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Kim Woobin Profile: Kim Woobin Facts & Ideal Type
Birth Name: Kim Hyunjoong (김현중), but he changed his name to Kim Woobin (김우빈).
Birthday: July 16, 1989
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Korean
Height: 190cm (6’2″)
Weight: 70kg (154lbs)
Blood Type: A
Instagram: @____kimwoobin
Daum Café: @kimwoobinfanclub

Woobin Facts:
– His real name is actually Kim Hyunjoong. Kim Woobin is his stage name, but he doesn’t want to be called his real name.
– In 2011, he changed his name to Kim Woobin.
– He attended Jeonju University.
– Woobin’s favorite things to do are walking along the Han River and eating Ramen.
– In the very beginning, he was taking acting classes so he could starr in commercials.
– He began his career as a runway model and made his acting debut in the television drama “White Christmas.”
– Woobin gained lots of attention in “A Gentleman’s Dignity.”
– In 2013, he was named honorary ambassador for his alma mater, Jeonju University.
– 2013 was his breakthrough year, where he starred in dramas such as “School 2013” and “The Heirs”.
– The same year, he was appointed the public relations ambassador of the 2013 “Suwon Information Science Festival” and ambassador of the “Good Downloader Campaign” organized by the Korean Film Council and Film Federation Against Piracy.
– He later also starred in Box Office Hits Friend; “The Great Legacy”, “The Con Artists” and “Twenty”.
– In 2016, he took his first leading role on television in “Uncontrollably Fond”.
– Woobin was a host for the music program “M! Countdown” from August 15, 2013, to February 13, 2014.
– He appeared in 2NE1 Dara’s “Kiss” MV.
– He is friends with his co-stars (and former models) Lee Jong Suk and Kim Young Kwang.
– On July 22, 2015, it was announced that he was officially dating actress Shin Min Ah.
– In 2015, he was also chosen as the promotional ambassador of CJ CGV’s arthouse exhibition chain “CVG ARTHOUSE”.
– He then modeled for Calvin Klein’s Watches + Jewelry ad campaign, making him the first East Asian model for the brand.
– In April 2017, Woobin was appointed as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He is the second actor to take on this role. In October, however, he was pulled from the role due to his ongoing cancer treatments.
– On May 24, 2017, Woo Bin’s agency released an official statement about his diagnosis with nasopharyngeal cancer. Woobin is currently undergoing radiation therapy and taking some time off.
– On December 29, Woobin announced in a letter, that he has completed his treatment plan for the cancer. However, he was still exempted from military service.
– Kim Woobin did an interview and disclosed how his chin is asymmetrical. The actor said, “The left side of my face looks more gentle than the right side, which is sharper. So, when shooting commercials, I often use my left side in front of the camera. However, when filming a movie, I use my left side more in order to make a powerful impression.
– A reporter asked how Woobin manages his diet. He said, “I exercise everyday and then eat whatever I want. I used to exercise at the gym, but whenever I went there, the gym members only looked at my shoulders. After that, I felt so uncomfortable that I now do workouts at home.”
– Woobin’s Ideal Type: “I kind of prefer sexy over cute, however, the important thing is the conversation goes well with the woman.”

Kim Woobin Movies:
Wiretap (도청)  || TBA – Park Sangdae
Master (마스터) || 2016 – Park Janggoon
Twenty (스물) || 2015 – Chiho
The Con Artists (기술자들) || 2014 – Jihyuk
Friend: The Great Legacy (친구 2) || 2013 – Hang Sunghoon
Runway Cop (차형사) || 2012 – cameo, last part

Kim Woobin Drama Series:
Uncontrollably Fond (함부로 애틋하게) || 2016 – Shin Joonyoung [KBS2]
The Heirs (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들) || 2013 – Choi Young Do [SBS]
School 2013 (학교 2013) || 2012 – Park Heungsoo [KBS2]
To the Beautiful You (아름다운 그대에게) || 2012 – John Kim [SBS]
A Gentleman’s Dignity (신사의 품격) || 2012 – Kim Donghyub [SBS]
Vampire Idol (뱀파이어 아이돌) || 2011 – Woobin [MBN]
Cupid Factory (큐피트 팩토리) || 2011 – Roy [KBS2]
White Christmas (화이트 크리스마스) || 2011 – Kang Mireu [KBS2]

Kim Woobin Awards:
2016 2nd Fashionista Awards || Best Dresser – Male
2016 30th KBS Drama Awards || Netizen Award – Actor (“Uncontrollably Fond”)
2016 30th KBS Drama Awards || Best Couple Award with Bae Suzy (“Uncontrollably Fond”)
2016 30th KBS Drama || Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama (“Uncontrollably Fond”).
2016 Korean Advertisers Association Awards || