By LazerKim: Recently there was a voting poll conducted with the title The Best Magazine Cover that Kim Hyun Joong had two or three cover magazine entries, and he won the first rank for the magazine Kan Fan winning by 60,715 votes. This is another Hyun Joong’s side specialize in posing for magazines in which he is so much in demand by different publications in Korea and in Japan. He has so many contenders in this poll voting, both from Korean and Japanese celebs.
Hyun Joong is an excellent model for these magazines and he has that aura in changing his image depending on the concept required and this fact about his versatility can not be denied even by the media themselves. And talking about image, I think this is this the best chance for me to touch on his up coming drama in which he had mentioned in his one on one interview in Beijing China. Yesterday in my article China Talks I did not elaborate the last topic in that interview which is about City Conquest.
For a briefer here’s the last part of the interview.
Question: For drama BOF and PK were more pretty boy image, for your next role City Conquest will you be different?
KHJ said: For City Conquest I had to get rid of that smooth next door looks. It will be more tougher rugged image. What can I say a role with more attitude. My feelings are towards that, so for fans who’s expecting a smooth image will be disappointed. I want to be able to give and show a new image. I’m working hard to do that, I hope many fans will be contented and supportive of this new character.
Like City Conquest and all dramas and roles are different and the person role can be a 180 different from the previous project. I may have some idea of a role but I need to work at it and make it on my own. The personality is more tougher and rugged more edgy. I’ve been working hard practicing on getting the character right.
We know very well Hyun Joong is a versatile type of artist. He’s quite restless when it comes to his physical outlook, that he change his image particularly his hairstyle as often as he changes his clothes!! Today you see him blonde a long hair, give it a few weeks he’ll surprise you in short dark brown hair, and give it another few weeks he changes to blonde short hair. That’s Hyun Joong’s personality. At BOF do you know how many times he change his hairstyle? BOF was being aired about two month or so but among the F4 he was the only cast who was able to change his hairstyle as often, while the other maintained their outlook from start to finish.
Hyun Joong will be doing a totally different character in his next drama City Conquest which may be aired for two months more or less. Hyun Joong will never stick to that same character forever!! As soon as the drama is over for sure he’ll change image again. We have witness this for so many times. In Breakdown he was totally different but the black short hair did not even last for more than a month, because he changed to blonde short again. And a lot more version of Breakdown image came out. Which is just so unique for a person to possess and whatever image he does to himself he still looks as handsome as ever!
For those who do not know him particularly his loving critics, would brag about plastic surgery on Hyun Joong! The guy admitted he had his nose fixed due to his childhood accident. Still his critics were busy finding out what other surgeries he had, and I couldn’t help laugh at them!! It’s Hyun Joong’s hair styling that makes him looks different. Whenever Hyun Joong change his hair style it seems as if you’re looking at a totally different person. He is one of a kind that makes him a unique individual. Here are some photos bellow, that shows as if you’re staring at different faces.
And so for Hyun Joong’s critics and detractors, it seems to me that they’re all dying of jealousy and envy that their idols couldn’t make it to gain much popularity and success as Hyun Joong does. So they’re finding faults in Hyun Joong even in his physical outlook and his talent. But this is one thing I noticed, they couldn’t attack his personal attitude, because they know very well Hyun Joong is just so nice to criticize his attitude. While Hyun Joong’s fans rejoice with his success critics can only watch his fans full of envious that they got nothing to be rejoiced about in their choice of idols!!
And in his changing character, we should be proud since Hyun Joong has the power to change his character that is very rare actor can attain. And the fact that he has the ability to bring that character on and off cam is a big thing for an actor. Hyun Joong stated that he’ll get rid of that smooth image because for his next drama he’s character shall be a rugged image. It’s like from Christopher Reeves transforming to Bruce Willis kinda thing!! Hyun Joong would like to portray different characters in his drama projects, and I think this is one way he can develop himself further in his acting career.
We as his fans ought to understand that whatever Hyun Joong may decide for his career as an actor is his life. All we have to do is to support him all the way. We may have our own personal preference on how we would like to see him on dramas, but it is Hyun Joong who will work on this drama project, he knows best what he is capable of doing more anyone else. This project is his come back screen and he’ll be needing our support, so let’s be there for him. This will be a challenging project for him and we all know we fans is his strength. And needless to elaborate, his fans is his inspiration.
Hyun Joong mentioned that some fans may be disappointed, probably because they still want to see the boyish flower boy image in him. But don’t worry, it takes only a few months to work on his drama until it will be aired and soon after which he’ll back to his normal image. Be at peace and get used to his changing image from time to time. And besides no matter what Hyun Joong does to himself, he still looks as handsome as ever.
I can only speak for myself, after I have been researching about Hyun Joong and have known him as a man in reality as he had shared so much about himself that a fan ought to know, I have learned to love him for what he is. It’s not his physical outlook, not his talent or for what he has but Hyun Joong as a person. His inner self even glows bright more than anything else in himself. As I always say in my previous articles, it is not enough to see him in person, not enough to watch him perform as he sings, dance and act on screen, since anyone is bound to know more about him to realize what a special person he is.
Hyun Joong’s growing popularity would mean more detractors his fans will encounter along the way. Celebrities who are successful are bound to attract attention of those who are jealous. And that does not exclude Hyun Joong, if he’s not successful then there’s nothing to be envied about. A tree bearing good fruits are bound to be stoned down. I would like to take his detractors in a positive way, that they can not accept that in such a short period of time Hyun Joong had gained this much. But in reality, it took a lot of hard work on his part to be where he is right now.
Well, we fans can just laugh it out, because every time his detractors get on their attack mode on Hyun Joong, the more Hyun Joong boost his popularity the more he is successful in such a speed!! And so we fans can just take a look and smile at those detractors. Hyun Joong has so many activities for these coming months so expect these detractors to be there watching closely.
Hyun Joong has been taking care of himself, he always surprise his fans every time he changes his image and still look as handsome as ever. We fans are so lucky to have someone we admire so much that we take pride. And Hyun Joong does this for his fans. He’s such a unique artist that you’ll never get tired of because seeing him is as if you’re meeting a different man every time, but the same Ki
Kim Hyun Joong indeed is a sole artist, a unique individual who has the power in changing image yet handsome as ever, a truly Image Icon……
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, KHJean14, thanks.