THESE 5 K-pop Female Idols Are Redefining Stardom According to Industry Experts — Who Among Them is Your Favorite?

K-pop has many talented idols under its sleeve, and while it heavily involves musically inclined artists, it can also include idols who want to step out of their comfort zone.

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That being said, numerous K-pop idols have crossed the musical boundary with their star power and even found success in the acting industry due to them being an all-rounder.

On September 13, industry insiders and entertainment representatives listed out female celebrities who made the biggest impact this 2023. The vote results were based off from how much these stars have garnered buzz and anticipation with their prominence.

Here are the top 5 female idol actresses who are redefining stardom according to industry experts!

Kim Sejeong (ranked No. 5)

Kim Sejeong

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Kim Sejeong secured No. 5 on the official list, after garnering a total of 5 votes. The star has been praised for her acting talent, and ability to lead a season with natural execution by adapting into her given roles.

Sejeong became the female lead in the rom-com series “A Business Proposal,” (2022), where she co-starred with male lead Ahn Hyo Seop. However, Sejeong was also included for being fluent in other roles containing a different demeanor.

The idol actress also starred in shows such as “The Uncanny Counter” (Seasons 1 & 2), and “Today’s Webtoon” (2022).

After School Nana (ranked No. 4)

After School Nana

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On the list, Nana gained 7 votes from experts, placing at No. 4.

Nowadays, Nana is currently making headlines with her role as Kim Mi Mo in “Mask Girl” (2023). She has also starred in “Oh My Ladylord” (2021), “Glitch” (2022), and “Confession” (2022). Bae Suzy (No. 3 ranking)

Bae Suzy (ranked No. 3)

Bae Suzy

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Bae Suzy claimed third place after receiving 9 votes from industry experts. Suzy is also known for being a talented star, not only for her performances, but also for her irresistible charm and personality, which are major factors that led to her reputation as the “Nation’s First Love.”

After her time with Miss A, Suzy expanded her solo career in the K-drama industry. The former idol has starred in iconic shows such as “Dream High” (2011), “Uncontrollably Fond” (2016), “While You Were Sleeping” (2017), “Vagabond” (2019), and “Start-Up” (2020).

IU (ranked No. 2)


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IU’s reputation in South Korea is unrivaled, whether it’s in the field of music or acting. IU received 11 votes from experts, due to her star power, influence, and acting skills.

She has also starred together with Bae Suzy on “Dream High” (2011), and eventually took leads for “The Producers” (2015) “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” (2016), “Hotel Del Luna,” (2019), and “Dream” (2023).

Girls’ Generation YoonA (ranked No. 1)


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YoonA placed in the No. 1 spot after gaining 13 votes.

The idol actress has showcased her charms and acting skills in shows such as “Love Rain” (2012), and “The King In Love” (2017). This 2023, YoonA presented powerful chemistry with 2PM Lee Junho in “King The Land,” gaining massive attention from fans.

Which female idol actresses on the list are your favorites? Which shows from them have you watched? Let us know in the comments below!

********************] Riely Miller