NU’EST Hwang Minhyun‘s charms alone are enough to make everyone immediately recognize him but add in his staple bucket hat and the real question would be, who wouldn’t recognize him?

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That, however, was exactly what Minhyun thought! In a recent talk with Vogue, Minhyun revealed he once believed he wouldn’t be recognized with a mask and bucket hat on during one outing but he was quickly proven very wrong!

Sitting down to reveal his “go-to items,” Minhyun showcased some of his favorite things including his suitcase, sunglasses, lip balm, and AirPods designed by L.O.Λ.E.

Among all his items, however, there was one that was his ultimate go-to — his bucket hat!

Now, I have this hat. This is from a brand called Andersson Bell and it’s my true ‘go-to item.’

— Minhyun

After sharing the item, Minhyun revealed there was a funny story that went along with his bucket hat. Several months back, Minhyun was hanging out in town. Wearing a face mask as well as having the bucket hat low over his eyes, Minhyun knew that no one could really see his face.

There’s a funny story about this hat. I was wearing this hat and just hanging out in Cheongdam-dong several months ago. I was wearing a mask and my hat was down over my eyes. You really couldn’t see my face.

— Minhyun

But that didn’t stop two ladies from recognizing him straight away! And even when Minhyun tried to persuade them they were wrong, they knew they weren’t!

Suddenly, these two ladies came to me and asked if I was Minhyun. I told them no but they kept saying I was wrong.

— Minhyun

As the ladies had already figured out his true identity, Minhyun couldn’t help asking how they knew it was him. He soon discovered they worked for Andersson Bell and wanted to thank him for wearing the hat so well!

I got curious so I asked how they knew and they said they work for Andersson Bell. They thanked me because I was wearing this hat so well. Thank you!

— Minhyun

While Minhyun may have been surprised to be discovered, fans weren’t surprised at all and couldn’t help laughing at Minhyun’s story!

Experience Minhyun’s full “undercover” story and discover all of his go-to items in the video below: