Some say that Kpop idols are only good at singing and dancing. However, these genius Kpop idols have proven that they are also academically talented and have high IQ. Let’s find out the smartest Kpop idols here!
Who Are The Smartest Kpop Idols?
1. BTS RM
Kim Namjoon, or Rap Monster of BTS, has been known for his charisma in the Kpop industry. Reportedly, he has a high IQ of 148. Moreover, his Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) scored 900 while he was in middle school. The exciting part is that RM revealed that he self-taught English only by watching “Friends.” Namjoon is also in the top 1.3% of the nation in the preparatory university entrance exams.
2. Red Velvet Wendy
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The member of Red Velvet went to a private school, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s in Minnesota, USA. Wendy was not only an honor student, but she also won awards for music-related activities and various academics. Moreover, Wendy received President Education Award in 2009 for her outstanding academic excellence. This shows that she is a real genius Kpop idol.
3. BEG Miryo
Starting her career in the Kpop industry in 1999, Miryo dropped out of high school. What makes her one of the smartest Kpop idols is that she managed to enter Joongang University, one of the most prestigious schools in Korea. Besides, on KBS2TV’s “Idol Brain Collision,” she won the “Most Knowledgable” title for answering several difficult questions, like the name of an independence activist who threw a lunch bomb in Shanghai’s Hongkeowoo Park.
4. Epik High Tablo
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Known as leader and rapper of Kpop boys group Epik High, Tablo has produced and performed various music genres, such as electronica, hip hop, and rock. He is reported as having a high IQ of 160. Looking at his IQ, unsurprisingly, he could consistently get As and A+s during one semester when he was studying his Master’s Degree at Stanford University.
5. TVXQ Max Changmin
TVXQ (or also known as DBSK) was relaunched as a duo, and Max Changmin is one of them. He is known for his distinctive voice; he can reach higher notes than the average Kpop idols. Not only can his pitch reach the sky, but his IQ also does. Changmin is one of Kpop idols with high IQ of 155, which shows that he is a genius Kpop idol.
6. Girl’s Day Sojin
The member of Girl’s Day, Sojin, was one of eight girls studying in Mechanical Engineering at Yeungnam University. It is quite rare to find a Kpop girls group member who is good at singing and dancing, as well as engineering. The rumor has it that she should be studying at Hanyang University, but unable to attend due to the tuition costs.
7. TVXQ U Know Yunho
Several family members of Yunho work in the legal industry, which makes him dreaming of becoming a prosecutor. As a genius person, it’s not surprising that he was graduated from Myongji University in 2011 and pursuing his Master’s Degree at Chungwoon University.
8. SHINee Onew
The SHINee leader is known for being a talented singer. In addition, he is also an accomplished stage actor. He has taken part in various musical. Academically, Onew was the second-highest-ranking student in his grade when he was in his senior year in high school. Besides, he got the highest national score for their school during their high school SATs. He is currently studying at Chungwoon University.
9. Girls’ Generation Seohyun
Known as a bookworm, Seohyun has been in love with books for a long time. She likes to wake up early to read before the daily schedule starts. She said that Ban Ki-Moon, the former United Nations Secretary-General, is her role model and that his book has helped her endure hard times. She was also appointed as the UN Pavilion’s ambassador at Yeosu Expo.
10. Ex-Wonder Girls Hyerim
In 2017, Hyerim was accepted to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, majoring in Translation and Interpretation Department. In her first year of studies, she got a 4.0 GPA. That is why she is in the list as one of the smartest Kpop idols.
11. Park Kyung
As a certified genius Kpop idol with a high IQ of 156, Park Kyung is earned a membership with Mensa. It is revealed that when the financial documents with earnings come out each month, Park Kyung calculated the numbers and broke them down accurately in real-time in his head.
12. ZE:A Lim Si Wan
Besides being a good singer and dancer wit ZE:A, Lim Si Wan is also a talented actor. He is best known for the film The Attorney and a cable series Misaeng. Before he became a Kpop idol, he was studying mechanical engineering. His “mechanical” brain makes him able to solve a Rubik cube in less than 40 seconds.
13. EXID Hani
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Many still believe that extremely beautiful women are usually not smart; Hani proves it wrong. She is reported to have a high IQ of 145 and is bilingual. Moreover, she scored 900 out of 990 in TOEIC, only two months of learning English before the test. What a clever!
Known for his career as Kpop idol with U-KISS, AJ took two and a half years for preparation to enter Columbia University. In 2012, he took a hiatus to start his study in the #4 university in the US . In the KBS 2 Quiz Show, he managed to reach level four before being eliminated.
15. BIGBANG Taeyang
It is quite surprising to know that Taeyang is also skillful in the academic area. In fact, he submitted a 104-page thesis for his master’s degree at the Daejin University Graduate School of Culture and Arts. His thesis was titled “The Influence of BIGBANG 2015 WORLD TOUR [MADE] on the Sustainability of the Korean Wave.” Yes, he wrote about himself!
16. 2PM Taecyeon
Taecyeon is fluent in English, Korean, Japanese, and Spanish. Moreover, he received perfect scores on his TOEIC and is currently attending graduate school at Dangook University. What a genius Kpop idol!
17. Super Junior Kyuhyun
The other genius Kpop idol is Kyuhyun of Super Junior. If he were not a singer, he would have a successful carrier in law. “Math Wizard” is a title given to him because of his Mathematical skill; he won a Math Olympics in his school. In an appearance on KBS2’s “Happy Together,” he explained, “I received a prize from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology for math. I was pretty talented in school.”
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