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Yeo Jin-gu & company in March’s magazines
by | February 15, 2012 | 87 Comments

They grow up so fast. One day they’re playing swindling little tykes as young Jang Hyuk in Tazza, the next day they’re playing teenage warriors as young Jang Hyuk in Tree With Deep Roots (yes it’s him, really, in that one episode), and then suddenly he’s rocking the pompadour, the geek-chic specs, and the suit jackets like a little mini-fashionista in the making. He’s like a young Rain, crossed with Lee Min-ho.

Yeo Jin-gu may no longer be appearing in The Moon That Embraces the Sun, but his popularity is still on the rise. He’s in two magazine spreads for March: The first is for Allure, and the other is for Vogue Girl and features his Moon/Sun co-stars, Kim Yoo-jung and Lee Min-ho. Sigh, can’t they escape the angsty love triangle even outside the drama?

(Fashion-wise, I love that the kids look like fresh, fun kids in the Vogue Girl spread, although it does have the Flock of Seagulls hair as a strike against it. And the crazy New Wave suits.)

Via Chosun


87 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. jandoe

    how old is this kid again? Still have yet to catch Moon/Sun (a certain Wild Romance is dominating my heart and time at the moment, funnily) but I keep seeing these young’uns everywhere! The ones to lookout for, I bet.

    • 1.1 myweithisway

      Much too young, I can tell you that.

      • 1.1.1 TammieR

        Aren’t they all? *sigh*

      • 1.1.2 Krystal

        ahaha!!! your reply just made my day XD

    • 1.2 IBELIS

      he is 14

      • 1.2.1 jandoe


        i don’t mean to exaggerate but oh damn sure makes my soon-21 seem ancient OMG.

      • 1.2.2 Czmych

        yeah, the film industry in Korea is aiming to turn all of us pedo

      • 1.2.3 alua

        Oh my. I was just looking at the third picture thinking he would have (visually) made a much more convincing Momo than JGS, but that would have been a much too young Momo!

        He looks older than 14 to me. Well, maybe. I’m starting to find it harder and harder to judge ages because of these trends to make people look older/younger, the generally younger-looking flower boy look, and so forth…

      • 1.2.4 Alexis

        Of course, that’s right (for it’s American age), but it’s Korean age means he’s fifteen now. ^_^

    • 1.3 ryzo

      Can’t help it. Even Ji Chang Wook cannot distract me from this kid lol


  2. MJP

    Seems like the next batch of celebrities are about to pop out!

  3. sjkwifey

    They’re all so adorable!! I seriously cannot wait for their next roles and would love them to reunite again πŸ˜‰

    • 3.1 diorama

      I’m sold on these kids – if they’re in a drama, I’m watching it. To be frank, I still think of Yoo Jung as Yeon Woo, not Han Ga In. She seemed to embody the character much better.

  4. kaeseorin

    yeo jin-gu…is a ’97 baby.

    must keep reminding myself that.


    • 4.1 djinni

      sigh.. right there with ya.

    • 4.2 nuri

      Me three.

      If anyone succeed, please share the secret!

      • 4.2.1 Kim

        Me four lol. Even though I”m only four years older than him, but he’s still too young. I like my man older than me, but my gosh this little boy’s voice. Is it even legal to have such a voice at 15? I promise when I was 15 none of the boys around me sound like him. Sexy like him I mean. Okay I need to stop.

        • mykdramaself

          me five. this kid is simply adorable.

        • nuri

          @Kim : at least you still count as nuna?
          only sexy voice? he looks so sexy.


          need to remind myself again.

        • Jumbalaya

          haha…it is really much too wierd thinking of actors tahat young. to be honest this is the first i have heard of someone rising this young. he has got to still be in middle school! aaah hes younger than me….. i feel old….

        • sixrozly

          I get you! His voice+acting is perfect. He makes me wish I was younger!

    • 4.3 malta

      …not ’87? Something is wrong about that.

    • 4.4 78446

      Wha– I was already in high school when this kid was born? Gulp, I’m going to hell.

      Didn’t anyone else notice he looks eerily like Kim Soo Hyun in the second picture? (And I swear I was just staring at it because I was trying to compare. Really. I swear.)

      • 4.4.1 dee

        You’re in high school? I’m in a uni at that time, 2nd year.. Gosh.. is it like .. a nephew?

      • 4.4.2 trixicopper

        LOL! When ever I think that I’m going to hell, I try to look on the bright side …At least it will be warm and I’ll know people! πŸ™‚

        • 78446

          Yeah, like half the reading population of DB … πŸ˜‰

          @dee: yup, nephew sounds about right. The one you buy Xboxes for on Christmas, not the one you ogle at on the internet.

      • 4.4.3 Minnetter (aka: Min)

        I was a tween^^ not yet teen when he was born πŸ˜›
        he’s my lil sis’s age though, so Imma tell her to like him so I could have him as a brother in law, kekeke that way she’ll like people her age instead of poaching on people I can fangirl over legally.

    • 4.5 Ani

      Funny I don’t have to remind myself. He looks too much like a baby to me. But that’s coming from a person who raised 5 younger siblings. I think when he’s 21 (by Western count) I’ll start singing a different tune. All 3 of them are totally adorable.

