All you need to know about them.
When someone say Lee Sung-kyung or Nam Joo-hyuk, you’ll probably think of the TV series Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo in an instant. Why? Because basically those two names became a household names when that romantic-comedy series was released. They became an overnight superstars.
Now that everything seems to be in order: they have a productive career; they are trending for the past weeks (and until now!); and they are dating as per their talent agency, YG Entertainment, Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk can now be considered as one of the most successful actors of their generation.
Meet the stars who make everyone kilig.
1. Lee Sung-kyung, 26
With 6 million (and counting!) followers in Instagram and more than 10 awards and recognitions in her belt, there is no stopping Sung-kyung from continuously rising and shining as a model and an actor.
In her recent interview with W Magazine, writer Gillian Sagansky referred Sung-kyung as on par with Gigi Hadid. “To put her [Sung-kyung] celebrity into perspective, in a country of some 50 million people, more than ten percent of the country is following her. That would make her proportionally right on par with Gigi Hadid’s following in America.”
But before everything else, Sung-kyung started her career as a model in 2008 and made her acting debut with a supporting role in K-drama series It’s Okay, That’s Love with Gong Hyo-jin and Jo In-sung. It was followed then by a weekend drama Queen’s Flower in 2015, Cheese in the Trap, Doctor Crush and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo in 2016.
Aside from dramas, she has been part of different variety shows like Super Model S Diary, Magazine 1, Roadshow, Entertainment Weekend Express, Music n Movie, It’s Raining Men, Running Man, King of Mask Singer, Taxi, Radio Star, Please Take Care of My Refrigerator and many more.
Though she’s not new in the celebrity status, Sung-kyung also revealed that she’s still not comfortable being in the spotlight and she prefer being indoors now than outside.
2. Nam Joo-hyuk, 23
As a model turned actor and only debuted in 2013, Nam Joo-hyuk has already been part of different television series and variety shows. In 2014 he has been part of The Idle Mermaid; in 2015 in Who Are You: School 2015 and Glamorous Temptation; 2016 in Cheese in the Trap, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo; and this 2017 he’s part of Bride of the Water God.
In the 4th APAN Star Awards, Joo-hyuk co-won a Best New Actor award for Who Are You: School 2015 with Byun Yo-han. He also co-won the same award at the 36th MBC Drama Awards with Ryu Jun-yeol.
He’s still very new in the industry but the path of his career seems to be very promising, especially nowadays that different television networks and producers are taking notice of his incredible charm and style in acting.
The “Swag” couple
Just recently YG Entertainment has confirmed that these on-screen couple is actually dating in real life. “After checking with Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk, they confirmed the news that after being close friends since their modeling days, the pair recently developed romantic feelings for one another and are dating well now,” according to the statement released by their agency.
This confirmations made their fans really happy. They have also recalled an interview of Nam Joo-hyuk in January wherein he shared his ideal girl. “I’m the type of person who likes someone for a long time. I don’t have a specific ideal type necessarily but I like the character of Kim Bok-joo. I think someone who is in the same field as me… and can become a source of strength for me is my ideal type,” he said in an interview with Soompi.
In a later interview with Arirang TV, he also said: “Someone who is in sync with me emotionally. Nowadays, I like women who have short hair and sharp features because sometimes they look cute but other times they look intimidating.”
Fans are really getting crazy with Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk’s confirmation of their true relationship status. Many are shipping them to be forever couple and everyone is waiting for their next move.
So, are you kinikilig?
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