)

Jeon Kiwook / I-OH (former LEDApple)

Jin Hyewon (Co-Ed School)

Jung Haewon (X-5)

Jung Junyoung (Flowermist)

Jung Yonghwa (CN BLUE)

Kang Eunbi (Actress)

Kim Ahyoung / Yura (Girl’s Day)

Kim Byungho / Ji-On (New School)

Kim Himchan (B.A.P)

Kim Hyesung (Actor)

Kim Jaejoong (DBSK; JYJ)

Kim Jungeun (Kimchi Kids)

Kim Myungsoo / L (Infinite)

Kim Ryeowook (Super Junior)

Kim Seulmi (BT-SWING; former EIYO; Actress)

Kim Sori / Sui (CHI CHI)

Kim Sungje (Supernova)

Kwon Mina (AOA)

Lee Chihoon (Entertainer; Flowerboy Cooperation)

Lee Dahye (Soloist)

Lee Jihyun / Q-ri (T-ara)

Lee Jonghyun (CN BLUE)

Lee Jooyeon (After School)

Lee Kiseop (U-KISS)

Lee Okju (Soloist)

Lee Seunghyun / LeeU (former F.CUZ)

Lee Young Ah (Entertainer)

Moon Junyoung (ZE:A)

Nam Sangmi (Actress)

Oh Hana (former EIYO)

Oh Sehun (EXO)

Park Chanyeol (EXO)

Park Hanbyul (Actress)

Park Hyunchul / Karam (The BOSS)

Park Hyungjun (SHU-I)

Park Jiho (Flowermist, Flowerboy Cooperation)

Park Sang Il (former R-EAL)

Park Sunyoung / Hyomin (T-ara)

Park Taejun (Actor; Entertainer; Flowerboy Cooperation)

Park Yunhwa (former T-MAX)

Pyo Hyemi (Nine Muses)

Seo Minwoo (100%; Actor)

Shin Yoonjo (Hello Venus)

Shin Gwangcheol (former XING)

Song Joong Ki (Actor)


Last updated June 29, 2014 by Jomarie

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  1. thanks now i know more about it

    but i think jung nichol is ulzzang too

    • Siti Sarah Anuar
    • August 4th, 2012

    isn’t Yoona from snsd is an ulzzang too?

      • Akmalya
      • August 4th, 2012

      Yoona is not an original ulzzang. She’s only popular after become a celebrity. You can read the definition of ulzzang on the top part of this page.

    • karinkassop
    • August 4th, 2012

    KISEOP!!!! ^^

    • ryeowook’s girl
    • August 6th, 2012

    ryeowook !!~

  2. oh great. now i know. my definition for ulzzang is wayyyyyyyy too far from it real meaning. LOL! but what does it mean by ‘former ulzzang’?

      • kkamjong
      • October 11th, 2012

      Former ulzzang is when they were once a ulzzang, but now they aren’t.

  3. HyunA (4Minute) is not Ulzzang?

      • azean18
      • September 28th, 2012

      if she’s pretty, it doesn’t mean that she’s an ulzzang.

        • LOVEKPOP
        • November 16th, 2012

        Hyuna is not an ulzzang . She’s being the “Face of the group” because by her look . All of 4Minutes fans have vote her the best face .

  4. Sehun is ulzzang!!!
    Love It

    • Nanz
    • August 12th, 2012

    i thought Younggi was a Shidae.. but now she’s a real entertainer i guess LOL

    • pratama
    • August 15th, 2012

    i really adore jooyeon ^^

  5. AOA ‘s Mina is an ulzzang can you put her .
    Thank you

      • Akmalya
      • August 27th, 2012

      She’s already there. Kwon Mina is her real name.

    • jewelry
    • August 25th, 2012

    i think soyeon t-ara is an ulzzang too she looks so cute

    • bigbangmonster
    • August 26th, 2012

    I think that Sandara Park is ulzzang too.

    • SiCaChU
    • August 27th, 2012

    YAY,, Sehun is an ulzzang

    • Jie.RenAndMinHyunLoveLoveLove
    • August 27th, 2012

    Hyomin of T-Ara is a former ulzzang ❤ ^^ Add her in the list . LOL

      • Akmalya
      • August 27th, 2012

      She’s already there. Park Sunyoung is her real name.

