Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kim Hyun Joong “Yoon Jin Ho”: The Face of Success

At first he was a school dropout but he still manages to climb the stairs of success; that was Kim Hyun-Joong is made of. Better known as Yoon Ji Ho (Boys Over Flowers) and Baek Seung Jo (Playful Kiss) is a popular Korean movie actor/singer/icon was born on June 6 1986.


During his early life, Kim decided to give up his study for singing. He play bass guitar in a band and while working as a waiter, he was introduced to a company CEO to be one of the member of a boy group. They have an offer to launch their group in China, but they rejected it and soon they were disbanded. He then audition for DSP Entertainment (DSP Media now) and became a member and leader of SS501.

After the successful launching of SS501, Hyun-Joong joined the cast of We Got Married, his very first acting appearance in a Korean TV series. Along with his partner Hwang Bo they won the MBC' s Best Couple Award .  They leave the show due to some scheduling conflicts with Kim’s new series “Boys Over Flower”.

He gains more popularity when he played the role of Ji Ho in Boys Over Flower which he won a Best Actor Award at the Seoul International Drama Awards in 2009 and the Popularity Award at the 45th PaekSang Arts Awards. Hyun-Joong also played the lead character in the korean drama “Playful Kiss” (korean version of Japanese “Shojo Manga Itazura na Kiss”) alongside Jung So Min.

In 2011, he decided to go solo and launched his first solo mini album “Break Down”. It earned him awards such as the best selling album for June on Gaon Monthly Album Chart, #1 Gaon Weekly Album Chart, toped the Oricon Chart in Japan and a platinum record award by Warner Music Taiwan. In November of the same year, Kim launched his second mini album “Lucky” and just like with his first one, this album also received some awards.


·         He is the eldest member of SS501.
·         In 2009, he was diagnosed with H1N1. Luckily he surpassed this it.
·         Kim can play 5 instruments namely guitar, bass, piano, drums, and violin
·         There are some humors that his next appearance in a tv series would be the upcoming drama “Conquest  of the City”.
·         His Playful Kiss series is the first Korean drama to air on Youtube and became a big hit.
·         He is the first Korean to appear on Taiwanese TV series.
·         He studied stage production management in Chungwoon University and afterwards he go to Kongju Communication Arts to study applied music.
·         He hates to speak English because of his funny accent when he converse this language. 

In case you want to watch his top korean drama series “Boys Over Flower”, you can download it here:

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