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Jung Kyeo-woon soaks up the sun in Bali
by | April 23, 2012 | 69 Comments

Why, hello there, blond Jung Kyeo-woon. Nice to see you again (and your abs).

I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the grungy surf-rat look in general, and there aren’t a lot of Korean stars who can pull off the blond hair, but I’ll make exceptions for this photo shoot. Shot in Bali, the spread comes from the May issue of men’s magazine L’Officiel Hommes.

It’s quite the 180 from Jung’s last role, where he was the slick, scheming, designer-suit-wearing Hang-woo in History of a Salaryman. The kind of guy who’d see this guy and shudder in disgust at the idea of wrinkling a cuff or putting a hair astray. Still, while the man does wear a suit well, it turns out he also makes a pretty creditable beach bum. Just hanging back… rolling around on the sand… ridin’ some waves… showing off his abs… (Hey, they’re not gonna show themselves off, you know.)

Via SBS News


69 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. ohemgee

    not sure how i like the blonde…but the abs i am loving.

    • 1.1 Annie

      Wowwza.. he can pull it off. I also notice that his eyebrow is a tad blondish too. Too bad the under arm hair still black!

      • 1.1.1 daniela

        I’m used to blond in men, I’m from Europe, so it looks good on him.

        Hihi! the black under arm hair? why didn’t they remove it? I don’t like this kind of image (man or woman).

        He does look great in this picture. After Dr Champ and Salary man I became a fun of him ( didn’t like Romance town, don’t know why!).

      • 1.1.2 Callie♥

        wow, you’re really observant, i didnt even notice, lolz…

        • Josepha

          blond or black …I don’t care !

          HE’S MY OBSSESSION !*_* ””””
          SO SEXY and manly !

          I can’t wait to see his first movie !

  2. kyungsook

    3rd photo is the shizz

    • 2.1 NewKDramaAddict

      Oh no, I like the carrying the surf board one the best! Yes, looking back at me sitting on the beach! Yeah, I can dream 😀

    • 2.2 Rachel

      Yes I love the 3rd photo. Definitely found it difficult to recognise him from the first photo in this article. So different from Salarymen!

  3. Anvesha

    He looks like TOP.. Especially in the one he is lying down..

    • 3.1 Nida

      OMG that’s the first thought I got when I looked at him, especially the one with him lying down.

    • 3.2 Joy

      Ditto! I thought so too.

  4. myweithisway

    He looks pretty good in blonde!

  5. hpn88

    LOVE him! come back to my computer screen soonish!

  6. dramafever

    not digging the blonde but i’ll take abs to the beach with me any day

  7. anonymous

    he really looks like Joon from MBLAQ in the face. that could pass as relatives/brothers.

  8. Mystisith

    I like him in blond. He looks mixed-blood, and mestizos are quite often gorgeous… I hope he enjoyed the time in Bali: He needed vacations after the Salaryman marathon.

    • 8.1 Raine

      nom nom nom nom nom nom. Yay blond hair, tan and abs!

  9. Biscuit

    Hope he made sure that eyeliner was waterproof.

  10. 10 jomo

    These are gorgeous photos; I love all of them.
    The blond hair and golden skin tones make him look like Adonis.

    • 10.1 YY

      Where’s the violin?

        • YY

          Ok Jomo I’ve gone into deep shock from the trauma of what I’ve just seen. Thanks so much.

          • jomo

            I am so NOT sorry. I have been laughing ALL DAY LONG.
            tee hee hee
            (awaiting revenge from YY, who knows how to exact revenge like only someone who loves PSH can…)

        • Nida

          Omg jomo that was NOT what I was expecting. LOL tge expression on his face XD

  11. 11 MsScorpion

    First 2 pics, not liking the blonde.
    Last 2 pics got me googly-eyed from all the pretty..

  12. 12 kewbie

    Exactly, man. The abs aren’t going to show themselves.
    Go JKW!

  13. 13 sally_b

    YAY! ~♥ (◕‿-)✌

  14. 14 Nokcha

    He is so rockn’ the blonde hair. He’s got the perfect swimmers body….

  15. 15 marina

    Not crazy about the blonde hair, but I like surfer look. Especially the shirtless pics, if only his vest was unzipped in the last one.

  16. 16 come2noona

    Oh wow. Yummy!

  17. 17 mihinikki

    It’s ALL good, even the blonde 😉

  18. 18 KDrama Fan


    Thanks JB for the photos!

  19. 19 ck1Oz

    Oh my, first time I’ll say a Korean actor looks better blonde. He even looks younger. Abs ? You guys won’t believe me but he isn’t usually my favourite actor but he looks great here.

    • 19.1 Nida

      I live him but I’ve always felt he looks better from afar (as in no close up face shots) i’ve only recently come to this conclusion after watching the numerous close ups he got in HotS. And I agree he does look younger, reminds me of the time when he eas in the show: women of the sun. Such a cutie pie!

  20. 20 Cynthia

    Helloooo there, pretty boy!

    C’mere – we need to protect your body from too much sun..**shakes bottle of sunblock while making kissy noises**


    • 20.1 YY

      That’s seriously scary.

