100 idols answer survey & pick K-pop’s top idols of 2012

To celebrate its 27th anniversary, Sports Korea recently conducted a survey to find the top dogs of K-pop this year, interviewing those that would know best — the idols themselves! Inviting 100 idols to participate in the event, the team was able to discern interesting facts about these performers’ lives as well as who they think are at the top of the industry.

The participants of this survey included 2PM, 4minute, B2ST, SISTAR, SECRET, FT IslandCNBLUE, f(x), B.A.P, EXO-K, Jewelry, JJ Project, Z:EA, Dal Shabet, A Pink, Nine Muses, Dalmatian, Boyfriend, BTOB and Bigs.

While the survey included over 30 questions, we’ve included a few of the most interesting inquiries & answers below!

 

– PERSONAL CATEGORIES –

Age?

  • Oldest Participant: 30
  • Youngest Participant: 16
  • Average (58 males, 42 females): 21.7 years old

Birthplace?

  1. Seoul (50)
  2. Busan (10)
  3. Gwangju (4)

Length of training period?

  1. 2-4 years (38)
  2. 1-2 years (21)
  3. 4+ years (17)

What’s difficult about the idol life?

  1. Little free time & private life (31)
  2. Lack of sleep (22)
  3. Difficulties of group life (5)
  4. Dieting & taking care of my body (4)
  5. Irregular lifestyle (3)
  6. Public image (3)

Average Hours of Sleep

  1. 5-6 hours (39)
  2. 3-4 hours (31)
  3. 1-2 hours (9)
  4. 7-8 hours (5)

If you were born again, would you want to be an idol?

  1. Yes (55)
  2. No (24)
  3. Singer not idol (3)

Have you undergone plastic surgery?

Male (58):

  1. No (50)
  2. Yes (2)
  3. No comment (6)

Female (42):

  1. No (19)
  2. Yes (12)
  3. No comment (11)

Where would you want to get plastic surgery?

  1. Nose, chin or cheekbones (15)
  2. Liposuction (12)
  3. Eyes (8)
  4. Breasts (4)

‘If I make money, then…’

  1. I’ll buy my parents a gift or house (42)
  2. I’ll buy myself a house (22)
  3. I’ll buy a car (6)

Where do you want to be in 20 years?

  1. Good parent (22)
  2. Top vocalist (11)
  3. Top singer-songwriter (9)
  4. Composer/producer (7)
  5. Actor/actress (3)
  6. Entertainment agency owner (3)

– INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES –

The Idol with the Best Body

  1. 2PM’s Taecyeon (33)
  2. Super Junior’s Siwon (9)
  3. MBLAQ’s Lee Joon (8)
  4. 2PM’s Nickhun (7)
  5. Big Bang’s Taeyang (6)

  1. G.NA (23)
  2. 4minute’s HyunA (16)
  3. After School’s UEE (10)
  4. f(x)’s Krystal (7)

The  idol whose looks you envy the most?

  1. Big Bang’s T.O.P (21)
  2. 2PM’s Nichkhun (20)
  3. Super Junior’s Siwon (10)
  4. ZE:A’s Siwan (5)

  1. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA (24)
  2. miss A’s Suzy (13)
  3. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon (9)
  4. Wonder Girls’ Sohee & KARA’s Hara (6)

Best Singer

  1. JYJ’s Junsu (26)
  2. SHINee’s Jonghyun (12)
  3. Big Bang’s Taeyang (10)
  4. B2ST’s Yoseob (9)
  5. 4men’s Yongjae, 2AM’s Changmin & FT Island’s Hongki (5)

  1. SISTAR’s Hyorin (44)
  2. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon (23)
  3. Ailee (14)

Best Idol Actor/Actress

  1. JYJ’s Yoochun & Big Bang’s T.O.P (26)
  2. ZE:A’s Siwan (20)
  3. CNBLUE’s Yonghwa (9)
  4. Super Junior’s Siwon (6)

  1. miss A’s Suzy (35)
  2. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA (21)
  3. T-ara’s Jiyeon (12)
  4. After School’s UEE (11)

Best Variety Show Idol

  1. ZE:A’s Kwanghee (30)
  2. 2AM’s Jo Kwon (21)
  3. Super Junior’s Shindong (15)
  4. Super Junior’s Leeteuk (14)
  5. MBLAQ’s Lee Joon (4)

  1. Jewelry’s Yewon (16)
  2. SECRET’s Sunhwa (14)
  3. Girls’ Generation’s Sunny (9)
  4. After School’s Lizzy (7)
  5. SISTAR’s Bora (4)

The Next ‘Rain’

  1. Big Bang’s Taeyang (28)
  2. MBLAQ’s Lee Joon (19)
  3. Jay Park & B2ST’s Kikwang (8)
  4. There is no next ‘Rain’ (6)

The Next ‘Lee Hyori’

  1. 4minute’s HyunA (52)
  2. G.NA (20)
  3. SISTAR’s Hyorin (5)

– GROUP CATEGORIES –

The Group with the Best Harmony

  1. 2AM (47)

  1. Davichi (29)
  2. Girls’ Generation (18)
  3. Brown Eyed Girls (13)
  4. SPICA (10)

The Best Performers

  1. 2PM (21)
  2. Big Bang (17)
  3. B.A.P (13)

  1. Girls’ Generation (22)

Top Idol Group of K-Pop

  1. TVXQ (34)
  2. Big Bang (29)
  3. Super Junior (21)
  4. B2ST (6)
  5. JYJ & 2PM (4)

  1. Girls’ Generation (75)
  2. KARA (7)
  3. Wonder Girls (6)
  4. 2NE1 (4)

Credit: allkpop

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