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You Won’t Believe That These Gorgeous Celebrities Are Turning 40 Next Year


They look like they’re still in their 20s.


In the entertainment business, people are especially sensitive about age and how youthful one looks. And in the Korean entertainment industry, there seem to be quite a few stars who look much younger than they actually are.

Here are the gorgeous celebrities who are turning 40 next year but don’t look like it at all:



1. Lee Dong Wook

Lee Dong Wook, who is currently starring in tvN’s Touch Your Heart, is an actor that proves that age is just a number. Just like he did in his 20s, Lee Dong Wook continues to sway fans’ hearts with his handsome facial features and attractively tall height.


2. Han Ye Seul

Han Ye Seul is another gorgeous actress who is currently 39 and will be turning 40 next year. Her beauty and youth make it so that most people assume she’s still in her 20s.


3. Jang Na Ra

Jang Na Ra, who recently starred in SBS’s The Last Empress, is an actress who was born in 1981, and who many believe to be a vampire. Thanks to her big eyes and cute voice, she’s the definition of youth.


4. Kang Dong Won
It would be an understatement to say that Kang Dong Won‘s youthful look is the ideal type of many female fans. Despite being 39 years old, he still flaunts the same visuals he had when he first debuted.



5. Jun Ji Hyun
Jun Ji Hyun is commonly thought of as the representing actress of youthful beauty. My Sassy Girl came out back in 2001, but she still manages to show off the same youth she had during that movie when she was only 21 years old. 


source https://www.koreaboo.com/stories/idols-stars-actors-celebrities-korean-40-youth-young-visuals-20-gorgeous/?fbclid=IwAR2eTzTqJcuT2x1gArlfeG5oLgxcx02_T3fOwtyue2BRyPRieOjFgAPvqTs

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18 Male Celebrities Who Give Off “First Love” Vibes

by binahearts


First loves have a certain feel and look about them. They have a boyish charm, innocence, and sweetness that rubs everyone the right way. It’s a deadly equation and one that has the capability of stealing your heart in a second.


Here’s a look at 18 male celebrities who give off this “first love” aura. Careful, your bias list just might grow after having one look at these boys.



Nam Joo Hyuk


If he’s good enough for Bok Joo in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo,” he’s good enough for all of us.


Kang Dong Won

This epic umbrella scene from “Temptation of Wolves” stole the heart of every woman in South Korea. Literally. Every. Single. Woman.





Song Joong Ki

Before he was Song Hye Kyo‘s man, he was everyone’s first love.

GOT7’s Jinyoung

His sweet gaze and innocent smile are enough to earn him a spot on this list.

Im Siwan

Im Siwan is like the boy next door who you end up sending secret love letters to. Like, all day every day.


Kang Ha Neul

Yes, boy. We see your infectious laugh and smile. We see it and we get it. You’re the complete package.

Park Ji Hoon

Maybe it’s his aegyo or his wink — whatever it is, we’ll save him in our hearts.

Yoon Shi Yoon

Ever since Yoon Shi Yoon showed the world his baking abilities in “Baker King Kim Tak Goo,” there’s really nothing to not like about him. He’s the perfect first love to have because you and your family would love him!

Park Bo Gum

Park Bo Gum has been making our hearts flutter since the day he debuted. His sweet and gentlemanly qualities are nothing short of every girl’s dream guy.


Eric Nam

This sweet Korean-American is not only smooth with the vocals, but he’s got the smarts. And we know he’s willing to do anything for the girl he likes, which is why he’s totally first love worthy.


Park Hyung Sik

This doe-eyed idol-turned-actor has the ability to melt you with just a gaze. The first love bells are ringing hard for this one!

Jung Hae In

Jung Hae In is every noona‘s first love. And with good reason. There’s nothing about him that isn’t swooning worthy. He’s also basically royalty.

Seo Kang Joon

There’s something about those light brown eyes that melt our hearts like butter.

BTS’s Jungkook

Basically, he’s everyone’s first love. Am I right?

He’s got the whole world in his hands.

BTOB’s Minhyuk

Our sweet Minhyuk is clean-cut and boyish, and his charm embodies all when it comes to first loves.

Ji Soo

Maybe it’s the fact that he looks good in black. Or the way he styles his hair. Or how tall he is. Or his eye-smile. Wait, it’s everything.


EXO’s Chanyeol

There is not a single negative thing about our Chanyeol. He deserves to be everyone’s first love.

Highlight’s Yoon Doojoon

This leader of Highlight has the perfect boyish charm to be put on this list.


source : https://www.soompi.com/article/1314059wpp/18-male-celebrities-who-give-off-first-love-vibes

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' NEW JEANS, PLAC ' SS19 denim campaign with Dongwon Kang. See the full film on Youtube.

강동원과 함께한 PLAC SS19 데님 캠페인을 지금 만나보세요!



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It was an honor to meet and work with one of the greatest Korean actors, Kang Dong-won.
And I was deeply impressed by his cool personality. :D




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Top 10 male Korean actors chosen by a Japanese film magazine

 2,394 readers were to choose 3 Korean actors (March, 2018)



10) Jung Woo Sung

- Tall, cool face, looks like a handsome baseball player from Osaka

- Good at all kinds of acting like thriller and romance

- Some dislike him because he has an anti-Japanese image


9) Jo Seung Woo

- Big impact from dramas 'Horse Healer' and 'Stranger' (hits in Japan)

- Good voice

- Doesn't have this throat-scratching sound unique from Korean men

- More male fans than female fans


8) Yoo Hae Jin

- The person who appears in every Korean film

- Unique actor

- Actor whom everybody recognizes but not his name


7) Song Joongki

- Korean version of Tsumabuki Satoshi

- Handsome and lively

- Lots of love from Japanese women by dramas 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' and 'Descendants of the Sun'

- Fans became very busy after he got married


6) Choi Min Sik

- Great acting, return of Nakadai Tatsuya

- Treasure of Korea

- Mixed opinions but everybody approves of his acting

- Some dislike him from 'I Saw the Devil'

- He seems a bit anti-Japanese but his acting is good


5) Bae Yong Joon

- Father of hallyu, everything about hallyu

- Popularity decreased from the lack of promotions & his marriage

- He's very forgotten but still has fans


4) Jang Dong Gun

- He's warmly & coldly handsome and very popular by women

- He starred in 'Taegukgi', its Japanese version 'Brotherhood', and drama 'Gentleman's Dignity' which are some of the most favorite projects by Japanese people

- He's considered more handsome as he's aging


3) Kang Dong Won

- Korean type of handsome men that can't be found in Japan - sharp lines(?)

- He does a lot of projects so he's popular in Japan despite no Japanese promotions

- His popularity skyrocketed between 2014~2017



2) Won Bin

- He can't be seen in projects but he's the actor with the biggest impact in Japan

- He reminds of Kimura Takuya's peak days

- No project but his existence brings popularity


1) Ha Jung Woo

- Actor with thick lines that can't be found in Japan

- His acting and everything about him is likeable. His low-tone voice is liked by Japanese women.

- He's a typical male Korean style


Pann: Top 10 male Korean actors chosen by a Japanese film magazine

1. [+107, -1] Yoo Hae Jin ㅋㅋㅋㅋ "The person who appears on every Korean film" ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+86, -0] Now that I think about it, I can't think of a man who has thick(?) looks like Ha Jung Woo from Japanese people. They all seem skinny, short, and tiny.

3. [+76, -0] Kang Dong Won's look is Japan's type.

4. [+38, -0] They also like Song Kang Ho because he's good at acting.

5. [+35, -0] The infamous Harajuku disaster of Kang Dong Won

6. [+21, -0] I hope Kang Dong Won and Won Bin has a lot of kids to preserve their species.

7. [+21, -0] Japan likes defined faces with strong features.

8. [+20, -0] Won Bin ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ No project but his existence is enough ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

9. [+16, -0] What's the throat-scratching voice from Korean men?

10. [+16, -1] Agree that Yoo Hae Jin appears everywhere ㅋㅋㅋㅋ



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© monotube_official



sung by 강동원 Gang Dong Won
guitar by 강동원 Gang Dong Won
original song 누구도 일러주지 않았네 (No One Told Me) by 루시드폴 (Lucid Fall)


2019. 05. 25 Monotube Channel Open


#KangDongWon #GangDongWon #GangDongWonVLOG #StarVlog#Monotube #GangDongWonSong #YouTubeChannel #Openon25th




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Kang Dong Won To Give A Sneak Peek Into His Daily Life In Reality Vlog Series
by D. S.kim


Kang Dong Won will be giving a sneak peek into his life in Los Angeles!


On May 25, the first part of Kang Dong Won’s upcoming reality Vlog series “Kang Dong Won & Friends, Viva L.A Vida” will be released through a YouTube channel called MonoTube. The channel serves a purpose of showcasing unique lifestyles of various celebrities, and it announced its official launch in partnership with Kang Dong Won.


For the first time in 16 years since his debut, Kang Dong Won will be showing off his daily life to the public. He plans to showcase his life in Los Angeles, where he is staying for a year to shoot an upcoming Hollywood film.


The actor will be joined by his friends including actor Bae Jung Nam, musician Joo Hyung Jin, fashion designer Se Yi Shin, and others, who have flown out to Los Angeles to accompany the actor in his journey to becoming a Hollywood star.


On May 20, MonoTube released a minute-long teaser of Kang Dong Won’s upcoming reality Vlog series, in which the actor is walking along the beach in Los Angeles. The actor also sung and played the guitar for the background music of the teaser.


A source from MonoTube stated, “The new sides of the human Kang Dong Won that were not known to the public before, added on top of the fun and vibrant trip that [he goes on] with his close friends, will catch your attention.”


The source continued, “Aside from Kang Dong Won’s reality Vlog series, we also have a lineup of various stars who are hard to see on variety shows to be featured in the channel’s future videos. Please look forward to the channel becoming an unparalleled ‘star channel’ on YouTube.”


source https://www.soompi.com/article/1326059wpp/kang-dong-won-to-give-a-sneak-peek-into-his-daily-life-in-reality-vlog-series


Actor Kang Dong Won to have his first ever travel vlog series through new star contents channel

Actor Kang Dong Won will be saying hello to the public very soon with his first ever vlog series, 16 years after his debut!


For the past year, the actor has been away from the public eye while residing in Los Angeles, California for about 12 months, immersed in his Hollywood debut production. A new, upcoming star contents channel by the name of 'monotube' was able to partner up with Kang Dong Won during his time in LA, in order to record footage of his life abroad, as well as a fun vacation with some of his closest friends!


The upcoming travel vlog series 'Kang Dong Won & Friends, Viva L.A Vida' launches through 'monotube's official YouTube channel this May 25 at 8 PM KST. Kang Dong Won's good friends including model Bae Jung Nam, musician Joo Hyung Jin, and more also star in the vlog series, flying over to LA to treat the actor to a little bit of home. 


You can check out some of 'monotube's first teasers for Kang Dong Won's upcoming vlog series, below! In the brief, serene teaser clip, Kang Dong Won also contributes his voice and guitar strumming to establish the perfect, peaceful vacation mood. 


source https://www.allkpop.com/article/2019/05/actor-kang-dong-won-to-have-his-first-ever-travel-vlog-series-through-new-star-contents-channel



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Gang Dong Won & Friends, Viva L.A Vida 
Teaser (1:52 Long ver.)




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Gang Dong-won, Kim Dong-wook, Ahn Hyo-seop - Stars Who Gain Weight for Work


Stars gain weight for work. They struggle to display the right kind of physical appearance for their characters. Since 1~2 kilograms of weight can make a character look different, Gang Dong-won, Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Dong-wook increased their weight through various methods of dieting and exercise. Based on the visuals that fit the character, they succeeded in increasing the immersion of their work and drawing positive reviews for their acting.


