Some K-drama fans are probably still a bit sore that Park Seo-joon lost out on the Best Actor prize in the Baeksang Arts Awards 2020 held last Friday (June 5). But trophy or not, his role in the drama Itawon Class has won him truckloads of new fans and, of course, nods to his acting skills.
Prior to playing Park Saeroyi in the Netflix drama, the 31-year-old found fame first as a charming but immature taekwondo fighter in Fight For My Way before his turn as a narcissistic chaebol in What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.
Seo-joon recently made history by becoming the first Korean actor to receive the YouTube Gold Play Button — awarded to YouTubers with more than 1 million subscribers on their channel. Not a difficult feat for him, it seems, seeing how he started his channel only 11 months ago.
Other things we love about him: he’s so not-shy about showing off his muscular bod and abs as well as performing kissing scenes in his dramas.
He’s now filming with singer IU for the new movie Dream, where he plays a professional football player on disciplinary probation and becomes a coach to a ragtag team of players.
Status: Single as far as we know. His What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim’s co-star Park Min-young rubbished rumours that they are dating. Online tabloids also questioned his sexual preference since Seo-joon is famously close to his celebrity bros like Choi Si-won, Park Hyung-sik, and Kang Ha-neul.