How to Tell the Twins (Choa & Way) apart

With Crayon Pop’s unit, Strawberry Milk, comprised of the twins Choa and Way debuting soon, many will try to tell the twins apart. In the past it was easier due to their hair colors and styles (Way being blond and generally had longer hair), but the twins are making it harder for everyone by trying to look more alike these days. This article will try to illuminate the differences between the twins.

First off, Choa and Way are identical twins born 1 minute apart. They were delivered through a Caesarean section on 12 July 1990. Choa (born Heo Minjin) is the elder sister to Way (born Huh Minsun). Both of them were high school dropouts, but both are attending college after having obtained a general education diploma.

Now on to the differences.

Mole

Choa has a mole on her right cheek, while Way doesn’t.

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Jawline

Choa’s jawline is more U-shaped. This results in a more rectangular-shaped face. On the other hand, Way has a slenderer V-shaped jawline but rounder cheeks, resulting in a more oval-shaped face.

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These animations might help to showcase the differences in their jawlines (Way is the one with long hair in the 1st GIF, and in black in the 2nd GIF).

Eyes

In general, both their eyes are half-moon shaped. Choa’s eyes are bigger while Way’s eyes are wider as seen in the animation and picture above, however this is too dependent on their expressions. Choa’s eyes are also rounder, while Way’s eyes tend to squint more.

Ears

Choa’s ear has a kink, making it elvish-like, while on the other hand, Way’s ears are more rounded.

Nose

Way’s nose is slimmer than Choa’s. Maybe you will spot the difference from the picture below, where Choa is on the left, and Way is on the right.

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Skin

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Way’s skin color is a bit fairer than Choa’s.

Naturally, the list above isn’t exhaustive, and these rules of thumb might not apply all the time. Depending on the angle and make up the twins don on, one will need a holistic picture of them to appreciate all the subtle points. The easiest way to gain the knowledge of that subtlety is to simply watch variety videos with them on it. Crayon Pop Me Subs have annotated who is speaking most of the times in our subbed videos so as to help new fans learn their names in an easier fashion. Watch our recommended playlist!

Additional sources: DCinside

  • PopjusshiG

    Don’t forget the left ears if visible, Choa has the cute elf ear. You can really see the difference in the animation above.

    • I’m always amazed every time I notice her ear and how it’s so elf-y. I can just tell whose who after a few months of CPTV and then someone pointed out her ears… mind blown.

    • Elfie

      hell yeah. such a cute feature.

  • instinct

    I think our brain has a special module for telling faces apart. If you watch the twins’ shows a lot and often enough, you would be able to tell them apart without thinking much about their individual facial features.

    • h4iumb1

      I agree. After following them for more than 2 years, I have no problem telling them apart. Even in the latest teasers for Strawberry Milk I think it is quite obvious who is who.

    • termyt

      That’s a skill that people have to varying degrees. Some people have a very hard time with it, for others it is easy.

      There’s also a big difference between telling them apart when they are together and can be compared versus knowing who she is when only one of them is present.

    • Selane

      That is true. That is why the parents of twins can easily tell them apart, even if they can’t explain to others how they do it.

      • MA GLX

        Actually, Choa (or Way) had said, sometimes even their parents also will be confused. 🙂

    • Mee

      I have twin school friends. We’re not close. I almost always guess right who is who when they are apart. But when they’re together I never can tell which one is who.

  • the 2nd gif (poker dots) not much difference, very tricky.
    almost didn’t know its a gif haha..

  • GBuster

    Still going to confuse the heck out of me lol.

  • Keno

    my heart will always know who is choa

  • a true fan, just like me! always knew that!

  • zweiosterei

    Choa has a more angelic look while Way has a more devilish look.

  • Amo

    It’s all fun and games until they wear the same outfit and get similar hair styles/colour

    http://i3.minus.com/ihvGeBUe90HLT.jpg ‘Ommo! you’re not buying that denim jacket’

  • socio555

    They should be honest and talk about before and after plastic surgery……lets see some high school pictures……

    • Dudeman

      How do you know they got plastic surgery? Can you prove it?

  • seihanda

    and i come here thinking the picture is hyunyoung rainbow -_-

  • Terry Townsend

    it does not make them any less cuter or love each other any less now does it?

  • Notmykl

    That is a freckle not a mole.

  • MyNameIsFire

    I can kind of tell them apart more by personality than appearance (though, hair helps me figure it out, too.)