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Oh Snap! Lee Min-ki’s pama hair
by | February 13, 2014 | 87 Comments

Wow. That’s… something. I don’t know what exactly it is that died on his head, but RIP little guy.

Here’s Lee Min-ki attending the February 13 press conference for his new movie Monster, in which he plays a serial killer, co-starring actress Kim Go-eun. It releases on March 14.


87 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. ilikemangos

    i didn’t think one could get worse than gu jun pyo level. I’m debating whether or not it beats out mi-rae.

    He looks like he could play a vampire scholar..

    • 1.1 redfox

      scholar? fried brain scholar maybe

      • 1.1.1 marsbray

        I am more concerned about whether his balls can breathe in those tight pants.

        • Rma

          Oh! My. Gawd! I thoughts exactly! & how did he put it on? Lots of wriggling?

          • redfox

            and why is he eating the microphone?

          • Chocobana

            And that is yet another way of uglifying a handsome man. It’s so bad you can’t even it an ahjumma hairstyle. It’s in a category of its own.

            Yeesh. Someone needs to do some talking to his hairdresser/stylist. (He looks like he’s about to ride his Harley into the sunset.)

            I’m loving the ‘Oh Snap!” posts though I feel horrified as I laugh at the pictures XD

          • rhia

            And jumping. And lying on the bed. Pulling and pulling and pulling. And pulling.

        • Dramafan100

          LOL. You are awful!!!

        • Mumu

          I’m glad I’m not the only one whose eyes went there <.<

    • 1.2 Shadow-chan

      Oy, Mi-rae’s hair was definitely better!

    • 1.3 Whatsthescenario

      If anyone has seen Coming to America with Eddie Murphy then you’ll understand when I say that his hair reminds me of a Jheri Curl ~nothing but juice and berries. LOLOL

      “She’s your queen to be!!!!!!…..”

      • 1.3.1 Mrs.handtowel

        “just let your SOUL glowww…”

        • Shukmeister

          Okay, I caught the reference, lol, good one!

    • 1.4 javabeans

      Gu Jun-pyo’s hair was glorious. (This, not so.)

    • 1.5 Skebat

      Gu Jun Pyo’s was much better. I’m getting more of a Full House 2 wibe…

      • 1.5.1 peppergirl81

        That’s exactly what I thought! And can’t someone get him a jacket that fits?

  2. mary


    There’s a… separate entity on top of his head.

    • 2.1 Laica

      Maybe it’s sentient and that’s what the title is about. O.O

      • 2.1.1 skelly

        Before Voldemort attached himself to Professor Quirrell’s head, he found a welcome nest here. And who wouldn’t become a serial killer, with Voldy whispering sweet nothings in your ear?

        • Laica

          Hahaha perfect. I want to watch your version.

        • Laica

          Hahaha perfect. Now I want to watch your version.

          • Laica

            Oops sorry for the double post. The comment didn’t show up when I first posted it :s

    • 2.2 parrot

      I couldn’t even tell it was him. I was like “that face looks familiar, but not with that hair on!”. He looks very…….different!? Yeah, I’m gonna go with different!

  3. Neeners

    Yes! I immediately got the Gu Jun Pyo vibe too… maybe it’s the first thing his character in the movie killed, the corpse of which he kept as a trophy on his head.

    • 3.1 wits


  4. JoAnne

    It’s bad, that hair.

    The trailer for that movie is something ELSE…can’t wait to see it.

    • 4.1 Shukmeister

      So there’s my poodle!! Fluffy has been missing for a month…

    • 4.2 Will work for soju

      There are two things I got from the trailer:

      1. He doesn’t have that hair
      2. He gets naked

  5. langdon813

    Nope. Doesn’t bother me a bit. πŸ˜€

  6. redfox

    no… why?
    it is like Mirae exploded…

  7. OMG


  8. Ann (@planoslp)

    The sad thing is he doesn’t look completely awful because the rest of him is so damn awesome.

    • 8.1 theleenbean

      haha, that’s what i was just thinking – how does he still look hot?

    • 8.2 Will work for soju

      Just imagine what would happen if he showed up to the press conference with a good haircut — the entire audience would be reduced to a quivering pile of goo by his shear gorgeousness. His stylist saved a lot of lives that day.

  9. Banana Shake

    KIM GO EUN IS LOOKING SMOKING HAWWTTT!!!! I have such a girl crush on her…. πŸ˜€

    • 9.1 Howforwardsale

      She looks totally old school beautiful. Her outfit, hair and makeup are really 80/90’s. The only thing that screams modern are her shoes.

