Korean celebrities, or ‘idols’ as they are popularly called, don’t just know how to act or dance. But they can do it all- sing, act, and dance, as they entertain the millions of fans they have garnered globally. They can compete on screen with seasoned actors, and they can sing and dance just as well as any other musician or pop star.
These are 5 Korean Celebrities to look out for in 2022!
5 Korean Celebrities to Look Out For
1. Lim Young-woong
Handsome and young at just 30 years old, Lim Young-woong is one of Korea’s most expensive male advertisement models. He is a trot singer and became popular after winning the TV show Mr. Trot in 2020. He has been awarded several awards, including the best solo male artist award in 2021 at the 12th Melon Music Awards.
2. Yoo Jae-Suk
According to Cosmopolitan, Yoo Jae-Suk earns only around $4.7 million in advertising revenue. He is Korea’s highest-paid television personality and won the ‘Daesang’ (grand prize) award at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards 2021.
He has hosted several popular TV shows, including Happy Together, Infinite Challenge, and Hangout with Yoo. His appearance in the world-famous and viral “Gangnam Style” video in a yellow suit also made the news. He is quick-witted and is one of the most sought-after comedians in the Korean entertainment industry.
3. Jung Dong-won
A 14-year-old singer and acting prodigy, Jung Dong-won is no stranger to the lime-light and has been acting since a young age. He worked in the TV drama Goosebumps in 2021, Goo Pil Soo is Not There in 2022, The Racket Boys, and The Hidden Singer in 2020. Dong-won has now released his very own first album “Nostalgia, A Generous Giving Tree.” He is expected to become a future Hollywood star.
4. Lee Do-Hyun
The winner of the Best Actor Award at the 7th APAN awards for his brilliant performance in 18 Again which is an adaptation of the film 17 Again starring Zac Efron. He is also the winner of the 19th Korea First Brand Awards. Lee is an upcoming and promising actor who is sure to dominate the Korean scene for quite some time.
5. Moon Ga-young
Acting since she was ten years old, this German-born Korean star has already won an Excellence Actress Award at the 2018 MBC Drama Awards. She plays the lead role in True Beauty’s hit rom-com series. Ga-young is not only beautiful but has brains too. She graduated from the esteemed Sungkyunkwan University recently, managing to balance her studies and acting effectively.
The world’s audience loves Korean Drama, films, and pop music. They can’t seem to get enough of it. The world’s biggest names are reaching out and collaborating with these Korean celebrities to promote their brands. Big and world-famous names like Dior, Chanel, Gucci, and Tommy Hilfiger have collaborated with Korean celebrities already.
More and more Korean singers and actors are becoming internationally popular and household names. Their talent and hard work can be seen in all their portrayals, and their contributions to the entertainment industry are unmatched.