The popular Korean TV show Running Man began airing in July 2010. Since then, and throughout the years, it blessed viewers with some of the most extravagant guest appearances — which included the decade’s hottest K-Pop stars. Here are 10 female idols who graced the show, enchanted the viewers, and made their episodes some of Running Man‘s most legendary ones.
1. BLACKPINK’s Jennie
How adorable was BLACKPINK‘s Jennie on Running Man in 2019 as she braved through a haunted house with host Lee Kwang Soo?
In 2012, Suzy drove the internet wild with her appearance on Running Man as Haha‘s game partner. This GIF of her smiling next to him still owns the internet.
3. TWICE’s Nayeon
TWICE‘s Nayeon made a million hearts skip when in 2018, she gave her best aegyo-boosted “poem” using Kim Jong Kook’s name. Kook-ookkakka!
4. Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
Before Kwanghee took over the “Paper Doll” title on Infinite Challenge, there was Taeyeon. In 2015, she showed the nation what it means to be as light as paper!
5. AOA’s Seolhyun
AOA‘s Seolhyun has long been a VIP on Running Man for her frequent visits. But her 2015 “Heart Dance”, taken after SHINHWA Andy‘s trademark dance, really broke the internet.
6. Girls’ Generation’s YoonA
If you need a prime example of K-Pop idols looking young AF in school uniforms, please refer to Running Man in 2017 featuring Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA.
In 2012, IU blessed the show hosts and viewers all with her 100% live, rise-and-shine performance of “You & I” and it became the nation’s favorite morning alarm.
8. Red Velvet’s Irene
Red Velvet‘s Irene shocked the viewers in 2019 not only with her unrivaled visual, but also with her “duality” — tossing her “ice princess” title for a new “mukbang queen” one.
We will forever remember how Sulli‘s warmest, purest smile lit up the hosts’ hearts in 2013.
10. Goo Hara
And we will always remember how to be the real you and love yourself that way, as Goo Hara showed us on Running Man in 2010.