    • indigojewels
    • August 29th, 2012

    lee joon mblaq not an ulzzang??
    i’ve ever heard he said that he’s include in ulzzang >.<

    • An ulzzang
    • September 1st, 2012

    Ulzzang means someone who’s very good looking yet not a celebrity.

  6. taeyeon isn’t ulzzang? her face is cute and good looking ><

      • Rara Molen
      • October 11th, 2012

      she take surgery ,so she can’t be an ulzzang…

    • AbbySone
    • September 14th, 2012

    Luhan of EXO-M is an ulzzang too ^^
    I think Taeyeon is an ulzzang too =)

    • >/////
    • September 14th, 2012

    There’s also Lee Joon from MBLAQ^^ He was an Momzzang/Ulzzang (I’m not sure which one he is) together with Himchan and Yonghwa 🙂

    • >/////
    • September 14th, 2012

    There’s also MBLAQ’s Lee Joon ^^ He was a Momzzang/Ulzzang (I’m not sure which was he) together with Himchan and Yonghwa 🙂

    • Anggraini Tri
    • September 16th, 2012

    what about the rank, who’s the 1st ulzzang among celebrity?

      • edha
      • April 24th, 2014

      My Bias, Block B Jaehyo wkwkwkwk

    • sacely314
    • September 20th, 2012

    Weren’t the Jo Twins from Boyfriend Ulzzangs???

    • Dilyaelf
    • September 24th, 2012

    Co-ed/5 dolls’ Nayeon is an ulzzang too) put her too)
    thank you^^

    • Monsta’
    • September 25th, 2012

    Isn’t Kevin from U-KISS is an ulzzang too ? Plus he have such a baby-faced looking.

    • 89les
    • September 28th, 2012

    oh i didn’t know ryeowook was an ulzzang. i just learnd today.^^ wookie!^^

    • yeah, me too… I thought Ryeowook-oppa was fat before his debut and that can’t make him an ulzzang… (sorry oppa…)

    • HyeJin_JunHong
    • September 29th, 2012

    sorry but ryeowook is not the face in suju but it siwon and t-ara face is not hyomin it jiyeon….hope u get more ulzzang…!!!

    • kkamjong
    • September 29th, 2012

    Chanyeol isn’t an ulzzang. Sehun is a former ulzzang, but LUHANNNN~ is still an ulzzang.

    • exotic_aff(x)tion
    • October 4th, 2012

    i think chan yeol isn’t ulzzang .
    but, sehun is really a ulzzang ^^

    • L
    • October 9th, 2012

    in SS5o1 Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Hyung Jun are the most handsome in SSo1 and the one who mentioned isn’t that handsome. and SHINee’ ulzzang i think it need to be or Key Or Jonghyun (just in my opinion)… ^^

    • shawolatheart
    • October 13th, 2012

    I know Sehun is an ulzzang but what shocked me most is Yeol. Really! I never expected that. I expect it to be Kai or Baek.. But Yeol… He’s so.. depry.

      • chanyeolsvirus
      • October 17th, 2012

      yeol is handsome ! but not so handsome like sehun , kai and luhan 😦

    • Choi Baehyun
    • October 14th, 2012

    Ehm is ulzzang an official thingy? i think LuHan from exo-m should also join this group as his face is handsome, sexy and even pretty ^^

  7. i thought ghun was an ulzzang …haewon ?

    • chanyeolsvirus
    • October 17th, 2012

    you shocked about Chanyeol?! if you have a good looking face it doesn’t mean youre a Ulzzang! so please dont be shock if CHANYEOL is an FORMER ULZZANG . even he’s derpy .

      • chanyeolsvirus
      • October 17th, 2012

      sorry for my poor english ! im really not fluent on it -_-

    • crow R-oh
    • October 24th, 2012

    davichi kang min kyung also an ulzzang

    • 06everising
    • October 27th, 2012

    oh! does this means that Jung Daehyun is solely good-looking??

  8. Luhan of EXO~ he’s an ulzzang ^^… i got confused often, what is the difference between ulzzang, visual and face of the group? are the “face of the group” has the best looks in group? visual? lol…sorry for bad english xD

    • I read at a blog and said that Luhan was an ulzzang in China …. sorry for my bad english ^^

    • tiarawr
    • November 2nd, 2012

    Kyaa~ *hugs jonghyun

    • November 8th, 2012

    No Teen Top are Ulzzang ?

