Khotties of the Week: The KCON LA 2017 Edition

Posted by KpopontheDL on August 12, 2017

Khottie of the Week/ Music

KCON is pretty much all any of us here at Kchat Jjigae can talk about right now since we’re all descending on LA next weekend for the big event.  This will be my first time to attend LA (and the last time I was in the city I was 8 years old, which was a loooooong time ago).  I was having a hard time deciding who from the lineup would feature as this week’s Khottie and so I bounced my ideas off SaraG who basically told me not to choose.  Brilliant!  Khotties of KCON it is!

Who here saw the problem before I did?  First, there are 93 (yes, I counted) individual idols coming. They’re all gorgeous, and I can’t choose all of them.  Instead of choosing from my initial two options, I have to pick a handful of somebodies from this crowd!  /sighs and pulls up her boots.  The only way is forward.

Let’s start with ASTRO!  Since I covered Eunwoo for my 2016 year end wrap up post, I get to pick somebody else!  And thankfully, over the last few months I’ve had MJ threatening to take Eunwoo’s place in my heart.  Despite being the oldest, MJ may be the beagle-iest in the group. While I don’t normally care for the noisy types,  it’s hard to resist his power vocals and the gorgeous shape of his eyes.

Next, Cosmic Girls (WJSN)!  One of my favorite girl group songs and videos of last year was Secret, with I Wish not far behind.  Space cars! Wolf shaman! Pagan priestesses!  I have no idea whats going on, but I am delighted by the whole thing.

I would like to apologize to anyone I made fun of for being overwhelmed by Seventeen’s thirteen members.  When confronted with the same number of idols in WJSN, I feel like there are at least 20 of them.  With this many members, I feel like you should be allowed to choose several biases, but I’m going to be mean to myself and and pick just one.  And since she’s the one I went “Oooo!” to first, I’m going to go with the pretty wolf shaman girl, Yeoreum.  She is one of the rappers and subvocals and my eye just always goes to her
Girl’s Day was one of the very first girl groups I got into. I looooved Female President and the girl who caught my eye in that video was Hyeri.  She’s a great dancer and there is just something about her that makes me not want to look away.My love for her since then has grown with her roles in Reply 1988 and The Entertainer (with my boo, LJoe).  I’m pretty excited I get the chance to see her, and the rest of Girl’s Day who I also love, in person.

Wooo!  I don’t have to sulk!  The freedom to bend the rules for these themed posts lets me post whatever I want about GOT7’s BamBam.And “whatever I want” is to wax poetic about his gorgeous lips and the perfect little mole under his left eye.  He was quite the wild child the last time I saw them live, so I am curious what my naughty Bam will do at KCON.  I squeed when I heard the Heize was going to be appearing at KCON.  I think she may be one of the coolest female artists out there right now.  She has a wide array of styles and I’m excited to see what she performs.

Even though my favorite member of KARD is actually J.seph, I decided to pick one of the girls, Somin, because it’s gonna get pretty testosterone heavy from here on out.

Somin looks like a classic Hollywood actress to me.  So classy.

NCT is one of my bias groups.  I’m almost incapable of making a choice here, but Japanese member, Yuta, looks especially yummy this comeback.I am a sucker for a collar.  Bless SM for using them so often as fashion accessories.Lordy, Seventeen…  One of my other favorites.  I’ve covered Woozi in my Pocket Idols post. And Wonwoo in my 2016 round up.  Until recently, I didn’t really have a super bias in this group.  But then this happened.

I had been trying to convince myself that maybe my SVT bias was S.Coups, then one day, The8 stepped into the frame and I gasped and put my hand on my heart.  Well, I guess that decides that.  I promise we will be very happy together.

Y’all have been paying attention to SF9, right?  I already covered Zuho, sexy nosed rapper, and Youngbin, their leader.  Since sexy eyes seem to be a theme thats developing here, I think Inseong will fit in perfectly.Instead of a beagle, Inseong is the group’s Fennic Fox.  He and the rest of SF9 are coming for your hearts.There is no way I’m not going to post pictures of both Donghae and Eunhyuk.  Donghae is one of my early drama biases.  I discovered him before I learned to love Super Junior.I love boys in eyeliner and Eunhyuk does it better than anyone else.  I hope he dances for us at Kcon.

I’m going to go with the easy route with Vixx and choose Leo.

I was lucky enough to get a hi-touch with them at Toronto KCon.  The pictures do not do him justice. He is otherworldly beautiful in person.

I couldn’t watch this season’s Produce 101 because I am too tender-hearted.  You know me well enough by now, I love the babies.  It kills me that they can’t all succeed. And cutting 101 trainees down to 11 is like a mass slaughter.  So, I don’t know any of Wanna One except Minhyun (because I’ve been a Nu’est fan for a while).

Because of that, I picked my Wanna One hottie based entirely on how pretty his eyes are and the shape of his lips.  Turns out Jisung is also the oldest at 26.  I’ve really enjoyed Wanna One’s videos, so I’m excited to see this group perform. I wonder if my bias will stay Jisung or change?
Finally, we also get a little bit of Oh My Girl.  Seriously, KCON LA chose their girl groups well this year because this is another group where I enjoy a bunch of their stuff.

I don’t have a particular favorite in Oh My Girl, but I have always enjoyed Binnie’s fresh girl next door look, so she’s who got my vote.  Isn’t she pretty? 

Have you seen Kim Tae Woo’s new video and song?  So summery!

Gosh, this thing is huge!  A gift for you guys just in case we don’t manage to put one together for next weekend.  Stephanie thinks we can do it. I’m thinking we will probably be too busy.  Keep your fingers crossed and I hope we get a chance to see some of you in LA!

4 Comments

  • Reply SpiceAngel August 13, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Thank you for putting this list together. MY SpiceAngel and I are not going this year, so I have to live vicariously through you all 🙂

    We have finally fallen into nct127 world and can name them all. I really liked Cherry Bomb.

    My main regret is missing Vixx. 🙁
    They are one of my favorite groups. I am hoping for a tour in the US soon. Leo does have the best eyes.

    Have a great time! I look forward to learning about it!

    SpiceAngel

  • Reply KpopontheDL August 13, 2017 at 8:29 am

    We’ll miss you! One of these days I hope to get to meet you in person!

  • Reply Stephanie August 13, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Is Jackson going to be there?

    • Reply KpopontheDL August 13, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      As far as I know, yes?

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