It never occurred to me I would like someone in Infinite, let alone have a member this high on the list.

When I got into K-pop, I would watch videos of all sorts that would refer to songs by certain artists. Like, if someone made a ranking of their fave boy groups, they would have a song by that boy group playing when the group is on the screen. And those songs would usually be that group’s popular songs. Because of that, The only Infinite songs I was aware of were Bad and The Chaser.

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Bad wasn’t, well, “bad”. It started off promising but the rest of the song didn’t live up to the intro. And I’m sorry, but I can’t seem to like The Chaser. It doesn’t suck, it just doesn’t do anything for me. I would hear more snippets of Infinite songs as time went by, but they didn’t have that oomph to make give a damn. That’s why I initially ignored Infinite when checking out what Korean pop has to offer.

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Then one day I heard a snippet of Back, which sounded promising. Sometimes you hear a bit of a song you like, then check out the whole song and either like or dislike the whole product. Well I sat through Back and I was pleased. Infinite can make something I like!

These videos, as well as line distribution videos, are really helpful when I take an interest in a group but need help choosing a bias. The first time I watched it was not too effective. Then sometime after The Eye promotions, I watched it a second time, hoping to differentiate the members for real this time. Then I saw him. How did I not see him before?

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How could something so cute and amazing go unnoticed the whole time? Even after I found Back, I still didn’t acknowledge his existence! As a main vocal, he gets a chunk full of screentime and it still took me months to figure out he is very worthy of being in my Top 5! Woohyun’s face above represents how I should be glared upon for not knowing he existed that whole time.

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Unfortunately, I was given a new problem on my hands. While I was watching Back for probably the 10th tie overall, (it’s not the only Infinite song I like, okay?) I wanted to make sure I could spot Woohyun in all of his shots so I could admire how handsome he is in them.

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When I saw a guy run up on a car, I thought “Oh, look how he’s running on that car! Hnnng!” Then I saw Woohyun emerge from the back to sing the pre-chorus. “What?” I thought. “If Woohyun is there, who’s that on top of the car?” In case you aren’t that familiar with the MV, that just so happened to be L.

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“How on Earth could I have mixed them up? Woohyun is so much better looking than L! This can’t be happening!” And thus it began. When I would watch Infinite MV’s and try to spot L Woohyun (I really did type L when I meant to type Woohyun, and I’m keeping it there to prove my point.), the man I would hope is my Infinite bias would actually be L.

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Before, I didn’t have mind L at all. I heard about how he’s handsome, but I like choosing who the handsome one is. And I’m normally okay with someone looking like a confirmed bias, but the look-alikes are almost always in separate groups.  So having a group where two people look similar when you squint your eyes in the same group, and having only one of those members be absolutely gorgeous, will probably be a bad thing.

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As a result, L sunk to the bottom third of my Infinite bias list to the point where I don’t want to look at him, as I could be easily be looking at Woohyun, or thinking about Woohyun when he isn’t on the screen. Sometimes if I’m not sure where he is during a video’s dance section, I’ll just keep my eyes on 2nd place holder Dongwoo until I hear Woohyun singing rather than look at the guy who might be Woohyun right away. The best thing about biasing a main vocal is he gets plenty of screentime. Well, and lines, since he wouldn’t get that much screentime if it weren’t for his lines.

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An all time low for this dilemma was when I was watching Last Romeo and I was certain the member who got the main role in the drama scenes was L. He’s the visual! Logically, he’s supposed to get parts like that in MV’s! But I noticed L looked a bit too much like Woohyun and the names video confirmed what I feared.

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Using this again because it’s very relevant in this situation.

Why must it be like this? Why have one of the most gorgeous fellas on the K-pop scene be in a group with a not-as-attractive duplicate? O the bright side, that issue has been on a decline since Bad and hopefully their spring comeback will confirm this issue is a thing of the past. In the meantime, look at how adorable Woohyun is.

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If you like Woohyun, you might also like;

Jonghwan (100%)

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Sungjae (BtoB)

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