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Three members of SS501, Kim Hyun Joong, Heo Youngsaeng and Kim Kyujong have become the next unfortunate victims of Korean netizens. The trio who were usually praised for their pretty boy looks, underwent the public's scrutiny for their pre-debut photos.
SS501's leader, Hyun Joong, whose pre-debut photos have been revealed before, has received applause for his natural, untouched face. As opposed to his drastic change from his earlier days, Hyun Joong exhibits maturity through defined features that are still recognizable now.
Youngsaeng also received a positive response for his black hair and sharp stare, earning him comparisons to a popular character from Japanese manga "Slam Dunk." The two members from SS501 mentioned above may have breezed past safely from netizens' wrath, but Kyujong was not so fortunate.
Taken during his high school, Kyujong's picture reveals his strong and tough charisma that may have otherwise been unseen before. Netizens have commented, "His face changed." "It is common to see his cute yet cool image." "If you look at his face closely, he looks the same now. How has he changed?" "Lately, surgery is popular among both female and male celebrities." Needless to say, all aspiring singers and actors who hope to hit it big in Korea should seriously consider burning unflattering photos and deleting social networking sites like Myspace and Facebook prior to debuting. Otherwise, Korean netizens will come back to haunt you. After all, they have their own secret organization called NSS (Netizens Stalker Society) that specializes in demeaning Korean celebrities for the sake of salvaging their own dying self-esteem. On a more positive note, SS501 recently snagged a K-Chart win on Music Bank for Love Like This. Be sure to hit up Quainte501 for all your SS501 goodness!