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Kang Ji-hwan for Officiel Homme
by | August 18, 2011 | 98 Comments

My Kang Ji-hwan (Lie To Me) is featured in a magazine spread looking pretty sleek and also, uh, not-so-sleek for September’s issue of Officiel Homme, a men’s fashion magazine.

On one hand, you have upswept hair, a sharp suit, and yes, probably a liberal use of the airbrush. But still: Put-together and lookin’ good. A little bit Vampire Prince Chaebol In Gothic Romance, but overall I’m digging the pretty.

And then, for no explicable reason, you have him photographed with asymmetrical hairdo rumpled in haphazard bird’s-nest fashion, wearing a loose-fitting jacket over a belted cardigan, standing like he’s about to reach for his six-shooter in a face-off for High Noon: The Metrosexual Edition. Except he’s got a pair of smartphones hanging where his gun should be, so maybe he’s planning on beaming you to death with cancerous wifi rays so he can claim his victory in, oh, thirty years.

Till then, though, he can hang with me.

Via Chosun


98 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Leona

    come to mama smexxyyyyy

    • 1.1 zzz


  2. Syreolli

    Either, O, I would take them (pictures) both!!!!

  3. stee

    LOVE the first one! As for the second… Better not to comment at all. Haha.

    • 3.1 bmyka


      • 3.1.1 Cynthia

        Ditto! It’s like the stylist for pic #2 is on crack.
        But still, boy could be wearing a flour sack and I’d still have trouble breathing….


        • thil28

          : ) so so true. love him in good suits though…yummy!

  4. jinkzz

    Ji hwan, my dear…it has been a while since I have seen pictures of you…miss yah much

  5. djes

    LOL at your description.
    I hate that kind of hairstyle I wonder who invented it.
    ( Taecyeon once sported that kind of hs too, looked bad )

  6. gulsan

    “Except he’s got a pair of smartphones hanging where his gun should be, so maybe he’s planning on beaming you to death with cancerous wifi rays so he can claim his victory in, oh, thirty years.”

    Seriously this sentence cracked me up XDDD

    • 6.1 bmyka

      that’s what I also like about JB, hehehe. Keep it up, amuse us no end.

  7. Alex

    Verry gothy and pretty!! I now actually really want to see him play a vampire chaebol prince. πŸ™‚

    BUT! Sorry for hijacking the thread like this, but I just heard that Han Ye Seul is back to filming Spy Myung-Wol, and has apologized and promised to work hard for the remainder of the series… (after maybe intentionally giving everyone a much-needed break of a week…)

    So, never mind the week-long drama or her reasons, there’ll be more of the lovely Spy Myung-Wol, and it can even finish as a 16-ep drama as originally planned. :-)))

  8. Katherine

    He looks amazingly good, never liked this concept much probably because those who have tried to do it prior to him have (well to me) always failed.
    Hoping for him to comeback with a good drama next time, can’t seem to get the horrid vision of LTM out of my head (which sucks considering I adore YEH & KJH).

    • 8.1 Ace

      LOL @ your horrid vision! Eric has erased all images of KJH and the horror from my mind (and heart!) πŸ˜‰

  9. Vasou

    JB, you really are heartless.! The temp is already 42’C here, why did you reminded me this hawttie?
    Kang Ju Hwan baby, have you got plans for today? *wink wink*

  10. 10 msim

    I would totally call dibs on him if her weren’t Mr Javabeans already – and I don’t have any attenuating circumstances Γ  la Scent of a Woman. πŸ˜‰

    • 10.1 msim

      oops! “if he”.
      My English skills have deserted me…just too hot.

  11. 11 Jomo

    “a face-off for High Noon: The Metrosexual Edition.”
    I want to see this movie.

    By the way, his guns?

    • 11.1 Linda165

      Guns?? Oy… I’m afraid to ask…

      • 11.1.1 pipit

        You’re afraid to ask about gun? Okay then I’m going to ask about the smartphones that JB said is hanging somewhere…honestly, I still don’t see it!

        My eyes only see one thing in that second picture!

        • MJP

          What do you see Pipit?

          • pipit

            *Blushing flame red*

            MJP! If you don’t see it then I don’t have the ball to say it.

    • 11.2 Silver

      I thought High Noon: The Metrosexual Edition was The Good, The Bad and The Weird. Lee Byung Hun gives off some serious(ly hot) metrosexual vibes there πŸ˜›

      But back to Kang Ji Hwan, he can use his two phones to call me anytime. Hubba hubba! πŸ˜›

    • 11.3 Celexa

      did you notice how the sweater was swept off… just enough to draw attention his package?

      oh wait… that’s just me “LOOKING” for his package!

