I continue my perplexed fascination with Lee Min Ho‘s wardrobe, whether it’s in dramas, photo shoots, or events. He’s making a big splash in China by landing the cover of Cosmopolitan China magazine with a huge photo spread. Heirs was a massive hit in China and he’s capitalized on the popularity by doing a duet with Harlem Yu on CCTV‘s Lunar New Year Gala last month. It’s no surprise to see him getting such high profile exposure in China, as a male star he’s really packaged as a perfect handsome inoffensive male god to drool over onscreen. I thought he would get to enjoy his popularity solo for awhile longer but Kim Soo Hyun has burst out of nowhere to literally be over all the C-news in the last two months with You From Another Star. I’m quite amused with Lee Min Ho’s Cosmo spread, it seems to tap into his penchant for monochrome suits in various pastel or primary colors that have too short pant legs paired with loafers and no socks. It’s like the ghost of Personal Taste has been following him around for 5 years and there is so sign of an exorcism in sight. I wish this photo shoot was more eclectic and creative, telling Lee Min Ho to pose isn’t very exciting, and the backdrop is mostly just uninspiring. On a more buzzworthy note with respect to Lee Min Ho, the K-netizens are once again going crazy over something that merits a shrug at most. Lee Min Ho was in New Zealand and was snapped by fans who recognized him while he was sitting at a gaming table. K-netizens are predictably appalled that Lee Min Ho would be gambling, even if the man makes a crapload of money of his own hard work and is a good 6 years past 21 years old or whatever is the legal age in Korea. Lee Min Ho’s agency quickly released a statement explaining that their guy was merely at a coffee shop where where was a gaming section and he sat down at a table with a friend just to watch but didn’t play. To which I say, that’s pretty weaksauce explaining but I’m just annoyed an explanation was even needed. I actually love the thought of Lee Min Ho having a vice, even one as manageable as sitting down for a few hands of blackjack when the opportunity arises.