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Joo Ji-hoon headed to Japan for birthday fanmeeting

(The funny thing is, if a woman were to wear this outfit, it would be dubbed “menswear-inspired.” And yet, on a man, it looks strangely womenswear-inspired.)

Come May, Joo Ji-hoon will return to Japan a year and a half after his last fanmeeting there. The event(s) will take place in both Osaka (May 15) and Tokyo (May 16), and comes in time to promote the upcoming Japanese premieres of his recent films, Antique Bakery and The Naked Kitchen.

The Tokyo fanmeeting will be particularly special, as the 16th will mark Joo’s 27th birthday, and the event will double as a birthday party for the actor.

Meanwhile, his upcoming drama (a Korean version of Tokyo Tower) does not yet have a broadcast station or airdate, but is finishing up its casting with the aim of entering production soon.

Via Chosun

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ahhh! joo ji hoon's so hot!

best of luck! :)

and happy early bday!

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i agree javabeans, i love those pants but i also love joo ji hoon, that bone structure is gorgeous.

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I am likely to get flamed for saying this, but perhaps part of the reason JJH looks feminine isn't because of the clothes, but because this dude is 6'2 and looks to be hovering around 145 lbs? Looking masculine (I guess I'm looking at a specific cultural reference point via western standards) might require JJH to "fill" out the tux shirt a little more.

Then again, the combo of the off-kilter bowler hat (resembling the quite feminine cloche hat), the velvety ruffled bow tie, and the tux shirt... also adds a touch of the feminine to JJH. It's almost an asexual look, imo.

-Samsooki

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Samsooki, i'm not gonna flame, but I'll counter your remark, because that suggests that supposed "femininity" equals "very slim." I have a problem with that reasoning, although I don't think that's what you meant.

Personally, I think it's the delicate and sharp facial features that gives him a "pretty" look, regardless of his height or weight.

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isn't it just the high tucked in top? a tipped hat could work with just a 'boyish' look.
that and i agree on the 'slim' thing. somewhat. with his hands hidden like that, sleeves all 'baggy', 'off kilter' tie.. looks like girl wearing guy clothes =)

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Personally I don't find anything feminine about him... or many of the other Asian stars that get dubbed as such. Most Asian men just have smaller frames than Westerners. Maybe if we weren't always injecting our food with strange hormones and chemicals we would still be smaller also....

The outfit though looks more Charlie Chaplin inspired than feminine also. Think early American film.

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JB,

I guess my point was that, from my cultural reference point, guys who are "skinny" tend to be thought of as "not very masculine." Not that "very slim" = "femininity." Because the archetypes for being feminine if you are a woman are much different, than if you are a man. A man being "feminine" doesn't necessarily mean that he will look like a woman, but that he will not represent what people think a man should look like. So, this has everything to do with stereotypes of what it means to be a man, rather than what it means to be a woman.

And I'm not defending this point of view, and I'm certainly not saying it's correct, but I AM saying that at least where I grew up (the American Midwest, then in the Northeast and NYC), that that's what the common perception was. i.e., a 'real' man projects strength, and being of slight build projects the absence of strength, and thus "not manly."

Might the "pretty" (feminine???) look with the sharp facial features be correlated with a low body-fat percentage and a slim build for a guy (not for a woman, but for a guy)? If so, then perhaps we are saying the same thing?

-Samsooki

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No, we're not saying the same thing, but it's okay, we can agree to disagree. ;)

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Hmm, I agree with JB. To me, a guy looks "feminine" when his facial features are delicate and "soft".

A few years ago, there was an interesting study about "macho-looking" men and more feminine types and how women tend to prefer one or the other according to certain phases of their vital cycle, but I can't find it. It had pretty pictures of the same man and his face had been altered just enough and...well, it was all in the face. Can't find it though. *off to google some more*

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Re: JJH. You almost fooled me with the age . I keep forgetting about the one year gap! *headdesk*

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I think his body type has nothing do with him looking feminine. I found him very masculine in Goong with all the prince costumes he wore. I think this outfit that is conventionally not worn by the average joe makes him look feminine. This outfit reminds me of a modern version of Regency style of the 19th century. (*Thinks about James McAvoy in Becoming Jane*....sigh)

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I recently watched Antique Bakery. I didn't really like it. The story line wasn't really exciting and the acting was very poor.

