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Yeo Jin-gu’s photo shoot for L’Officiel Hommes
by | November 27, 2013 | 87 Comments

Every time Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi, Potato Star 2013QR3) shows up in a fashion spread, my reaction undergoes the exact same thought process and trajectory: Yes, he is STILL only 16 years old. Yes I checked, as I do every time, but somehow time moves so slowly. And yes, it’s a bit unreal how grown-up he looks (not to mention sounds, what with the leading-man baritone voice).

I can’t help it; it’s the same reaction no matter what the scenario. Only time will solve this, but gahhh I’m just so terrible at waiting. Until then… sorry to tease you with things you can’t have? (Sorrynotsorry.) Enjoy anyway.

Yeo Jin-gu recently won the New Actor award at the Blue Dragon Awards for his role in Hwa-yi. He’s currently starring in tvN’s sitcom Potato Star 2013QR3, which airs Monday through Thursday nights. This photo shoot and accompanying interview are in the December issue of L’Officiel Hommes.

Via E Daily


87 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. JoAnne

    That face is sending me to jail.

    • 1.1 Jillia


    • 1.2 trotwood

      Welcome. I’m your cell mate.

      • 1.2.1 nozomi05

        Made me laugh out loud… hahaha

        • ahjummabunny

          currently doubled over!

      • 1.2.2 crashbabe

        I laughed out for a good minute on your comment..Hahahaha

    • 1.3 Cam

      (shakes head) XD XD XD XD XD

    • 1.4 Rossa E

      OMG, I am so gonna go to jail !!

    • 1.5 Stephanie

      That voice sent me there a year ago.

    • 1.6 lillykitty

      Just HAHAHAHAHA infity to comment

  2. Meighy

    He should be banned from public appearances until he’s 18 so I don’t feel like a dirty old lady.

    • 2.1 Tee

      Meighy – I second that but that means two years without him not sure which is worse being dirty old woman or not having him for 2 years haha

      • 2.1.1 Meighy

        I know! I’m conflicted too.

        • Jillia

          Totally conflicted here as well… He is probably the only “child” actor that is having this effect on me. He is just too mature. xD Please turn 18 soon!

      • 2.1.2 mary

        2 more years?!

        Can’t he just do his military service now? 😛

        • Stephanie

          GENIUS idea! Might as well right? Since we have to suffer his absence, might as well be now. It’s legal in Singapore to serve at 16 but I guess that means more years of reservice sessions and guys wouldn’t like that.

  3. kate

    I’m his one year older noona haha

  4. jaded14yaoi

    Man if he’s not beating the girls off with a stick now, he will be when he’s legal.

  5. Ace

    I love him in Potato Star. He should do more rom-com/fluffy cute stuff in the future as it suits him as well as his more melo roles.

  6. Peridot

    That’s it! All noonas must refrain from commenting on this thread! That means…goodbye everyone. Lol!

  7. Langit13iru

    Oh, this kid. I shall refrain from comment. Wassup with his hair though.

    • 7.1 a_diva

      the hair is just wrong wrong wrong. cute face though!

      but please– the hair– just don’t do that again . . . ever

  8. eli_n

    Well if you go by his korean age..

    He’s still not legal.


    Anyone watching potato star btw? is it worth picking up? Or is it like YTBLSS and Wang family, where I rant and rage then fast-forward to the cute?

    • 8.1 Kissu

      Well, many reviews say it’s good. I saw a clip of him kissing though. He’s really good. He would other male actors a run for their money, well except Gong Yoo. He’s at par with Gong Yoo with the way he kisses. He’s so dreamy. Plus, the clip I saw had a scoring of “First Last Kiss”, so it made it better!

      • 8.1.1 Skebat

        I really like potato star. So far it’s been entertaining with great characters and a really funny cameo by Lee Jong Suk doing an “I can hear your voice” parody in ep 15.

        • risa

          Technically this isn’t part of the High Kick series, but it’s definitely got the HK vibe (Star Potato, Star Potahto). It always takes me a few episodes to get into a HK series, but once I get attached to the characters, it’s a rewarding ride full of quirky humor and lots of heart. (If you’re gonna give it a shot, give it several episodes.) I’m really enjoying it.

          YGJ is playing an older (early twenties) character in this– that’s not helping!! His deep voice makes me all discombobulated.

          • j

            same director for both High Kick and Potato Star! that’s why it’s so similar. also why Lee Jong Suk made a cameo

        • Sue

          Here is the clip with Lee Jong Suk.


      • 8.1.2 Sue

        I found the clip of the kiss. You were right.


        • crashbabe

          OMO…Hot damn…OK open up another cell, I’m coming in.

        • Keya

          #1 it should be illegal for him to kiss like that! I mean it’s illegal for me to lust after him, and he should help by NOT kissing like that until he is 18. Hell I wish I was only 1or2 year older than him, but noooo I have to be 9 years older than him!

        • Rossa E

          Why? why????

