SHINee and NU’EST are recently busy with their promotional activities and it seems Taemin and Ren’s pretty-boy looks are garnering a lot of attention. In addition, Taemin with long straight hair and Ren with long bangs are showing off so much feminine appeal that it is difficult to discern them from girls.
However, both appeal with a completely opposite image onstage, causing the public to be in fresh shock.
SHINee released their mini-album ‘Sherlock’ on March 19 and showed off powerful performances onstage. Taemin gives off a rough, masculine feeling onstage, but offstage he graces fans with a lovable, innocent smile. He shows off good looks that are enviable to both genders, and he is able to go through his roles well while sporting a long hairstyle.
An SM representative shared, "“SHINee’s album this time, ‘Sherlock,’ encompasses an overall detective style. Taemin especially wanted to give off a more bohemian feel to highlight the detective image. Although he is charismatic onstage due to his pretty-boy good looks and smiles, his long hair has become a prominent aspect as well."
Fans who saw Taemin have also posted on online community boards, “Just looking at his face, people would believe it if he said he was a girl,” and “Really different from onstage!”
There is another boy band member who is recently challenging Taemin’s pretty-boy good looks -- NU’EST member Ren. Internet users looking at NU’EST's first jacket photo often assumed the group to be a mixed group, as Ren was mistaken to be a girl.
Ren is seen above in long blonde hair with bangs in the front, having his hair up in a ponytail that shows off his feminine beauty.
However, Ren also performs with powerful choreography onstage that expresses his masculinity. His performance skill and vocal quality somewhat contradict his overall image.
Pledis Entertainment's representative shared, “Ren’s pretty-boy good looks have been attracting considerable attention. Although his appearance is delicate, he doesn’t lag behind performance-wise. We concentrated on his neutral appeal,” in explaining the concept of Ren's image.
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