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Photoshoot face-off: Monday hotties
by | January 21, 2013 | 136 Comments

You know what they say — there’s nothing like a group of Monday hotties to cure the Monday blues. Meet the contestants of today’s face-off: the men of Monday/Tuesday dramas and their battle against questionable fashions. I know, you’re thinking, “Isn’t it enough that they have to battle each other in dramaland?” It’s true; we could let the dramas speak for themselves and not let such shallow concerns factor into it. But what fun would life be if it were fair and sensical?

First up: the boys of tvN’s Flower Boy Next Door, Yoon Shi-yoon, Kim Ji-hoon, Mizuta Kouki, Kim Jung-san, and Go Kyung-pyo, for Vogue Girl. The upside is, they have strength in numbers; downside is plaid pants and ascots. I’m not sure any of that matters though, when Yoon Shi-yoon and Kim Ji-hoon are working the pants off of that camera. Sizzle.

Then there’s School 2013′s resident bad boy (er, okay so he’s one of like seventeen bad boys on this show) Kim Woo-bin for Dazed & Confused magazine. Uh… so the title is literal then? I’m pretty sure he might be wearing a skirt over jeans, but that’s nothing compared to the hair. It actually makes him look lopsided. There’s windswept, and then there’s this. What this shoot is missing: sense. Also, Lee Jong-seok.

And last but not least, we have new Monday/Tuesday contender Yawang’s leading man Kwon Sang-woo for Cosmopolitan. I… have failed to find any flaws. I checked. Carefully. Huh, whadduya mean you don’t wear dress shoes, body oil, and a velvet coat suited for vampires and/or Prince to go work out? That’s absurd.

What say ye — flower boys, bad boys, or muscle men for the win?

Via Sports Seoul, DongA, Chosun


136 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Lilly

    Now that is the kind of caped avenger we need to see more of.

    • 1.1 oftheshore

      He’s the hero we deserve AND need. 😀

      • 1.1.1 Ivoire

        LOL, OTS :-)…

        • oftheshore

          Hey-hey, Ivy:)

          • jigglybelly

            The ajushsi shows the newbies that sometimes less and simple can take your breath away …. hahahaha …

  2. grjane

    gf: No contest. Hands down (figuratively and literally!) muscle men all the way. *fanning face*

    • 2.1 D


      i love my pretty boys but the abs… le sighhhhh

      • 2.1.1 camille

        stick with the flower boys, ladies. fab abs kwon sang woo is married already , check out his k dramas and other pics as well, he’s got the face the face to match that body.too. but then again,no harm in looking or are you staring!!

    • 2.2 toystar

      OMG A WORK OF ART!!!!

  3. LadyK

    Muscle Man works for me.

  4. BellaMafia

    I stared and stared at the last pic, no matter how strong my laser beams are, the pants won’t fall down..

    • 4.1 Monona

      hahahahaha XD

    • 4.2 ys

      hahahahaha XD [2]

    • 4.3 ladida


    • 4.4 Gaeina Lee


    • 4.5 pipit


    • 4.6 Tiff

      Loooool! Ur so cute! Lol

    • 4.7 Ladymoonstone143


    • 4.8 Thiya

      WAHAHAHAHHAHAHA! that made my day.

    • 4.9 slfowie

      One slight tug…. that is all it needs….just one tiny tug…

  5. Chrissie

    Muscle! Muscle! Muscle! I don’t even know how the other guy in Yawang can compete with that physically lol

  6. Lilly

    Time to flood Yawang show with scene suggestions to be helpful to ratings.

    Shirtless dance scene.
    Shaking water off coming out of pool scene.
    Riding horse shirtless with wind blowing through hair scene.

    Ok I know its winter and the last suggestin is tough but they could make it an escape with no shirt of some kind.

  7. Celest

    Damn. KSW just gets better with age.