Gang Dong-won is known to put on weight every time he goes into something. He usually weighs about 68~70 kilograms, but for the role of Choi Boo-je in "The Priests" he increased his bodyweight to 71 kilograms, and he increased it to 75 kilograms for the movie "My Brilliant Life" for the role of a father. In the movie "Master", he weighed 73 kilograms to play a detective and in "Golden Slumber" he was 75 kilograms again as a delivery man.







16 Pairs Of Korean Celebrities That Look Unbelievably Alike

Just like how Katy Perry looks so much like Zooey Deschanel it sends chills down our spine, there are definitely plenty of celebrity twins in South Korea's entertainment industry.

From K-pop idols to actors that are part of the original Korean wave, these celebrities and their equally famous doppelgängers had us doing double takes whenever they pop up on our screens. 




When 31-year-old actor Joo-Won shot to fame for his role as Kim Takgu in King of Baking, fans of the show observed that the actor bears an uncanny resemblance to his sunbaenim, veteran actor Kang Dong-Won.


source https://www.eonline.com/ap/news/1043803/16-pairs-of-korean-celebrities-that-look-unbelievably-alike#photo-1007412



Kim Jung Hwa Talks About Working With Kang Dong Won, Gong Yoo, So Ji Sub, And Jo In Sung


Kim Jung Hwa truly has been blessed with amazing co-stars throughout her career!


The actress was a guest on the May 23 episode of KBS’s “Happy Together 4” alongside Jung Young Joo, Lee Joo Bin, Heo Song Yeon, and AOA’s Hyejeong.



During the episode, the hosts brought up Kim Jung Hwa’s popularity during the 2000s. Jun Hyun Moo asked her, “You were incredibly popular then. How was the payout?” She shared, “Once, I filmed 17 commercials at one time. It was enough money to buy around five houses in Gangnam at the time.” When Yoo Jae Suk asked her if she was still that wealthy, she wittily answered, “I’m wealthy even if I don’t have money.”


Yoo Jae Suk brought up her previous works, saying, “Kim Jung Hwa’s most famous work is ‘New Nonstop.’ At the time, there was a scandal with Jo In Sung.” Kim Jung Hwa explained, “I debuted through ‘New Nonstop.’ I filmed a telecommunications commercial with him once before. But we weren’t even dating in the drama, so we both didn’t understand why we had a scandal. We laughed it off.”

Kim Jung Hwa shared that the “New Nonstop” cast had recently met up for the first time in 18 years, including Park Kyung LimJang Nara, Jo In Sung, Jung Tae Woo, and Yang Dong Geun. She said, “It was really nice. The sitcom is like family to me. We all made our debuts through ‘New Nonstop.’ It was the first time for every one of us and we were all clumsy rookies. We all easily agreed to meet up and even though it was the first time we met in 18 years, everyone was the same.”

She picked Yang Dong Geun as the one who had changed the most, saying, “Before, he was so into hip hop, where he talked a lot when we acted but in private he always pushed his hat down all the way. Now, he’s so bright. Maybe it’s because he’s married and has kids. Before, he was someone in the darkness but now he’s smiling and he talks a lot.”


Kim Jung Hwa added, “We made a group chat. Jang Nara did a drama a while ago and we told her she was pretty. We also talked about how we should gather again, and that we should film us graduating [college], getting married, and having kids. We even said that the only person that has to say okay is Jo In Sung because of his appearance fees, but he said, ‘Of course I’d want to.’ I really hope it happens.”


She then talked about her other previous co-stars, which includes Kang Dong WonSo Ji Sub, and Gong Yoo. She first mentioned Kang Dong Won, with whom she filmed the drama “Something About 1 Percent.” She explained, “We were the leads so we had a lot of scenes together. I was filming on a hill and a parked car’s brake got undone or something, and it started coming down. Kang Dong Won blocked it out of nowhere, like Superman. That was really cool, it made my heart flutter.” She made the others laugh by adding, “He wasn’t able to stop it, and he ended up getting dragged by it.”






