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Song Seung-heon made of wax
by | February 21, 2013 | 81 Comments

javabeans: …just now, I mean. As in, by Madame Tussaud’s in Busan. Although, should we be scared that the wax doll looks eerily like the human version?

girlfriday: They all look eerily like the human versions, but should the question really be: Which came first?

javabeans: You mean, is there the possibility that there was this beautiful wax creation somewhere who woke up one day and longed to be a real boy?

girlfriday: Yes! I’ve seen Mannequin.

javabeans: And he thought that acting would help put him in touch with the range of human emotion? In which case… I’m not sure that experiment worked.

girlfriday: Don’t deny that you’ve had similar thoughts about Song Seung-heon’s origin story.

javabeans: [prolonged silence] The thing is… that line of thinking is almost so obvious that I wonder if it’s too easy to make the joke. Like, low-hanging snarkfruit.

girlfriday: *thinks dirty thoughts about low-hanging fruit*

javabeans: *is grossed out by thoughts of low-hanging fruit being dirty* Must wash brain with eye candy. Though this photo above is just as creepy as it is pretty. You know, I’ve always said that Song Seung-heon was so beautiful as to be artificial, like one of those androids in A.I.

girlfriday: So then is his artificial wax replica impressive or just redundant?

javabeans: You could argue that the world can never decry an extra Song Seung-heon lying around to be admired.

girlfriday: Ain’t that the truth. And now I’m distracted by thoughts of a Song Seung-heon in every household…

javabeans: And hey, that gives the Real Deal extra time to go out and act and stuff while his backup fills the posing quota. Send Waxy out to Vogue shoots and you can hardly tell the difference! …though I suppose you could argue that there’s little difference on the acting front too. *badum-ching*

girlfriday: There goes the low-hanging fruit.

javabeans: I tried to avoid it, really I did. But low-hanging fruit is low-hanging that way. Gets in your way until you just have to pay it attention. The real question is, is he beautiful like a robot, or was there just an extra dose of loving, detailed, time-consuming attention paid to his wax doll?

girlfriday: What you really mean is, who gets to do that measuring job?

javabeans: “I detect a flaw. Must call him back. And hey, must make sure it feels the same too…” Considering that the thing took 200 million won to produce, I wouldn’t be surprised if “attention to detail” were the culprit. On that note, I think the complaint must be noted that a replica of Song Seung-heon is blatantly inaccurate without inclusion of his choco abs.

girlfriday: Seriously, why make one at all then? We demand a recall!

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81 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. xoxo

    Something’s missing. Doesn’t look like him entirely me thinks..

    • 1.1 KDrama Fan

      Is it his towel?

      • 1.1.1 soomp

        teehee 😀

      • 1.1.2 Pipit

        LOL! If only the replica is of him with that towel that we love so much (or hate so much? For I vaguely remember a number of laser beam stares trying to destroy it) it would be even a bigger hit than Psy’s Gangnam Style. That doll would sell like nothing the world ever witness before.

    • 1.2 YY

      I say the bug eyes.

    • 1.3 Mystisith

      I’ve seen wax replicas best done, I agree. This one looks cheap.

    • 1.4 bd

      Both the face and physique are too thin/skinny.

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  3. mia

    Looks like Taecyeon to me idk why..

    • 3.1 skelly

      It’s the arrogant smirkiness that makes you think of Taec.
      Although when it comes to acting there’s really not much difference at all…

    • 3.2 JoAnne

      There is a resemblance. I’ve said before I’d like to see them together in a CF or a drama or ok just a still would be fine please as long as they are both in towels please do you hear me drama Gods make it so.

      • 3.2.1 Ivy

        Haha. Totally agree – they look so alike – I remember watching Dream High and being like whoa did Seung-heon get younger??
        Haha, yeah towels – I always wonder how they get their wonder-abs

  4. twentyonebuds

    I’ve always thought he looked a bit like a Korean version of Ken… This wax figure is totally creepy though, in the way some toys are when you make them human-sized and stare at them for too long..

    • 4.1 altair

      He does look like a korean Ken! He is sooooo skinny! I bet he is slimmer than many (western) girls….Envy!

    • 4.2 danni

      I never thought that until looking at this wax figure, it’s kind of creepy, though now I want to see a drama with Han Chae Young and Song Seung-heon. Korean Barbie and Korean Ken? The screen would explode from all the pretty.

