While the conversation on the top Korean male actors in their twenties understandably starts with Kim Soo Hyun onward thanks to his successes in both dramas and movies, slowly but surely Yoo Ah In is getting up there thanks to a string of hit movies like Veteran and an award winning drama last year with Secret Love Affair. Yoo Ah In just pulled off a first ever feat this week by being the first Korean male entertainer to solo grace the cover of Vogue Korea.
Previous male star cover spread were all dual affairs – top stars like Lee Byung Hun posed with Josh Hartnett while Hyun Bin did a spread with Tang Wei, while idol superstar G-Dragon got the cover alongside a top model. I’m also thrilled for Yoo Ah In’s Vogue Korea cover since he’s a self-professed fashionista, even if I find his sartorial style mostly weird. At least he’s being himself, which translates to being a memorable and unique star whether he’s acting or posing.