I always feel weird ranking JYJ/TVXQ! as separate units, even though I wasn’t even a fan of them before their lawsuit. Even though I wasn’t there for the DB5K era, I still want it back. But it has been 4 years since the split now, and it’s something we all have to accept. Even if we don’t want to.
Birth name: Kim Jun Su
Stage name: Xiah/Junsu
Birthday: December 15, 1986
Official height: 178 cm
Position: Middle High Vocal
Comment: The bottom two spots on this ranking are really extremely close to each other, so nobody murder me for putting him last.
I’m very impressed by and proud of all three members of JYJ for really doing their own thing after they left the dark pit that is SM. Junsu has very much developed his own style, and makes sexy and very dance-friendly music. I’m not overly in love with the music he makes, but he’s a very capable singer, and one of my favorite dancers in kpop, so I’m always excited when I hear he’s releasing something new.
I do find Junsu the least attractive out of the JYJ members, even though Yoochun isn’t far ahead. It doesn’t matter that much, since the spot of super-gorgeousness is already taken in this group, but it’s still a factor.
Birth name: Park Yoo Chun
Stage name: Micky/Yoochun
Birthday: June 4, 1986
Official height: 180 cm
Position: Middle Low Vocal
Comment: When I first started learning about JYJ and TVXQ! I used to not give a damn about Yoochun. I didn’t like his voice enough, nor find him attractive enough for me to really care. And then I watched Rooftop Prince. I really liked that drama as a whole, and Yoochun really impressed me. I haven’t watched any of his other dramas as of yet, but I’ll get there. And I’m for sure looking forward to meeting Park Yoo Chun, the actor, again.
I don’t think Yoochun’s voice is anything special, but I do think his deeper tone provides a nice contrast.
I do find Yoochun more attractive than Junsu, but it’s not a big difference. Yoochun is the kind of guy who gets more and more handsome the more you see him, and at the end of Rooftop Prince I was fangirling over him like the proper teenage fangirl I am.
Birth name: Kim Jae Joong (Before adoption: Han Jae Jun)
Stage name: Hero/Jaejoong
Birthday: January 26, 1986
Official height: 180 cm
Position: Main Vocalist, Face of the Group
Comment: I love this guy. He’s one of absolute favorites in all of kpop, no, all of the world. He’s the definition of the phrase “too pretty to ignore”. For god’s sakes, they had to put makeup on him to make him LESS attractive, and more human, when he was acting in some drama. That’s how beautiful this guy is.
I’m a big fan of rock music, and when I venture out of kpop that’s normally the direction I go in. So I love the fact that Jaejoong’s solo stuff has been so much in that style! It gives me the best of both worlds. I love what he does with his voice as well, his range is incredible.
I love that Jaejoong’s a weirdo! He and Kim Hyun Joong are the perfect pair of gorgeously pretty 4D boys. When I found out they’re really close friends, I couldn’t have been more pleased. I couldn’t have paired him with anyone better myself.
I know this might be an over-analyzation, but Jaejoong attending Hong Seok Cheon’s birthday party (and happily posing for pictures next to the pretty much only openly gay entertainer in Korea. Oh, and Heechul, as well.) I think means that he’s for gay rights. That might seem overly presumptuous of me, but why would you be friends with a guy and attend his parties, if you fundamentally didn’t agree with his life choices?
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