Has SHINee’s Choi Minho Had Plastic Surgery?
No one in the Korean entertainment industry can escape the accusation of having had plastic surgery, including the star of our article, SHINee’s Choi Minho. While we think that his facial features look natural enough, Minho is actually just like any other idol group member who goes under the surgeon’s knife. Let’s look at the pre-debut pictures of SHINee’s Choi Minho first!
Now, let’s see SHINee’s Choi Minho’s current look in the pictures below!
After comparing Minho’s past and present looks, we can conclude that Minho did indeed have a nose job, as his old nasal bridge used to be short and bulky, whereas his current one looks tall and proportional, which better suits his overall facial features. In addition, we also think that while he used to have the big, natural eyes, Minho had minor double-eyelid surgery to accentuate his boyish look. Nonetheless, Minho was already attractive before his plastic surgery, don’t you think so, dear readers?
Who is Choi Minho from SHINee’s Girlfriend?
As the most popular and attractive member of his group, SHINee’s Choi Minho is bound to be rumored to be dating female celebrities. In the list below, Channel-Korea will explain the dating rumors surrounding SHINee’s Choi Minho and several Korean female celebrities!
SHINee’s Choi Minho and Girls’ Generation’s Yuri’s Dating Rumors
When we talk about SHINee Minho and dating rumors, the name of Girls’ Generation’s Yuri will instantly come to mind. It is the not a secret that Minho and Yuri are often linked as one of the couples dating within SM Entertainment, their talent agency. Several hints have been gathered by their ‘shippers’ (people who want them to be together as a real couple). The first hint was when Minho stated on KBS’ Oh! My School that he had found his ideal type.
When he was asked further about how he found her, Minho said that she was on Episode 3 of the show, which was the episode on which Yuri was a special guest. Previously, when SHINee members had to pick their ideal type in Girls’ Generation, Minho clearly chose Yuri as his ideal type, and wrote Yuri’s name in the “Thanks To” section of SHINee’s Lucifer album: “Thank you and sorry to Yuri noona (the name for an older woman so-called by a younger man). I will never forget”. Furthermore, Yuri wrote “1259” in the “Thanks To” section of Girls’ Generation’s I Got a Boy album. This is the combination of hers and Minho’s birth month and dates: 12 = December, her birth date is 5 December, and Minho’s birthdate is 9 December. Well, do you think SHINee’s Minho and Girls’ Generation’s Yuri were dating, dear readers?
SHINee’s Choi Minho and f(x)’s Krystal’s Dating Rumors
The second lady who was paired with SHINee’s Minho is f(x)’s youngest member, Krystal Jung. Both Minho and Krystal were guests on KBS’s Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2, where Krystal was twice not picked by Minho, as he said he would rather choose Krystal’s older sister, ex-member Girls’ Generation member, Jessica. Previously, Minho and Krystal were paired in SHINee’s Juliette music video. In the end, Minho was the SHINee member who got to take Krystal’s mask off her face. In addition, Minho changed his ideal type after he was partnered with Krystal, saying that his ideal type is someone with long, natural hair, rather than someone who is older than him.
He also wrote to Krystal in the “Thanks To” section of SHINee’s Lucifer album: “The beautiful Soojung, who is excellent in sports like me”. Finally, the most interesting fact about Minho and Krystal, gathered by FlaminStalized (the shippers or people who want the celebrities to be a real couple), is that the fan-made videos of Minho and Krystal on YouTube were blocked by SM Entertainment, their talent agency. Ugh, we can’t help but thinking that there was indeed something between SHINee’s Minho and f(x)’s Krystal!
SHINee’s Choi Minho and ex-member of f(x) Sulli’s Dating Rumors
The third female celebrity who was rumored to be SHINee’s Minho’s girlfriend, is ex-member of f(x), Sulli. As we know, Minho and Sulli worked together on SBS’ To the Beautiful You, which is the Korean adaptation of the Japanese Drama, Hana Kimi. The first clue to Minho and Sulli’s dating rumors is that Minho picked Sulli as his favorite f(x) member because she is the cutest and most adorable. In reply, Sulli stated that she feels comfortable whenever Minho is around. In an interview for the promotion of their Drama, Minho said that he has always viewed Sulli as a little sister because he has known her ever since she was just an elementary school student.
