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Kim Soo-hyun for Marie Claire
by | February 21, 2011 | 142 Comments

Oh, Kim Soo-hyun. Noona Slayer, wearer of strange clothes, king of the sexy furrowed brow. What have you done to us? Is there a cure? And if so, do we even want to know? Gonna go out on a limb and say we’re pretty content to stay this way for a long, long time.

Kim Soo-hyun is currently rocking it out as country-bumpkin-turned-hottie Song Sam-dong in KBS’s Dream High (aka Kicker of My Princess’s Ass, aka Girlfriday’s Winning Horse). Here he poses for a spread in the March issue of Marie Claire Korea.

I know, we all loved him before Crack High. But tell the truth…didn’t you go from oh cute to SWOON when you heard him sing? And that’s not even counting his amazing presence as an actor. For someone still so young (**ducks for cover**) and green in his career, he speaks volumes in a look, and in a moment of silence.

JYP or no awesome Robo-JYP, if Sam-dong doesn’t end up being K, imma slap a bitch.

Via My Daily


142 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. yongshin


    Yes, I’ve been slayed. Damn you noona slayer!!!

    • 1.1 yongshin

      Ok a proper reply now.

      I love this boy, really. I’m catching myself looking at his lips most of the time while watching DH. And man, those legs are to die for. UNFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

      He has a beautiful face. It’s not perfect but a fine work of art.

      • 1.1.1 Justine

        I knew I wasn’t the only one! He has such pretty curved lips!

        • yongshin

          YES. There’s this one ep where it looks so moist and kissable!!!
          I envy Suzy if they’ll have a kissing scene.

          • LimaBeans

            Moist!? OMG I just spit out my water LOL!!

          • theasianstalker

            Our Sam Dong needs a proper kiss scene ๐Ÿ˜€

          • yongshin

            Sorry dear LimaBeans. I was actually debating using wet or moist. Did it look like I’m starting a bad romance novel? lol.

          • Beng

            He is extra handsome in the epidose 14 of Dream High!!! specially in the last 10 minutes and the last frames. I replayed and replayed and replayed it, just to stare at him

        • Butet

          I think his lips are more square. There is no real slant(?) at the ends, they are just nice, thick, soft, and biting-my-bottom-lip-come-hither worthy. Um.. what was my point again?

          Oh right.. I think his lips are more square-ish.

          • Butet

            oh, and my favorite part about him besides his very lusty lips is that I love his skin tone. IDK is that’s PC to say or not, but I think his skin color is really (hmm, how do I describe it without making it sound like an excerpt from some erotica novel, um..) beautiful. I also love his neck.
            Okay I should stop. Noona killer he is. I feel dirty now.

          • smiles

            Nice to know Iโ€™m not the only one obsessed with his lips!

        • jossy

          his lips are yummers.. Heck! He’s just yummers in general and uber talented to boot.. seriously, marry me.. haha

          • anon

            [closing out italics]

          • anon

            second try…

      • 1.1.2 florance

        Yeah, his face is not perfect, but you know what? You usually get bored by perfection quite fast because it got no flaws. Perfection means there is no room for advancement and thatยดs booooooooriiiiiiing. But this dude…he is incredible the way he is now, but I know for sure he can get even better and how awesome is that? Think about it, ladies. SWOOOOOOOONNNN

      • 1.1.3 kixbaby

        those legs and the pelvis regions could be mistaken for a female’s LOL

      • 1.1.4 alove

        I sounded your “UNFFFF…” out as a I read your comment, and that seriously made me LOL.

    • 1.2 yakunamojing

      ajumma slayer as well kkkkk ^_^

  2. muggledor^^


  3. jojo

    I don’t know, my boyfriend has a pair of those plaid pants and I won’t be seen in public with him when he wears them…LOL…but I like moody types…very sexy!

    • 3.1 bella luna ;)

      what comes to mind:

      plaid fabric = picnic

      plaid skinny jeans on Kim Soo Hyun = PICNIC!

