Actor Kim Young Kwang has risen through the ranks to become one of the most sought after commercial stars in Korea.
Following on from his successful and widely loved role on SBS’ Pinocchio drama series, the 28-year-old screen star has been chosen as the most wanted commercial model for clothing, cosmetics and sports brands alike this year.
The idol is already the brand model for outdoor brand OFFROAD and fashion house Jill by Jill Stuart, yet today he was also appointed as model for men’s clothing bran GGIO2 alongside fellow actor Joo Won.
In Pinocchio, Kim played the role of Seo Bum Jo — a super wealthy yet friendly guy-next-door type. His agency, Enpino, said today, “The image of the friendly and wealthy character that Kim Young Kwang portrayed in the drama drew in various commercial offers from suits to cosmetics and sports brands.”
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Meanwhile, with Pinocchio having now ended, Kim is already started on his next project. In February he will join 2NE1’s Dara Park to star as a lead cast member of the upcoming joint Korea-China web drama project, Dr. Mo Clinic.