      • 11.3.1 omo

        That must have been intentional. It was THE first thing I noticed.

      • 11.3.2 myweithisway

        I thought it was only me who got drawn by the upswept sweater…yep I’m only focused on that damn sweater…

        • Cynthia

          Oh, ladies.

          You are SO bad.
          And proud of it!

      • 11.3.3 Shel

        NO, it was NOT just you who noticed that, Celexa, lol. :0)

        Damn. Like someone said, even in a floursack I’d still be staring. Hate the hair, though. In both cases.

        Thanks for the pic, JB, it’s cold here on the Central CA coast, this was a nice “warm up”.

      • 11.3.4 Memlu

        Well, I HADN’T noticed, and now that’s all I can see!

        • Shel

          Apparently, you’re not as pervy as some of the rest of us. :0) The light on …um….said area….doesn’t help, lol.

    • 11.4 YY

      He’s missing two guns and an eye.

      • 11.4.1 MJP



        Where’d his eye go?

      • 11.4.2 Celexa

        yea… but did you notice what he DID have?

  12. 12 come2noona

    There you have it, right there. The reason I come to Dramabeans. Pretty pictures and witty commentary. JB, you made my day!

  13. 13 firestarter

    Am I the only one who remember Hong Gil Dong first sequence? Ok the 2nd picture lacks the pink glasses n ‘ve the smartphones but it’s it! ;P

  14. 14 pohonphee

    Aww just finish Lie to Me: It is Good yesterday. If it was not for him, I don’t think I could pull through.

    Love the first pic. Oh that mole on his nose makes my nose bleed…

  15. 15 mskololia

    He’s hot no matter how you mix it….

    Love the mole on the nose….

  16. 16 Cam

    OOOOOOOOOOOHH!!!!! ^_____^

  17. 17 annie_chan

    Can I have a bite in the first pix? I don’t mind being biten either :”)

  18. 18 Mrs. Handtowel

    The second one gives me a “Queer eye for the straight guy” vibe…lol

  19. 19 samsooki

    I completely disagree with the first word and the last word of the post.

    I agree with the words in between.

    • 19.1 samsooki

      btw, this is a more-or-less serious question.

      The first pic has our KJH with medium length hair, especially the front hair.

      The second pic seems to have our KJH with much longer hair.

      Could it be hair extensions (just for the shoot)?

      • 19.1.1 Celexa

        OOOooOOOoo… nice spot Samsooki… I bet those are extensions.

        Now that’s truly ‘Metro’!

        I love that nose mole… I never thought a mole could be so sexy. *breathe deep… deep breath… breathe*

        • samsooki

          Not that I spent TOO much time looking at the pics.

          My KJH….

    • 19.2 rainerust

      Lol you would! I would’ve too (I mean, how hot was he in Coffee House? Or Hong Gil Dong? Etc) but alas I’m much too much in awe of JB to ever call dibs or share KJH!

      • 19.2.1 samsooki

        But what if KJH called or emailed you and said, “yunno, it bothers me that you don’t want me. proclaim your feelings for me publicly!”

        Yes, it may be soon become a messy love triangle, but better in the game than just watching from the sidelines, right?


        JB may be the Queen of the Game, but the baby lamb sometimes gets his too you know. *wink* crazier things have happened!

        • Silver

          Except for the times when the lamb gets sent to the Tower and/or becomes dinner for the Queen. But, you know, every plan has it down side.

          • samsooki

            Yes, that’s true.

            Not every story has a happy ending. and some stories have tasty endings for some (*burp*) and for others, a bad way to go out (*roast lamb*).

            But better to have loved and lost, then never to have loved at all!

          • Silver

            I declare myself convinced!

            Rainerust, you must do it. Keep an eye out on Friday when the OT is posted and claim the first post. In that first post, call your dibs (or co-dibs? super-dibs? Your call.)

            I will be playing Blaze of Glory for you and watching from the side(because, let’s face it, what’s a declaration without an audience, you should be grateful). You notice how apt the song is: the western theme, to go with the whole High Noon thing, the glory – of young love finally being proclaimed, and the blaze – for the roast lamb(gotta be prepared, but really buddy, I’m on your side here).

            How much do you love my plan, eh?