  4. Aili

    It is really not healthy, how I keep obsessing over these boys… ACK!!!!!!!!

    • 4.1 dapinaymrs

      *Pats on your shoulder*
      I know how you feel. That’s okay…I haven’t snapped out of it either!

  5. misse.

    *heart attack* …well he’s only 7 years older? AHHHHHH thats forever ๐Ÿ™

  6. rose

    he is a fine actor to me , he has the deep and brilliant of to be a great actor and i really like sam dong to be with hye mi baek hee with that boy forget his name

    • 6.1 hanamichi-san

      I agree with yah. This is seriously the first time, I had that second lead syndrome. I’m usually all for the male lead. Also, at first I liked Taecyon coz I heard that he’s a super fan of Ha Ji Won (even flashed his choco abs for her at one point). Then Sam dong came along with his secret ambition and deep soulful eyes. Top it off with a disability that only made him work harder than the rest. *sigh. Now I’m just annoyed whenever Hye mi & Jin guk have their moments..

      P.S. I just looked it up, we were born the same year. Winner!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 6.1.1 noi

        no offense all, but since i watch family outing 2, i lost interest in taec, keke. but he’s quiet good here. and actually i was more anticipating wooyoung but when i saw soohyun’s acting, DAMN, he’s the best between those 6. the cutest yet hottest. xD

      • 6.1.2 dhorie

        im sorry, but sam doong is not the 2nd lead in “Dream High”. maybe everybody got confused (even me) in the beginning coz, taecyon got to kiss the lead girl first instead of sam doong…

        but sam doong’s onscreen presence undeniably screams — i’m better!! — …that’s why everyone is falling for him nonetheless!

        • hanamichi-san

          is he really??? I read here that he was signed to be the ‘lead’ but I wasn’t really sure, him not being on the pilot episode and all. I’m relly hoping for Hye mi to finally wake up, see past Jin guk’s abs and fall head over heels in love with our Sam Dong.. Yet, I don’t think she deserves his love.

          I guess I’ll be more happy with Sam Dong winning the Grammy’s! The boy who’ll trump Lady gaga’s egg ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. hsinya

    I am completely gaga for this boy, so much so that I’ve been digging the Internet for his past work, subs or no subs! The only things I have left to catch up on are Giant, Kimchi Cheese Smile, and his really obscure movies… Good thing he’s not that much younger than me so I feel a little less guilty!! If only I can have me a Kim Soo-hyun in real life. Sigh.

    • 7.1 yongshin

      THIS on all that you have said. I even stalked him in my dreams when I woke up this morning! lol.

      What movie has he been in?

      • 7.1.1 hsinya

        He was in two (I’m not sure if they’re short films or full-length features): Cherry Blossom and Worst Friends (์ตœ์•…์˜ ์นœ๊ตฌ๋“ค)

        • yongshin

          Oh yeah, now I remember seeing it in his profile somewhere. Thanks. Is Worst Friends the one with Jung So Min? Anyhoo, need to find those two and I’m sure someone will upload it after DH.

    • 7.2 claire

      Check “Will it snow for Christmas? Ep.1&2 on Dramacrazy or Dramafever. He was AMAZING !!

      • 7.2.1 hsinya

        That’s the drama I first saw him in. ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Janet

          Me, too. And I was quite impressed by his talent then.

  8. Georgina

    Count me in! I knew I liked him, but I didn’t know I would like him *so much* He’s so winning. And he has a stare do die for.

  9. kdlover

    Yes I swoon when he sing!!! He got potential to beat out my fave actor at the moment..hyun bin!!

  10. 10 Jomo

    btw, legal = 23

    • 10.1 e

      haha 24 korean age totally legal HAHA ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. 11 tinysunbl

    More pictures can be found at Kim Soo hyun’s Fansite here:

    • 11.1 yongshin

      Thank you!

  12. 12 ilukd

    very sexy … falling for him… have mercy on this NOONA …. OH MY GOD ….