      • 4.2.1 bd

        Nam Gyu-ri is more like the Korean Barbie (which is not the same as being the most beautiful), except she is a bit on the short side.

        HCY is more like the Korean Julia Roberts w/ that oversized mouth/smile.

  5. ana

    So actually how many of them?

    The K-wax figures by Madame Tussauds.

    I only aware of Hallyu superstar Kim Hyun Joong.

    I bet another one will be Kim Soo Hyun. Heh.

    • 5.1 canxi

      Lee Min Ho has one, too. Or is in the process.

  6. ryoko

    What does it say that I actually took the headline of this post at face value for about 4 seconds?

  7. laraffinee

    This is what Song Seung-heon does best – stand around. That guy should really just give up acting….he…just…can’t…do…it. He can make a good living modeling, and save himself the embarrassment of yet another pathetic acting job.

    • 7.1 bambledd

      I don’t think he’s a bad actor. I’ve seen worse. At least he acknowledges he can improve which shows humility. From what I’ve seen, he seems like a decent guy.
      I’m all for freedom of opinion but let’s show some respect to the actors.

      • 7.1.1 skinnymocha

        He gets paid to act. Any other career, he would’ve been fired by now for being so terrible at his job. Anyway, it’s only a slight at Song Seung Heon: the actor and not Song Seung Heon: the person. I’m surprised when I read his interviews; he seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

      • 7.1.2 Kiara

        For a guy who has been given so many opportunities because of his looks and still no improvement, I’ll have to agree with laraffinee. He just cant act and he knows it.

  8. risa

    “low-hanging snarkfruit”~bwahaha!

  9. Moko

    Guess there are pretty boys in every country who suck at acting. OH The Pretty. I just don’t get your joke with low-hanging fruits. Is my mind to innocent?

  10. 10 snow_white

    nice post 😉

  11. 11 maakopla

    OMG! Song Sexy Hun!!!! Fuck, that doll looks so real 0___0 But the shape of the doll’s face is a bit wrong in my opinion.

  12. 12 Tigg

    for a few good moments I thought those two crowned girls were also made of wax…

    • 12.1 ffiza

      Me too!! They wore too much make up and I think they have plastic nose.

      Btw, I’m amused that they even made few unruly hairs (more obvious on 1st picture)

    • 12.2 Pipit

      They are not?

      • 12.2.1 Sunshine

        SHOCKING!!! I THOUGHT THEY WERE WAX FIGURES!!!! I guess you can tell what is plastic?

  13. 13 Dix

    He is so pretty yet he doesn’t have the same effect on me as Godfrey Gao. I wonder if it’s the facial hair thing. Godfrey has an edge that Seung-heon is lacking. Won Bin ajushi is the only one competing with Godfrey in my heart right now. Even Danniel Henney has been overtaken. Hehe!

    • 13.1 MariD

      Mmmm.. Godfrey Gao………. I just love that man. I sat thru all the horribleness that was “Queen of soap” just to watch him.

      • 13.1.1 Dix

        Yeah that drama was terrible. I’m currently loving him in Volley Ball lover. He was used better there and his acting is much better.

  14. 14 george

    I was suppose to talk about Seung-heon but then….yeah,i was just as intrigued as to what is a “low-hanging snarkfruit” i forgot about what i’m about to say..:)

  15. 15 Sajen

    wax figures give me nighmares

  16. 16 YY

    His eyes are smiley and glassy and creeping me out big time.

    • 16.1 JoAnne

      yes but what did you think of the wax figure?

      • 16.1.1 YY

        In one word – swaxy.

        • Pipit

          LOVE your swaxy YY!

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        • JoAnne

          I see your Ha, and raise you a HA!

  17. 17 browncoat_78

    Darn. I wanted to make a snarky low-hanging fruit joke about this too the second I saw the headline, but alas I was totally beaten to it. Well played!

  18. 18 yumi

    girlfriday: Don’t deny that you’ve had similar thoughts about Song Seung-heon’s origin story.

    Thanks for the morning chuckle.

  19. 19 sososo

    what is his speciality?

  20. 20 flibbet

    so…no park shi hoo post? and that has got to be the most realistic celebrity wax fogure ive ever seen.

  21. 21 lala

    He looks like Joo Sang Wook…. So identical.

