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Meet Nam Joo-hyuk: South Korea‘s Rising Star

Full Name Nam Joo-hyuk
Age 29
Birthday February 22, 1994
Birth Place Busan, South Korea
Profession Actor, Model
Height 6‘2"
Relationship Status Single
Net Worth $2 million
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

As a long-time fan, I‘m thrilled to provide an in-depth look at the talented and charming Nam Joo-hyuk! Born in Busan, South Korea, Nam first rose to fame as a runway model before making his acting debut in 2014. Ever since, he has won over audiences in Korea and internationally with his versatile acting chops and sweet, down-to-earth personality.

Modeling: Tall, Dark, and Handsome

With his tall, lanky frame and perfectly chiseled features, Nam was destined for modeling greatness. He first caught the industry‘s eye when he appeared in music videos for YG artists like Big Bang. Then in 2013, Nam made his runway debut as the exclusive model for Songzio Homme‘s S/S collection.

The next year, Nam cemented his status as a modeling icon when he became the first-ever male model to appear solo on the cover of Vogue Korea. What a trailblazer! With his smoldering gazes and flawless bone structure, Nam looked right at home alongside high fashion‘s top supermodels. Fun fact: Nam also had a cameo in Taylor Swift‘s star-studded "Blank Space" music video in 2014!

Transition to Acting: A Natural Talent

While modeling gave Nam worldwide visibility, it was clear acting was his true passion. He got his start with small roles in K-dramas like "The Idle Mermaid" in 2014. The next year, Nam landed his first starring role opposite Kim So-hyun in the hit teen drama "Who Are You: School 2015." Their incredible chemistry and Nam‘s sensitive portrayal earned him breakout stardom.

Nam‘s star has only continued to rise since then! In 2016, he took on his first adult leading role in the wildly popular "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo." I still swoon over his sweet, supportive swimmer character in this rom-com. Nam went on to star in other top-rated dramas like "The Bride of Habaek" (2017) and "100 Days My Prince" (2018).

Most recently, Nam melted hearts worldwide as the lead in Netflix‘s "Start-Up" (2020) alongside Suzy. Their partnership was sheer perfection! With over 5 years of acting under his belt now, Nam has clearly mastered his craft. His ability to make every character feel completely unique is so impressive.

Why We Love Nam Joo-hyuk

So what is it exactly about Nam Joo-hyuk that makes him such a sensation? Here are just a few of the many reasons why we adore this talented Korean star:

  • He‘s an incredible, versatile actor: Nam inhabits every character with such depth, nuance, and heart. His acting skills at just 29 are seriously mind-blowing!
  • He‘s hardworking and humble: Despite his fame, Nam remains dedicated and down-to-earth. He gives his all in every performance.
  • He‘s got girl-next-door appeal: With his kind eyes and sweet grin, Nam feels like the approachable boy-next-door. It‘s impossible not to crush on him!
  • He‘s tall, dark, and so handsome: At 6‘2" with flawless skin and a killer smile, Nam is model-level gorgeous. We could stare at him all day!

Nam‘s meteoric rise to fame over the past 5 years just proves that nice guys don‘t always finish last. His natural talent and warm personality have captured the hearts of fans everywhere. I cannot wait to see what exciting new roles Nam takes on next. One thing is for sure – his star is only going to continue rising!