Leading right behind the popular idol-to-actor trend, viewers have been pleasantly surprised to see long-legged, sharply-sculpted, and undeniably charming models taking the lead roles in many of our favorite dramas. And not only are these rising actor/models are stealing main roles, but they are also making their way into variety shows, MCs, and commercial deals. These beautiful men were once found strutting across the runway stages. And now, they are on the path following the legendary model-to-actor seniors such as Jo In Sung, Cha Seung Won, and Gong Yoo.
Here are some of our favorite rising model-to-actor rookie that have caused a significant impact in the K-drama realm.
Kim Woo Bin (Vampire Idol, A Gentleman's Dignity, To The Beautiful You, School 2013)
Song Jae Rim (Flower Boy Ramen Shop, The Moon Embracing The Sun, Nail Shop Paris)
Kim Young Kwang (My Fair Lady, Love Rain, Can We Get Married?, Secret of the Birth)
Wong Jong Hyun (Oh! My Lady, Vampire Idol, Wild Romance, Dating Agency: Cyrano)
Sung Joon (Personal Taste, Lie To Me, Can We Get Married?, Gu Family Book)