KBS’s warm family drama Sons of Sol Pharmacy is doing 40% ratings and has given its cast heightened profiles. For known actors like Lee Pil-mo (Dae-pung) and Han Sang-jin (Sun-pung), this means an increase in popularity and more endorsement deals. For a newbie like 22-year-old Ji Chang-wook (youngest brother Mi-pung), it means a sudden shot to stardom out of obscurity.
Now Ji Chang-wook has scored his own advertising deal, and will appear alongside Gu Hye-sun as the new brand model for Shinhan Financial Group. They recently shot a CF together playing boyfriend and girlfriend, which shows an image shift for Ji. While he currently plays the sweet, timid (and “sissy”) Mi-pung in Sol Pharmacy, his new CF image portrays him as “wolfish” and assertive.
His drama role has also led to multiple offers for follow-up projects, as well as potential CF advertising deals. Ji Chang-wook made his debut in the 2006 film Days… [데이즈] and had a role in the 2008 drama I Like You [난 네게 반했어]
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