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K-Photo Reel: Jang Ki Yong Provides Captivating Presence In Photo Shoot With Marie Claire

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Korean model-turned-actor Jang Ki Yong proves that he is an unstoppable force that must be faced head on.

Distinctly aware of his charms and strengths, the young actor has been set in conquering both the modelling and acting industry.

In his most recent photo shoot with Marie Claire, Jang headed to the sunny shores of Hawaii. He is the epitome of a man who looks relaxed and refreshed. His “resort look” is comprised of comfortable ensembles of linen pants paired with a white jacket. His perfectly disheveled hair frames a contemplative expression on his face.

Jang Ki Yong

Marie Claire

Jang just wrapped up his latest drama, Search: WWW. In the drama that empowers women in the workplace, his charming character engages in a heartwarming noona romance. His onscreen chemistry with Im Soo Jung inspires many other hopeful women viewers, who have lost their faith in love.

READ: K-Drama Review: “Search: WWW” Trends Contemplative Career & Love Lessons For Women Who Understand Their Value

The actor is actually no stranger in romantic dramas. Since his debut in 2014, Jang has taken roles in many dramas such as It’s Ok, This Is Love, The Greatest Wedding, Beatiful Mind, and This is My Love. Although he racked up dramas under his belt, it’s his role in The Liar and His Lover that captured the viewers’ attention. After this drama, his popularity skyrocketed even further as the mysterious yet charming Jung Nam Gil in the drama Go Back Couple. His silent and serious character fell in love with Jang Na Ra’s character Ma Jin Joo.

READ: K-Drama Review: “Go Back Couple” Reminisces How Beautiful Memories Trump Love Disappointments

Jang Ki Yong

Marie Claire

Jang turned serious in his next drama, My Mister. He showed a deeper depth in his acting in his intense and violent scenes with IU’s character, Lee Ji An. Jang took his acting one step further in his next drama,  Come And Hug Me. Relying heavily on suspense, the drama captivates its audience as both Jang and Jin Ki Joo’s characters struggle to move on from their traumatic pasts. Once again, Jang elevates his acting further as the troubled Jae Do Jin, who vows to protect Han Jae Yi from his own father.

Come And Hug Me was a benchmark in Jang’s career for two reasons. First, that was his first lead role. Furthermore, his effective portrayal earned him the Rookie Actor of the Year award in the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards in 2018.

READ: 2018 Korean Drama Quick Reviews: “Where Stars Land” & “Come And Hug Me”

Jang Ki Yong

Marie Claire

In 2019, Jang remains as one of the most sought-after actors in Korea. He paired up with Nana in the thriller Kill It. As Kim Soo Hyun, he trains to be a deadly assassin who stops at nothing to shoot his targets dead.

Furthermore, Jang took his star to the big screen through the action film The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos. Touted as the most-anticipated movie for the Chuseok festival, he joined a star-studded cast.

Kim Sang Joong, Ma Dong Seok Kim Ah Joong and Gang Ye Won are all part of the explosive movie. They will make up an elite team of police investigators who work to catch the deadliest criminals that managed to escape from a police transport bus. The movie premieres on September 11.

Meanwhile, fans can check out Jang’s interview and pictorial in the September issue of Marie Claire and on the Marie Claire website.

SOURCE: Sports DongA