I’ve never found Lee Seung Gi conventionally handsome, even if I’m not applying the ridiculously high standards of K-ent when it comes to their stable of flower boy entertainers. But what makes him so attractive to me is his megawatt smile and onscreen charisma whether in dramas or variety, he just has that It Factor and a fun personality to boot. That’s why seeing him head buzzed and heading off to the army feels less like sending a star off and more like sending the boy-next-door off. It’ll be a hard two years without his brand of charming presence even if drama and variety life goes on and there will always be something to interest me. He looks so darn happy and proud in his enlistment pictures, and as usual there are handfuls of devoted fans on hand to personally send him off. I’ll have to do it from my computer and an ocean away, but the Seung Gi reserved spot in my heart will remain empty and await his triumphant return with better abs and the nation’s commendation for doing his duty as a proper Korean young man.