          • Linda165

            @silver No worries. I think JB is getting soft with the age (or too much wine/soju?).
            I’ve already called dibs/payed annual rent in the KJW bandwagon/professed my undying love/watched (and re watched) Lie To Me and publicly rave about it. I thought for sure I would be banned for life from this blog, but nothing…
            I think rainerust will be safe.

        • cingdoc

          I’m just going to stand on the sideline & watch…it might get pretty messy…JB vs samsooki vs ockoala…yeah,not enough Neosporin ointment/bandages..need to get more…

          ps…really,I only want World Peace…

  20. 20 Linda165

    No complaints here… He could wear a sack of potatoes and look hot, and pretty and smexy and more hot.

    • 20.1 YY

      Linda, hm…I was thinking just potatoes minus the sack would look good on him….

    • 20.2 YY

      About…um…6 potatoes would do fine.

      • 20.2.1 omo

        Above or below the waist? Or I shouldn’t even ask?

    • 20.3 YY

      Um…make that TWO potatoes.

    • 20.4 YY


      • 20.4.1 Linda165

        No potatoes!

  21. 21 Celexa

    I can’t help but think of the intense cola kiss when i see the first picture…. I just want him to grab me and take my breath away!

    why wasn’t I born 20 yrs later!

    and in Korea!

    and short and petite!

    and became an actress!

    living next door to KJH!

    why oh why??

    • 21.1 Shel

      I think we’re in the same boat here, Celexa.

  22. 22 MJP

    Why are we back to the gray color again? Please, fashionista’s… Think of a new color for the men to wear besides black, gray, and white.

    I love it when they get a little lighter shade of blue. I would really like to see some green, brown, and yellow colors.

    I know we get to see different shades of fashion on the Kdramas, but why doesn’t it carry over to the magazines?

    Here is what I would like to see in Korean Fashion Magazines! A big thanks to


    • 22.1 Cynthia

      Nice try, MJP!

      I still like my man in neutrals, tho.
      I don’t want my arm candy to be prettier than me!

      • 22.1.1 MJP


        My arm candy is prettier and younger!!! πŸ™‚

  23. 23 SheGoesPretty

    MY Kang Ji hwan? What she talkin’ about?

  24. 24 β˜… iZzie β˜…

    photo #1 – he looks like my brother… (totally lost crush on KJH) πŸ™

    • 24.1 pipit

      Seriously? Is he single?

      • 24.1.1 Celexa


        Nice… way to get the hottie brother!

        *crossing my fingers for you*

        • pipit

          Thanks Celexa ^-^

          The battle for Kang Ji Hwan might be too bloody here, so Izzie’s brother is the safest choice.

          How come you never mentioned your brother before Izzie? Hope he likes What’s up Fox and Dalja’s Spring….

          • β˜… iZzie β˜…

            It didn’t really occur to me until I saw that photo above, pipit. From the eyes, to the nose, to the hairline! Except for the mole, which in brother’s case, is in between his eyebrows. (Sorry to bring the news that brother’s already married, though.) Well, it’s just on that photo/from that angle of KJH. Nevertheless… boy am I glad that I didn’t have a major crush on KJH! Nothing to cringe about now.

            Excuse me. I have to degauss my eyes and look at photos of Lee Min Ho.

  25. 25 crazedlu

    why hello there, kang ji hwan. ^^

  26. 26 caro

    He is so atracttive and handsome
    I have love since The last dance for me
    Be string Geum soon, hong gil dong, capital sacandal, coffe house and lie to me

    the way that he looks is so elegant and sexy!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 27 Carinne

    I love the face profile. Oooooooo! q◕‿◕q

    I guess a trend is back now guys in Korea are perming their hair left and right for a new volumized look.

  28. 28 Jinjoo

    i love KJH….drool!
    @caro….i second that – since STLD, CScandal, CH, HGD, LTM, G/f is an Agent, 90 days he’s my man! hahaha
    no matter how they style his hair he’s gorgeous!

  29. 29 Kangjifan

    did you guys also notice that cute mole at the tip of his nose? v v sexy for him! not only he’s handsome but my this guy can really act, he made me cry with him in some scenes & i forgot yeah be strong geum soon where he was so convincing in his role! he can do comedy, action, drama, romance, u name it he’s that multi talente, versatile!!!!
    luvya KJH!

    • 29.1 Shel

      His acting is what makes him my fave. There are a LOT of hot asian actors, but he is a really GOOD, hot, asian actor. (Not that there arent others, but I like his comic timing a lot…I”m not one for melodramas) I can’t wait to see what His Hotness does next!