    As pretty the ‘pretty boys’ are, I’d take a man’s man /any/ day. Take that as you will. 🙂

    • 7.1 altair

      Girl, you spoke the truth as it is. That man is yummy!

  8. My2Girls

    I love a good shirtless shot as much as the next gal and he is a very fine specimen. However, I have to say the Flower Boys for the win. They are both so damn adorable it hurts.

    • 8.1 ryoko

      I concur.

    • 8.2 pogo

      I agree!

      Plaid or no, they are WORKING it, and I’d have to give it to them even over my bb Kim Woo-bin.

    • 8.3 mav

      No, no, Ladies. This is a case where WE are the winners, pretty boys in so adorable it hurts, check; hot bad boy who traveled to the 80’s punk scene for this shoot, check; manly muscle man without a shirt, who is also sort of pretty, check. yes DB gals WE are the winners.

      • 8.3.1 My2Girls

        Mav – you are absolutely right! Thank you so much for pointing that out. We are the winners!

    • 8.4 pillowhead

      Floweboys for me! the muscly guy has bigger boobs than me.

      • 8.4.1 Enz

        Pillowhead’ got moob envy! Hehehehhe

  9. Anvesha

    I like the first pic the best and between the two.. I kinda like both. Yoon Shi Yoon may be wins by an inch. LOL wth happened to Kim Woo Bin? I guess he was confused about what to wear, skirt or pant?? And the hair! Anyways, Kwon Sang Woo is not a favorite of mine but his pics look pretty good.. Though doesn’t make any sense at all.

    • 9.1 Saema

      i KNOW, right. what’s with the weird skirt?

      • 9.1.1 pillowhead

        yeah, only Gdragon can get away with the skirt thing.

  10. 10 michy

    Ugh I like pretty boys, but men with no shirt on, I love. Lol.

    Go Cosmo!

  11. 11 TS

    I don’t care what Kim Woo Bin wears, I’ll still imagine him naked.

    • 11.1 Elise

      You win at life. I second this.

    • 11.2 frillyobject


    • 11.3 anvesha

      that’s the kind of imagination I need. lol

  12. 12 Tammie

    Holy. Moly.

  13. 13 Peridot

    I believe that that get-up is exactly what Kwong Sang-woo wears when working out!

    As for the boys of Flower Boys Next Door, what else can I say but “cuuuuuuuuute!”

  14. 14 Hui Ting

    Muscle man, anytime, anyday!

  15. 15 Mystisith

    Pfft. I won’t change my mind because of some random muscle oil. Yoon Shi Yoon all the way! He is too damn tempting on that pic. Nom, nom, nom.

    • 15.1 ladida

      I like your sense of loyalty. XD

  16. 16 OMG

    Kim Ji Hoon….the things u do to a girl…..*fans self*

  17. 17 snow_white

    hahahahaha @Kim woo bin’s first photo 😀

  18. 18 djes

    I usually love muscle man, older man, but oh well I never could like Kwon Sangwoo.

    So I’ll take ALL the flower boys, with plaid pants.
    …and arranging strategy to get the model boy too.

    • 18.1 DeeDee

      I like the way you think.

  19. 19 Ann

    Yawang has some awesome shirtless shots, so I am enjoying the heck out of that drama. Plot? You mean it has one? I didn’t notice.

    • 19.1 Aliya

      ahaha. This seems to be the general consensus on this drama..which is probably why i’m not watching it. I do need to know something though..does Jung Yunho have a shirtless scene? lol

      • 19.1.1 Ann

        Not yet, but he is an athlete, so you never know!

      • 19.1.2 UJ

        He is an athlete and has a whole lotta moobs :p

  20. 20 Dongsaeng killer

    Who did that to uri WooBin ah???? I was planning to go fight the person but got distracted by Kwon SangWoo…. So very distracted

  21. 21 nheony

    I’ll take muscle man any day… although my flower boys still look cute. I can forgive the plaid.