  13. 13 poheijo

    @girlfriday….i agree to everything you wrote except for one…in my opinion…the K in the drama of Dream High represent the “good luck” charm that was passed around by the leads to bring them “luck”…in my opinion, it is some sort like the “wet blanket” of snoopy…in this case, the amulet or whatever…give the person who holds it confidence to do his/her best…thus making “the good luck” charm work…if you will notice..it was passed from one lead to another…after the former achieved his/her goal…

    • 13.1 Nic

      No no. At the beginning… K was a singer that has achieved some recognition as a top best singer and then the director was interviewed that K was originally from Kirin high and then they flash a picture which was originally taken when he was still in school.

      And the picture showed the whole cast. Jin guk,hye mi,sam dong,baek hee,pil suk

      But they never say who is the singer ‘K’

      The writers also said they havent decided who ‘K’ is and they will wait to the last minute where they will review all the characters then decide who will the singer ‘K’ be…

      I hope its Song Sam Dong too.
      Made him lose his hearing and depressed then give him back hope and make him go strive for his dream again if he doesnt become the best… Become ‘K’

      I might just…. Argh

      • 13.1.1 noi

        i think K is baekhee. yeah, i hate her character, but started to give her a chance since i found her stage is awesome and now she start once again from the bottom. i love samdong but he’s not really an idol material. but who knows? this drama never fails to surprise me! <3

  14. 14 crazedlu

    he better b K!!!!!!!!

  15. 15 kjt

    Is it just me or does his face look thinner here though? I want a healthy looking Kim Soo-hyun please!

    He’s around my age guys, too bad I live in a different hemisphere though (Australia) *sigh

    “JYP or no awesome Robo-JYP, if Sam-dong doesnโ€™t end up being K, imma slap a bitch.” – love the feistiness girlfriday <3

    • 15.1 Bluefyre

      I’m in the same boat! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Though I’m in the other side of the world from him….Wish I had a Kim Soo Hyun too…

    • 15.2 enna

      Maybe I wouid b harraseed after ths but nevermind…let SD be the K but JG get the girl. I root for JG more. I dnt care abt his acting but the storyline leaned toward JG as the main lead and I luuuuuvvvvvv it…

    • 15.3 laydeebugs

      I think your right about looking thinner. I hate to see these already

  16. 16 come2noona

    Wow. Swoon. Sigh.

    ICOMYM club roll call……

    • 16.1 maria

      ICOMYM HOLLA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 16.2 lovenyc52

      here. omg SO here…


  17. 17 maria

    okay,let’s face it: those clothes and that HAIR ain’t doing anything for him.


  18. 18 Beng

    yes, he really is a work of art… i can’t help but stare and stare and stare and stare…i played his duet with IU several times already, love him soooo

  19. 19 Christy

    Great photos to celebrate the IT Boy of the moment! He’s so young and so talented and truly a gem! This boy will go places. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 20 SpongeBob

    Hehe…I can recognize him. He plays the big brother in Giant! he is a good actor.

  21. 21 Fasiris Fay

    weirdest thing, I had a dream I met him last night ๐Ÿ˜ I think I’m definitely addicted to crack high (or rather him).
    Luckily we’re the same age so I don’t feel guilty at all! ๐Ÿ˜€

    so excited for this week’s episode!

    • 21.1 Samz


      • 21.1.1 Fasiris Fay

        wow we’re all crushing like crazy! i woke up and was like, was that KSH in my dream?!

  22. 22 ditdut

    Yumm, that bedroom eyes need to be in my bedroom.

  23. 23 yui

    super hot….oh gosh..i love him even more..haha

  24. 24 Sumee

    Omg he is awesome isin’t he ??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. 25 IzOcha

    He’s got a little bit of “Is this your best? Are you sure?” going on in his face in the first shot.

  26. 26 queencircles

    I had wondered when the Brattle of Delusional Hopes would be mentioned…. It did seem like MP wad quicker out of the gate, but since DH is the BOMB it seems like you are close to winning/miles ahead for an assured win. Yey!

