The big exodus really is coming at the end of this year and into 2016 as the huge group of male K-stars born in 1987 get ready to enlist in the army. I can’t even write all the names down because it’ll make me sniffle, there are so many of them. Until then, it’s time to say goodbye to a smaller class of ’86-ers, some of whom have already left for the army including Jaejoong and Choi Jin Hyuk. Already confirmed to enlist this summer is Yunho, and now another original DBSK member joins the army train as Yoochun has just announced that he’s going off to the army this August.
I don’t even need a mea culpa to explain my better late than never affection for Yoochun thanks to The Girl Who Sees Smells. It doesn’t even matter that his fans may find that work just okay, for me he was precious and perfect as Choi Moo Gak and that’s a great role to rest on as he heads off to the army. Even better is winning a Baeksang Best New Actor award in film for his role in Sea Fog. I still don’t find Yoochun good looking in the way so many K-stars seem packaged in the same tall flower boy vein, but that’s a good thing as he stands out for being attractive in a relatable way, like the handsome oppa next door that really could live next door. He did a Star1 pictorial in April prior to Smelly Girl so check it out for some very pretty Yoochun pics.