Ji Sung Is a Mature Gentlemen for M Premium Magazine

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Ji Sung was one of the first Korean actors I got to know when I started watching K-dramas years ago, so it’s pretty nice to see him suddenly get a surge of new fans recently because of Protect the Boss (and/or Royal Family). I personally think his performance as Cha Ji Heon might be his best to date, because it’s such a difficult character to delicately balance the wacky with the sincere with the vulnerable.

In the August issue of M Premium Magazine, Ji Sung transforms back to the suave gentlemen that I actually associate him with more, rather than boyish Ji Heon. If it weren’t for the hair and the outfits he wears in PTB, he would easily go head-to-head with insanely pretty Jaejoong in a hotness showdown.





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Ji Sung Is a Mature Gentlemen for M Premium Magazine — 65 Comments

  1. Oh I didn’t know he was so good looking. I’ve never seen him in another drama. I would have a hard time if Ji Heon were that good looking that, as it doesn’t seem to fit his character.

    • I know Koala doesn’t agree, but that is why I think his cali hair is absolutely necessary for PTB. He is so beautiful in every other show he is in. The most beautiful on the set.
      NOT in PTB. JJ gets that nod.

    • He looks so much better with these hairstyle. Oh I wish he will have a make over. His hair is one sole reason I still haven’t completely want to keep him for myself hehe..

  2. Also no ramen/broccoli hair in sight! πŸ˜€ He looks way good in the 3rd picture (is that suit midnight blue?!) and in the tux.

  3. I first saw him looking hot and handsome too. I think that drama was Save the Last Dance…

    I wish eventually they’ll change his hairstyle to something bette. πŸ™‚

    • I love him in Save the Last Dance for me too. His hairstyle during that time is much better than PTB. γ…‹γ…‹γ…‹

    • oh yeah, “save the last dance”. who could ever forget the refined gentleman portrayed by ji sung in that drama which is entirely opposite of his PTB role. i couldn’t believe that it’s the same actor. woah! and what a brilliant actor πŸ™‚

  4. I actually like him more as a suave, clean-cut gentleman, like he was in All In and Save the Last Dance For Me. I agree with you, I consider his character in PTB his best role yet and my very, very favorite, by far. I’ve always considered him a competent actor, but only after essaying Cha Ji-heon did I accede that Ji Sung is indeed a versatile, all-around thespian that can do any role in the k-drama planet. More power to him.

  5. I think Ji Sung is sexy. Weird I think he is better with his hand obscuring his face. Perhaps his bare faced picture has too much beauty to take in.

    To me he beats JaeJoong on the hotness scale hands down.

  6. Hotness showdown with Jae indeed! Am watching his New Heart now and really love his acting, especially the way he uses his eyes to depict fear, sadness, plea, love, impatience and anger…..
    Really, while I understand why everyone wants his broccoli OUT, I’m kinda used to it and associate it with Ji Heon already so much so that WITHOUT the broccoli, I’m not sure if Ji Heon is still our Ji Heon any more! I don’t want him to be another Mununim! Its better to have 2 direct opposites (in terms of looks) fighting than have 2 similar guys growling at each other… Dun ya think??? (laugh) Yeah to broccoli Ji Heon!
    So glad its Wed and I can catch PtB tonight! Yattaaaaaa~!
    (still drooling at Ji Sung’s photo scans….. thanks Ockoala-san!)

  7. Ohh I love!!!
    My first Ji Sung drama was All-In, and despite the hotness of Lee Byung Hun, I was really attracted to Ji Sung in his role as the good-bad Jung-won. He was also very handsome in that role…

    Next was New Heart and totally heart him as a newbie doctor and now PTB… He is just so versatile.

    I have to find time to watch his other dramas soon!

  8. Ji Sung + tux = ~swoon~

    I hadn’t really objected to his hair until I saw these pics, but man, they need to cut that hair out, pronto. Mmmm, shmexy. ^_^

    • I can only assume the goofy hairstyle is supposed to be the outward personification of Ji Heon’s off kilter personality. It has started growing on me as the show has gone on but I’m sure poor Ji Sung isn’t too happy having to sport that on a day to day basis. πŸ˜‰

  9. Ji Sung is gorgeous in that photoshoot! Dare I say that even with the broccoli top – he pwns JaeJoong?

    I mean come on – that last shot in episode 4 PTB!! My heart stopped at how incredibly charismatic he looked! While being childish Ji Heon he is so adorable – but when he turns serious – WOW!! – the sexy vibe is turned on full blast and you get seared!!

    And his jawline – goodness – his gorgeous big eyes and sexy mouth – all in this taut package!

    • Totally agree with you!

      The last shot in Ep 4 with JH projected on the screen looking so confident and that smile!
      I rewind the vid for that few secs and watched it a few times.

      Can’t wait for the day he turned into a chaebol worthy of taking over the company… wonder if PTB will eventually go that route as expected.

      • I am totally waiting for his tux transformation in PTB – right now he’s gone the dorky professor with his penchant for bow ties – they should shoot the stylist!

