After discussing male Kpop idols as amazing sageuk actors, let’s take another trip to the imaginary world where your beloved female Kpop idols participate in the Queen selection process (gantaek) in historical dramas. So which of these 10 female Kpop idols will be the perfect Queen of Joseon (Jungjeon Mama) in historical dramas?
Gantaek: the Queen Selection Process
A true fan of Korean historical drama (sageuk) will definitely be familiar with the process of Queen selection or gantaek. It is where the Joseon royal palace arranges daughters and nieces from middle-to-high class families to participate in the selection program as the King’s wife or royal Queen of Joseon (Jungjeon), just like how it is in the drama “Queen: Love and War”.
And today, let us take another trip in the imaginary land of ancient Joseon. On the day of the Queen Selection (gantaek) process in the historical sageuk dramas, these 10 female Kpop idols will join as the participants. Each of these ladies has her own story to tell and goals to achieve. Therefore, please enjoy the scenarios and let us know which of these ladies will finally make it as the Queen, in your opinion.
10 Scenarios for Female Kpop Idols in Historical Dramas (Sageuk)
1. BLACKPINK Jennie
First, we have BLACKPINK Jennie, the only daughter of Joseon’s Chief State Councilor. She’s extremely famous in Hanyang due to her high intelligence, beauty, and grace that no other noble ladies / aggashi can even match her. However, deep down in her heart, she just wants to be free from her father’s grasp, living her life to her own will.
KIM JENNIE FOR HISTORICAL DRAMA!!! pic.twitter.com/mv6ry0hc8V— -R- (@roseanneisrosey) March 20, 2019
Jennie in a historical drama? We would like to see it! pic.twitter.com/4YsKugwsub— Chichu (@Chichoo1316) July 15, 2020
2. TWICE Dahyun
Secondly, TWICE Dahyun enters the screen as the proud niece of the Right State Councilor. She seems cold-hearted on the outside, with eyes piercing every man who tried to get close to her. However, due to the high pressure of being the second choice of the family, she keeps striving and trying her best in everything she does while hiding her true feelings at the same time.
Dahyun could be in a historical drama any day, and netizens were doubting her beauty pfft pic.twitter.com/LvwGA5J84h— Lela⁷🪐 (@astriiluca) April 24, 2016
3. ITZY Yeji
Next comes ITZY Yeji, a cheerful aggashi from the Chief of Sungkyunkwan’s family. She was born with a carefree characteristic, sunshine to those surrounding her. However, to save her family’s reputation, she has to do her best in the gantaek, even when it means that she has to change herself completely.
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Apart from that, I also wish all of us a happy and healthy new year! May we all be blessed with lots of happiness and endless love, MIDZY. Eat lots of tasty food with loved ones, spend this beautiful time as best you can! 🍱🍡
4. MAMAMOO Hwasa
Everyone was astonished by her exquisite and unique beauty! MAMAMOO Hwasa joins the gantaek as a mysterious aggashi who successfully runs her family trading business. She doesn’t want her family to keep being used by the corrupt government, so she decided to participate in the gantaek and rise to the top.
hwasa wearing a hanbok is really something else pic.twitter.com/9ay8aSX690— amanda (@hwasalia) February 11, 2021
5. Kim Minju
Here comes another powerful family! Kim Minju enters the gantaek as the eldest daughter of the Left State Councilor. She was once close to the King when they were children but grew apart because her family began opposing the King’s ideas. Despite having no feelings for the King and refusing to participate in the gantaek, as the good daughter she is, she couldn’t go against her father’s order.
Still as pretty as ever pic.twitter.com/mThzQjeLoD— 메이 (@minjoozone02) January 2, 2021
6. TWICE Tzuyu
Next, we have TWICE Tzuyu as the daughter of Queen Mother’s distant relatives. Ever since she was a child, this aggashi was raised in Ming, but her family asked her to return to Joseon to join the gantaek. Therefore, she gladly accepts the family request because apparently, she’s been planning to return and find her missing father. And she can only do it by becoming the Queen.
7. Red Velvet Irene
At the same time, Red Velvet Irene, Bae Joo Hyun, decides to change the course of her life. Being labeled as the wife of a traitor, she disappeared after her 7-day husband was wrongfully accused of treason. After that, she changed her name with the help of a family daegam friend and vowed to take revenge on the ones causing her late husband’s death. But, will she finish her quests successfully?
8. Jang Wonyoung
The sweet little maknae of a former Sungkyunkwan scholar, Jang Wonyoung, was forced to join the gantaek as a backup for his father’s political party. However, due to her strong will, she remained true to herself until the end and refused to be a political pawn. So, will she make it as the Queen?
dont like historical stuff but YES JANG WONYOUNG pic.twitter.com/Z6JyWIEV6G— kin. D-2 (@wontonins) September 5, 2019
9. Oh My Girl Arin
A mysterious noble lady suddenly appears during the gantaek, claiming to be the daughter of the Chief Police Officer living in the mountain because of her health. Oh My Girl’s Arin amazes everyone with her elegance and stunning beauty.
can't wait for arin's historical drama she looks so good in hanbok she looks like a princess in it T T pic.twitter.com/nmteT68wUp— Ela ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ (@keurilala) August 14, 2021
Little did they know that this pretty aggashi is actually the deposed crown princess and the King’s first love.
10. MAMAMOO Wheein
Finally, among these gorgeous noble ladies participating in the gantaek hides a high-trained spy planted by the rebel troops, MAMAMOO Wheein. She’s done everything throughout her challenging life: undercover as gisaeng to killing those she’d been ordered to kill.
Petition to cast Wheein in historical drama along with Hyejin pic.twitter.com/cIQpDMh34Q— HWASA COMEBACK (@Mamamooisbae) December 3, 2017
Now, she gets her last chance of proving herself loyal to her cause by infiltrating the Queen selection and rising to the top, so she can assassinate the King herself and build a new Joseon. Will she succeed?
So, what do you think about these scenarios, Kpop and Kdrama fans?
At last, the Queen selection process is ongoing, and each of the aggashi is working hard to accomplish their own goals. Therefore, please let us know which aggashi will successfully pass the selection and be crowned as the Queen of Joseon.
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