The list of models turned actor in the last decade in South Korea is aplenty but the top undoubtedly remains Kim Woo Bin followed by Ryu Jun Yeol. Towards the bottom there are quite a few more conventionally handsome tall hunks who are less nuanced and adept at acting, and yet I just have a soft spot for them. I think it comes from never annoying me even when they can’t deliver more because they deliver just enough/just right and I’m going to add Jang Ki Yong to that list. I like LOVE him in My Roommate is a Gumiho and it’s totally not based on objectivity and all on feels. He’s basically the second Nam Joo Hyuk as a model turned actor for me, whom I adored in right roles like he was in Start-up and The Light in Your Eyes. It doesn’t hurt that I find Jang Ki Yong insanely good looking the way he’s styled as Woo Yeo in Gumiho and it helps that his chemistry with leading lady Hyeri is just sparkling. I do think he’s headed towards a true critique when he stars opposite top Hallyu actress Song Hye Kyo in the upcoming Now, We are Breaking Up, because that’s super high profile and going to be a make or break performance for him. This is just a delicious dessert dish.