Korea’s Rising Hallyu Star: Lee Min Ho

My Profile of Lee Min Ho
By Sharon Ryan

Korean stars are rapidly breaking into the mainstream market and Lee-Min-ho is one of them near the top of any list for popularity, acting ability and charm. Lee Min Ho is a certified Korean star and is known for his role in the hit Korean Drama City Hunter.

Below: Video “Life of Lee Min Ho” is visually engaging and worth a watch for fans:

Lee Min Ho Wanted to be a Football Player

His original dream was to become a football player, but due to an injury when he has in Grade 5 of elementary school he turned to acting. When Lee Min Ho was in his senior high school year, he started acting lessons, underwent training and later landed first roles in television dramas. His acting ability came naturally, though, and his smile made him an immediate hit.

Below: Scenes from City Hunter and Boys Over Flowers with Lee Min Ho:

Boys Over Flowers
He was noticed for his role in KBS2 drama “Boys Over Flowers” for his role as Ku Jun Pyo. Boys over Flowers have gone to be a hit series in other Asian countries like the Philippines.

Lee Min Ho and Sheepdog

Lee Min Ho charms audiences offscreen as well as on. Here, at home, he plays with his dog.

In the year 2011 he starred in the series City Hunter, this was a drama series that was based on a manga story from a Japan Manga written by Tsukasa Hojo. This television series would make Lee Min Ho even more popular especially in countries like China, Philippines and Japan, because of this role he landed the number one spot for the Best Hallyu Star in a popular Japanese magazine that is dedicated for Korean dramas, he got this award last June 2012.

Below: Music video with scenes from City Hunter featuring Lee Min Ho

As a Korean actor aside from starring in City Hunter, he has a long list of television drama TV roles like Sharp in 2003 where he played as an art student; he also played a guest role in Nonstop5 in the year 2005, a waiter in Love Hymn, acted as Park Doo-hyun in 2006 for Secret Campus.

Below: Lee Min Ho can dance! Who knew? Lee Min Ho in a commercial spot shows his versatile skills.

He also played the role Cha Gong-Chan in Mackerel Run in 2007. Lee Min Ho was able to show more of this acting talent for his role in I Am Sam and as Min Wook Gi in 2008. He is currently starring in the series Faith as Choi Young (watch for our coming F&B Korean Drama Review of Faith!).

Another milestone for Lee Min Ho—he reaches 5 million friends on Facebook.

Aside from being a good drama actor he is also an effective product endorser, he endorsed Bang Bang in 2010, 12 Plus Shower Cream 2012 in Thailand, a Bench model in 2012 in the Philippines and other products like Cadillac CTS Cartier Love Summer Exhbition, Cantata Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, Etude House like Korean singer and actress Dara Park.

Below: Lee Min Ho in The One and Only, promoting Toyota Camry.

Some of the top products he has endorsed include Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Samsung, Trugen and Toyota Camry in the United States. One of the signs that you are a successful actor is by the number of commercials that you are able to have and Lee Min Ho was able to prove his fame and credibility using this record.

Lee Min ho is also a multi-awarded Korean actor and his efforts were recognized in the 2011 Drama Awards last December 31, 2011, he also got the Best Actor award for a drama special in City hunter as well as the Best Netizen Award for the same role in City Hunter and the Ten Star Award. He is expected to appear on more product endorsements, movies and television series, his fans all over the world continue to pour in their support.

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  1. Yes, he’s zooming to the top with his good looks and talent unlike Yoochun only has screaming fans to support, no acting skills…Lol

  2. jigiola joy fayehun says:

    Lee min ho is the best he should not stop and also i love †̥ be an actress but don’t Ɲό̲̣̣̣̥‎​ how †̥ go about and i don’t av conection pls can you help me out

  3. He is a very courageous person who is always going the extra mile,does he mind sending me his recipe for success.i am a Zimbabwean in high school and i want to be a doctor.

  4. He deserve it

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