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@KaOri
Huh. I thought the acting was great, especially Joo Ji Hoon's. It was completely different and far better, imho, from his Goong or even Mawang days.

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@ Sere

If you come across that article could you post a link to it. That sounds rather interesting.

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@Sere
Joo Ji-hoon was fine but for of the cast rest were mediocre or far less especially Kim Jae-wook. I feel like the acting was a bit forced when it came to his role in the film.

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There are also related videos on the bottom that are also interesting. I watched the whole program in TLC and was amazed on how they analyzed the results.

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@Jin-ah

I only found these http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080118115425.htm http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070808082047.htm. Now I'm pretty sure I've read that article on a Science magazine (sorry couldn't find an online version), but the content of the article was resumed pretty well in the 2 links above (no pics though!). I recall being a bit stunned by the main point which was women tend to choose "masculine looking" guys for reproduction but when it comes to long-term relationships they would rather go with guys with a far less threatening look.

@KaOri.
I see.

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@ kaOri

Thanks for the link to that, though not the same, still a rather interesting show.

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@ Sere
Thanks for looking and for the 2 links. Yeah that second article was a bit of a surprise to me too, but was interesting reading.

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Hey, I'm in the dark - has Ji Hoon been in the army? If not, shouldn't he be getting ready?

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I find Joon Ji-hoon very handsome. He can appeal with both long or short hair, as well as having facial hair or none at all. It's amazing what a haircut and shave can do to ones appearance.

I still haven't watched Naked Kitchen yet, really need to find the subbed version... Even though my city has an "asian area," we're pretty slow on picking up oversea products. ToT

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I've always liked his style. If I were a guy, I'd dress like him. :D

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Seriously, i'm glad he's past the Goong era pretty look. I like his wild style..he's pretty talented too.

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No. It's not womenswear inspired. It's just womenswear.

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I don't think he has that delicate feminine beauty. I think he looks more like one because he is so tall and slim. Like Samsooki, not exactly slimness defines feminine beauty but I'm just so used to seeing it that way for guys.

Oh well, he doesn't appeal to me in that image anyway. :p

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ngl, I loved him in everything he's done so far. I found his character in Antique Bakery extremely complex, psychologically speaking. I loved him but the rest of the cast tended to be ...overshadowed? i guess, by him, im not quite sure. (however imo Goong didn't show his acting ability, not nearly enough as Mawang did <3) and im excited for this new project 8D

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LOL, am i the only one who gets Joo Ji Hoon and Jung Il Woo mixed up at times?

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"Femininity" has little to do w/ mass.

Otherwise, Orlando Bloom, Jude Law, and Ashton Kutcher and Topher Grace from their "That 70's Show" days would be regarded as "feminine" for being so skinny.

As for Joo Ji-hoon, lookswise, he's OK for a Korean male celeb (I wouldn't place him anywhere near the top) and I agree that "Antique Bakery" was just awful.

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i think his outfit looks woman-ish mainly b/c of the waist of the pant. the high-waist emphasizes his slim hips and manages to be very very feminine.

See Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking Suit
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2570920715_4798bd6060.jpg

plus that high-waist look was on EVERY hollywood starlet last season. (so maybe it's a little conditioning - we've gotten used to women wearing that look?)

just change the pants and he'd look a lot more masculine, imo.

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His smile slays me... every time.

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I love him, but wearing that outfit seems make he looks skinnier than before..
and I'd prefer his cool and arrogant pose, than wide smile like this, hehe

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aashhhh la verdad no seporque hacen tanto drama si en la actialidad muchos famosos lo han hecho y no han sido criticados tan duramente y termninar con la carrera de un gran actor y modelo no se me hace justo ya que deberian de pensar que errar es de humanos y que no es la primera vez que ocurre algo de este tipo ya que grandes celebridades se an visto envueltos en problemas de drogras y no por ello han acabado con su carrera asi que por miparte se me hace una gran exajeracion todo lo que le estan haciendo

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i need some updates please! so, tokyo tower is to be released soon?

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joo ji hoon

.. ji hun

I always love u

whatever thay hate u or not

I'm still always love u

fighting... oppa

opa

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