        Ji Heon in full chaebol gear is what I want to see plus that twinkle in his eye – [excuse me while I swoon a little – imagination getting ahead of me!]

  10. He is insanely good looking in New Heart. I didn’t recognise him in ep 1 with his broccoli cut. Agreed that this hairstyle got to go, I think is forecoming… Didn’t he is undergoing makeover training. Awww, we have 2 gorgeously looking male lead….no wonder this drama is so addictive!

  11. I wonder if the Show is planning a Cinderellaesque transformation for Ji Heon. For example, at a critical meeting of the shareholders, his aunt steps forward believing that she and her son have successfully wrested control of the firm. Just then, a newly transformed Ji Heon enters dramaticaly through the conference hall’s double doors. And tada! He’s dashingly handsome. GQ-worthy, new hairdo and sharp suit. People do a double take. Jaws drop in awe. Eyes rubbed in disbelief.

    I miss the Jisung from Swallow the Sun. He was shooooo hot in that!!!

  12. omg!! his hair is SOOOOO much better!! why can’t he use this hairstyle in the drama?? i mean, Jaejoong is HOT and he’s suppose to be hot too.. then the competition would be fair right??

  13. Jisung and Jaejoong could easily pass as real life brothers. These two guys share the same physical characteristics. And yes, the boys are hot and obviously very pretty!! can’t wait for PTB week’s episodes (the hair-pulling fight scenes and the ass-kicking daddy/uncle)

  14. I love this hairstyle on him.. the current style just doesn’t do him justice!!! too bad he is not smiling in any of the pics ( I fell for him because of his smile XD ) But the last pic reminded me of it lol

    I am planning to check out his other dramas just to watch him on screen…

    • I say I started knowing him from save the last dance for me and I thought omg who is this actor ????

      I search thru the Internet and I continue to keep up with his other drama
      – New heart
      – Kim su ru
      – Swallow the sun
      – Royal Family
      – Protect the boss

      And so glad that his effort is appreciated n recognized in the recent SBS drama awards πŸ™‚

      Love him to the max!
      To me, the most under rated Korean actor! He is so good!!!

  15. Am I the only one who actually likes his hairstyle in PTB? I think it gives his character extra dimension, yeah he would look hotter with the hairstyles above but he would just be another chaebol. But yeah he is looking suave and sexy in these shots.

  16. This is d Ji Sung I know but the brocolli hair suits him in PTB – though I would sincerely hope he gets to be cool like this once he changes into ‘manhood’ ha4x …. He’s been going steady w/ his g/f (co-star in STLD) for 4 yrs n he said he likes to surprise her and stuff – d boy is still very much in love w/ his g/f .., sooo good to see … Though I was hoping it was her n Eugene – nevertheless both hv found happiness ^_^

  17. I LOVE this man…and this is despite the curly perm everyone seems to hate..PTB is kinda my first Ji sung drama…i only saw a couple of episodes of swallow the sun…hes so hot and such a versatile actor….i never thought he could do comedy…he did angsty, sexy brooding so well….but he is frickn hilarious in PTB
    And seriously he looks gorgeous with his hair like this, but he still looks hot with the curly hair too, brocolli really suits him

  18. Okay. I get what the fuss is all about now πŸ™‚

    I too hope that it’s part of some upcoming make over, like Cinderella inverted – the drama is witty enough to have considered it. Also, everyone else is rather stylish, Eun Seol is dressed very much on trend with her denim shirts.

  19. “If it weren’t for the hair and the outfits he wears in PTB, he would easily go head-to-head with insanely pretty Jaejoong in a hotness showdown.” I totally disagree here, to me he is waaaay more hot, cute and HANDSOME, than Jaejoong. He is a flawless win win in my heart *-*

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  21. Anybody watch WGM? Jisung really looks like jalba in these pictures.
    Oh and somehow the way jaejoong smiles remind me of him as well. Well there’s the connection for Jisung and JJ to become brothers lol.

  22. Jisung and Jaejoong are a two different types of sexy & good looking.
    Jisung is the typical hot, manly and suave guy while Jaejoong is the pretty, sexy and chic guy. They have really different attractions but I think both are on the top of the HOT list.

    • Oh and in the hotness showdown I would prefer Jaejoong just cause he has that really unique “out of this world” look to me, he looks a bit mixed too =D Totally love him!! <333

  23. You know I already thought he looked good WITH the broccoli hair, but now… Wow he looks HOT, to hot to handle for Ji Sung. LOL

  24. Hot damn, get the fire exxtinguisher–the man is just that HAWT. Heeheheh I love him in the suits. I was so thrown off track for a bit. I was like, is that really him? heheh

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  26. I say I started knowing him from save the last dance for me and I thought omg who is this actor ????

    I search thru the Internet and I continue to keep up with his other drama
    – New heart
    – Kim Soo Ru
    – Swallow the sun
    – Royal Family
    – Protect the boss

    And so glad that his effort is appreciated n recognized in the recent SBS drama awards πŸ™‚

    Love him to the max!
    To me, the most under rated Korean actor! He is so good!!!

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