If ever there was a reason for me to re-watch Heirs the first one to come to mind would be for Kim Woo Bin. I’ve seen him in dramas before and acknowledge that he’s got that innate knack for acting which is all the more surprising since he came from a straight up modeling background. Sometimes models are excellent at posing but cannot do animated acting, and the same goes for great actors who deliver terribly dull photo spreads. Kim Woo Bin has that off-kilter vibe about him that works in the edgier world of fashion and somehow he’s finally flipped the switch for me in terms of seeing him in the world of acting. He was the scene-stealer extraordinaire in Heirs even if his character was rather bipolar with one side that was despicable and another side that just called out for hugs. The way he was styled in Heirs was equally as bipolar, going from slicked gangster ahjusshi hair in the first half to emo biker boy in the second half. I much prefer the younger emo look and that’s the one he sports in the January edition of Vogue Girl Korea magazine. It’s a magazine that skews younger in its target audience that its older sister magazine Vogue Korea and I think Kim Woo Bin’s age and acting trajectory might make this his last Vogue Girl appearance before he graduates to the big leagues of Vogue. In addition to Heirs (or maybe inspite of it), Kim Woo Bin is enjoying a bona fide box office crowning with the success of Friends 2. I still haven’t check out that movie though the original Friends was fantastic but its the K-drama adaptation of Friends: Our Legend which is easily one of the top-10 quality K-dramas of all time. It’s a great franchise to be a part of and Kim Woo Bin really had a stellar 2013 all things considering now that I remember he also started the year off with a bang being in School 2013 with Lee Jong Seok. I’m loving the quiet introspective moodiness of this Vogue Girl spread, all the more so because it lets Kim Woo Bin look younger and more vulnerable than his usual steely aura onscreen. This is really how the character of Choi Young Do in Heirs should have been presented.