We like to think that idols are just as charismatic off stage as they are on it, but the truth is, idols are just as awkward as we are! They’re even more awkward next to their favorite celebrities. In no particular order, here are eight times K-pop idols were completely starstruck upon finally interacting with their inspirations and ideal types.

Jeon Somi becomes group-mates with childhood inspiration Gong Minzy

Could you imagine joining a girl group with the very artist who first inspired you to pursue music? All of the stars definitely aligned for Somi when role model Gong Minzy joined the cast of “Sister’s Slam Dunk 2.” In fact, Somi was so starstruck by Minzy she couldn’t even turn to look at her.

Through filming for the show, Somi’s fan admiration quickly transitioned into a strong friendship with the veteran singer. The two became close friends, and Gong Minzy documents their friendship in several selfies on her Instagram account.

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IU’s long love for BIGBANG’s Taeyang

As one of BIGBANG member Taeyang’s biggest fans, there was no way IU could control her inner fangirl when she finally got the chance to speak to him over the phone during this 2010 episode of “Heroes.”