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Jang Yoon-ju’s Dream showcase
by | November 26, 2008 | 6 Comments

Jang Yoon-ju has been one of Korea’s top fashion and runway models for the past eleven years, appearing in all the big name magazines and doing some international work as well.

She’s also releasing her first album as a singer. She’s not a complete newb; she’s expressed her love of music before, and contributed to tracks of other singers’ songs, like the one below for rocker Jung Jae-hyung. She also recently duetted with Lee Hana while recording a cable show, Jang Yoon-ju’s 29.

In conjunction with the album launch, Jang performed at a showcase on November 26; more pictures below the jump.


Jung Jae-hyung featuring Jang Yoon-ju – “지붕 위의 고양이” (Rooftop cat), reposted from a prior post. [ Download ]

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I suppose Jang Yoon-ju isn’t so well-known in the English-speaking part of k-entertainment fandom, and I probably wouldn’t know much about her had I not caught the modeling reality show I Am A Model that she hosted.

I admit to not thinking she looked very modelesque at first — she’s a bit shorter than the average runway walker with her 174cm height — but she’s probably the most famous model in Korea.

Jang’s debut album is titled Dream and features collaborations with jazz musicians for a “realistic, acoustic sound.”


Via Newsen


6 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. shro

    i love that song with jung jae hyung..

    but personally i dont think she’s that pretty.

  2. rocketfuel

    ….I thought it was a Friday and so I was expecting an open thread in here…

    a lot of high fashion models aren’t really pretty in the typical sense…..they are slightly awkward and unique looking…like NBA players when not on the court. She’s not ugly tho.

  3. numberoneoppa

    rocketfuel… it’s wednesday, dude.

    Anyways, thanks for the read, javabeans. I haven’t heard of this girl before, but now that you’ve introduced me, I’ll definately check out her music. =)

  4. rocketfuel

    but i have no work tomorrow! 😀

  5. Ranter

    Like rocketfuel said…models that are “different” and aren’t “classically pretty” by mainstream standards are in demand in high fashion. I tend to find a lot of these awkward models to be attractive…but that’s just my personal taste. There is something about their looks that is unworldly, one-of-a-kind…never boring. They are a perfect clean canvaas especially for very eccentric couture clothing. Anyway..you know this girl is the real deal…you notice “real” models always wear stuff that are not in trend…they have very out-of-the-box creativity when it comes to their wardrobe?

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