Lee Seo Jin Says He’d Want To Take 2PM’s Taecyeon As A Porter On “Grandpas Over Flowers”

Actor Lee Seo Jin says if he were a grandpa on “Grandpas Over Flowers,” he’d want to bring 2PM’s Taecyeon along as the porter! On the July 13 episode of “Entertainment Weekly,” Lee Seo Jin was visited on the set of a cosmetics advertisement. When asked about his unchanging appearance, Lee Seo Jin joked, “I feel like […]

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April Male Advertisement Model Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has released the brand reputation rankings of male advertisement models for April 2018. The rankings for this month were determined by analyzing 11,438,074 pieces of big data for 50 male brand advertisement models. The data was collected from March 26 to April 27 and was analyzed for participation, media coverage, communication, and […]

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20 Stars With Qualifications That Might Surprise You

Many popular Korean actors and idols have unique hobbies outside of their work that they’re so passionate about they’ve even been certified as experts! Others have gone through training to get licenses to help in their careers, often for an acting role or an appearance on a variety show. The stars below all have certifications or licenses that you […]

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Lee Seo Jin Sends Lee Seung Gi A Coffee Truck On Set Of “Hwayugi”

Lee Seo Jin and Lee Seung Gi’s bromance continues!

The two actors have been close ever since Lee Seung Gi joined the same agency as Lee Seo Jin. They have talked about their friendship on various shows and interviews and both have a close relationship with PD Na Young Suk, who had cast them in shows like “2 Days & 1 Night” and “Three Meals a Day.” Both of them have appeared on instalments of the “X Over Flowers” series, though not at the same time.

On February 3, Lee Seung Gi posted on his Instagram a photo of a gift that Lee Seo Jin had sent him on the set of his drama “Hwayugi.

In the caption he wrote playfully, “Last night, while ‘Youn’s Kitchen 2’ was airing, Executive Director Lee’s coffee and food truck appeared on the set of ‘Hwayugi.’ Thank you, Seo Jin hyung.”

“Executive Director Lee” is Lee Seo Jin’s unofficial title on the show “Youn’s Kitchen 2,” where each of the staff members has a position in their self-run restaurant. That title was also on the posters and banners for the food truck and coffee truck.

Check out “Hwayugi” below:

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Yoon Yeo Jung Describes What It’s Like To Work With Lee Seung Gi, Lee Seo Jin, And Park Seo Joon

Actress Yoon Yeo Jung has been receiving a lot of love from viewers after appearing on many variety programs produced by Na Young Suk. The two teamed up for successful runs of tvN’s “Noonas Over Flowers,” “Youn’s Kitchen,” and the currently airing “Youn’s Kitchen 2.”

Due to the show’s popularity, Yoon Yeo Jung joked that out of the 50 years of her career as an actress, Na Young Suk’s variety programs are her major works. In a recent interview, she talked about the male celebrities she’s worked with on these shows and what they’re like in real life.

Yoon Yeo Jung traveled with Lee Seung Gi on “Noonas Over Flowers.” She said they naturally became close while traveling together and said, “Lee Seung Gi is such a well-mannered kid. He works hard. He is a very passionate person.” She shared that they still keep in touch and joked, “Whenever he does something, he always calls me. He makes me tired with his phone calls.”

The actress worked with Lee Seo Jin on “Youn’s Kitchen” and “Three Meals A Day.” Yoon Yeo Jung commented, “Lee Seo Jin is very polite. He was also very polite to Shin Goo. When Shin Goo would drink, he would bring him stew. He’s that polite.” Then, she added humorously, “But he’s not like that to me, so I said, ‘Do you see me as a woman?’ He picks fights with me.”

In her latest variety show “Youn’s Kitchen 2,” Yoon Yeo Jung worked with Park Seo Joon for the first time. She described how difficult it is to work in the kitchen and praised his work ethic. She stated, “The kitchen is a war zone. I get burns and cuts from knives like it’s a war zone. But, he wanted to work hard, so he came to the kitchen and worked really hard.”

Yoon Yeo Jung continued with a laugh, “One time, I yelled at him but Lee Seo Jin said, ‘Don’t yell at him. You can yell at Jung Yoo Mi, but not at Park Seo Joon. It’s not good for your career.”

The success of “Youn’s Kitchen” spawned spin-offs such as “Kang’s Kitchen.” She commented, “Because there’s now a franchise, they say I’m the CEO. What kind of CEO works in the kitchen?” and made everyone at the interview laugh.