Kim Jung Hwa added, “You normally get close when you film a drama together. That’s how the acting gets better. At the time, I was in my early 20s and Kang Dong Won had just debuted. We were both introverted. We filmed scenes where we dated, got married, and got pregnant, but it was so awkward. We even had a scene where we went on our honeymoon and hugged while talking in front of a campfire. But we were so formal when we hugged. At the wrap-up party, we greeted each other with a 90-degree bow. I’m a bit sad that we weren’t able to get close.”

Kim Jung Hwa brought up Gong Yoo, with whom she had filmed the movie “Spy Girl” with. She shared, “He was so extroverted. He took care of me, joked around, and we ate meals together. I was awkward, but as time passed we became close. We even went to famous eateries as we went to promotional events for the film.” She laughed and added, “Even though he’s become the ‘Goblin‘ now, we were close then.”


She chose So Ji Sub as the co-star who had given her butterflies the most, saying, “I filmed a beverage commercial with So Ji Sub. At the time, he asked me, ‘What are you going to do later?’ so I answered, ‘I want to act.’ He said that he’d like to meet me in a project in the future. After that, I acted as siblings with him in my first drama ‘Glass Slippers.’ When I asked him if he remembered me, he said he did. He’s really handsome and polite in real life.”


“Happy Together 4” airs every Thursday at 11:10 p.m. KST.


source https://www.soompi.com/article/1326974wpp/kim-jung-hwa-talks-about-working-with-kang-dong-won-gong-yoo-so-ji-sub-and-jo-in-sung

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Kang Dong Won Shares His First Vlog And It’s The Best Thing That Happened To His Fans


He’s still gorgeous.


Actor Kang Dong Won has, for the first time in 16 years since he debuted, shared an exclusive look inside his daily life – through a minute long vlog content which he uploaded on a YouTube channel called Mono Tube.


The video revealed that Kang Dong Won has been staying in Los Angeles, California and preparing to appear in a Hollywood film. His fans were able to catch a glimpse of his place in LA too, as he welcomed a couple of his friends, including model Bae Jeong Nam, on the vlog.


Kang Dong Won and friends were spotted around LA, spending quality time together. Kang Dong Won seemed to be enjoying his life in the States and that made his fans very happy. The YouTube channel promoted that it would be updated with new contents weekly on Saturdays 8PM KST.


While he hasn’t been the most active in his acting career, Kang Dong Won continues to receive a lot of love and support from his loyal fans! His fans, who have been waiting forever for an update on the actor’s whereabouts and future plans, are now celebrating with the cutest, funniest messages in the comments section!


Today must be the day that I’ve been hanging on to dear life for…! Saturdays are going to be the only thing keeping me going from now on. Good luck to everyone else feeling the same!


— YouTube ID 현


Oh… wow, I can’t breathe… I wish the best for you – to work little and earn a lot. I hope you get healthier with each breath in and richer with each breath out. I can’t believe my 15 years of stanning is being rewarded like this. I’m literally so moved.


— YouTube ID 김세진


I want to live to see tomorrow too, but should I die now I won’t have any regrets! I’ve been your fan forever, Kang Dong Won. You’re the first celebrity in my life whom I sincerely loved and supported. Thank you for sharing this vlog with your fans, who are always waiting for even the smallest updates from you. This makes me so happy.


— YouTube ID 이리오


source https://www.koreaboo.com/news/actor-kang-dong-won-shares-first-vlog-youtube-best-thing-fans/



Netizens went Wild at Kang Dongwon's Younger Days' Pictures After It was Being Retrieved in HD

He looks amazing now and back then too.

Actor Kang Dongwon has always been known for one of the veteran actors who not only acts well but is visually very appealing too. Born in 1981, the actor is turning 40 really soon and still, his recent pictures don't look his age at all. The actor's visual isn't just shining after he debuted as an actor but way before that and his past pictures could easily prove so. The trend of using an application to retrieve HD quality of pictures in the past that really blurs has been used on Kang Dongwon's younger days' pictures too and what netizens saw blew their mind.

