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5 Korean Model-Actors Lauded for Their Excellent Acting Skills – Kdramastars

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Before they even rose to stardom as K-drama actors, Lee Soo Hyuk, Nam Joo Hyuk, and more had already established their names in the fashion industry. But this 2022, they began to own the year with their top-tier acting skills. These model-actors impressed and made the viewers swoon with their acting and visuals combined.
They leave fans in awe, wanting more of their appearances on screen. And as K-dramas expand, these stars also gain a massive following globally.
From runways to screens, these Korean model-turned-actors are lauded for their duality.
Currently signed under YG Entertainment, Lee Soo Hyuk is unstoppable in his continuous projects. Starting his modeling career in 2006, the actor’s sharp features and amazing body build had landed him a spot on several fashion magazines and runways.
The “Doom At Your Service” star has also walked for high-end global brands such as Balenciaga, JW Anderson, and more. Though many mistook him for a cold person due to his intimidating and unique facial features, you will be drawn by his acting, and his charming smile will eventually melt your heart.

He has been earning praises until now for his performance in the MBC fantasy series “Tomorrow.”
With his perfect height, proportioned body, and dazzling looks Nam Joo Hyuk is always runway ready with any pair of clothes. The poise and the charisma that he carries never fails to capture the fans.
In 2013, the “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” star made his debut as a model in the 2014 Summer-Spring collection for Songzio Homme. Besides his newly carved path in modeling, Nam Joo Hyuk appeared in Akdong Musician’s “200%” and “Give Love” music videos.
Years after, from minor roles to now being one of the in-demand K-drama leading men, Nam Joo Hyuk successfully transformed his career.
Maybe some of you did not know, but Kim Woo Bin’s first career choice was to be a model. Fortunately, the qualities and attributes that a model needs, the actor confidently has it. In 2008, he made his first-ever runway appearance.
After walking for Seoul Fashion Week numerous times, the heartthrob decided to venture out into the acting field. Being passionate that he is, Woo Bin even enrolled himself in an acting class and had his acting coach guide him and reach his goal of making it in the industry someday.
And with just years, Kim Woo Bin landed various roles and even allowed him to bag several awards. As a result, he is now recognized and loved by thousands of fans all across the globe.
Thanks to his pivotal role in the megahit Netflix K-series “Squid Game,” Wi Ha Joon has earned his spotlight both in the local and international media. But before he gained massive popularity, Ha Joon already made a name in the fashion industry when he first debuted as a model.
Balancing both jobs opened more doors for actor Wi Ha Joon. Before he participated in “Squid Game,” the South Korean star already starred in dramas such as “18 Again,” “Something in the Rain,” and “Romance is a Bonus Book.”
With his overflowing talent and charisma, there is no doubt that he instantly became a global sensation.
This “Why Her?” actor was supposed to have the fashion industry as his playground. From designing to modeling, Hwang In Yeop has the talent and enough knowledge to pursue it. However, he couldn’t achieve it in an instant due to some circumstances. Not until someone changed his mind and confidently attended various modeling auditions right after he got discharged from the military.
After trials and errors, Hwang In Yeop earned his spot in the fashion industry and now became a global ambassador of fashion brands. However, he also wanted to expand his growing career and entered acting.
With all his hard work and perseverance, Hwang In Yeop has finally landed his first-ever major lead role in the ongoing SBS legal-romance drama “Why Her?” where he works with talented stars.
What are your thoughts about these model-turned-actors currently gaining a massive following? Tell us in the comments!
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