They say three’s a charm… But when you put Rain, Lee Junho and Choi Minhwan in one mix, it’s the complete concoction for perfection.
It’s early in the morning and it’s friggin cold where I am, but I just had to share this doppelganger galore dedicated especially to noona (older sister) fans out there whose hearts are feeling empty these days lol.
2PM’s Lee Junho has always been known to have a strong resemblance to Rain. But his talent goes more than just his looks. When I first saw the live performance of 2PM’s second single “Only You,” it was Junho who stood out the most. Jay is my fave but I think he was the most stable singer-and-dancer—because he was moving smoothly, doing acrobatics and all while still displaying stable vocals. Being rookies that they were, some of them still looked a bit awkward, like for instance, resident cutie Khun seemed a little like a deer-in-headlights during his part of the song. Back then he still needed to work on his facial expressions, so did Wooyoung who was concentrating so much on his dance moves. Nevertheless “Only You” was a great song and it’s great to see 2PM’s huge improvement since then. But Junho, in my opinion has always been real good, it was as if he was performing his whole life!
Junho: Dude, are you my long lost brother?
Rain: I love this guy!
Junho is 2PM’s second maknae
Performance pics: Can you guess who’s who?
Rain doing Khun’s trademark chest rubbing dance while Junho does the Rainism body touching LOL.
Rain, being in the same company as 2PM before he spread his wings and created JTune, seems to be the boys’ hyung (big bro) whom they always looked up to. I think as trainees when they see Rain work hard it inspires them too. There’s countless performances where 2PM gave tribute to Rain, like their “Instead of saying goobye” perfs, Jay and Junsu singing “I do” on the radio, 2PM dancing to “Bad Boy” while Chansung did a solo of the magic stick dance. So appropriate to leave the provocative dance to the maknae LOL! Khun did a milk CF wayyy back in Thailand with Rain in it, and in variety shows the two seemed to be comfy with each other, teasing and always laughing. Even after Rain left JYP they seemed to get along still, like in this photo taken with Junho where Rain was about to perform Rainism, his first song independent of JYP.
More Junho goodness
Junho’s trademark bootaay! Fans nicknamed him “Mae ung” (sorry Idunno how to translate) which roughly means “charming hip.”
Junho’s trainee days
LMAO he looks like he was having a great time by himself doing selca. He looks freakishly like Rain too!
FT ISLAND’s MINHWAN and RAIN
There’s a slight resemblance when Rain was younger. In the show “Let’s sleep here tonight” where 4 ahjummas interview celebs in their dorms/apartments and in the end the stars choose which one will not get to sleep in their place (I swear, some Kshows are weird)—the ahjummas spazzed when they saw Minhwan’s photo, saying how he looked like a young Bi. Minhwan told this episode when FT had a gig outside Seoul, and the old ladies where like “Omona! Rain’s here!!” LOL Minhwan and his ahjummas. That’s even worse than noona fans! Such jailbait!
FT’s maknae: Oh little drummer boy, come to noona! *LOL creepy much?*
Typical noona jailbait: Minhwan, don’t work when you’re tired. Noona will make money for you!
Isn’t he just the cutest thing evarrr? Sigh. Wait til he turns 21! This boy’s gonna be a heartbreaker! Be still my noona heart!!
Now let’s move on to an older, more legitimate fangirl-worthy man!
But before that, for comparison’s sake,,, here’s Rain in his pre-teen days:
I swear, this post was a bit difficult to do because I had to label the photos , otherwise I would get lost on who’s who!
What’s admirable about Rain is that he’s one of the celebs who works DAMN hard. He took a huge gamble when he broke away from JYP after seven long years, braved criticisms, censorships and took his performances to the next level. He braved the waters outside of Korea, and despite difficulties in language he’s still trying. Plus in the middle of all that, and with his own JTune company, he owns a clothing line and a coffee shop! Talk about being an everyman!
As a bonus, I collected body shots of Rain. *Teehee
POLL BATTLE RATTLE:
IF YOU’RE A NOONA… WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A DONGSAENG/ LITTLE BRO FOR A DAY?
Minhwan (with puppy dog eyes): Noona, if I followed you home, will you keep me?<3
Junho: Noona, I had myself delivered right at your doorstep. I promise I’ll be good to you<3
Rain: Noona, I’m cold. Can you take me in and keep me warm? *ROFL sometimes I wonder how I can say these things*
Okay, since Rain is a manly man imagine him saying: Can I be your oppa?
P.S. My noona instincts tell me to pick Minhwan. kekeke* I had to choose the most incriminating one lol. Hey, I’m only 3 years older than he is, that’s not too bad, right?