Kang Dongwon was the cutest boy when he was little, dashing when he was growing too.


source https://kstarlive.com/article/2019/05/25/netizens-went-wild-at-kang-dongwon-s-younger-days-pictures-after-it-was-being-retrieved-in-hd-230751








[SBS Star] HD Retrieved Photos of Gang Dong Won's Younger Days Wow the Public


Fans went wild at old photos of actor Gang Dong Won after they were being retrieved in HD.


Recently, one fan retrieved Gang Dong Won's old photos in HD and shared them online.

Born in 1981 and debuted in 2003, Gang Dong Won has always been known for one of the best-looking actors in Korea who is not only good-looking but also excels in acting.


As you can see in the past photos below, Gang Dong Won flaunts his unique, irresistible charm even in his early debut days.

Meanwhile, Gang Dong Won is currently living in Los Angeles, the United States to prepare his first Hollywood film 'Tsunami LA'.


source https://news.sbs.co.kr/news/endPage.do?news_id=N1005283886

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[Monolog] 강동원&친구들 #1: 생태계 파괴자의 카오스

강동원&친구들, Viva L.A Vida #1
LA에 있는 강동원을 만나기 위해 날아온 친구들, 배정남-주형진-크리스-세이신!
5인방의 반가운 만남 & 계획 없이 관광지를 돌아다닌 여행 첫 날 모습 공개
"이거 어떻게 나올지 상상이 안 가..." 분량&노잼 걱정하며 혼돈에 빠진 강동원!
운전부터 요리까지 은혜로운 '초면 모먼트' 포착!

#매주토요일저녁8시업로드 #모노튜브 #monolog




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[Svsta] "No editing please" ... Kang Dong Won daily Vlog, exceeding 1 million view in 2 days
3/6/2562 16:53:40


Actress Gang Dong Won's Vlog video has been gathering topics for over a million views in just two days. Youtube channel 'Monologue' on the 1st of Gang Dong Won Vlog series' Gang Dong Won & Friends, Viva.


Actress Gang Dong Won's Vlog video has been gathering topics for over a million views in just two days.


Youtube channel 'Monologue' on the 1st of Gang Dong Won Vlog series' Gang Dong Won & Friends, Viva. LA Vida ', one of the' Chaos of Ecosystem Destroyer '.


'Kang Dong Won & Friends, Viva LA Vida' is a reality program that Kang Dong Won will show for the first time in 16 years as an actor. It contains the trips with five people from Kang Dong Won including model, actor Bae Jeong Nam, and musician Ju Hyung Jin.


Currently living in Los Angeles for filming Hollywood movies, Gang Dong Won has traveled to Los Angeles with acquaintances who have met in a long time.


Kang Dong Won, wearing a hat and sunglasses, boasts a perfect visual that can not be hidden in his comfortable clothes.


Gang Dong Won also appeared to be unfamiliar with the tangible performance of the show, "Do not you have to sing a song," and also expressed the cute (?) Aspect to worry about the amount.


At the mart for dinner preparation, he also showed his handmade chapters in good English.


Kang Dong Won came back to his home and took off his sunglasses and hat and went out to the camera before preparing for dinner in earnest.


It was enough to catch the attention that the handmade dishes for the acquaintances boasted with deep eyes and a sharp jaw line.

This Vlog, which contains Kang Dong Won's unobtrusive daily life, has exceeded one million views with over 4,000 comments in just two days.


The respondents who responded to the video showed the reaction of a single body admiring 'Gang Dong-won' Gang Dong-won, including "Editors, Do not edit, do you know?", "My savior who came to destroy YouTube," and " .


(Composition = editor Lee Soo-hyun, review = Kim Do-Kyun, source = Youtube "Monotube")

(SBS Steve Star)


source http://www.tellerreport.com/life/2019-06-03---[svsta]-"no-editing-please"------kang-dong-won-daily-vlog--exceeding-1-million-view-in-2-days-.HJn70wGCN.html



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