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Joo-won’s spring shoot for @star1
by | May 1, 2013 | 73 Comments

Here’s a bunch of photos of Joo-won, just because. Like you need a reason for pictures of Joo-won, right? The actor did an interview with @star1, where he talked about his recent drama Level 7 Civil Servant (better known around these parts as The Drama That Shall Not Be Named) and life as the maknae on variety show 1 Night 2 Days. Guess which part of the interview I read.

When asked about all his married hyungs on 1N2D, he said: “I’m envious. The hyungs are all family-oriented. Lately Tae-woong-ie hyung is always saying that he ate breakfast before leaving the house. Haha. I envy them when there’s downtime and they call their wives and kids. I think Tae-woong-ie hyung married well and they all seem happy. When I see them, I have thoughts about wanting to make a beautiful family of my own.”

About Kim Seung-woo and Bird PD leaving the show: “It makes me sad. When I first met the hyungs and we became close I didn’t even realize it but I had imagined us being that way for the rest of my life. We became so close in a year, and I thought that even if it wasn’t this show, I’d want to keep those relationships going even as I grew older. It makes me sad, but just because we’re not doing the same program doesn’t mean our relationship changes. It’s just that not doing something together anymore was really sad. We all cried on [Seung-woo’s] last day. Everyone was trying so hard not to cry and they became so standoffish that it shocked me. When we did the closing all seven of us had no words. Everyone was looking off somewhere else. But we all hugged each other and cried.”

He described his relationship with Level 7 co-star Choi Kang-hee as friendly and not at all like two people with a 10-year age gap. (Apparently he calls her “Kang-jjang” and she calls him “Mung-mung-ie,” like a puppy. How apt.) We’ll see for ourselves because she’s guesting on 1N2D in a friend episode, coming soon.

Joo-won has a movie on the way where he plays a cop who falls in love with a cat burglar (Kim Ah-joong), and he’ll be starring in the musical rendition of Ghost with Ivy in the fall.

Via @star1


73 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Lisa-Loo-Loo

    So adorable! Do they have the leopard print shoes in girl form? Love it!

  2. Abbie

    He has got to be the cutest thing ever! So adorable!

  3. Laurita

    ok, he quickly need another drama to make me fall in love with him again XD Couse I can’t feel anything looking into these photos πŸ˜€

  4. Elle

    oh my…..he’s still as beautiful as ever! awesome photoshoot.

    uhmm…i want me some of that dimples! so cute.

    thanks for sharing girlfriday πŸ™‚

  5. okdubu

    kang jjang and mungmungie that is perfect.

  6. Dix

    They photoshopped his face shape like crazy. They are going to give the poor boy a complex. lol

    • 6.1 SS

      I shall take this insult as a compliment. Here’s a video of this magazine photoshoot, are you going to suggest that they do CG on the video as well?


      Perhaps it’s poor you who got a complex. Chill

      • 6.1.1 Dix

        Chill? You are the one having a heart attack over some guy you may never meet. lol.

      • 6.1.2 Sintia

        That’s a great video, he looks fantastic.

    • 6.2 chaosgirl

      I’m a professional photo editor so I can usually tell these things, and I would say that besides what’s been done with makeup, lighting, etc, his jaw line has just been emphasized and sharpened, and mostly in the profile shots. I don’t consider that super drastic, but everyone has different opinions.

      • 6.2.1 Dix

        Don’t know what they did but his face looks like he has a vshape face in most of the pics. I noticed the poses gave the illusion too. I like his regular face and don’t think they need to make him appear like he has a slim face. Hence the giving him a complex comment.

  7. Lara

    Oh my gosh he’s so adorable. It’s so hard to believe that this sweet-looking kid was Kang-to.

  8. katmoo

    I want one!

    • 8.1 hana

      of the magazine or Joo-won ?

      • 8.1.1 zekwana

        JW of course!!!

