Talented and popular foreign queens!
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South Korean media outlet My Daily named the foreign female K-pop idols that are the most popular right now. Keep on reading to see who was selected!
1. BLACKPINK Lisa
BLACKPINK member Lisa is from Bangkok, Thailand. Both her parents are pure Thai, while her step-father is Swiss. After passing the YG Entertainment Global Auditions in Thailand in 2010, Lisa started her trainee life in 2011. She debuted as a member of BLACKPINK in 2016. Lisa is the main dancer of the team and released her single album "LALISA" this year. She has established herself as a global star in South Korea and Thailand.
2. TWICE Tzuyu
Tzuyu is TWICE's lead dancer, sub-vocalist, visual, and maknae. In 2012, Tzuyu was cast by a JYP Entertainment representative in Taiwan and started her trainee life that same year. In 2015, she competed in the survival program "SIXTEEN" and made her debut with TWICE that same year. Tzuyu is often praised as one of K-pop's top female visuals. She is also known internationally for her looks. In TC Candler's "World's Most Beautiful Faces" list, Tzuyu ranked at number three in 2018, number one in 2019 and number two in 2020.
3. aespa Ningning
aespa member Ningning is from Harbin, China. She joined SM Entertainment in 2016 and was introduced as a member of SM Rookies, the company's pre-debut trainee team. In 2017, she participated in MBC's "Shining Star." She debuted with aespa in November 2020 after four years of training as the group's main vocal and maknae.
4. aespa Giselle
aespa member Giselle is the daughter of a Japanese father and Korean mother. Though she was born in South Korea, she was raised in Tokyo, Japan, and her birth name, Uchinaga Aeri, is a Japanese name. She started her trainee life in SM Entertainment in late 2019 and debuted as aespa's main rapper and sub-vocalist in 2020.
5. WJSN Cheng Xiao
WJSN member Cheng Xiao was born in raised in Shenzhen, China. She gained fame for her rhythmic gymnastics skills on MBC's "Idol Star Athletic Competitions" and other events. Many fell in love with the idol's stunning figure, flexibility, and visuals that came straight out of a cartoon. Cheng Xiao came to South Korea in 2014 and debuted with WJSN in 2016.
She is currently focusing on her activities in China.
6. Secret Number Léa
Léa, whose real name is Ogawa Mizuki, is the leader and vocalist of Secret Number. She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Before her debut with Secret Number in May 2020, Léa was a member of SKarf under the stage name Hana. She debuted with the group in 2012. Following SKarf's disbandment, she competed in MIXNINE.
7. Secret Number Dita
Secret Number's main dancer, sub-vocalist, and sub-rapper Dita is Indonesian. Born as Anak Agung Ayu Puspa Aditya Karang, Dita was born and raised in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, but is ethnically Balinese. Dita started her trainee life in July 2019 and trained for three years before making her debut.