        • Amastris

          That’s Yeon-Soo Ha! Wasn’t her 1st kiss Jun-Hyung Yong of B2ST in Monstar? Wow. She kissed Jin-Goo something fierce. Jun-Hyung has to be sad. There’s no hesitation on her part and, if I slow it down I think Jin-Goo opens his mouth. Omo! Seriously. Every Korean actress (and even some foreign) will fight to get to play opposite him.

          I first noticed him in Missing You. Then when all the kids were getting their awards –I mean So-Hyun is awesome as well — I found myself paying attention to him. I don’t think there’s a thing I’ve seen him in that I didn’t like immensely. Not just like, but with him in it whatever show, it made it just that much better. He’s not just a pretty face. His acting is superb.

      • 8.1.3 Taber

        That kiss is the reason why I have to say, he going to be something to watch in few years, 16 I hate that number!

    • 8.2 Enz

      I am LOVING potato star, not just the main characters but all the side characters too. While there is a lot of quirky and occasionally wacky characters, they are still very realistically drawn and folks in this drama at least talk to each other like folks in real life would!

      Comsidering its 4 episodes per week and theyare into their 28 or 29th episode now, the quality of the script and production has yet to suffer. Check it out!

      • 8.2.1 Sue

        But, but, but… it has 120 episodes. I can’t make a commitment to a 50 ep drama after a few bad experiences, so 120 is pushing it. We are talking a commitment of almost 8 months.

        Okay, I’ll check it out. And it better be good or I’m virtually coming after you. >_<

        • nomad

          Just do what I do, skip around on the episodes. Since each epi is only 30 minutes, things move extremelyyyy slowwww (120 epi..). So it’s not like you’re going to miss out on things if, say…you skip from epi 4 all the way to 9 (since you HAVE to see the kiss)…etc.

        • momosa

          Holy moly!!! I didn’t know it’s freaking 120!! and I just got sucked in.

          • Enz

            But its so gooooood

          • momosa

            @ Enz – I know right, watch because of Ms big hair from monstar & the bonus are Mr asst. manga artist from Flower Boy Next Door and Yeo Jin Gu. Sorry, really bad at names, drama names are as much I can remember but those are also long shot. I do however, remember Yong Jung Hyun though, hehe..

          • Enz

            Awww junhyung, my lovvvveeee. Yes to ha yeon soo, go kyung pyo and yeo jin gu. Momosa you have to start learning these names as a defense against dementia later!

    • 8.3 Luna

      you should watched it eli. I’m no korean, but enjoyed every part of the episode, even without subs. Its totally diffrent from YTBLSS. So many good stuff. Trust me, I’ve watched YTBLSS too, rave and rage then ff to the cute like you did 🙂

  9. DayDreamer

    Aw, it’s little Kang-mo from Giant. Only he’s not so little anymore….but still too young!! I can’t believe he’s only sixteen years old from these photos. Very cute though. I’ll happily be a noona looking after this dongsaeng. No romantic vibes yet, hehe.

    • 9.1 pauper

      Yes, another Giant watcher! It was my first Yeo Jingoo’s drama and he really impressed me in it.

      Ugh I still can’t get over how deep his voice is.

  10. 10 Abbie

    He’s adorable. I don’t find him attractive, but he’s cute in a little kid way. I may be the only one he feels that way.

    • 10.1 Mish

      You aren’t the only one! Honestly, I’m relieved I’m not attracted to the jailbait. I still find he looks like a kid playing grownup, so I think I’ve got a few years before I falter.

    • 10.2 Lils

      Oh, me too, which is very relieving because I’m already having issues with Yoo Seung-ho (at least he’s in his 20’s now though). I love watching Yeo Jin-gu act though. So awesome! Can’t wait to see his future projects!

    • 10.3 pogo

      I really like watching him with his female costars, but it’s kind of an ‘aww, he’s perfect with my little sister’ kind of feeling. Like him and Kim So-hyun/Kim Yoo-jung.

    • 10.4 Lulu

      Same here but it’s probably because I’m not into pretty boys and he clearly looks like a teenager while I’m almost 30 LOL. He’s a beautiful kid though, that’s undeniable.

  11. 11 Jules

    He is very pretty and he’s tall and has the manly voice, but… he still looks like a teenager to me. Or it could be that I’m used to 20-somethings playing 16 on TV (*cough*Heirs*cough*), and so he looks like every other teen-not-teen in dramaland.

    • 11.1 danna

      Yeah..its not hard for me to see the teenager in him either despite the manliness and that wonderful voice….. Personally don’t want him to take up very many leading man roles just yet…. Not Cuz he doesn’t have what it takes because he does but I want him to sort of naturally transition into those roles as he grows… which I think was the issue with Yoo seung Ho for some of his recent roles, for me

    • 11.2 pogo

      yeah, it’s the gait. He still walks like a gangly teenager who hasn’t quite figured out all his limbs yet so he ends up lumbering a bit (SO teenage boy, ha)

    • 11.3 Gg

      Yea he still has a boyish look, I don’t feel that much manliness emanating from him yet lol. But I’m sure he will grow up to be a major heartthrob someday (if he’s not one already for some).

