Idol vs. Model: MONSTA X’s MinHyuk Is Both Our Visual And Fashion Muse
Welcome to the thirty-fifth article of Kpopmap’s weekly series “Idol vs. Model“!
This series will explore some of the idols who have so much modeling potential that people who see them for the first time might confuse them with models instead of K-Pop idols.
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Readers voted for MONSTA X’s MinHyuk in our weekly poll (at the end of the article) to be featured this week.
We have previously covered fellow MONSTA X member HyungWon in this series, too. Check out his article here.
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MinHyuk is famous as a member of the world-class boy group MONSTA X. They are famous for their innovative sound, refreshing quality as artists and people, and their unmatched performance power. MinHyuk is known for his charismatic performances and overwhelmingly lovable personality.
Firstly, MinHyuk is immensely photogenic. There is something captivating about the way that he looks in photos that makes you want to stare at them forever. His aura eats up the frame and calls for your attention, making him the perfect model.
He has even walked the runway at Seoul Fashion Week before. Check out this behind-the-scenes vlog from 2017.
To borrow the words of fellow MONSTA X member I.M, “Even if you gathered all of the visuals together, MinHyuk’s face outshines them all. If I had to name a weakness, it would be that he shines so brightly that he blinds people around him.”
This is why MinHyuk is so well-suited to modeling cosmetic products like in this photoshoot for Olive Young.
MinHyuk has been known for his handsome visuals ever since his debut. However, his visuals are like fine wine. They only get better with age and he surprises MONBEBE (MONSTA X’s fandom) with each photo he posts as it seems that he is only getting better and better looking.
MinHyuk always brings his model potential to the forefront, especially in his concept photos.
In fact, MinHyuk is the endorsement model for Champion Korea. He is/has also been the model for other brands along with his fellow members.
His modeling for Champion is a testament to how well he rocks the athleisure look. MinHyuk posts a lot of casual photos of himself in athleisure and street style outfits on his Instagram @go5rae.
MinHyuk’s other charm is his ability to switch it up when it comes to fashion. MinHyuk also looks good in more glamorous and sophisticated looks, proving his wide fashion range.
Lastly, let’s take a moment to appreciate this photoshoot that more than aptly captured the visual gem that is MinHyuk.
These are only a few of the reasons that he could totally be a full-time model.
If you knew nothing about K-Pop or MONSTA X, MinHyuk would definitely seem like a model at first glance. Do you agree?
Don’t forget to check out all previous articles of the Idol vs. Model series, you can find them directly from this collective list:
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