For our last couple of polls, we asked you for the realization of your ultimate ideals in K-entertainment. Whether it is your ideal type or your ideal group, this time, we’re changing things up a bit. For our this poll, we’re going to be asking you to remove your favorite idols from the traditional, pop and performance modality and think above and beyond. Imagine your idols, who sing to our hearts, dance to our bodies, and perform to our souls, post-idoldom. After all, in the famous words of Andre 3000, “If nothing lasts forever, then what makes [K-pop] the exception?”
And the first poll to start us off on this fantastically elastic adventure is Most Likely to become CEO of Their Own Company.
While idols are traditionally performers who are all about the energy and the show, some idols have shown us that they’re about the creation as well. And while having demonstrated an interest in creating their own products, they’ve also managed to present themselves as leaders, who are willing to foster ideas and see their realization — a quality that requires a specific and yet undefinable combination of creativity, confidence, and charisma. While we live in the days of Kim Young-Min, Yang Hyun-Suk, and Jeong Wook, this might all change in a few years. You might see one of your favorite idols of the here and now, the CEO leading idols in the there and that.
So who’s it going to be, Seoulmates?
After what initially seemed like an all-kill win last week for Big Bang‘s G-Dragon as Most Likely to Become CEO of Their Own Company, JYJ‘s Kim Jaejoong, like always, ended up decimating the rest of the competition, coming out on top with 49.84% of the vote, followed by G-Dragon with 27.77% of the vote, and BoA with 15.88% of the vote.
With Jaejoong winning any and every poll, his victory may seem suspect, especially since his general attitudes and behavior don’t necessarily correspond to someone who would ideally be put in a leadership position, an essence that is best reflected in his rejection of the opportunity to be Dong Bang Shin Ki‘s leader. But both the times and situations have changed and Jaejoong has proven that he has a creatively minded, business streak. He has taken the lead in composing/writing many of Dong Bang Shin Ki/JYJ’s songs and he has taken creative and administrative control over many of his professional relationships. Many of the top companies are headed by former idols that took the same kind of initiatives that Jaejoong takes now and so, it is quite plausible and probably that Jaejoong will one day create his own idol groups and eventually head his own company.