      • LOVEKPOP
      • November 16th, 2012

      btw , Lee Joon is a former ulzzang together with Him Chan and Yonghwa

  9. Isn’t IU is ulzzang too?

  10. Luhan EXO ulzzang too!

    • Jessica Bea Chiong
    • November 10th, 2012

    Chanyeol said he isn’t an ulzzang, he said when his classmates knew he was a trainee they thought he was an ulzzang and it just spread

    • myungie
    • November 12th, 2012

    myungsoo-ah! park chanyeol! oh sehun!!

    • Mehrong
    • November 16th, 2012

    Isnt L.Joe from Teen Top an ulzzang?

      • LOVEKPOP
      • November 16th, 2012

      Maybe L.joe is not an ulzzang :/ Ulzzang is not just base on “Face of the group” always . Sometime its also base on that person is a modelist or have an interesting face for the staff when they become popular .

      (But I still think L.joe is an ulzzang ^_^)

    • baekhun
    • November 16th, 2012

    lol sehun is a certified ulzzang, just look at his predebut ppicture

    • Bonnie
    • November 18th, 2012

    Q-ri so beautiful!!!

    • inspirit
    • November 20th, 2012

    Boyfriend Jo twins is ulzzang right ? You can see they at [ENG SUB] Jo Twins – Pre-debut Truth Game Full Cut

      • LOVEKPOP
      • November 27th, 2012

      You got that right ~ Well , its cute when they said that they are Ulzzang ❤

    • shanice
    • November 21st, 2012

    f(x) sulli wasn’t she scouted as a child actor? she was ullzang since forever

    just saying

    • Erika(Erikiseop) ^_^
    • November 27th, 2012

    KISEOP is the best ulzzang for me!

  11. Chanyeol is an ulzzang too ? For me he got the baby face because of his cheerful image 🙂

  12. flowermist??? is that a group or something??? .-.

  13. Isn’t Oh Sehun from EXO an ulzzang too?

  14. Oh, forget my last comment…didn’t see Sehun’s name…just saw Chanyeol while scrolling…ahhh sorry!!!

    • brab
    • December 8th, 2012

    Hey, you forgot Suzy from miss A
    She’s an ulzzang too 🙂

    • Krystal
    • December 24th, 2012

    Oh sungje oppa so cute he’s my bias from supernova and ryewook oppa 😍😍

  15. my se hun and chanyeol.,.,.,.,.,

    • akemi
    • January 4th, 2013

    i think jung joon young from superstar k4 is one. idk if he would be counted as a celebrity yet but 🙂

    • Nam Exopink
    • September 10th, 2013

    I think, T-Ara is the best Ulzzang and APink should be Chorong and Naeun.

    • Nam Exopink
    • September 10th, 2013

    I mean, Jiyeon is the best T-Ara ulzzang 🙂

    • SuLY itsnothing
    • September 20th, 2013

    Suzy is not an ulzzang? Tell me. just curious

    • She is not an official ulzzang. She is just very well-known for her looks.

    • Charliee~
    • October 3rd, 2013

    I honestly can’t figure out how they pick Ulzzang…All the entertainers in South Korea are just so pretty (male or female~). IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE. (O A O)

  16. LOL myungsoo was definitely not an ulzzang hahahahahahhahah http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0rz8wGc2f1qhljjd.jpg

  17. Why park ji hyun and par hyu jin is not there ??

  18. *can anyone be part of ulzzang??? or only koreans???

    • Lee Anna
    • November 11th, 2013

    I don’t think L is an ulzzang… He might be handsome but I don’t think he’s an ulzzang. He didn’t look as handsome as he does now when in school.

    • ARYN
    • December 23rd, 2013

    V (Kim Taehyung) from BTS was an ulzzang before debut. pretty sure :-db

    • Achik3
    • February 3rd, 2014

    Kang minhyuk (cn blue) also ulzzang

  19. so Sehun and Chanyeol used to be ulzzangs?:) its no surprise, cuz they’re really good looking:D

    • Rehuella Sarlotha Modjo
    • April 22nd, 2014

    Dear admin, Lu Han from Exo M is Chinese ulzzang

  20. Chanyeol!!!

    • Nur
    • July 11th, 2014

    how about Kim Taehyung a.k.a V from BTS?Is he an ulzzang too?

    • chocolate_milk
    • December 26th, 2014

    Where is V / kim tae hyung from BTS?

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