By: LazerKim Kim Hyun Joong moved in to his new agent KeyEast owned by Bae Yong Joon in June 2010. KeyEast is the strongest foundation in Hyun Joong present career status, the company poured in 100 percent support to Hyun Joong as he carries out his dream music. Bae Yong Joon CEO, played a significant role to Hyun Joong being his mentor and boss. It was said that both Kim Hyun Joong and Bae Yong Joon has many things in common that made them click. Let’s find out their common ground or similarities and differences as celebrities. Two men blessed with beautiful angelic faces and pure heart, crossed destiny.
The media tagged Kim Hyun Joong as the little Yon Sama, while he took pride of being called so, knowing his mentor and boss Bae Yong Joon is a popular legend, a prestigious personality and charismatic like him. How do these two guys Kim Hyun Joong and Bae Yong Joon became like siblings as Hyun Joong revealed he looked up Bae Yong Joon like an elder brother?
It’s fascinating to think that Bae Yong Joon was the very first Korean actor that I admired and who had introduced Korean Drama Winter Sonata to my life way back in 2004. After eight years, here I am researching on his background and trying to write something about the guy. Or I would say anyone who’s close to Kim Hyun Joong is becoming my interest as well!! And Bae Yong Joon is his closest friend and his boss. Here’s a brief background just to fill up our awareness as to who Bae Yong Joon is.
I think I’ve watched almost all his dramas and movies, start off with Winter Sonata, Hotelier,First Love, Barefoot youth, Papa, Did We Really Love, April Snow, Untold Scandal, Dream High and Legend. For me, he’s a phenomenal actor inside out, Bae Yong Joon was the first Hallyu Star and Winter Sonata was the first Korean Drama ever aired outside South Korea. Kdrama became popular not only in the Asian region, but also all over the world. Bae Yong Joon is one of the richest Korean celeb rank second from the top.
Bae Yong Joon was last seen on small screen doing Dream High as cameo in 2011 and his last lead role was in 2007 Legend or The Story of the First King’s Four gods, which he garnered several awards. It was on this drama that he had his accidents by falling from the horse back ride and had changed his life. It’s almost been five years that he had not done any drama except for Dream High as cameo. After the accident, he dedicate his time to photography, writing books about Korean culture, supporting many charity organizations, attending to many charity activities and currently learning pottery.
Kim Hyun Joong guested in a popular talk show, Strong Heart, and had revealed his close associate with CEO Bae Yong Joong. In so many incidents, wherever Hyun Joong would appear on TV for guesting or interviews, his boss had always been in the picture!! I couldn’t help to think that Kim Hyun Joong had brought back the lights and cameras on Bae Yong Joon once again after a long period of resting.
Bae Yong Joon (Yon Sama) granted a phone patch interview while Hyun Joong appeared on Strong Hearts, apparently showed a brotherly affection between them. Hyun Joong called Yon Sama as Hyung (elder brother) to joined in with the Q & A and Yon Sama playfully participated with. Kang Hodong, the show host asked Yon Sama his opinion about Hyun Joong. Bae Yong Joon replied, “Hyun Joong has many talents, as other artists may have but can be care free. But Hyun Joong is a very hard worker to develop himself and he’s very polite and modest, and so many likes him as much as I do. Those were the inspiring words for Hyun Joong coming from his boss.
Kim Hyun joong revealed his closeness with Bae Yong Joon, for being there with him to boost his confidence to his up coming come back stage and his first album launching project. Hyun Joong would come to his house in Busan to unwind from time to time.
He also revealed that in China, when he was invited to sing for an opening ceremony on a sports event, Hyun Joong was mistaken to be Yon Sama, by a fan of Bae Yong Joon!! Having to be in an awkward situation, since he could not speak in Chinese to explain to the fan that he is not Bae yong Joong but he’s Kim Hyun Joong!! He said he felt bothered that Bae Yong Joon might have lost one of his fans because of him!!!.
The media tagged Hyun Joong as the little Yon Sama, and that they are like siblings. Let’s take a look at their handsome image and see how close the similarities are and how they differ from each other.
From the photo above their resemblance are close enough, they have the same heart shape face, a perfectly cut features and flawless fair skin. And looking at their killer smiles can make anybody’s heart melts. Hyun Joong and Yong Joon are both cosmetic endorsers, Hyun Joong used to model for Tony Molly, while Yong Joon for The Face Shop. This year Yong Joon pass on his crown being TFS endorser to Hyun Joong.
Kim Hyun Joong on his come back stage, had revealed his manly side of image and had worked out on his body muscles that really looks sexy!! Bae Yong Joon had a well developed body muscles ever since the time he was doing Hotelier, shown his sexy physique at the pool side scene. Both Hyun Joong and Yong Joon has an excellent body proportion to match their tall height of 181cm, both have almost the same height. Well, ladies what else can you ever asked from a man for!!
Kim Hyun Joong is a singer, dancer and actor, while Bae Yong Joon is a veteran actor. They differ in their talents of course. And obviously Bae Yong Joon has a much higher popularity ratings. As Hyun Joong commented, “gaining even half of Bae Yong Joon’s popularity would be good enough to any artist like him or other artists for that matter.”
Kim Hyun Joong had been receiving numerous awards from BOF and quite recently in 2011 he had been awarded by MAMA, SIA, and Yahoo Buz, while Bae Yong Joon had been known as a multi awarded actor. The question now, will Hyun Joong be able to attain as being a multi awarded as his mentor?
Hyun Joong was a guest in another talk show and Bae Yong Joon was mentioned again:
Host: “what do you and your boss talk about other than business matters?'”
Hyun Joong replied, “we talk about Hyung’s history of his women and laugh about it!!”.
Host: Both of you are bachelors, what can you say about that?
KHJ: “It’s alright for me to be bachelor”.
Host: What do you mean?
KHJ: “I’m still young……….I really think Hyung should get married”!!! LOL
If Kim Hyun Joong is quite open and can share his life experience to his fans, Bae Yong Joon is quite the opposite, he remained secretive and mysterious until at this time.
Kim Hyun Joong can be playful as ever, during filming drama, specially on his break while waiting for his turn to shoot. He would joke around with the staffs and co actors, specially when he was doing Boys Over Flower. Same with Bae Yong Joon, he’s playful too and he has a strong sense of humor. As we all know, Hyun Joong’s 4D can relieve stress by simply laughing at his innocent errors, Yon Sama has his own way of joking around.
Bae Yong Joon is definitely fond of Kim Hyun Joong. A radio DJ came in to visit BYJ at the hospital when he was confined. The DJ mentioned something funny about Hyun Joong and BYJ started laughing as he tells the DJ some funny tales about KHJ!! Even KHJ’s boss finds pleasure in talking about Hyun Joong!!
Bae Yong Joon had mentioned that Hyun Joong is quite lucky, because it seems that many are supporting him. While Yon Sama was on his own pioneering the Hallyu, when he brought the Hallyu outside Korea all over Asia and the rest of the world.
They were destined to meet at the same road for the same purpose. Kim Hyun joong made the right choice of a mentor, and Bae yong Joon made a perfect choice of protege. Kim Hyun Joong and Bae Yong Joon are perfect partners to be a part of the showbiz industry. More power to both and God speed.
LazerKim here writing
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