    • 4.6 ilikemangps


      oh jeez. when i saw her in this photoshoot.
      i was like wait hold up… why does she look so old compared to her age?!

    • 4.7 Keya

      Yea I have to tell myself repeated that I am 9 years older than him and he is almost my sister age. That second picture of him with the scruffy hair does not help

  5. DC

    OMG, love these three. They are the next generation for sure. They’ve been in some of the best dramas these last two years.

  6. Nhu

    THIS is what the West needs to learn! How to dress teenagers and child actors attractively and fashionably, but tastefully. None of those creepy doll-like Fanning spreads.

    And man, the new generation is crazy talented, aren’t they?

  7. nuri

    I still couldn’t believe there’s 10 years age difference between Yeo Jin Gu and Im Shi Wan! On a brighter note, let’s hope Yeo Jin Gu grow up to hero roles soon. He got the acting chops and the looks.

    • 7.1 Saima

      ISW is 24/25 y.o?! He looks to be in his teens, tops! O_O

      • 7.1.1 nuri

        thats what im talking about. Shi Wan looks so young.
        Yeo Jin Gu looks manlier than him.

    • 7.2 Cam

      WHAT?! Im Shi Wan is 25 yrs old…?? O_o How impossible, he still look so young! Also, Yeo Jin Goo and he are both young….but Im Shi Wan is OLDER…??!! Wow, I thought he may be around, like, age 17 or 18 yrs old, that’s why I thought so! Lol ~ πŸ˜€

  8. Anne

    Sorry, but in my eyes “Yeo Jin-gu” was the young man to look for after he played in “Giant” everything else is icing on the cake…..

    • 8.1 canxi

      Hahaha I agree completely! He was awesome in Giant.

      • 8.1.1 anotheraddict

        You took the words right out of my mouth.

        • supah

          Yeah, was just about to say Giant was truly Yeo Jin-gu’s (and Kim Soo-hyun’s) magnum opus.
          Gah! This scene! While it’s not my favourite young Gang-mo moment, but it’s definitely one that claws at my heart still. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJkBM4_PX28

    • 8.2 Biscuit

      Isn’t it ironic that his “older brother” in Giant (Kim Soo Hyun) plays his older self in Moon/Sun?

      *sigh* Giant… you were so good in the beginning until the first half. Then you went makjang and should have ended early.

      Is this why you’re giving us Salaryman with 90% of the old cast of Giant but making it lighter and funnier?

      • 8.2.1 supah

        Makjang — que?

        • diorama

          Makjang refers to all those over-the-top cliches that dramas love to toss in, a la Winter Sonata: cancer, birth secrets, angsty angsty love triangles, separations, forbidding parents, etc.

          • supah

            Haha, I know makjang, it’s just I didn’t see its presence in the show. Throw in a cliche or two (around the middle of the series) that was imperative to the storytelling but didn’t see no makjang. I was just surprised by the comment is all. But eh, it’s all subjective.

          • Biscuit

            Well then “almost-makjang”.

            Kang Mo and Jung Yeon’s complicated love story of “your father killed mine” + Min Woo (whose father also directly killed Kang Mo’s father) to make it a triangle, then Minwoo loving Kangmo’s sister, Mi Joo, who ends up having a secret child and running away.

            And Jung Yeon’s birth mother being unknown to her the entire time. And talking about mother, Jung Yeon’s step mother goes from bad to worse and tries to take her husband’s life. And then there’s all that other conspiracy stuff.

            The drama was so perfect in the first half, but then everything went crazy in the second half.

          • supah

            Biscuit: I actually thought it was great how they used all that in an ironic, sometimes even darkly humourous way, with surprising amounts of emotional resonance and more importantly tied in with the structure of the real overarching story. It is actually our generation’s closest answer to the two greats Sandglass, Eyes of Dawn.
            The details may or may not have worked with us, but the context… it left me speechless!
            The only crazy I noted was Jo Pil-yeon’s downward spiral, he pretty much exploded towards the end, poetically. But if that’s makjang then viva la makjang! πŸ™‚

  9. nozomi05

    He has this look in his eyes that are really intense.

    Looking forward to his future projects.

  10. 10 canxi

    He’s gonna be a total heart throb when he’s older! He’s well on his way, anyway.

  11. 11 hamster428

    He’s (YJG) the only thing I like about MoonSun. There, I said it. Sorry cutie patooie Kim Soohyun, but you got trumped.

    • 11.1 ripgal

      Totally agree! He was the only reason why I hung onto abt 8 eps of MoonSun. Even Kim Soo Hyun couldn’t get me to watch the rest.

      So far he’s the best teen/young actor I have ever come across. Way better than Yoo Seung Ho or any other.

    • 11.2 crazy4kdramas

      Yes, I agree. I think the kids did a much better job…sigh. If only they would have done the whole drama!

  12. 12 jazza

    they look so cute!

  13. 13 starrynighttt

    awww so cute! lol they’re love triangle ^___^

  14. 14 starrynighttt

    awww so cute! lol their triangle ^___^

  15. 15 Cynthia

    ‘Flock of Seagulls’ hair!
    Hold on – I’m flashing back to the 80’s! Hey! Where’s DEVO?!