    • 9.2 pogo

      She totally is! The sight of the two of them (minus his hair) is almost making me wish this was an old-school romance, because you know the chemistry would be SO good.

      (though I actually think the premise of Monster, as it stands, is more interesting)

  10. 10 Rachel

    Sometimes I wonder if these beautiful people are just trying, with their uber-ugly hairstyles, to make themselves look uglier so us common people don’t feel so pitiful for ourselves.

  11. 11 noernov


  12. 12 browncoat_78

    Somebody please rescue my Min Ki from that thing that has attached itself to his head! Oh, the humanity! Oh, the horror! Min Ki manages to pull off a lot of weird hair better than most K actors because he is so quirky and cool. But this is going too far. To my eyes, guess I like quirk, he is the most beautiful man alive and one of my absolute favorite actors. So, I really hope this hair style goes away very soon.

    • 12.1 maddragonqueen

      I just had to say that I love your handle.

  13. 13 Alex

    The only thing that reconciles me with this hair is that Lee Min Ki is playing an evil psychopath with it. Method acting takes no prisoners. πŸ˜‰

    • 13.1 topper

      Psychopaths in real life sports perms?

      • 13.1.1 Alex

        Evil is as evil does. πŸ˜‰

  14. 14 Fab

    Still…I think he is cute!

  15. 15 kittycat


  16. 16 Bengbeng

    his hair is chilling enough! πŸ™‚

  17. 17 Julia the Berkshire Beanie

    Ramen hair!

    I didn’t think anything could distract me from his dazzling good looks short of a clown nose, but then along comes this hair style.

    If he wanted to do something far from his pretty boy parts so far, then he succeeded. Shiver. Come back to us, oh handsome one. You should be the hero not the killer.

  18. 18 JoAnne

    Honestly, whatever keeps him tight black jeans with leather, I’m good.

  19. 19 snow

    LOL πŸ˜€

  20. 20 canxi

    Haha, I don’t mind it.

  21. 21 magnus

    When his hair isn’t glistening in the sunlight it looks fine. But then when it is glistening it’s absolutely horrible. So there’s that.

  22. 22 Quiet Thought

    I begin to understand why the woman with the butcher knife from the movie poster was trying to stab him.

    • 22.1 Eien

      LMAO!! HAHAHA!

      It’s so ugly!

  23. 23 ...

    for some reason his hair reminds me of evil murderer jae kyung Γ  la you from another star

  24. 24 Carole McDonnell

    LOL! Oh God…can’t stop laughing. You guys crack me up. RIP little guy. Oh God!!!! Can’t stop laughing. Thanks for that.

  25. 25 Treasure


  26. 26 Natalie

    He doesn’t have that hair in the movie, right?!

    • 26.1 birdscout

      If not for the movie, does that mean he got that pama for real life?o0

      • 26.1.1 Chiomy

        You got me there… yikes

  27. 27 Tara

    Lee Min-ki…what the hellz were you thinking?!?! x/

    Gu Jun-pyo’s hair was definitely better…it had volume and finesse! ;P The hair on Lee Min-ki looks frizzy and limp…like a badly done Jheri curl.
    Mi-rae’s hair looks better than this…I don’t think I’ve seen badly curled hair like this on anyone, unfortunately for Lee Min-ki πŸ™

    • 27.1 bern75

      I kept wondering what they told him to convince him to walk out of the salon with those curls on his head. *weeps*

  28. 28 Chiomy

    By the way, that banner with Shin Min Ah is so good it makes me want to see her in a western period piece, like a Victorian era movie or something. She would be awesome!

    • 28.1 pogo

      Another sageuk, even! I loved her in the one she did…

  29. 29 nxa

    why..why…WHY would he do that after the promotional posters for the movie were absolutely fantastic?! why ruin that perfect, scrumptious image of his tattooed back?! I just want to slap his stylist. Better yet, I want him/her to wear this stupid hairtstyle for a day, see how s/he likes it! grr!

  30. 30 Waiting

    Let’s hope it is one of those things he can snap on and off rather than need to grow out.

  31. 31 Quiet Thought

    “Kim Ko-Eun, sweetheart, I know you wanted to be cast in something DIFFERENT in your first role as a female lead, so, for this flick, you get to be bat-shit screaming crazy for two hours.”