However, after working together on a Drama, Minho thinks that he and Sulli have gotten a lot closer than before. Regarding his kissing scene with Sulli, Minho said that they had to film it 15 times because he was nervous and awkward, but after the 10th time, Sulli was relaxed and so Minho tried to imitate her. Unfortunately, some years after the project, Sulli publicized her relationship with Dynamic Duo’s Choiza, which would debunk the dating rumors about her and Minho. Even so, we still hope that Minho and Sulli still stay in contact as friends!
SHINee’s Choi Minho and Kim Go Eun’s Dating Rumors
The fourth woman, and also SHINee’s Minho’s rumored girlfriend, is actress Kim Go-eun, who starred as part of the lead cast on tvN’s most famous fantasy drama, Goblin. Minho met Kim Go-eun through his first movie project, Canola / Grandmother Gye-Choon, in which he played the main character, Kim Go-eun’s, love interest.
Not only do the characters have a romantic story-line, Kim Go-eun is also the childhood friend of his character, and he also helps Kim Go-eun’s character reunite with her grandmother after a tragic event a decade earlier. Regarding his partnership with Kim Go-eun, Minho stated that he was able to act comfortably around her because they are friends and the same age. In reply, Kim Go-eun stated that the movie’s viewers can anticipate her love story with Minho. Well, do you think SHINee’s Minho and Kim Go-eun are a great pairing, dear readers?
SHINee’s Choi Minho’s Friendship With Other Idols
Not only is he close to the other SHINee members, Minho has also befriended male idols in other boy groups. His most famous squad, or clique, is known as ‘Kyu Line’, which consists of Minho along with Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, as the one who formed the group, TVXQ’s Changmin as the leader of the group, CNBLUE’s Jonghyun, and EXO’s Suho. The five of them often show their close friendship by sharing their whereabouts when they are hanging out together, what they are doing, what they are eating and drinking, and revealing screen captures of their group chat on Kakao Talk.
They don’t only hang out together, Kyu Line has also performed at SM Town concerts. The first time was on 14 August 2014, for SM Town in Seoul, as Minho, Kyuhyun, Changmin, and Suho transformed into an imitation of the group Girl’s Day (later named as Boy’s Day), and performed the sexy and alluring track, Something. Kyu Line’s second performance was at SM Town in Tokyo on 26 July 2015, as Minho, Kyuhyun, and Changmin performed Ichigo while wearing strawberries on their heads. Lol!
In 2015, the four members of Kyu Line participated in the KBS program, Exciting India, with the addition of INFINITE’s Sungkyu as TVXQ’s Changmin had concerts in Japan and so could not go with them. In one of the episodes, Minho was seen apologizing to Suho when they were sleeping in the same room.
It turned out that Minho and Suho had been close when they were the trainees, and even briefly went abroad to learn Chinese together. However, after Minho debuted first, there was a misunderstanding between Minho and Suho. On one occasion, Minho, who had called Suho a ‘hyung’ (a term for an older man as called by a younger man) texted Suho to say that they should be friends (meaning that Minho would no longer call Suho a hyung since they are actually the same age) so that it will not be complicated when Suho debuts with his group (later known as EXO).
However, Minho’s text made their friendship drift apart and soon Minho realized that he had hurt Suho’s feelings as he had not debuted yet. Through Exciting India, Minho hoped that he would be able to recover his friendship with Suho, which was gladly welcomed by the leader of EXO. Aww, how sweet!
Not only friends with those in Kyu Line, Minho also befriended BTS’s V, who is otherwise known as Kim Taehyung. Minho and Taehyung met through the KBS2 drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. At first, Minho did not expect that he would be close to Taehyung after the filming had ended. However, it turned out that Minho, Taehyun and Park Hyungsik, who also starred in Hwarang,went out several times to hang out and eat together.
The friendship between Minho and Taehyung was also apparent during the 31st Golden Disk Awards, where Taehyung did not want to let go of Minho’s hand, even though it meant he had to put his plushy down on a chair. Previously, Minho and Taehyung were seen at the year-end music show grabbing each other’s butts by way of greeting. Lol, what a unique way to greet your friends!