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Kim Soo-hyun is in demand

…and not just from his drama-loving noonas. (Although that’s a gimme, isn’t it? The boy is adorable. And talented. Also hot.)

Kim Soo-hyun is currently off being awesome in his drama series Dream High, the totally-not-that-bad-at-all-and-in-fact-kind-if-starting-to-rock high school series on KBS that stars him as a musically gifted student at an idol-cultivating battlefield factory school. Thanks to the drama’s popularity and Kim’s performance as a heart-tuggingly sweet country bumpkin, he’s experiencing a fresh wave of interest, which is great for his career but also for his bank account. Successful dramas equal increased CF contracts, and we can expect a lot more of him in the very near future — according to advertisers, he’s currently the top pick for CF offers.

In the 2011 Asia Model Awards on January 21, he was also the winner for its CF Model category and is being called a “twentysomething icon” in the CF world. I’d say he’s not a bad twentysomething icon in the regular world, either.

Dream High is noteworthy in that a large portion of its main cast consists of pretty idol faces, which is risky move given the frequently negative evaluations of idols in acting roles. I’d say the idols are hanging in there, acting-wise (the performances range from shaky to fairly decent), but I’m thankful that they did cast one serious actor — even if he hardly looks serious at all when he’s oh-so-hilariously busting out the dance moves and singing in his goofy way. Oh, Sam-dong. Never change.

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I can feel a new fever that'll soon sweep the nation :P

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awww! sweet! Yeah, I like him in dream high, so adorable. :)

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samdong is adorable~ <3

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Yay!! I kinda wish he kept the curly mop / rice bag cape / cheesy dance persona a bit longer. Boy was rocking awesomeness, and so adorable to boot.

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i agree! the rice bag cape was awesome!!

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MINE!

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA good luck with that.

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Your both so delusional that it's endearing <3

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I can't quite figure out what it is about him that causes me to pause the video and stare at him for brief moments. He definitely has the 'it' thing going for him.

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.......the pulpy lips /3

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If anyone saw that Happy Together special with the dream High cast in it, they'll see his winning personality. This boy is so charming. There are soo many talented young ones rising up now!

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yes!! yes!!! i saw it!! it was hilarious, and KSH was so cute, not even the ajummas/noonas on the show could contain themselves.

btw, EJK looked almost unrecognisable without his glasses, gawd, so hot.

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aww, the boy deserves it, i hope they would give him a break though, wasn't he admitted to ER recently due to fatigue? T-T my poor Samdong, get well soon.

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what episode?? i wanna watch it tooo.. :(

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It's the most recent one off of KBSW. I dont know the episode number but it's probably floating around someone online lol.

Yoonji was super cute too! It's always a marvel when the actress is completely different from the character she plays lol. Apparently Yoon-sama told her never to be an actress! Glad she didnt listen :P

EJK WAS HOT! I KNOW!!!

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He's high in demand amongst our Twitter posse too. There's a lot of fighting over him. (I can't remember who's winning right now.. I think it might be me. ;D)

I hope DH means that he can start having real roles instead of just playing child versions of characters now. The boy's ridiculously talented and beautiful. ♥

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yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i'm sooo happy for him. he totally deserves it

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I knew Korea will loooooove him!

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No one has noticed the "it" factor is his well defined lips!

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I'm glad you all love him... *sneaks away with Jin-gook while everyone else is distracted over Sam-dong*

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ROFLMAO! I want to go w/Jin-gook too

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Noooo... He's mine. Why can't you like that cute guy up there instead??????

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What are you talking about?? *Makes you trip and grabs Jin-Gook. Runs like hell*

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Nooo... Fine.

I'll just get his undies from Sam-dong then. At least I have a souvenir. :P

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Oh not so fast missy!!!

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hahahaha nasty little ladies.

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kim soo hyun looks damn fine in that pic!

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He looks damn fine ALL THE TIME :).

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he even looks damn fine as a reflection on the marble wall.

ouch! *guilt pangs*

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I'm in love.......

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Hug him. I swear i just want to hug him for hours...maybe a kiss on his delicious lips after look at his wonderful eyes. Hehe, that was corny, sorry. But really, just a hug, a long one.

Ok, enough of the fangirl. Yay for him! When i like a drama I’m always happy if the actors (and the drama) are successful. He is young, and although I´ve never seen him before Dream High, I believe him in there. I like Korean CF, maybe Youtube will provide me with his CF soon.

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To be honest, I stopped watching WISFC and Giant after he disappeared. I know I should've gave them a chance but Kim Soo Hyun was no longer there to hold my attention :(

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Wow, you left Giant pretty early. Park Sang-min is amazing as the adult version of Sung-mo. Actually, the whole drama is amazing.

Having said that, Kim Soo-hyun is all kinds of adorable <333 *replaying his 'Maybe' duet with Hye-mi for the umpteenth time*

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I actually squealed when i saw this post. kim soo-hyun... <3

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why wouldn't he be after getting all stitched up for a damsel in distress!!! but he better get well first...LOL

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i still remember him from kimchi cheese smile. i really like this kid :)

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If I call dibs on his Sam Dong character instead of the man himself, any chance in hell I'll win?

