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2010 Forbes Korea Power Celebrity Top 40 and Top 10 Lists

The annual Forbes Korea Power Celebrity Top 40 list is out.  Seunggi moved up from his 2009 #7 ranking to #4 in 2010. He was also ranked #1 in two of the Top 10 Celebrity Rankings by Field/Sector, (#1 Actor Searched Online and #1 CF Star).  Congrats to Seunggi!!  See which K-celebrities made the cut.  See full lists…


Successful singer-actors Rain & Lee Seung Gi [Article]

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Also actively involved in TV dramas… The golden age of singers
October 10, 2010

Source:  Yonhap News/Naver
English translation:  LSGfan.wordpress.com

Singers are dominating Wednesday-Thursday dramas

On the 29th and 30th of last month, the lead actors in each of the Wednesday-Thursday dramas on the 3 different broadcast channels were all singers.  In addition to SS501’s Kim Hyun Joong’s MBC “Playful Kiss” and Lee Seung Gi’s SBS “My Girlfriend is a Gumiho,” Rain’s KBS “Runaway Plan B” just began.

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Actor-Singers dominate Wednesday-Thursday TV

Source:  Osen
English translation: LSGfan.wordpress.com

Actors who began as singers dominate Wednesday-Thursday TV

Wednesday-Thursday nights is a haven filled with actors who began as singers that can dance, are good looking, and have strong acting potential.

In addition to Lee Seung Gi who is already acknowledged for his singing and solidifying his place as an actor and Kim Hyun Joong who started with flowerboy group SS501, Rain who has been very busy with many activities will also be appearing as the main lead in a Wednesday-Thursday drama.


3 must qualities for finance/banking CF models [Article]

Making of Seunggi’s KB Financial Group CF (Nov 2009)

(credit: leeseunggi01)

The 3 “S” qualities necessary to be a finance/banking advertising model:
Smart. Sweet. Spirited.

Source: Seoul Newspaper
English: LSGfan.wordpress.com

Advertising expenses (Representative endorsement models) for the major finance/banking companies during the first half of the year:

The amount below IS NOT the amount the CF model earned, but the total amount the company spent on ADVERTISING EXPENSES.   Many of the companies have multiple models; only the main representative endorsement models were indicated.

  • Shin Han Card – $11 million – Kim Ha Neul
  • Samsung Life – $8.5 million – Rain
  • Samsung Card – $8.3 million – Hwang Jung Eom
  • WeeHwan Bank – $5.8 million – Lee Yong Pyo
  • Woori Securities Investment – $5.2 million – Octopus
  • Lotte Card – $4.9 million – Han Hyo Joo
  • Woori Bank – $4.6 million – Jang Dong Gun
  • HaNa Bank – $3.4 million – Kim Tae Hee
  • KB Financial Group – $3.1 million – Lee Seung Gi
  • Shin Han Financial Group – $2.2 million – Yoo Jae Suk
  • KB Bank – $1.3 million – Shin Min Ah

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SeungGi’s thoughts on Rain and Kim Hyun Joong

Okay, first off – I think it’s great that non-Korean speaking kpop fans are translating Korean articles and news to share with other fans, like I’m wondering what life was like before google translate?!  However, I find it incredibly annoying when the translations are totally inaccurate or taken out of context!  It’s one thing when it’s just minor as I’m sure there have been times when I’m off too or purposely chose to leave out stuff that wasn’t relevant.  But when you’re actually translating what someone is said to have quoted, then you should definitely double check your stuff!  So with that said, there’s a lot of anticipation, especially tv ratings-wise for the upcoming dramas at the Wed-Thurs spot among My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Fugitive, and Playful Kiss…