Last year KCON16LA brought you the 1st Flower Boy Cafe, inspired by a culmination of K-Pop/K-Drama’s flower boys and the uniquely themed cafes in Korea. Flower Boy Cafe will be making its long awaited return for KCON17LA and will feature a full roster of charming Flower Boys and surprise guest appearances you won’t want to miss! (Spoiler alert, some flower boys from last year may be coming back, but we are looking for more!)
WHAT IS A FLOWER BOY?
A Flower Boy, or “kkominam” (꽃미남) in Korean, embodies charm, etiquette, height, intelligence, impeccable fashion sense, a little bit of mystique, and oftentimes, fame and fortune. Though the origin of the term “flower boy” dates way back to the Shilla Dynasty when the men of the upper, elite echelon were referred to as ‘hwarang’(花郞) which literally translates into ‘flower boy,’ the more recent developments of the Flower Boy craze are shaped largely in part by pop cultural elements, such as Japanese mangas and Korean dramas.
K-dramas, such as Boys Over Flowers, Heirs, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, and Flower Boys Next Door, definitely fueled the inception of KCON’S Flower Boy Cafe! To celebrate its return, we put together a list of all the flowerboys in the KCON17NY lineup!
CNBLUE – Minhyuk
HIGHLIGHT – YOSEOB
KNK – SEUNGJUN
NCT 127 – WIN WIN
SF9 – ROWOON
UP10TION – WOOSHIN
Do you agree with the flower boy pick from each group? We know we know, it’s certainly debatable. Don’t miss out on your chance to see these boys live at KCON17NY. Make sure to purchase your tickets NOW at http://www.kconusa.com/kcon-ny-tickets/. Interested in applying to be a flower boy at the KCON17LA Flower Boy Cafe? Apply by tomorrow May 17 at bit.ly/FlowerBoyCafe!
Who tops your Celebrity Flower Boy List? 🌺 👱