Fans give specific nicknames to Korean celebrities to express their admiration and love for the actors and actresses.
They referenced it based on the star’s personality, the actions they’ve done, or what they’re known for.
From IU, Lee Seung Gi to Lee Min Ho and Bae Suzy, here are the famous nicknames of some of your favorite kdrama stars.
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Lee Min Ho (King of the Rich)
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There’s no doubt why the Hallyu star earned the nickname “King of Rich Man.” it’s because Lee Min Ho often portrays wealthy characters in Kdrama.
Interestingly, he recently played Ko Hansu in Pachinko. In the eight-episode series, Hansu was a wealthy fish broker who fell in love with Sunja, played by Kim Min Ha, at first sight.
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Aside from Lee Min Ho’s “Pachinko,” he starred in a number of series and films in which he played almost similar characters.
In his claim to fame in Kdrama Boys Over Flower, the Hallyu star took on the role of Goo Joon Pyo, a wealthy high school student who is also the leader of a group called F4.
Joining the roster of Lee Min Ho’s rich kdrama characters are The Heirs, Legends of the Blue Sea, and The King: Eternal Monarch.
IU (Treasure of the Nation and Little Sister of the Nation)
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Though many actresses have been referred to by that title, it was IU who nicknamed the nation’s little sister for over a decade.
It was after the singer and actress entered showbiz at the age of 15 and has captivated millions of fans worldwide with her talent and charm.
In addition, she was also named Nation’s Sweetheart because of her kindness to fans and people around her and her generosity to various charities.
Yeo Jin Goo (The Nation’s Little Brother)
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While IU served as the nation’s little sister, Yeo Jin Goo is her counterpart and deserves the title of the nation’s little brother.
Before becoming one of Hallyu’s sought-after male leads, he started out as a child star, playing younger versions of leads.
Lee Seung Gi (son of mother’s friend)
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Aside from being the triple threat to the entertainment industry, Lee Seung Gi is also known as “um-chin-ah” or your mother’s boyfriend’s son.
The actor got this nickname because of his image and skills.
As said, not only is he a jack of all trades, meaning he can sing, act and host, but he’s also undeniably charming and handsome.
He once spoke of being called “um-chin-ah,” according to an outlet.
He told Star 1 magazine that he “never tried to create the ‘um-chin-ah’ image,” adding, “I never tried to intentionally change my image either,” he said Singer. “I just show myself as I am. I think that is one of my merits.”
Bae Suzy (The Nation’s First Love)
(Photo: Suzy’s Instagram)
Bae Suzy is reportedly set to direct the webtoon-based series The Girl Downstairs
Bae Suzy makes the list of Korean celebrities with famous nicknames given by fans.
The singer and actress is often referred to as the nation’s first love because she made her debut as a singer at a young age.
Formed at 15 as one of the members of the girl group Miss A, she transitioned into acting with her first kdrama, Dream High.
She managed to maintain the cute and innocent image with roles like While You Were Sleeping and Start-Up.
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Written by Geca Wills