It's a new year, and so let's renew our love of K-pop idols! Here are some of the most swoon-worthy K-pop idols and a few fun facts about them to remind you of your love for them and to help you rededicate yourself to K-pop fandom. 

1. Super Junior- Choi Si Won

Not only can he sing and dance, but he plays the drums and piano. One of the most interesting things about him is that he is a Fourth Rank Black Belt in Taekwondo!


2. SHINee- Choi Min Ho

Choi Min Ho has stated that if he was stranded on a desert island, he would take these three things with him: mobile phone, all the SHINee members, and Korean instant ramen. I'm not sure if that counts as only three things, but it is adorable nonetheless!


3. Big Bang- Taeyang

His mom is the #1 spot on his speed dial! Awwwwww. And for all you Taeyang fangirls out there, he has said if he were to develop a crush on a fangirl he would hold out his hand for her. That gives you some hope it's possible right?


4. Winner- Taehyun

Taehyun has told the world that he is deaf in his left ear. He didn't do this to receive pity but to show those who have their own struggles or doubts about themselves that they can get through them and still accomplish their goals. 


5. B1A4- Sandeul

Sandeul is gifted at singing but also has an unknown gift of creating delicious meals. He makes them up as he goes. He is also super cute in that his favourite movies are Finding Nemo and Kung Fu Panda. I'm sure there are lots of fangirls out there hoping he will cook for them and snuggle up to them while watching Kung Fu Panda


See Song Ha Yoon and Teen Top’s Changjo in the lighthearted fantasy comedy Sweden Laundry:


6. Rain

Rain has managed to reach international acclaim more than any other K-pop star, even going on to be voted Time's most influential person for 2008 and 2009. But did you know that before he became an international sensation he failed 18 auditions? Can you imagine being one of those people who passed on Rain?


7. Big Bang- T.O.P

T.O.P used to have more weight on him. When he first auditioned for the band he was turned down because of his weight. But he worked hard to get fit, and a month later was accepted into the group. He also doesn't love the image that people have of him that he is scary looking. There are many, many fans out there who love your looks, T.O.P — scary or not!


8. 2pm- Taecyeon

He originally hoped to be a doctor but became famous through the band 2pm and then through acting in Dream High.  He really enjoys acting and is hoping to get better at the craft and continue doing so. 


9. Infinite- L

L is an avid manga/anime fan. His favourite manga series is Naruto. He loves manga so much that he has been rumoured to be able to finish a whole series in one day!


10. TVXQ!- Jung Yunho

Jung Yunho has had a precarious relationship with death. He fell off the 4th floor of a building when he was a small boy. Since then he has continued to get in harm's way from bookshelves falling on him to fans poisoning his drink. He reported that in one year he was at the hospital 30-40 times. Take care of yourself, Jung Yunho! 


Which K-pop stars make you swoon, and what is it that you love so much about them? I always love to learn more about the lives of these stars.