She added, “Even Kang Ho Dong’s legs cramped up, so imagine how hard it is for me and Jung Yoo Mi. The pan is very heavy, so it’s hard to lift it, but food burns quickly if you use a light pan. My wrist hurts a lot while cooking.”

The actress continued to express love for her variety show family members throughout the interview. She mentioned, “Because I had to stand for a long time, my legs became swollen like the athletes Jang Mi Ran and Lee Sang Hwa. When that happened, Lee Seo Jin helped out a lot. He’s shy, so he doesn’t help you outright. But instead, he quietly leaves a chair and a cushion. I like Lee Seo Jin because that’s his style. Na Young Suk is also that style.”

“Youn’s Kitchen 2” airs on Fridays at 9:50 p.m. KST.

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December Male Advertisement Model Brand Reputation Rankings Revealed

The Korean Business Research Institute has published the December rankings for brand reputation among male advertisement models.

This month, the Korean Business Research Institute analyzed 15,621,606 pieces of data from November 23 to December 24 of 50 male brand models. This was a decrease of 30.89 percent compared to the amount of data they analyzed in October.

Brand reputation rankings are a result of big data analysis of participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness as a means to study consumer habits.

Kim Saeng Min topped the charts this month with a total of 2,077,028 points, showing an increase of 457.54 percent. According to the head of the Korean Research Institute, Kim Saeng Min was not only popular in broadcasts, but also in ads for his penny-pinching tips. He has reportedly filmed over five ads using his trend words “stupid” and “great.”

Wanna One’s Kang Daniel took second place with a total of 2,010,837 points, which is 71.63 percent higher than October.

Gong Yoo came in at third place with a total of 844,296 points. This is a decrease of 74.49 percent compared to his rank in October.

Check out the top 30 below:

  1. Kim Saeng Min
  2. Wanna One’s Kang Daniel
  3. Gong Yoo
  4. Jung Woo Sung
  5. Lee Seo Jin
  6. Yoo Jae Suk
  7. Park Bo Gum
  8. Song Joong Ki
  9. Hyun Bin
  10. Lee Sang Min
  11. Shinhwa’s Eric
  12. Jung Sung Ho
  13. Baek Jong Won
  14. Ha Jung Woo
  15. Kim Soo Hyun
  16. Jo Jung Suk
  17. Jo In Sung
  18. Shin Goo
  19. Seo Gyung Suk
  20. Kwon Hyuk Soo
  21. Yoo Seung Ho
  22. Jun Hyun Moo
  23. BIGBANG’s G-Dragon
  24. Ma Dong Suk
  25. Shin Dong Yup
  26. Kim Rae Won
  27. Eric Nam
  28. Kim Sang Joong
  29. Lee Byung Hun
  30. Lee Min Ho

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Lee Seo Jin Shares Why He Continues To Work With PD Na Young Suk On Variety Shows

Recently, actor Lee Seo Jin sat down for an interview where he shared his thoughts on his variety shows appearances and producing director (PD) Na Young Suk.

Lee Seo Jin revealed, “At first, I was tricked and appeared on ‘Grandpas Over Flowers’ out of impulse. The program actually became a hit.” Then he joked, “After that, I continued to work with Na Young Suk, but if [a show] doesn’t do well, we’ll have to go our separate ways then.” Having worked on seven programs with the PD, the actor also shared how he continues to work with Na Young Suk because he likes how all of Na Young Suk’s programs are very down-to-earth.

When asked if Lee Seo Jin and Na Young Suk have been discussing their next project after “Three Meals a Day,” Lee Seo Jin answered, “Truthfully, Na PD and I don’t talk about work a lot. We only talk about it in the office. Even if I ask him, he won’t tell me, and I’m not curious about it either.” He said that even if he does ask, Na Young Suk will say, “It’s better if you don’t know. You’re not going to prepare for it anyways.”

See Also: PD Na Young Suk Opens Up About His Close Friendship With Actor Lee Seo Jin

The interviewer pointed out that Lee Seo Jin seemed to be the most comfortable in “Three Meals a Day” because he is the oldest. Contrary to the assumption, Lee Seo Jin said that “Youn’s Kitchen” was the most comfortable program for him. He explained, “First of all, you stay and live in one place. Your lifestyle is regularized, and the view and weather are beautiful.”

Lee Seo Jin admitted the hardest variety show for him was “Grandpas Over Flowers” because they have to keep moving and he has to be in charge of the schedule. He also said “Three Meals a Day” is difficult because they have to make meals.

Which one of Na Young Suk’s programs featuring Lee Seo Jin was your favorite?

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