  16. 16 Joo

    Jingoo-ya~ Nuna’s waiting! 4 more years before you’re legal in Korea! <3

    • 16.1 nuri

      should i pretend that in four more years i still count as nuna?

  17. 17 Noi

    VG concept looks like a 80’s duo minus the bubbly sugar pop image many had back then

  18. 18 Ani

    Aaaaaaaw. How cute are they? Very cute I tell you. Very cute.

  19. 19 bbm

    this clip shows how popular YJG is nowadays:
    i still have to remind myself he’s just 15 everytime i see him πŸ˜›

    • 19.1 canxi

      lol, well it used to…but it got removed. (damn, I wanted to see it)

      • 19.1.1 bbm

        basically it’s a gag concert segment of Gamsu Castle, when he came out, the cheers of the audience is very loud, like in an idol concert or sumthin’

    • 19.2 bubbletea

      HAHA I just watched the clip, so cute, that kid! πŸ˜€

  20. 20 Kay

    awwww so cute!! kim yoo jun and yeo jin gu are my fav new coupleee!

  21. 21 misso

    Kim Yoo Jung is soooo pretty =) she’s going to be even more gorgeous in a few more years.. and hopefully will be in another drama or movie with Lee minho (HOT) and Yeo Jin Gu (cute but incredibly young)

    talented three.. i wish them success =)

  22. 22 Kiara

    Such talented young actors. I love them to pieces. Guess I’ll be stuck in K-drama-land till I die.

  23. 23 Raitei

    These kids surely grow fast. I really like Ye Jin Gu, and I think he and Kim Yoo Jung matches really well.

    It’s awesome to see how they change through time. Lookie, lookie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPWj6UPm8o

    • 23.1 Aoikarin

      Awesome! Thanks for the link! I put my hope high on YJG to be a successful actor in the future. He has a very superb acting skill! His look just look alike Lee Min Ki.

  24. 24 Arhazivory

    Sooooo cuuuuute~!! He’s so adorable and the shot with the three of them is cute too. πŸ˜€

  25. 25 cv

    They’re all great actors. Hope to see more of their dramas in the near future. πŸ™‚

  26. 26 Win_sky

    Hello.. Is it just me who think YJG boy looks like le min ki? I thought that one even when I saw him in Iljimae. Such a handsome boy -_-

  27. 27 Viki

    he’s still so young but he has grown up so much! so hot now…damn, this pedo-noona is getting worse

  28. 28 Minnetter (aka: Min)

    He’s not my type^^ but it’s actually cute to see him in “rebel” clothing^^ I’m going to let my little sister fangirl him though XD

  29. 29 pervy noona

    bulge alert: fourth picture!

  30. 30 melonhead

    he looks vaguely like Michael Jackson to me in the first Vogue Girl picture. Weird.

    • 30.1 Mystisith

      I agree. A Beat it or BAD vibe there. And his shirt has even a big M.

  31. 31 running_wild

    looking at kim yoo jung, i suddenly think of seo shin ae. where is she? what is she doing now? that little girl has mad acting chops but she hasn’t filmed any dramas since gumiho.

  32. 32 oblivious

    Baahahahha “Flock of Seagulls hair”! Ain’t that the truth, poor Lee Min Ho really gets screwed in that first outfit.

  33. 33 swimmingrose

    Looking at Yeo Jin-gu always makes me think of Hyun Bin for some reason!!! lol….does anyone else see the resemblance or am I just crazy?

  34. 34 Kaybee

    I am twice his age…28yrs old and I was drooling until I read the comment below that he is 14 years old… Just had the biggest blow to my ego!!! I have turned a pedo…..Waaaaaaaa~~~~~

  35. 35 Banu

    SO cute..

  36. 36 Mia

    they are all so cute <3 ^^

  37. 37 Cam

    Woah ~ Kim Yoo Jung look sooo pretty & I am sure that she feel like she is a princess because she have 2 gorgeous princes (Yeo Jin Goo and Lee Min Ki) ~ How adoooorable-ish!! ^__^

    Oh aiiyhoo…Aiiiyhoo! Our time FLIES by ~ I will be looking forward to Yeo Jin Goo’s acting in his future!! (Also, Lee Min Ki & Kim Yoo Jung, too!!)

  38. 38 doozy

    “He’s like a young Rain, crossed with Lee Min-ho.”

    I didn’t notice this resemblance before but now that you mentioned it, I’m looking at the photoshoot pics and I see it now! Very apt description!

  39. 39 Carinne

    I will hit the floor if New Wave fashion makes a comeback. Oh CATS is ringing in my ears, Memory, la-di-da-da-di-dum-dum…. Let the memory live again.

    Purdy kids.

  40. 40 bishieaddict

    I watched him in “Warrior Baek Dong Soo” and he sounded like a kid. Now his voice is a lot deeper and he’s gotten taller in “The Moon That Embraces the Sun” and it hasn’t even been a year! Soon he’ll be in lead roles…kinda like Yoo Seung Ho.

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