    (sorry jb, nothing against you or MP… rest assured, I like you both)

  27. 27 moonymeia

    ` aka Kicker of My Princessโ€™s Ass, aka Girlfridayโ€™s Winning Horse `
    hahahahahahah…. can`t….. stop….. laughing…. hahahahahahahahahahaah

    • 27.1 nynaeve

      LOL… Me too…
      Girlfriday sure got you there Javabeans. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 27.2 gingganggolli

      …same here, this two is awesome in their bickering and winning piece….cant wait for jb’s got to say.

      wow this boy is oozing with appeal! I jst hate the flower in the first pic…no sense of purpose nor beauty and who said fashion have that…its just like that…lol

  28. 28 coconana

    I’m still hoping K will be Hye-mi, with Sam-dong being the songwriter that propelled her to the top, but I’d also be perfectly happy with Sam-dong being K, himself. Anyone else I’d be less than thrilled with. I love all the other characters, too, I’m just not as invested in their careers for some reason.

    So Hye-mi or Sam-dong can be K, Baek-hee can be a teacher at Kirin (the new Kyung-jin, reformed), Jin-gook can be Blue Steel, and Jason and Pil-sook can be adorable baby-makers.

    • 28.1 danna

      “So Hye-mi or Sam-dong can be K, Baek-hee can be a teacher at Kirin (the new Kyung-jin, reformed), Jin-gook can be Blue Steel, and Jason and Pil-sook can be adorable baby-makers”
      agreed on all counts

    • 28.2 Bluefyre

      Haha! Awesome! I hope it turns out that way for real! That’s an awesome scenario.

      • 28.2.1 gasper

        hyemi will be K and ill take samdong to stage during the grammy speech re: episode 3.

  29. 29 leila8mae

    JB, did you just fold?? so GF wins!! lol

    hearing Kim Soo Hyun sing feels like heaven ๐Ÿ™‚ he’s soo good.. I’ve been repeating “Maybe”, Can’t I love You?” and “Dreaming” over and over and over….

    looking forward to your recap!!

  30. 30 Banu

    I just DIED..^__^ I’m in HEAVEN.. XD

  31. 31 JiHwan

    So glad I’m not a noona. Oh and those pants are way too tight.

  32. 32 DeeDee315

    First scene of “Will it Snow For Christmas” before this kid even opened his mouth, I knew he’d be a star. Can’t wait to watch his career skyrocket. Yeah, he looks cute and all, but even better, he can act.

  33. 33 e

    perfect guy checklist:
    cute and adorable for words-check
    hot as heck-check
    acts really well-double check
    voice that can make you swoon and forget he is an actor by profession-check check check
    ohhh kim soo hyun……..
    can we clone him? haha

    • 33.1 Bluefyre

      We can! I’m pre-ordering one right now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  34. 34 Taohua

    “king of the sexy-furrowed brow”—So True!

    Loved him since WISFC and with each project the more he impresses and the more my fangirliness increases… He has those eyes that speak volumes, you know? What’s not to love? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. 35 Daniela

    He is just gorgeous. I love those lips. The clothes are…hmm,not pretty but meh, i love him, he will look good in a chicken costume.

  36. 36 bella luna ;)

    Train of thought:

    – his shirt is big enough to fit two people: him & me.
    – are those flowers for me? oh! they’re part of the shirt? can i have your shirt? would you please NOT wash it before you give it to me?
    – why so sad? miss me?
    – your eyes… *dazed*
    – your lips… * dazed*
    – your toes, your knees, your shoulder, your head… *snaps out of it*
    – your age…
    i cry

    • 36.1 Jomo

      I read
      I agree
      I laugh

      • 36.1.1 bella luna ;)

        Kim Soo Hyun.
        I So Swoon. ๐Ÿ™

    • 36.2 Janet

      “- your ageโ€ฆ
      i cry”

      I know……..