  9. Mj

    He is sooo freaking cute I want to squeeze his face

  10. 10 red

    This made me so happy πŸ™‚

  11. 11 Aiya

    Ohmygod so cute! Haha. Now i’m excited for Choi Kang-hee’s guesting in 1N2D! πŸ™‚

  12. 12 chanda

    All I can think about when I see those pictures; socks…?
    I know they tend not to wear them.. but still…

    • 12.1 Peeps

      Um… I bet he’s wearing ankle socks… they’re super common among the young here in Asia. No one really ‘not wear socks’ because then it’ll make the shoes and feet stink and gross. (Plus, I don’t really think those shoes are for him to keep.)

  13. 13 June

    Omaaagaadd, need more pictures of Joowonnn~ @u@

  14. 14 kdramapedia

    “Just because” is the best reason for a bunch of Joo Won pictures.

  15. 15 Dol

    The pictures in the top set all look like Norman Rockwell art. πŸ˜€

  16. 16 hmm

    Love it love it

  17. 17 meanrice

    Why did they dress him in alll salmon.? He looks like a crayon.

    Also that extra long sweater in the 4th or 5th pic looks long enough for two…just saying. I hear puppies like to cwuddle.

  18. 18 zai

    prettylicious…….just because….

  19. 19 Toystar

    Love him more please!!!!

  20. 20 whilethemusiclasts

    A friend episode?!?!?!! Can we please have Lee Sun-gyun back please???? PLEASE?

    Also, I have this passionate need for Taehyun to bring in Kim Jongkook for this friend episode.

    • 20.1 xiaoSxin

      HAHAHAHA! If only!

      But alas that would be impossible. I have imagines scenarios in my head before about having a mash up episode between 1N2D and RM members, with both shows airing on both networks. But I can’t think of a plausible way to do it.

  21. 21 whilethemusiclasts

    Oh. And I’m belatedly disappointed that Joowon’s friend for this friend episode isn’t Park Ki-woong. I mean, how is it not Park Ki-woong?!

    • 21.1 chane

      yeah, HOW COULD IT NOT BE PARK KI WOONG? grrr.

      • 21.1.1 Dramafed1782

        If I am not mistaken he is currently promoting for his new movie “Secretly Covertly” and plus he is involved with his enlistment protocols which is due by October 4th.

        • alyna

          yeah, ever since his enlistment, his sched has been really tight…but still a gaksital reunion is a must…so that my heart can heal!!!

      • 21.1.2 lemonade candy

        totally~ i was wondering too.

    • 21.2 amber k.

      My favorite bromance!<3 Shunji and Kangto.

  22. 22 ck1Oz

    Sigh.He just makes me go ” cute, cute, cute ” every time I see him.

    He was all over CKH in the drama BTS like a literal clinging puppy.Like he was flopping all over her.It was so cute. Hope to see that in the friend special.

  23. 23 MariD

    This kid… He is slowly growing on me.. I blame it on Ojayko brothers; before I watch it. I just thought he was very distinctive looking. Now I’m like.. Well he is kinda adorable, is he not?

  24. 24 kfangurl

    Aw.. I teared up reading about how they all cried on Kim Seung-woo’s last day on set. It’s the idea of it, and also Joo Won’s telling of it. There’s something very natural and candid and emotionally honest in how he tells it, which I love. <3

  25. 25 Enz

    Choi kang hee going to be on 2d1n??! Yay… I bailed on the drama but would love to see how she is in real life. She must be really nice for her co stars to think so well of her.

  26. 26 coby11

    so adorable!

  27. 27 orag


  28. 28 sweetspring

    whenever I think of Joo Won now I think Peter Pan, a kid at heart with an adorable impish smile which is so not what I thought when I saw him being all scruffy bad ass cop on Ojakkyo Bros but with a personality like that its kinda hard to hide especially on a show like 1n2d. Fact (IMHO): the boy/kid is adorbs but being all bad ass is Joo Won at his smexy best.

  29. 29 redfox


  30. 30 owl

    So ‘just becase’


  31. 31 pamie

    Love it when he does his pouty face but that smile is a noona killer!

  32. 32 mira

    love this !!!

