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    K-pop stars dominate this year’s “100 Most Beautiful” and “100 Most Handsome Faces” lists by TC Chandler and The Independent Critics.

    Nancy Jewel McDonie, Momoland’s Korean American visual, took the No. 2 spot on the “The Most Beautiful Faces of 2022” list. 

    The singer previously ranked 10th on the annual list in 2020.

    BLACKPINK’s Lisa, who was named last year’s “Most Beautiful Face,” took third place on the list for 2022. Her fellow members Jennie, Rose and Jisoo also appeared on the list at 24, 15 and 13, respectively. 


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    After School’s Nana, who was named “Face of the Decade 2010’s,” took ninth place this year.


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    Named 2019’s “Most Beautiful Face,” TWICE’s Tzuyu followed in 10th place.


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    Fellow TWICE members Sana and Mina took places 17 and 55. 

    Other notable stars include (G)I-IDLE’s Yuqi at 19, ITZY’s Chaeryeong at 22 and IVE’s Wonyoung at 44. Le Sserafim’s Kazuha (98) and New Jean’s Danielle (91) were new entries to the list.

    Meanwhile, Stray Kids’ Hyunjin placed second on the “The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2022” list.


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    The K-pop dancer previously took 36th place in 2020. His groupmate Bang Chan quickly followed in 21st place.

    BTS’ Taehyung, also known as V, took seventh place on the renowned list. He previously placed first in 2017.


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    BTS’ Jungkook, who was named 2019’s “Most Handsome Face,” followed in 11th place. Their fellow BTS members Jimin and Jin took spots 35 and 57, respectively.

    Other notable K-pop stars on the list include Enhypen’s Ni-Ki (9), Wonho (25), NCT’s Taeyong (44) ASTRO’s Cha Eun-Woo (48) and Seventeen’s Minhyu.

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