      I think he needs to come visit Marina, Ca’s Koreatown. (Which is only about two blocks, lol)

  30. 30 Shel

    Still drooling…….off to go find a towel or something….

    • 30.1 Shel

      He has big feet.

      You know what they say about men with big feet…

      Big feet, large…..

      • 30.1.1 Shel


        • Celexa

          Shel… I heard different! πŸ˜‰

          *wipes of my drool*

          • Shel

            I totally stole that line from “Notting Hill”, it made me laugh. And I’ve always thought it looked like KJH had big feet.

  31. 31 celest1al

    I hate to be the spelling nazi, but the magazine is called, “L’Officiel Hommes.” It’s hard to see the L’ because it’s hiding within the O. πŸ˜‰

    Anyways, Kang Ji-hwan looks good. I like their spreads even though they’re a bit weird. I liked their Cha Seung-won photospread in Aug’s issue a little more though. But that’s probably cause he was half-naked. LOL.

  32. 32 MeeisLee

    LOL, cancerous rays that will kill you in 30years. HA. Kang Ji Hwan come back in another drama that isn’t as disappointing as Lie to Me was :). I shall be waiting.

  33. 33 Kocinera

    The second I saw that first picture, I literally *facepalm*-ed at Ji Hwan’s gorgeousosity. Too much, I tell you, too much!

  34. 34 ockoala

    Awww, why so sad in that first picture, Ji Hwan? Come to noona and lemme give you a hug. Forget the promises JB and samsoooki made you. I stayed true to you until the end of Lie to Me. What? I didn’t finish Coffee House? Butbutbut….fine, I concede that. But I think that script you wrote for episode 16 of LTM? That was some pretty insightful “writing” you did. *giggles*

    Anyways, JB’s house, JB’s rule. At Dramabeans, Kang Ji Hwan belongs to JB. Elsewhere…… *grabs Ji Hwan and smuggles him back to my place*

    • 34.1 samsooki

      I disagree with the entirety of the second paragraph.

  35. 35 Ninih27

    In the second picture his hair kind of reminds me of Almondine’s character in the animated serie Camp Lazlo…

  36. 36 salina

    i’ll take both versions. don’t care, he’s hot. hot. hot. hot.

  37. 37 Dux

    I read anything and everything posted on dramabeans because I simply LOVE your witty comments, javabean (and gf too)! Hearts!

  38. 38 alwayshungry

    haha, I just love your commentary that goes with the photos.

  39. 39 Niethaiyyan

    ” I lOVE U, kang ji hwan.. sO CooL. ???

  40. 40 My.Ning

    [so maybe he’s planning on beaming you to death with cancerous wifi rays so he can claim his victory in, oh, thirty years.]

    Hahaha… this is so hilarious!!!

    Thanks for the laughs JB.

    I do prefer men to look manly and clean-cut and not like these 2 shots, eg, the one below is one of my fav of KJH photos:


    (It’s a pity you can’t see the mole from that angle but is is still a wonderful picture of him!)

    btw, i am just curious as to why samsooki, being a man himself, seems to be inordinately interested in KJH too! *wink* (There is enough competition as it is already! haha…)

    • 40.1 Shel

      I love that pic of KJH, because his smile is one of the sexiest things about him. Also, no weird hairdo.

      • 40.1.1 My.Ning

        Hi Shel

        What say you we steal him (minus the weird hairdo etc) from JB? πŸ˜‰

        You can have him on mon, wed, fri and i will take him for tue, thu and sat. Then we can give him sun off!

        (Shh… dun let JB hear us!)

  41. 41 rockee

    Haha. Your words and Kang Ji-hwan (ala Vampire Prince Chaebol) just made my morning. Maybe I’m having another City Hunter post-drama syndrome, but KJH could totally play a Vampire City Hunter. If they ever make a S2 of City Hunter Gone Rogue/Supernatural and Lee Min-ho sshi is not up for it. Haha.

  42. 42 Smileyacp

    KJH.. I’m still obsessed with your character in Coffee House. Hope to see more of you soon.

  43. 43 sesamepixie

    Nevertheless, … … still looking very very HOT in both pics!!!

  44. 44 shany



  45. 45 orchidlove

    OMG he’s hot
    he’s so perfect for sung yu ri
    is he like women or not?
    coz there’s no news about his romance story

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