  33. 33 crazedlu


  34. 34 Sintia

    So adorable, so cute, so handsome.
    And so sincere and touching words about 1N2D , I adore their bromance.

  35. 35 chane

    No offense to Choi Kang Hee, but I really wanted PARK KI WOONG to be JW’s friend-guest!!!

    • 35.1 amber k.

      Me too!

      • 35.1.1 scarlett

        me three!

  36. 36 lola

    jw the face smile,so cute cause Funny
    love this…
    Jw and ckh very matta πŸ™‚

  37. 37 moon

    Adorbs Joo Won! Can you have more “just because” Joo Won posts?! Teehee!

    He’s having a fanmeet in Taiwan soon. Makes me wanna go there just to see him! Kyah!

    And even though L7CS is a not so awesome drama, I still think it helped Joo Won’s career further. He was introduced to those who would otherwise stay away from lengthy dramas (Ojakgyo) and heavy dramas (gaksital). And with that gained more fans who are marathoning said dramas after falling in love with Joo Won as Han Gil Ro!

    • 37.1 eny

      yes agree with you, many young actor become really popular n has many fans because rom-com eventhough they are not really good, joo won proving his quality first before he get popularity betwen teenage fans

  38. 38 annieflln

    Kang To-ya!! I miss you!!

  39. 39 niKai

    I want to see him and KDW in a movie together. Seriously. They look reaaly similar.

  40. 40 Nina

    I love the 2nd and 5th pics! Love ’em!

  41. 41 juniper

    will forever be kang-to in my heart!

  42. 42 juniper

    those photos are divine, thanks GF!

  43. 43 lint096

    “Like you need a reason for pictures of Joo-won, right?”


  44. 44 anon

    This guy is such a mix of manliness and cuteness that’s perplexing. He is so badass and sexy as Lee Kangto then unexpectedly cute and puppy as Han Gilro. He is totally different no matter what character he plays. What a chameleon

  45. 45 MapleAna

    Seriously? How does this guy function? I’d be staring at myself making cutesy faces in the mirror all day and fall for myself and NO ONE WOULD BLAME ME!

    • 45.1 anon

      LOL. This is funny. I have never thought this way before. Totally agree with you. Just want to give him a big big hug. He looks so squishable

  46. 46 kathy

    can i have one like him?
    delivery is fiiine for me!! πŸ™‚

    watching gaksital again, why not, he’s super badass and sexy there!

  47. 47 far

    “just because”

    XDDD couldnt have put it better myself~

    gosh, i’m loving him day by day. to me, he’s not as perfect-looking or as gorgeous as some k-actors out there. but he’s charming on his own, and he’s such a sweet, gentle, lovable kid who really wants a family on his own. he’s gonna be a great boyfriend, husband and a lover~ if he’s dating anyone, she sure is one lucky gal..

    i dont care if this photos are photoshopped a bit or a lot. we know how cute and adorable he already is. but there’s no faking THOSE DIMPLES….. <3

    • 47.1 far

      missing GAKSITAL like crazy….. badass roles are best suited for him, and not rom-coms. he tried though, and i think if given a good storyline, he might just do really well. i have yet to see him as a ‘rom-com’ actor just yet. he’s better being a pouty (Ojakgyo Brothers) or a serious actor (Gaksital).

      looking forward to more of his projects~ i might be flying to korea to see his musical as soon as he confirms his performance dates. ^^

      • 47.1.1 anon

        IMO, he is one of the very few actors his age who can play badass role as well as a good guy. Can’t find anyone who does rage and sorrow like Joo Won.

  48. 48 Starstruck.

    The two makanes of 1n2d…in the same outfit! Haha what a coincidence!


    • 48.1 anon

      Oh double the cuteness! Two puppies. But there is something more adult or man about Joo Won, maybe it’s his size

  49. 49 amber k.

    I love those shoes, so cute!!!<3

  50. 50 maryss

    OMG!! such a great mix of sexy and cute!! how can he do that??? i heart you Joo Won !! ^^

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