List Of K-Pop Group Members With The Nickname ‘Mochi’: BTS’ Jimin, GFriend’s Umji, EXO’s Xiu-min, And Many More

How Come All These K-Pop Stars Are Called Mochi?

Have you ever wondered why some of the K-Pop stars have the nickname Mochi? There has to be a reason, right? Well, in this article we are going to share with you the stories and events that led to some of the stars being nicknamed Mochi. Just for reference, Mochi is a rice cake made from glutinous rice, cornstarch, sugar, and water. To make this mochi, these ingredients are pounded and mixed together to make up one dough which is most often shaped round but there are other variations, so basically you can make into your desired shape. Mochis are common in Japan and South Korea as a snack.

Fans and admirers, in order to support their beloved K-Pop stars often find a cute nickname by which they address the star, most often derived in association with their appearance or character. Are you curious to find out who among the stars are called Mochi? Let’s unravel the mystery together by scrolling down this Channel-Korea article. Stay tuned!

BTS’ Jimin

Jimin has been called Mochi since his first debut. Fans started calling him so because of his cheeks that look very soft and squishy. Due to his cute outward appearance, fans were inspired to call him Mochi. As we already mentioned before, Mochi is a Japanese sweet treat that is chewy and soft.

Jimin, a singer and dancer in the phenomenal boy band BTS, can sometimes be seen pouting, looking quite similar to a Mochi cake, especially his chubby cheeks which resemble a Mochi very much. Don’t you agree?

Recently, he was also teased by James Gorden in the Carpool Karaoke interview who called him Mochi, which became trending, especially after Jimin responded to the teasing by calling James Garden Papa Mochi.

James Gorden asked Jimin how he got the nickname Mochi which everyone found funny and started laughing. Then, RM asked, “Why is this so funny?” Jimin then said to James, “You are Papa Mochi,” to which Corden replied, “You are Baby Mochi. You are my son! I’m so proud of you Baby Mochi!”

This scene is so amusing and funny! Baby Mochi and Papa Mochi!


Umji who was born on August 19th, 1998, is one of the members of the popular South Korean girl group GFriend. She has a cute and chubby image which brought her the nickname Mochi. Her visual appearance is quite similar to a mochi, and of course, in a very positive way.

Her sweet face, and her chubby cheeks are absolutely resemblant of a mochi! She also has double eyelids that make her look even sweeter and cuter!

EXO’s Xiu-min


Xiu-min, a member of EXO, is often called Mochi, or mini mochi. He has an extremely cute face which he often jokingly distorts, especially his chubby cheeks, making all his fans drool and earning him the nickname associated with the sweet snack, Mochi. Xiu-min who was born on March 26th, 1990, is best known as a member of the sub-group EXO-M and another EXO subunit, EXO-CBX.

He is considered to be a Mochi icon by his fans. This is indisputable since it oozes naturally from his cheeks and his cute face.

WJSN’s Yeon-jung

Similar to all the K-Pop stars we already mentioned in this article, Yeon-jung, who was born on August 3rd, 1999, also got the nickname Mochi as a result of her looks. Yeon-jung is a member of the girl group Cosmic Girls, or also known as WJSN.

Her innocent and adorable face and her cheeks are so resemblant to a mochi. No wonder so many people decided to give her this very cute nickname!

4Minute’s Kwon So-hyun

Kwon So Hyun, who was born on August 30th, 1994, is a former member of 4Minute, a girl group under Cube Entertainment. She is now pursuing a career as a solo singer and actress. Kwon So-hyun is also called Mochi since she has chubby cheeks that are quite similar to a mochi.

This nickname, Mochi, has become somewhat of a trademark for her and her face.

She was the youngest member of 4minute giving additional support to the nickname and the cuteness associated with it.



Hoshi from Seventeen is very popular as Mochi among his fans. As you can easily see in the photos below, his cheeks, and his whole face are absolutely similar to the sweet treat, Mochi. He is so adorable!

Additionally, his eyes make for a great contribution to the mochi-like look, enlarging the number of things that are earning him this cute nickname, Mochi. Above all, Hoshi, who was born on June 15th, 1996, has the most comical mochi face. Pay attention to his face! Wouldn’t you agree?


Irene from Red Velvet also has chubby cheeks that managed to earn her the nickname Mochi. She was born on March 29th, 1991, and is a singer, rapper, and lead dancer of Red Velvet, a girl group under SM Entertainment.


Her white skin tone and adorable cheeks contribute to her being nicknamed Mochi. What do you think?

Former Member Of SUPER JUNIOR – Henry

Henry is a former member of Super Junior M which debuted in 2008 under SM Entertainment. He has chubby cheeks that resemble a mochi. He has Canadian nationality and is popular as a singer, composer, and actor.

Henry, who was born on October 11th, 1989, started being called Mochi due to his cute and adorable face.

Well, that was everything about K-Pop group members with the nickname Mochi. BTS’ Jimin, Gfriend’s Umji, EXO’s Xiumin, and many more. Cheering for their career and always be Mochi for their fans! This nickname is simply proof that they are loved and supported by their fans. Which one do you think resembles a mochi the most? Kindly share your thoughts and leave a comment in the section below.