Before we check out the top female Kpop Idols that have the best Aegyo, we first need to understand what exactly is aegyo (애교)? When someone does aegyo it means they are trying to be cute with a childlike charm. So it is not just about being cute but being cute in a childish way. It is possible to have natural aegyo but usually, it is acted, especially in Kpop. In Kpop, both female and male performers use aegyo in their performances, interviews, and in their day-to-day lives.
How can we spot aegyo? Usually, they speak in a high-pitched voice to sound cute, almost like a baby. That is a clear sign of aegyo. In addition, you can use hand gestures or a wink to enhance the aegyo. You can even mispronounce words as if a child would to show their childlike self.
Many Kpop Idols and Korean celebrities do aegyo on Korean variety shows. It is seen as being funny and cute. However, if they are trying too hard, it could come across as unattractive and cringy. If an idol who hates aegyo is forced to do it, it can be extra cringy. Many on this list have natural aegyo but also can pull off forced ones.
Yoona (SNSD) – Queen of Aegyo