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6 Korean Actors Who Were Originally Models

Amazing on screen & on the runway

Zoolander spent a lot of time wondering if there was more to life than being really, really ridiculously good looking – and it seems like he may not have been the only one! reveals six beloved K-stars who once fronted ad campaigns and the runways and are now acclaimed actors.

Nam Joohyuk

Before making us swoon in South Korean drama series ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo’, Joohyuk was a model for Korean brand SONGZIO Homme in their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign.

Lee Jongsuk

Lee Jongsuk began modelling at the age of 15, but the actor said his stint was merely an accident. In an interview, Jongsuk said he signed on to an agency who promised him acting jobs, but instead he was made to model.

Lee Kwangsoo

Lee Kwangsoo made a name in the entertainment industry though South Korean variety show ‘Running Man’. But before his entertainment and acting skills took centerstage, Kwangsoo walked the runway for various designers.


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