  22. 22 Wishful thinking

    Flower boys for the win!!!! I love Yoon Shi Yoon and Kim Ji Hoon. I hope that flower boy next door meets the 5 % ratings deal so that we can see a picture of them kissing. lol. As for Kim Woo Bin, maybe that’s not a skirt. I think its a polo shirt that they maybe tied around his waist, like 90s fashion, but I’m not sure. Haha

  23. 23 K-Reen

    Flower boy AND muscle man: Kim Ji Hoon. *___*


    • 23.1 meanrice

      You just became my hero.

    • 23.2 OMG

      I second this!!

    • 23.3 cute4u269

      God bless u my friend!!

    • 23.4 UJ

      You…. Who are you? Are you an angel? Am I dreaming? :O

    • 23.5 Kiara

      He’s no boy he is a MAN. I love all the pics of him in his underwear.

    • 23.6 Gaeina Lee

      Whoaaaa… Flower muscle man ftw! ^^

    • 23.7 oozzeee

      ,coz my memory seems to work just fine when it comes to nekkid photoshoots and I have nothing better to do, I racked dramabean’s archive and bring this to you…




      • 23.7.1 Kiara

        Those bedroom eyes FTW.

      • 23.7.2 janey

        my life is complete 🙂

    • 23.8 K-Reen

      You are very welcome everyone. He deserved to get recognition for his ahem skills. 😀
      Considering his fashion tastes displayed lately most notably on “Strong Heart” it is safe to state that he looks much better with his clothes off. Right? 😉

    • 23.9 jinrakfan

      yoww…. he IS my man… *imma such a loyal fan*

    • 23.10 laalaa

      well it’s not fair to let pretty boys compete with those abs (hoot!), but maybe if they did take them shirts off, we wouldn’t even be choosing! omo!

  24. 24 hana

    as much as I like both muscles men and flower boys , I’m more into the first..but Kwon Sang-woo is seriously not my kind of muscle man ..I don’t know .. he just rubs me the wrong way .

    • 24.1 JoAnne

      there is no wrong way to be rubbed with Kwon Sang-woo – up down to fro it is allllll good

      • 24.1.1 Gaeina Lee

        LOL LOL LOL

      • 24.1.2 Mystisith

        *Shutting my eyes*…
        *Imagining things*.

      • 24.1.3 hana

        god no …now I have an image of that in my head =_=

  25. 25 xombie

    damn! I almost couldn’t recognize Woobin in this! You’d think all those hours of drooling over him and making MV’s one could figure him out in any shape and form. Dazed and Confused has quite lived up to its title 😮

  26. 26 latteholic

    There must be something wrong with me today.. All these pictures and all I can think of are: “I want to swap YSY’s and KHJ’s pants in the first picture!” and “did that barble go through KSW’s hips? ”

    Yes, I will go to the corner and reflect on it… Sigh.

  27. 27 kay

    LOL woo bin has a gold metal? he must be friends with TOP

    • 27.1 lmk

      They do somehow look-a-like. LOL

    • 27.2 Jackeline

      I wish I can like this comment a million times.

  28. 28 Betsy

    Flower Boys FTW!! 5 good looking guys what more could a girl ask for. 🙂

  29. 29 kdramapedia

    I was running off with a very handsome, adult-looking Yoon Shi-Yoon, but then a very shiny stack of abs got in my way…

  30. 30 Sabah

    Monday maidens. Captivating!


    • 30.1 kumi

      Thanks. Pretty.

  31. 31 UJ

    The flower boy next door cast wins for me… So I like flower boys… SUE ME :p

  32. 32 lovin it

    wow kwon sang woo looking hot

    now if only he’ll do a drama thats not about an ill-fated love

  33. 33 delicatecloud

    You go Kwon Sang Woo – bringing SEXXXYYYY back!!

  34. 34 lilone

    Lean muscle men win hands down in general (though for some reason, KSW does nothing for me).

