#9. (tie) KIM HYE SOO (top) and KIM SHI HYANG
CLAIMS TO FAME: Hye-Soo is an acting O.G. and Shi-Hyang is a former racing model, but both women prove that “two-rrific Korean” is not an oxymoron.
#8. KIM YOO BIN
CLAIM TO FAME: Believe it or not, the Wonder Girls’ rapper qualifies as “thick” by Korean standards. We’re not sure if that’s sad or funny, but we do know that Yoo-Bin won our hottest Wonder Girls poll. That has to count for something.
#7. HAN CHAE YOUNG
CLAIM TO FAME: The 27 year old model/actress is rumored to have had breast implant surgery. We’re rumored not to give a fuck.
#6. KWON YU RI
CLAIM TO FAME: We got love for Sooyoung, Tiffany, and the other girls of SNSD, but when it comes to “hot,” there’s no contest. Check the perfect form in the backshot above, which proves what you should already know: waist-to-ass ratio trumps all.
#5. SON DAMBI
CLAIM TO FAME: She’s currently the hottest female pop star in Korea but with her face and figure, she could probably make it anywhere as a model. Holla at us, Son!
#4. (TIE) KIM TAE HEE (top) and HAN GA IN
CLAIMS TO FAME: These two actresses represent ideal versions of natural, innocent Korean beauty—so much so that we couldn’t find sexy shots of them to include in this. You’ll have to settle for a popsicle pic.
#3. SONG HYE KYO
CLAIM TO FAME: The star of countless hit dramas has been a favorite since she first burst on the scene in the mid-’90s. Will she ever fall off? No.
#2. LEE HYORI
CLAIM TO FAME: No “hottest Korean women” discussion is complete without bringing up this ex-Fin.K.L. member. So there—consider her brought up.
#1. JEON JI-HYUN
CLAIM TO FAME: The newly christened Gianna Jun is trying to make it overseas (as we previously discussed), but she still takes the cake as our #1 Korean woman. Can we eat it, too?