It is a small world after all! Some of your favorite Korean celebrities and their relationships with each other go way back, all the way to their childhood. You’ll be surprised to know that they actually went to school together!
While some of these school friendships in the industry are fairly popular and the stuff of legends, such as BTS’ V and JiMin, others, not so much. Here are some K-Pop idols and actors who went to school together!
1. BTOB’s SungJae and Ong SeongWu
These two successful idol actors graduated from the same school and even shared the same homeroom. They continue to be good friends even today. You might know SungJae most popularly from “Goblin” and “Mystic Pop-up Bar” and Ong SeongWu from “At Eighteen” or “More Than Friends”.
2. Shin HyeSun, Lee JongSuk, Kang HaNeul
Three of the best actors in the Korean entertainment industry came from the same school. Shin HyeSun and Lee JongSuk were classmates first after which he transferred schools. However, soon after he left, Kang HaNeul joined Shin HyeSun’s school. Now you know which school to attend if you ever want to be a talented and popular actor in South Korea.
3. ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo and Park YooNa
These onscreen schoolmates were schoolmates in real life too. They appeared together in the popular drama “True Beauty” where they played childhood friends and schoolmates. They also acted together in “My ID is Gangnam Beauty”. In reality, they both went to HanLim Multi Art School, albeit under different departments. No wonder their acting seemed natural!
4. DIA’s ChaeYeon and NCT’s JaeHyun
Both ChaeYeon and JaeHyun are known for their incredible talent and amazing visuals. However, they were sincere students as well. They attended Seoul School of Performing Arts together in the Broadcasting and Entertainment Department. Who wouldn’t want to be in the same class as them?
5. BTS’ JungKook and CLC’s YeEun
JungKook might be YeEun’s sunbae in the music industry but YeEun used to be JungKook’s sunbae in school. They both attended the same school and YeEun was a year older than him. Today, they’re both highly praised for their talent and work ethic.
6. BTOB’s HyunSik and EXO’s D.O
Two of the strongest vocalists ever were part of the same music club in the school! They went to GoYang BaekSeok High School and were part of a singing club that perfect captured the essence of their talent: the “Heavenly Voice” singing club. They still continue to be very good friends.
7. MAMAMOO’s HwaSa and WheeIn
Finally, what could be better than going to school together, becoming best friends, auditioning together and then conquering the music industry in the same K-Pop group? HwaSa and WheeIn went to the same school and have been friends for a very long time now. They shared the same dream and now they’re living in it together.