    • 20.2 daniela

      LoL! Thank God I’m alone in the office!!!!!! kissy noises :))

      • 20.2.1 Nida

        Okay now imagine it with the eyebrow wiggles

      • 20.2.2 NewKDramaAddict

        Me too! LMAO!!

  21. 21 kaedejun

    i don’t like the blond. but i told him to dye it so he’d be undesirable to more women.

    • 21.1 jomo


    • 21.2 MissMantin

      Lol. Well, you did get me to momentarily rethink my crush, but then I remembered his Cosmopolitan spread, where he was a big ol’ dork, and how much I loved him in Dr. Champ. If you tell him to make it a blond faux-hawk, though, I might just let you keep him. : )

    • 21.3 Nida

      I’m sorry kaede but it didn’t really work. At least not for me! Are you sure he didn’t dye his hair because he knew you
      Wouldn’t like it. I think he’s subtly trying to tell you something sweetheart…

  22. 22 crazedlu

    ooh. that last one. ha.

  23. 23 Cruelsummer

    Nice. I actually like the blonde hair, surprisingly. Blondes usually aren’t my type.

  24. 24 Daniella

    He’s so hot!
    I like it!

  25. 25 Ennayra

    I really like him. Not too crazy about the hair, but I really like him, so…

    I’m still on a drama hiatus, but he’s one of the reasons I look forward to watching History of the Salaryman when my semester’s over.


  26. 26 VanillaSalt


  27. 27 mellowyel

    I’m liking the blonde. They were a little too liberal with the eyeliner if you ask me, but why should I complain when there are abs involved? I’ll take what I can get 🙂

  28. 28 shopgirl

    blonde? like I care. I love everything about him. I am huge fan of him. why dont you tell me you were in Bali? It’s just two hour flight from my home..

  29. 29 Noelle

    I thought he was someone else at first. He looks pretty good as a blond. I’m seriously loving his beach bum hotness. More please!

  30. 30 YY

    I’m saving up to build a beach house smack in the middle of Bali beach.

  31. 31 Dramalover

    A manly man!!!! YUM!! Im digging the blonde on him also!!

  32. 32 Rovi

    Well, few peeps do the blonde…I mean come on, K-Pop has lots of ’em dyed in it (GD, TOP, Yoseob, Khun, Wooyoung, B.A.P., etc. etc.), so it comes as to no surprise when Jeong Gyeo-woon of le mucho smexiness comes to us looking like that…

    And I missed him so much from “Loing You A Thousand Times” and all those other dramas of his where he shows of his yummeh body… *sigh*

  33. 33 Jasmin

    Bwahaha….!! SORRY, but this was my first reaction….XDD

  34. 34 Banu

    T.O.P & Lee Joon O__O

  35. 35 Ace

    Oh, boy. Now I’m annoyed. I still have a grudge on Hang-woo. Getting off easily from his various crimes PLUS! he got the girl. No justice at all. 🙁

  36. 36 Anne-So

    Not sure If I like the blond on him… But I’m glad to see him again ^^

  37. 37 Alvina

    I like. It gives me a good comparison visual now for those dark-skinned, blonde manga characters. yum 🙂

  38. 38 Fräulein

    He carries it off successfully
    I am going to rewatch A happy woman and Love You a thousand times (aka The Shit Hit the Fan Quite A Few Times) after seeing these pics

  39. 39 Dramalovey

    Seriously: He can go away with that kind of blonde, sun-kissed hair!It actually looks natural on him and I’m not saying’ it because he is my favorite actor of the year! (okay sharing the throne with Yeon Jeong Hun, from Vampire Oppa eh.. Prosecutor..) I’m from Europe too..

    @Daniela: Yeah didn’t like Romance Town either..or him in it. Maybe because it was very stereotyped..I like him in more diverse roles(like Salaryman..).

  40. 40 Lovebug

    Can I have!!! Love him and his hair, and his face, and his abs, and his ears (sigh).

  41. 41 Keylye

    All I could think of when I first saw this was, “Rufio! Rufio!”

    Then the abs took over…

  42. 42 Taber

    LOVE! The blonde hair on him the chocolate color foundation is prefect for his golden complexion. I never care for any other hair color then black for Korean because they have no color pigment. You have to have some kind of color undertone in your complexion to get away with doing a color; with the exception of the “Irish” they are able to pull it off because even having that milky white complexion the texture is nature and healthy looking. I find most Korean complexion to be pale, pasty and most often come across sickly very similar to the English.

    This photo shoot did everything right be it a real tan or spray on it gives a very, very nice contract to his hair color. I love his body but I’m loving more the great job they did making him into a certified “HOT SUN KISS GOD”

  43. 43 beggar1015

    No. No no no. Nein. Nada. Nyet.

  44. 44 Beezer

    Haha Korean “grunge” “beachbum” is still waaaay too put together. Haha not a bad thing. Just totally obvious

  45. 45 Aya


  46. 46 Farhana

    Oh man.. what I’d give to stumble across him all ab galore on a beach somewhere.. It’s a shame he has a girlfriend!

  47. 47 tamilu2u

    OK I must admit he’s hot with dark hair but I really like him as a blonde too!

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