    “Yer gonna act opposite Lee Min Ki, who’s just as crazy but a little more subtle because he’s the star.”

    “Double COOL!”

    “. . . And he’ll get naked or half-naked several times while you’re filming.”

    “WHERE do I @#$%&ing SIGN to get this job???!!!”

  32. 32 Belle

    Goodness me! Just wow!

  33. 33 ocean

    Hair that says crazy, just in case we missed the part where the crazy serial killer is, in fact, crazy?

  34. 34 Abbie

    Weirdly, I kind of like it. But not a bunch. It does have its own appeal…for about thirty seconds.

  35. 35 infiniti512

    That jacket is tiny….

    • 35.1 blo

      lets talk about the pants…

  36. 36 owl

    O Snap! covers it.

  37. 37 hanie

    Oh snap indeed…
    And here I thought that MinKi can do nothing wrong in my eyes… well, I guess there is a first to everything~

  38. 38 indie24

    Why Lee Min Ki? Why? But don’t worry, you’re still one of my favorite Korean actors. <3

  39. 39 coby

    I am trying to decide whether to perm my hair this weekend and now I am afraid.
    This movie however will not be enough to suffice our need of seeing him in a drama again.

    • 39.1 nxa

      right!? and he’s leaving to the army this year *sigh* selfish, selfish Min Ki!

  40. 40 crazedlu

    Agh. What the frig?

  41. 41 Thatgirl

    For get the hair, what’s up with that jacket?!

  42. 42 korfan

    At least the haircut was not completed with that technicolor outfit So Ji-sub was made to wear for that photo shoot the other day.

    Can you all imagine if that had happened?

  43. 43 YY

    “Monster” : Revised Script

    After a massive manhunt, the suspect is finally cornered, but a thorough body search produces no murder weapon, and the cops are at their wits’ ends until a smart young cop notices a suspicious object sticking out of the suspect’s “beautiful curly hair””(in the cop’s own words). But the object is ensconced so tightly in the curls that police are forced to call for back up: a professional hair stylist, who proceeds to apply liberal amounts of straightening lotion to the curls, and to wait for a further three hours before the straightening lotion starts to work its magic, and cries of satisfaction and shock echo around the interrogation room, as out of the masses of dank sweaty smelly straightened hair emerge, in succession, a dead grey pigeon, a skinny green frog, drawing its last breath, and, finally, the last: a wicked-looking dagger, with a blood-stained tip…

  44. 44 Sadie

    O.M.G. that is ugly hair….that is ugly ugly ugly hair -_-

  45. 45 gea

    LMK said, “It would’ve been better if I didn’t meet KGE in this movie. I was a fan since “A Muse”. Now I see her as crazy woman named Bok-soon and I’m scared”. In return, KGE said, “His passion is amazing. There were a lot of tough scenes but he never showed signs of being tired or annoyed. He laughed when he was hit during a scene even though it hurt him”.
    Lee Min Ki described how he worked to transform into a ruthless killer (the behind-the-scenes story of how he lost 17kg (approx. 37.5 lbs) in order to best portray his character):
    β€œTaesoo, my character, is very keen and edgy, so I thought it would be best to just be in the same state as the character than acting out the lines. I gained some weight and then lost 16-17kg. My total body fat went down to 4% at one point, so I became very edgy. I thought it would help me to portray a killer naturally.”
    LMK also underwent hard training for a scene where he exposed his entire backside. He had to lose weight and exercise in order to make his back thinner. β€œThe director wanted me to have a model figure. While doing the shoot, I sat with my back against the camera. I almost got a little bit upset when he suggested I sit to the side.” β€œMy abs disappeared after July 20. However, my body has change from the physical training.”

  46. 46 pogo

    oooh WAIT A SECOND

    Exposes……now I have to see this!

  47. 47 PrincessSerenity81

    “I don’t know what exactly it is that died on his head, but RIP little guy.”

    Literally made me laugh out loud sooo hard!!! Funny Stuff. πŸ˜€

  48. 48 sleeplessinwgtn

    I just finished re-watching Dal Ja’s Spring and lo and behold… Kang Tae Bong in Oh Dal Ja’s hairstyle πŸ™‚

  49. 49 roxyalso

    So who is making the big bucks and who isn’t? Tut tut y’all….easy talk sitting in front of a puter screen, dissing on this dude’s hair. He is a good actor, if his hair is all you have to blab about, then he is what they call a success.

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