Goes back to Ep 5&6 to rewatch:
1. "I'll be genie for you boy"
2. "Almost paradise"
3. "Maybe it is true....Baby I'm in love with you"

*swoon*

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Nope. Not even if you claim the burlap-sack-costumed-pre-makeover-version.

I'm just speaking for the other knife-wielding-fan-girls ready to fight it out with you.

:)

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love, Love, LOVE his attempt at the "wave dance" and how serious his face was when doing it.
Such a cutie-pie!

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Javabeans is in love with him from Will it snow for Christmas ! XDDD
she has quick eyes ! lol

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I wonder if Dream High is going to give more pressure for the production staff for What's Up to match it's success. They do have the better cast, and better PD/Writer combo.

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Since Dream High is a high school drama I thought he'd be younger than me. Plus, he acts so damn cute I couldn't help adore him. So I reluctantly checked his birthdate. . . . .and I'm two years younger than him! SAWEET~I don't feel like a pedophile. XD

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I don't think you have to worry about those things at your young age of 20.

Always remember the golden rule: age divided by 2 + 7. That means you can date someone 17 or older. But if you wait it out you too can date Justin Beiber. <- Pls don't hate me for that joke.

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Ooh. . .that's a good rule to follow actually. I'm going to use that as a point of reference from now on! Thanks!

Haha, no I don't hate you for the Justin Bieber joke. He's a cutie but not my type. LOL.

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Hahaha, I'm about to be 20 too! I was definitely relieved when I found out he's about to 23 in February! ;-)

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I'm just wondering. Did he do his own singing in the drama?

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Swoon~ Can I adopt you as my son #2? So utterly adorable, you are!

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i'm so happy for him^^
he is talentued and cute!!!

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I LOVED HIM SINCE WIFSC!! and in Giant! hahahah. loving him in dream high now :D so hot, kim soo hyun <3333

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after WISFC and giant i knew he would be one to watch ...hes talented and hot what more can u ask for???

it totally caught me by surprise that he could sing...gah is it possible to love him more???

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I <3 him!

i totallly LOOOOOOOOOLd when he started to do the "wave" xDDD

oh gee~

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he is so cute and I love his Sam Dong character ^^

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Kim So Hyun is the only good actor (and saving grace) in this show. I only watch his scenes because I feel his emotions and it doesn't sound fake as his co-stars.

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Wow, I can't believe that everybody (from all of comments) really in crazzzy LOVE and obessing with this actor Kim Soo Hyun........oh aigoo. O____o

Oh lorrrdd, Crazy........Bravo-Bravo, Kim Soo Hyun! =) I am very impressed to watch him in that drama "Giant" but he's very GOOOOD, ofc.

FIGHTING! ^_^

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Well he is hawt!!!
I dunno y but i dont like his eyes...they appear a bit ummm squinted but he is still damn hot and really talented...hope he makes it big!

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The Sam Dong fever <3 Kim Soo Hyun is sooo adorable! <3 id love to see him in more CFs!!! <3

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Kaedejun mentionned on her blog that he had been admitted to the ER dute to fatigue (http://www.allkpop.com/2011/01/kim-soo-hyun-admitted-to-the-er-due-to-fatigue).

This kind of unfortunate events often has me wonder about South Korean Labor Law, which would surely be interesting to study.

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wow, that line reminds me of remarks I've seen on DB (in recaps of Dream High, about the cold on set) :

A drama representative added, “We’re saddened that Kim Soo Hyun and the other actors must suffer in temperatures of nearly minus 15-20 degrees Celsius.”

*shivers*

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It's good that Kim Soo-hyun is surrounded by idols. Kinda gives him an even bigger boost in the industry because all the kpop fans will know his name.

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Is it just me or he looks like Oguri Shun?

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What a cutie-pie.. :D
At #36 killuazoaldyek: yes, I think this pose made him look a tad like Oguri Shun. I didn't notice it at first, but since u pointed it out, I think I can see the resemblance... :)

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@36 & 37 Wow, thanks for pointing that out - I knew there was a reason I was in love with him since WISFC. Oguri Shun's one of my favorite Japanese actors, although I really love it when he does the comic roles more than his serious roles. Not that he doesn't do brooding well.

Anyway, lovely to know KSH, the love of my life, other than SJK, YAI and...a thousand others...is doing so well! The boy deserves his limelight, especially since he has the talent to back it up. KSH FTW!

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Ahhh ~ back when he was a young lad in WISFC. Yoda JB and Yoda GF, will Anikin stay a Jedi or one day turn to the dark side betrayed by all those facade glory??

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Ah, so cute.

Agreed. Sam-dong, don't ever change.

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Aigoo, u girls should be charged with malicious intent towards a minor. Is he legal btw?
Not liking the hair, though
(Iamnotbeingspitefulbecauseimjealousofhim!)

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samdong... kim soo hyun... you cute, talented and super adorable... i think i am in love with you

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He is the best part abt Dream High...Just so adorable n acts really well. Luv u Sam Dong-ah...

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