  37. 37 louiselai

    this boy is a crime. he broke into your dreams and left girlfriday without cure… help me escape

  38. 38 Xtine

    Agreed! If he doesn’t become ‘K’, I’m gonna slap someone too! Lol. I love this guy. He’s not only good-looking but he definitely is very talented! Which I haven’t seen in a while in korean dramas. Damn he’s smexy! =]

  39. 39 hoi-hoi

    we’re same age but I’ve sayled too “sigh”

    • 39.1 hoi-hoi

      Ooopszxy!!!!! I mean slayed
      hey boy don’t look at me with that sad eyes;you make me mistake!

  40. 40 bgr

    K could be SamDong. And maybe JinGuk doesn’t end up with HyeMi. Doesn’t the lyrics of his song “my valentine” seem like foreshadowing?

    • 40.1 noi

      the lyrics somehow expressed jg’s feeling towards his dad.

  41. 41 suzi q

    Boy..Those pants are tight! How does he get in them? But I love the photos…

    I am addicted to Dream High. Just love the show!.
    Just love the way Kim Soo Hyun sings! Love him the best of all the characters in the drama.

    His character in the drama has tinnitus. In real life, I believe Barbra Streisand has this medical problem too, but she is able to sing fabulously. For awhile she also had stage fright. Mega stars have problems too that they have to overcome, so I think that’s why I enjoy this show. It gives people encouragement that they came overcome whatever their problem.

    Can’t wait to see his next project!

  42. 42 Zain

    What a great way to wake up in the morning with hot photos of my favorite actor.I am totally slayed even if I am not a noona, so I am just fine without a cure. His voice really did make me go swoon. He is one amazing actor, singer, and model. I loved him ever since WISFC and I am so obsessing over him in Dream High. HM-SD FTW! And if he is K thats even better.

  43. 43 Selli

    Too bad K can’t just be all of them in a band Q_Q’ There are some I’ll be disappointed with if they’re K, but for now, I’m open ^^ I won’t believe them if they make Jin-gook K, though XD

    And the writers haven’t decided yet? D: Argh XD I think it might be possible for him to be with Hye-mi! ^^ And Jin-gook can be with Baek-hee XD
    Somehow I can’t see any of them alone as K, but together…woah, they’re so much stronger ^^

  44. 44 smiles

    I agree – whilst watching the last few episodes, where it he’s angst almost killed me, I kept screaming rather loudly at my computer “if he’s not K at the end of this drama, I think Iโ€™m gonna go on a killing spree”….. I wouldn’t really, but I might hurt someone!

    This kid is just too beautiful – his eyes are lovely, but itโ€™s his mouth that does things to me!

    Not literally obviously….well maybe in my dreams kek hee!

  45. 45 danna

    who else had an instant smile the minute they saw his face here?

    • 45.1 Bluefyre

      *shoots hand up*

      Moi! ^^

  46. 46 nelkk

    O.M.G I just cannot stop staring at him, quickly write my comment and soooo gonna continue staring at his pics and dying over and over and over…

  47. 47 Bluefyre

    I know everyone wants more so…


    Don’t blame me for any spontaneous combustion! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • 47.1 mellowyel

      ….. *wakes up from hotness-induced stupor*

      so where can I get those photos in HQ??? LOL

      • 47.1.1 Bluefyre

        You and me both.

        I don’t know.

        Anybody in here know? ^^
        I want him as my wallie in all my devices.
        That sounded pervy. See what you do to me, Kim Soo Hyun?

  48. 48 balletbabe

    “JYP or no awesome Robo-JYP, if Sam-dong doesnโ€™t end up being K, imma slap a bitch. ”

    Gosh I <3 you girlfriday, you always make me laugh ^^

  49. 49 Qrst

    Damn, he’s lookin’ fine. Someone tell me how I can get giant reprints so I can plaster the walls with his hot presence.

    • 49.1 louiselai

      ya not many high quality large images of him available online… perhaps after dream high we’ll get more of him?

  50. 50 mellowyel

    LOOOOL Girlfriday you crack me up!

    DANG, Kim Soo-hyun.

    That is all. Forming sentences more coherent than that is a struggle right now.

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