    So in this case, if we’re pitting actual looks, I’d say Flower Boys cos all of them in the series have rocked my world… albeit (sadly) only in the stimulating eye-candy sense… sigh….


  35. 35 lavony

    BAD BOYSSSSSSS FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He needs a drama where he is the leading man NOW!

  36. 36 starlit

    Kwon Sang Woo any time any day. Damnnn!! the man gets hotter by the day.

    Flower boys….so cute.

  37. 37 kopytko

    Kwon Sang Woo was the very first Korean actor I could distinguish among other Korean actors. Must be because of his nose:). But I think he’s never looked better than now. His facial features seem more defined. Masculine. Yeah, I will go for masculine.
    I usually find Kim Woo Bin very attractive but this photoshoot is a shameful failure. He looks meh. I guess he would be better off wearing plain jeans and T-shirt and not doing anything with his hair.
    As for the flower boys – not my cup of tea. I guess I am getting old, but I prefer an interesting ahjussi to any flower boy. Ok, Kim Ji Hoon is not so bad.

  38. 38 Jillia

    Yawang kind of sucks but muscles all the way… Though… how hawt is YSY?? :D~~

  39. 39 Noelle

    Wow! He wins.

  40. 40 MariD

    Kim Ji-Hoon all The way no questions asked. So freaking hot even in ugly clothes. He is just a beutiful man. I don’t like oily muscle men on pictures because I giggle like a school girl.

  41. 41 kumi

    Muscle men disgust me. Sorry, I am a vegetarian.
    So … I guess flower boys will do.

  42. 42 Mar

    Other than Kim Woo-bin and Kim Ji-hoon not really being my cup of tea, I prefer to keep my options open, I’m greedy like that. So, hello, you all look like bad decisions. Come sit beside me.

  43. 43 Nallali

    KSW is hot and all esp when he does action but then he opens his mouth and….its the cursed lisp!!!
    KJH all the way for me, YSY is like trying too hard and the rest of the boys r just ok…

  44. 44 Farhana

    Every time I see Woo Bin I fall in love with him! He has so much charisma on-screen! He was my favourite character in White Christmas an I’m beyond happy to see him with Kwak Jung Wook again (it’s the main reason I decided to watch School 2013!)! Can someone just re-unite all of the boys from that drama again? And re-dye Woo Bin’s hair to bright red while you’re at it? Much appreciated!

    • 44.1 TS

      I’d like it purple this time around…

    • 44.2 hanie

      that short red hair…sexy!!!! *fans self*
      I second on white christmas reunion… Makes my life easier spazzing all of them in one drama (^____^)

  45. 45 POPS

    I am soooo into Flower boy Next door and love those flower boys but it is hard for me to go past Kim Woo Bin…even if he is wearing a tartan skirt!!
    The hair may indeed be lopsided but I will totally forgive that because I can finally see his eyebrows again.

    I don’t know what it is about those eyebrows but I have been so sad watching School 2013 where they are all covered up and hidden away… sigh.

    Unleash those eyebrows Kim Woo Bin!!!!!

  46. 46 hanie

    Unfair…. only two pictures of Woobin & missing LJS…
    the stylist really went all out try to make Woo Bin undesirable huh? Nope. Still HOT. Put him in vera wang wedding dress and I still call him hawt. I need white christmas reunion oh so badly…

  47. 47 malta

    Butt dimples >>

  48. 48 Kstylick

    Bunch of hotties. What I’d do to take one of them home.

  49. 49 KDrama Fan

    Even though KJH looks dazed as if he’s been hit by a frypan he’s got my vote because I know how good he can look:)

    • 49.1 KDrama Fan

      In fact all the Flower Boys look as if someone’s bopped them over the head.

      For presence and wow factor in a photo it’s definitely KSW who is the winner. He totally owns it:)

  50. 50 KrazyK

    Muscles. End of argument.

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