  22. 22 lili

    Where is the girl/guy that always lurked around SSH’s related topics repeating “Dramabeans is anti-SSH” over and over again…I’m curious XD

    • 22.1 Mystisith

      Ha! I scrolled the post just to see it. I guess you really can’t know you miss someone until she/he is gone. 😉

  23. 23 Suzi Q

    The figure is so wooden like his acting.

    I would have been more impressed if they did a “Mr. Hand Towel” version.

    • 23.1 JoAnne

      They did. It melted.

      • 23.1.1 Laurita

        hahaha 🙂

        Well, even in such way, he does have some expressions … in a certain light (first and last photos)

      • 23.1.2 Gaeina Lee


  24. 24 owl

    First impression – the Fonz.

  25. 25 la dee dah

    I must be the only one that liked SSH’s acting in My Princess then, if everyone else thinks he’s void of any acting talent of any kind. Haven’t seen him in dramas, and My Princess was the only drama I watched him in, but I thought he was good, especially the light-hearted scenes. If he’s really that bad at dramatic acting, then maybe he should stick with more romantic comedies.

    • 25.1 Laurita

      I watched it too and it was quite nice: easy, cute, etc. He’s not a total piece of wood, but the rumors saying, he just has this … um… over-dramatic aura (eyes) in very serious scenes (though not in that drama, as far as I remember). The good thing is that he knows his acting abilities too (said it in some interview).

      • 25.1.1 Laurita

        oh, and I would really like to see him in another easy romantic comedy 🙂

    • 25.2 Pipit

      He’s not that bad. I think he did a good job in My Princess. The problem is people expect more from him because he’s one of the big names in Korean entertainment industries. He even shared an award with Kim Myung Min who is the God of acting which I think said a lot about his star power.
      It’s understandable why people expect a higher acting skills from him which unfortunately he couldn’t deliver.

    • 25.3 george

      I think he was better in East of Eden.I fell in love with him then.I still am but Dr. Jin kind of ruined it for me.

    • 25.4 JoAnne

      Nope, La Dee Dah, I liked him very much in that. I think that’s a very good type of role for him and I would love to see him do more rom-coms.

    • 25.5 bd

      Doing light, romcoms like “My Princess” is what SSH should concentrate on doing, esp. when his female co-star (Kim Tae-hee in MP) does the heavy lifting in the emotional/dramatic scenes.

      SSH just has a problem emoting naturally when his character is the one doing the heavy lifting emotionally (as in “Dr. Jin”).

  26. 26 Emma

    “So then is his artificial wax replica impressive or just redundant?”

  27. 27 AnotherFan

    Okay, I guess I don’t get the “low hanging fruit” joke either… Something I missed?

    • 27.1 AnotherFan

      Please fill me in – I am looking forward to the laughs!

  28. 28 AuntieMame

    OMG! The two of you, JB & GF, were killing me with laughter. As soon as I saw the headline and photo of the wax dummy, I had already braced myself for your comments. But, you still surpassed anything that I anticipated. ROFL!

    Thank you, JB, GF and SSH, aka HT, for the best laugh in a long while!

  29. 29 Hmm

    Wait something is wrong. They made one for SSH yet there’s no PSY wax statue????

  30. 30 Julia

    My first thought when I saw the pic was “I want one!”

  31. 31 Yay

    I thnk the wax chin is a bit too long and the features are not as sharp looking…
    I wonder if we unbutton his shirt, would there be some washboard abs there?

  32. 32 Trina

    Dang, those two girls have really plastic nose. I thought they are wax figures as they did not move an inch at all. As for SSH was figure aka Mr. Hand Towel, his face look really slim. I thought his signature is his bug out.. I mean his over dramatic eyes so they should have his eyes bug … I mean make his eye over dramatic than his signature smirk is that even a smirk at all. I wonder how his drama going so far???

  33. 33 Chels

    They should stick it in a couple dramas, he could make twice as much money.

    • 33.1 eternalfive

      LOL. XD

    • 33.2 Kiara


  34. 34 jubilantia

    I think the funniest thing is that they took care to make sure His Waxenness didn’t have the Ken doll crotch problem.

  35. 35 Peggy

    So creepy.

    And one size fits all male models. No drooping allowed

  36. 36 aria

    i like son seung heon’s acting. he was great in autumn’s tale and summer scent. the only other thing i saw him on was my princess, and he is also good.

  37. 37 Fafa

    And he thought that acting would help put him in touch with the range of human emotion? In which case… I’m not sure that experiment worked.


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