By: LazerKim I wrote this article sometime in February and it’s the same month as Hyun Joong was preparing for his fan meeting concert. During those times I was confined in a chair, I was sick and all I did was to write all about Kim Hyun Joong. I used to write as much as two to three articles in a day since it was the time I was still on the process of getting to know more of Hyun Joong. While there’s not much updates about Hyun Joong I would like to post those articles I have written during the days without him. Be posting them one after the other.
Since the start of this blog I dedicated my writing to the new fans like myself who were so eager to know who Kim Hyun Joong is. But I was so glad that some veteran fans started reading from this blog and they do share a lot about Hyun Joong that I honestly learned a lot from them that I’m always thankful for. Oh please don’t get excited by the article title, the topic is nothing controversial!! I was talking here about some cuts from the talk shows Hyun Joong guested on last year!!
This article had been in my file for months without being posted, so please allow me to put this on record that I wrote this article during the same period when there were no updates and Hyun Joong was in his cocoon that time!! Many of what I have written here are already known to you, so maybe we can just share some of Hyun Joong’s memories on how we have known him to be as a person. Here it goes…….
Kim Hyun Joong has been known Mr. Perfect or the walking statue. His handsome face, perfectly cut features, his build up body muscles, and his tall height are all overwhelming for a human being. But do you know that Mr. Perfect Kim Hyun Joong also has his own insecurities or should we call it his hidden secrets? Well, I wouldn’t know it if it’s a secret!! In short, even his secrets are also an open book topic to his fans!! Let’s find out what these secrets are, which he revealed in talk shows he had guested during the time he was promoting his first album Breakdown.
An ordinary man can be an ego tripper, and we ladies not knowing that men has his own insecurities in terms of looks and their careers. Nowadays, like we ladies, can be so meticulous when it comes to make up, daily regiments ect. and body figure. Men tend to be that meticulous like women too. This is no difference with Kim Hyun Joong, in spite of having his blessed perfect looks, he also has his own insecurities.
Hyun Joong hates mustache and beard, he said, hair grows as men reaches his adolescence, but he can’t stand even a few hair growing around his lips. Hyun Joong doesn’t like dark complexion but then he like playing football or soccer in the morning. He said as he takes shower he can see himself in the mirror like a burnt matchstick!!
Meaning since his face is exposed, he tends to have dark complexion, but his body is in fair colored skin because it’s always covered!! Then as he watched Jang Kyuk, who starred in Slave Hunter or Chuno, he had dark complexion because most of his filming were done outdoors, but he looks handsome on it. Hyun Joong thought, so it’s alright to have dark facial complexion and fair skin in his body similar to burnt matchstick!! LOL!! Everyone laughed at Hyun Joong’s assessment!
Hyun Joong have a facial scar on his upper cheeck that he’s been conscious about, but then Jang Kyuk has it too and yet he looks handsome on it. And so Hyun Joong thinks it alright to have his facial scars too. In short, he looks up to his seniors and whatever their flaws are, he shouldn’t be worried about having the same flaws!!
Hyun Joong also mentioned about his dark circles in his eyes, I think I heard this from him thrice on different talk shows. He admitted to have laser treatment on his dark circles around his eyes or eye bags several times, but did not take effect!! May I just share, this was where I got my username Lazer, (I changed its spelling), since I had the same experience with Hyun Joong, I have those eyes bags too which runs in our family but laser treatment wasn’t effective for me too!!
The show host commented, “How can a very handsome man like you to be conscious of small details”. Hyun Joong replied, “I’m a commercial model too which I love doing, so my looks is important too”. Well, he has a point, in one of this interviews, he mentioned about his preparation before any photo shoot. He applies facial mask the night before scheduled photo session religiously in all his shootings.
Hyun Joong revealed that he’s jealous of other actors too. He’s speaking in terms of their acting ability. Like for instance, he watched a film starred by Won Bin, there’s a part in the film that Won Bin cuts his hair by himself and looked handsome. The audience cheered, as Hyun Joong remarked to his friend “how can a person a killer himself cuts his own hair so spendidly”? A roar of laughter from the show hosts followed and commented to Hyun Joong…you’re so honest!! The truth is, Hyun Joong likes that scene from the film because Won Bin looks so handsome in it.
It’s so unusual for a popular celebrity to be so honest as Kim Hyun Joong to be telling these matters to a national TV!! But he’s cute in it, and it’s the least you can hear from a handsome guy like him to be very honest about his flaws instead of being defensive.
Again in that talk show, his boss Bae Yong Joon was mentioned again! He was asked if Hyun Joong follows Bae Yong Joon’s mysteriousness. And he said, “I thought if I acted cool, it made me look more handsome. Maybe this is the disease among entertainers, actually that’s not important.” Hyun Joong would like to live in a normal life as much as possible, like, playing football in the morning and go out at night time. He said, “if someone wanted to take a photo with me, I’ll do as they wish”. In short, he doesn’t mind going out there, seeing by his fans.
There’s a video footage taken at one of Jaksal Chicken outlet, which Hyun Joong owns. He was with his dancers and friends drinking soju, while the restaurant was full house that time. His attention was caught by some fans who were costumers of Jaksal, Hyun Joong stood up and raised his jigger to the costumers and drank straight up, then sat down as if nothing happened. It was very casual that some costumers had his photo taken which was totally alright with him.
A celebrity like Kim Hyun Joong doesn’t need to hide anything about himself. Like him he just answer anything he’s questioned about himself, because for him he has much better ability of being truthful to himself than keeping who he really is, because he’s not good at lying, to begin with.
I would believe this, because in another talk show, sometime in 2009, another guest was asked to tell the fortune of Kim Hyun Joong. Then jokingly the guest said that Hyun Joong was having a relationship. Unexpectedly, Hyun Joong admitted that he’s indeed having a relationship and broke off five months ago. Everyone was surprised by the revelation, but the truth was the other guest was just guessing but Hyun Joong admitted it.
He said, “what can I do I’m not good at lying!! Then one of his members said “Maybe you thought she’s girlfriend but for her she’s not”. Hyun Joong said, “Oh is that so? well, I think so too”and he just laughed it out!!. Hyun Joong was so candidly honest, and he would rather be truthful than pretending to be what he is not.
For me, it does not matter what Hyun Joong might look like, because I have already known who he really is, coming from himself and not just hearsay. And the more I get to know him, the more I like him. I’m not up to blind admiration, I have known his good and bad sides, enough for a fan like me ought to know. But still, I’m thankful to know Hyun Joong as the real Kim Hyun Joong that I appreciate that part of him he shared with his fans.
It’s not the handsome face he has that matters but the beauty inside him, the gentle heart he has, his candid honesty, and his sincerity to his fans. And being this, Hyun Joong is just short of saying, take me for what I am. And who wouldn’t?? He’s almost perfect that I can’t just imagine God would create such human having everything in one person.
Kim Hyun Joong had revealed his Hidden Secrets that proved, he’s not perfect after all, but he is such a unique individual that possess beauty inside out, a truly lovable person in reality…..
LazerKim here writing
Photo credits as tagged, Ms. D, thanks!!