Ever heard of the “Busan Man” stereotype? He’s assertive, laid-back, smart, masculine, quiet, calm, and gorgeous. In addition, his accent is full of sexy charm! Not every single guy from Busan is like this of course, but there is no denying that Busan is home to some of the hottest, manliest Korean celebrities out there!
From Hallyu actors to Kpop idols, check out our list of twelve of the hottest Busan boys around. With too many gorgeous guys to add to one small list, stay tuned for part two!
1. CNBLUE’s Yonghwa
Yonghwa radiates the Busan Man persona. Confident and laid back, all his fans love his boyish, young-forever personality. It’s no wonder girls fall for him so easily.
2. CNBLUE’s Jonghyun
Jonghyun fits the Busan type perfectly. He’s quiet, calm, and laid-back— until one of his dongsaengs (usually Jungshin) irks him and then that Busan accent shows! He’s also confident as a guitarist and likes to take charge.
3. SEVENTEEN’s Woozi
Busan is clearly his hometown. Easy-going and charming, Woozi would be the ideal guy with whom to have a beach date. Yet, with his members, he can have a short fuse. Behind that aegyo is a strong, silent type with a passion for music.
4. BTS’s Jimin
A total sweetheart, Jimin exudes the charming Busan guy-next-door type. His alpha personality ,mixed with his boyish quirks, screams that he’s from Busan!
5. BTS’s Jungkook
Known as the “Golden Maknae,” Jungkook is full of talent and has a powerful personality. Like Jimin, he has an assertive personality but is a bit cooler when it comes to getting his way with the hyungs.
6. Simon D
Outspoken and a no-nonsense kind of guy, Simon D is the ultimate Busan Man. Not only is he outgoing and assertive, he’s also a rather caring guy with a mad passion for his significant other.
7. Gong Yoo
Suave and cool-headed, Gong Yoo perfectly reflects the Busan Man aura. His laid-back personality and confidence can even be seen through his acting. No one can doubt that this gorgeous guy is from Busan!
8. B.A.P‘s Daehyun
Known to be both shy and tough, Daehyun fits the Busan persona perfectly. On the outside, he looks threatening, but on the inside, he’s shy and a total sweetheart.
9. Kang Dong Won
With an IQ of 137 and a hardworking attitude, famous actor Dong Won has the tough guy, Busan-genius persona down pat. His wholesome looks and his strong acting only strengthen his Busan persona.
10. INFINITE‘s Hoya
Hoya being from Busan is just logical. An alpha personality, strong-willed, passionate, and a bit of a trickster, his confidence is nothing less than that of a Busan Man.
11. WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon
Gentle and kind, yet wild and free, Seung Yoon has the Busan Man persona for sure! His gentle soul mixed with his bad-boy attitude always charms his fans.
12. Lee Joon Gi
Joon Gi’s silent stare is famous in all of his dramas! This actor portrays the manly Busan type with his composed, demure, and dominant persona. Don’t let those flower-boy looks fool you! He’s a master martial artist.
Who are your favorites of the Busan men listed so far? Let us know in the comments below.
Stay tuned for part two of our list. There are more beautiful, Busan boys heading your way!
Kim (Paradoxicalsuds) is a writer for What the Kpop and has been a devoted K-Pop fan for almost ten years. An avid SNSD, GOT7, FTIsland, and AOA fan, Kim has been in love with K-Pop since the original debut of TVXQ. While she watches new MVs or K-Dramas on her laptop, Kim enjoys tea, begging for affection from her cat, making jewelry, and writing fiction.