  12. 12 Z

    He is adorable but I can’t even see him under all that make-up. Someone please wake me up when the guyliner phase finally ends.

    • 12.1 Kiara

      Ikr? I don’t get the heavy make-up/lip stick on male actors. They look freaking manly and fine without it. This is not Shilla, we are way past the 3 kingdom era for heaven’s sake.

  13. 13 Shadow-chan

    Yikes, I feel a little dirty now… U.U”

    Although, technically, in my country there would be nothing illegal happening, kehe.

  14. 14 Ivy

    Why couldn’t he be 19 (my age)? Either the hotties are much older or much younger 🙁 🙁

    • 14.1 CupidinLove

      I feel your pain Ivy. Before him, I could drool at all those sexy ahjussis without a problem. But him. He has turned me into a noona, never thought I would be a noona at 19…

      • 14.1.1 ilikemangos

        join the club!
        First time being a noona here.

  15. 15 hpn88

    omg he’s like a mini-Choi Jinhyuk in the 2nd photo

    • 15.1 srainy

      im glad im not the only one that thought so! they could be siblings in a drama

  16. 16 Mandy

    LOL the day fangirls would start calling him oppa is the day I’d know I’m old! I’ve never been older than anyone I’ve liked. Ever. I find his really cute in a kid kinda way. He’s definitely a lot more mature and manly looking compared to his age but I wasn’t ever attracted to him. I think it’s because I know he’s still a minor. Maybe in a few years I’d see the hotness too; till then everyone can feel dirty for me instead lol.

  17. 17 hipployta

    This cute and handsome kid…keep on growing and being fabulous kid

    Notice I’m constantly noting he’s a child to reinforce and remind myself lol

  18. 18 houstontwin

    I have a 16 year old at home with a deep baritone voice. Having a teen child helps one to remember just how young 16 can be!

  19. 19 canxi

    He’s a cute kid. Can’t wait to see him on Hyun Bin status in a few years!

  20. 20 damai

    For me, he’s officially un homme.
    kekekeke, even he’s just 16 ans.

  21. 21 Lady116

    Yay, I’m only 9 months older than him!!!
    I still have hope, but they always end with girl much younger….
    At least I’m not YET a pedonoona!

    • 21.1 DarknessEyes

      same here lol 9 months!

      I’m sooo glad I’m not a pedo noona just yet xD

  22. 22 Zo

    In my teenage eyes, he’s hot. just that Hot.

  23. 23 Mollee

    I feel so dirty…

  24. 24 alua

    Very beautiful and photogenic.

    Photographer’s dream really.

  25. 25 okdubu

    LOL javabeans you crack me up. i do the same thing. let’s just forget that he was born in 97…

  26. 26 DarknessEyes

    holy crap he’s younger than me… O.O

    I thought they didn’t have actors younger than me, short of child actors ofc.

  27. 27 niKai Soh

    How tall is he really?

  28. 28 Kdramas

    Ewww, at these responses. Let me leave this post because this is ridiculous to say the least.

  29. 29 bd

    Ugh, what is w/ Korean stylists and their over-fondess for the perm – which is esp. horrendous on guys (but still bad on the gals)?

    W/ more normal hair/a decent style – YJG looks older.

  30. 30 Taber

    Oh yeah, he better not lose any weight! I love his build it so manly, with that pretty face his body is so, I can’t dare to say but he got that OMG Swagger! I love his hair, because it so thick the curly look works for him and the length is perfect.

  31. 31 verte

    I’m 15 :’D

  32. 32 goldeng

    One word: JAILBAIT!! U.U

  33. 33 amber

    Maybe he has the same spec as Ninomiya Juichi.

  34. 34 Viki

    Man, he’s still too young for me to fangirl over…

  35. 35 Kay

    the kicker…

    LMH, 27 year old, playing an 18 year old in Heir’s *rolls eyes*

    YJG, 16 year old, playing a guy in his early 20’s

    YJG wins.

    • 35.1 Stephanie

      hahahaha NICE. I had to check the ages of all the cast at Jeguk high. Cus they look old for high school kids and I was right. They’re all past 20. Doesn’t matter though. Good for my heart. Like when I found out the ages of Exo. kekeke

  36. 36 Stephanie

    It’s always hilarious reading the comments section for YJG articles.

  37. 37 Luzie

    He’s too handsome for his age. Like 16? I can’t.

  38. 38 owl

    Just W♥W!

  39. 39 seunghyunlove

    I’m 16 too. 😉
    But whoa, this is a first for me.
    I’m turning 17 at the end of this month, and I’ve never before liked a Korean star that was younger than me. D:
    I wish he was my oppa.

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