Inspiring Korean Celebrities
2013 SBS Drama Awards
Jun Kwang Ryul
Jun Kwang Ryul (Jeon Gwang Ryul/Jeon Kwang-Leol/전광렬) was born on Febuary 11, 1959. Zodiac sign: Aries. He was a music major in Chukye Art University. It is most fascinating to know that most Korean Actors finished a degree from a University. Some got post graduate courses as well. Being stereotypical Asians, I would say.
He had always been great with every drama that he was in. You would think those tears were fake but they were not. Some proof would be mucous coming out as well.
As an actor, he can be bad or good, villain or the hero, but he is best as a father. I love him in Baker King, Kim Tak Gu. I had a feeling that he isn't suited to portray historical or periodic dramas but he proved me wrong in The King and I.
I thought his bow ties were just there as part of his character in dramas, it seems that he loves them too. His fashion sense is that strong, and carries it well.
Warrior Baek Dong-Soo
Lee Min Ho
Famous Young Korean Actor
Lee Minho (이민호) was born on June 22, 1987. He is an accomplished actor, singer, and product endorser. He was first introduced in the Philippines under the drama Boys Over Flowers. Since then, fans were over him, from the Philippines, at least.
It seems that even though he made a name for himself, some of his dramas are not rating that much, until Heirs. He had proven his versatility in acting by gaining many awards. He has impressive lists of product endorsements. He is fashionable and commands respect. He's very famous worldwide.
I had watched City Hunter so many times. The story centers around him up for revenge but of course the joke was on him. It was well played but I love the forgiveness in the end. Things happen and we have no control but hate should not envelop us into darkness but give us wisdom. Now he is acting in the hit series The King: Eternal Monarch.
Personal Taste/Preference Drama
Boys Before Flower Drama
While eating Noodles
Kim Junho (Kim Joon Ho/Charlie Kim/김준호) is a comedian or gagman -- that's how they call them. Born on December 25, 1975. He's in a lot of variety shows, and mind you, game shows.
Because of gambling, he lost his job twice. Because of a gambling controversy that involved other two members of 2 days and 1 night, the show went on hiatus. He was the reason I was watching that show. Many fans watch it for other actors but I was stan. His devious ways and his diverse hats. 2 days and 1 night is on its 4th season and without him, I cannot watch it.
He was promoting Korean Comedy (k-comedy) and set up Busan International Festival. Like Kpop and Kdrama, he wants Kcomedy to be popular with every country. Although he lost his engagements with TV's he was able to successfully organise the festival.
He would wear expensive clothing and calls them fashion. His stylist is making a good job though, not everybody can pull off a fashion if doesn't feel right or if you don't like it. I like him wearing eyeglasses, it frame his face and make it more handsome.
He is now divorced. His ex-wife is a musician in the Philippines. She had been living in the Philippines before and after the divorce.
With controversies and obstacles on his professional life, he still commit to them with enthusiasm. He always remind me that when you fall, stand and move on.
Young Kim Junho
Gag Concert on KBS
I thought he really sang well here. With at least 2 flats. But when you hear what the other artist and host says, he was off and did not harmonize with Bada. Sad. I still see it cute though.
Immortal Song 2 with Bada
Nameless Gangster Movie
Choi Min Sik
Choi Min Sik (최민식) is a movie actor. Born on January 22, 1962. A movie superstar, and recognized for his work.
I saw some of his films and they are somewhat deviated to hard acting. He is the type of actor that channels his character and come out effectively. Either you hate him or you praise him. His movie Old Boy was one of the reason why the west thought Korea is so chaotic at the beginning of the new millenia.
He was also in the movie Lucy, a Hollywood production. He's the Boss of a Gang that planted drugs into Lucy's (Scarlett Johansson) body.
I saw the Devil Movie
The Admiral: Roaring Current Movie
Lucy's Scarlett Johansson and Choi Min Sik
Dara's Interview in the Philippines
Dara (Sandara Park/박산다라) is a member of the singing idol 2Ne1. Born on Novermber 12, 1984. she grew up in the Philippines from the age of 10. So she speaks Tagalog and English.
Before becoming popular in Korea, she was a successful actress in the Philippines. She is known as Sandara Park -- the Pambansang Krung-krung (crazy) ng Pilipinas. When she landed in Korea, she became a superstar. She is now a product endorser, model, actress, and a singer. And she probably wouldn't be able to achieve such high status if she stayed in the Philippines. Still, the Filipinos love her and support her every show.
Together with 2ne1, they sang I don't care. One of the cause of chaos in Smile, You drama. Watching 2ne1 and Dara on YouTube is so much fun. She maintains a YouTube channel under Dara TV, check it out.
Screen Capture of Dara from 2ne1 Music Videos
Dara and Lee Min Ho
Lee Yeon Bok
Lee Yeon Bok
Lee Yeon Bok (리 연 복) started off with food delivery. He learned cooking in China then moved back to Korea to start his own restaurant. He started with traditional Chinese Cuisines but it did not fair well. He then started cooking Korean foods and that's where he prospered. He believes that the taste pool people and not traditions anymore.
He is one of the six(6) Chefs of Please take care of your Refrigerator/Fridge, a cooking show on JTBC. They recook leftovers in 15 minutes with a new dish. It shows people how not to waste leftover food.
He had become the Chinese Cuisine expert. Unlike most Chefs, he uses only a number of knives, if not one. He fascinates people when they know that he lost his sense of smell.
If you want to eat in his restaurant, you have to book two months in advance. It is that popular. He is very popular with making delicious jajangmeon (black bean noodles). He said his restaurant suffered with sales when customers were only ordering jajangmeon. Jajangmeon is cheap, usually ordered for delivery. While on the show 4 Wheeled Restaurant, most of the customers want to order jajangmeon so he has to change the menu he planned to sell.
Lee Yeon Book
All Comments are Welcome
China Abarquez on April 19, 2015:
Although Lee Min Ho's drama "The Heirs" receives higher rating than others but still he is widely known as Go Jun-pyo. As I've seen on Facebook, his Boys Over Flowers fanbase is bigger compare to "The Heirs" fanbase.