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Enlistment day for Lee Ki-woo

Add Lee Ki-woo to the list of 1981-ers who have until the end of this year to enlist in their mandatory military service. The Star’s Lover actor headed off for his initial five-week training at Nonsan on the afternoon of November 9, sent off by the press and a small gathering of fans. Following training, Lee will head to active duty for the duration of his two-year service.

On the previous day, Lee had written on his mini-homepage, “I’m sad enough to be an ajusshi, but now I’ve become an army ajusshi, haha.” (Most men — namely, non-celebrities — will fulfill their military service earlier, often after high school or during their college years. Entertainers tend to push off their service as long as possible to capitalize on their fame before going, although there are some who go earlier and get a late start on their careers, such as Kang Ji-hwan. So it’s less common to see an older man — i.e., an ajusshi — doing his army service .)

Lee added in his posting, “Yesterday I cut my hair short, and now I’m off to the army. The polite thing to do would have been to meet everyone individually to say my goodbyes, but I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to do that. I won’t forget those who have always cared for me, and I promise to come see you again in two years.”

Lee still has a few projects that have yet to be released: melodrama Wedding Dress with Song Yoon-ah and crime thriller Family Picture will both be released while he is in service.



Via Star News

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he's so tall.

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That's what i was gonna say...think he's close to 7 feet

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Aw, he never really got his big break, at least I don't think. Supporting character here and there; none really stands out. He's 6'2", looks taller though.

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He's ginormous........but also one of the few who looks good with short hair. With every Korean actor sporting a mane nowadays, it's good to see short hair once in awhile :)

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He looks so different with his hair shore - had to read to make sure it was the same Lee Ki Woo from Star Lovers/Sad Movie. Does anyone else thinks he looks like he could be Kim Bum's older brother? To me the look like.

“I’m sad enough to be an ajusshi, but now I’ve become an army ajusshi, haha.”

LMAO!
hmmm hang on.... oh damn now I feel sooooo old! :(

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i swear. sometimes fangirls totally contradict themselves. they do all these crazy stunts that just DRAW attention to themselves - but then they hide their faces from cameras when the attention's on them. :P

whip out those peace signs, girls!!

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reminds me when i first saw him in "the classic" :D

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he didn't look that tall in A Love to Kill ....damn but he's still hot.... ;)

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@7 Miss_Sandalettes

The first time I saw him was in "The Classic", too. Boy, did he make me cry with laughter and sadness! I love that movie.

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Is an 81-er considered and ajusshi? I'm an 81-er... does that make me an ajumma? Not cool! May have to rethink my love of all things Korean if I'm going to be an older woman already...

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Yes he reminds a bit Kim Bum. Where is he going for 5 weeks training then will he go somewhere else?

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he looks younger with his hair cut short... like a college boy!
he's one of those celebrities that I "quietly" like. If that makes any sense...

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ooo so hot. so tall. Woah an ajusshi already ? I wouldn't mind tapping that ajusshi then...

lolwut...

:D.

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He hasn't gotten his big break? For real? I've seen him in a ton a stuff so I always thought he was fairly popular. Or perhaps it's just me that thinks he's oh so delicious.

True though, except for Rude Women I don't think he's "gotten the girl" in any of the other projects I've seen him in. Eh, even if he's second banana, that's nothing to sneeze at. At least he's not guy #2 at the bar.

I also think it's good strategy that some of his projects will be released while he's away.

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I really like him as an actor. He was so funny in the movie "The Classic".

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See you in two years, Lee Ki Woo!

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2nd row, right-most pic, the one of him hugging a male friend (?), i thought he has some plants on his head, LOL! There's a tree in the background, LOL!!!

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Lee Ki Woo ~! <3

I've never noticed how tall he is... He's just too cute (:

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woa~ really? is he the one from 'the classic' movie? woah~ i cant rem. it. lol that movie was a tear jerker! so as the cast. ok we'll see you again on 2012 then.

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he'll always be my favourite... i'm soooo gonna miss him..

good thing there're still yet to be released projects

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,is he the guy from the movie "the classic"?..the one the mother of the star actress ended up with?

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He looks a bit different with the short hair. I think the hair makes or breaks Korean actors. He's still good looking though.

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Good luck and God bless you Lee Ki Woo. I hope and pray for your safe military service. Your fans will miss you. At least you have 2 dramas we can look forward on watching. Take care of yourself.

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So...what happens if someone doesn't sign up for army service??

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