Article: 10 Korean Celebrities And Their Hobbies

We all need a change in the air, something to help us relieve stress or just simply do in our spare time. These little things make up for our list of hobbies. So, here is a list of 10 Korean celebrities and their hobbies.

1. Gong Yoo

Gong Ji-Chul, better known as Gong Yoo, is an actor born in 1979. He is famously known for his roles in ‘Train To Busan’, ‘Silenced’, and ‘Guardian: The Lonely And Great God’. Gong Yoo began his career as a model before becoming a video jockey for Mnet. He is one of the most in-demand actors and also one of the most noteworthy actors in South Korea.Gong Yoo likes fishing, playing around with his cats, and watching movies.


2. IU

IU (birth name Lee Ji-Eun) is an actress and singer. She has proven herself to be a formidable force in the South Korean music industry with multiple songs that have topped charts. IU has been named as Korea’s ‘Little Sister’ and as ‘The Nation’s Sweetheart’.IU’s hobbies include things like writing her diary, playing computer, reading, and writing lyrics.


3. Nam Joo-Hyuk

Nam Joo-Hyuk is an actor and model best known for his roles in ‘Bride Of The Water God’ and ‘Weightlifting Fairy: Kim Bok-Joo’. He debuted as a model for the SONGZIO Homme S/S 2014 collection in 2014. Nam Joo-Hyuk’s first-ever acting experience was a supporting role in the tvN drama ‘The Idle Mermaid’. Nam Joo-Hyuk’s hobbies are looking for good music and watching movies.


4. Ha Sung-Woon

Ha Sung-Woon is currently a soloist, having debuted on February 28, 2019. He had started his career as a member of HOTSHOT in 2014, under Star Crew Entertainment. After this, he took part in the reality competition show ‘Idol Producer 101: Season 2’ and ranked 11th in the finals, making it into the final lineup of WannaOne, the project group formed through the show. This significantly impacted his popularity and gave it an immense boost.Ha Sung-Woon’s hobbies are playing video games, pool, and soccer.


5. Lee Jong-Suk

Lee Jong-Suk is an actor and model. He started out as a model at the age of 15, becoming one of South Korea’s youngest ever runway models. Lee Jong-Suk transitioned into acting in 2010 with the drama ‘Prosecutor Princess’. His popularity went over the roof in 2012 when he was cast in ‘School 2013’, for which he also received his first acting award. Today Lee Jong-Suk is one of South Korea’s most popular Hallyu stars actively working today and has been a part of many noteworthy productions such as ‘Doctor Strange’, ‘W: 2 Worlds’, and ‘While You Were Sleeping’.Lee Jong-Suk’s hobby is playing chess.


6. AleXa

AleXa, born Alexaundra Christine Schneiderman (Korean name, Kim Se-Ri), is a soloist signed under ZB Label. AleXa debuted on October 21, 2019, with the song ‘BOMB’. Along with singing, she is also experienced in ballet, acrobatics, and jazz dance. AleXa was the Grand Prize winner of ‘Rising Legends: Season 2’, a CUBE Entertainment and Soompi joint talent competition.AleXa’s hobbies include photography and writing.


7. V

Kim Tae-Hyung, popularly known by his stage name V, is a member of the boy group BTS. Along with being an idol, V is also an actor, songwriter and record producer. V debuted as an actor with the hit drama ‘Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth’, under his birth name, Kim Tae-Hyung. V has released 3 self-produced songs as a soloist.V is known to have many hobbies, some of which include painting, studying, photography, practicing his violin skills, and songwriting.


8. Jung Ho-Yeon

Jung Ho-Yeon is a model and actress. Ho-Yeon began her career in 2010 as a freelancing model and walked in the Seoul Fashion Week shows for 2 years. She signed with The Society Management in 2016 and began pursuing a career out of South Korea, eventually becoming popular due to her ‘fiery’ red hair and her international runway debut during New York Fashion Week. In the same year, Ho-Yeon became a Louis Vuitton exclusive and its global ambassador in 2021. Jung Ho-Yeon debuted as a model in 2021 through the megahit NetFlix series ‘Squid Game’, which brought her worldwide attention.Jung Ho-Yeon’s hobby is to travel.


9. Lee Sung-Kyung

Lee Sung-Kyung is an actress and model. She began her career as a model, where she took part in a local Super Model Contest in 2008. Sung-Kyung marked her entry into the acting industry in the SBS drama ‘Its Okay, That's Love’. Today she is a widely known actress who has starred in several movies and dramas, most significant being her first-ever lead role in ‘Weightlifting Fairy: Kim Bok-Joo’.Lee Sung-Kyung’s hobbies are playing the classical piano, a skill and interest she acquired as a child. She also enjoys travelling to different places, preferably places where no one recognises her.


10. Huening Bahiyyih

Huening Bahiyyih is a South Korean-American idol trainee currently under IST Entertainment. She is popularly known for being a contestant on the reality survival show ‘Girls Planet 999’, on which she finished the competition in second place. This secured her position as a member of the girl group Kep1er.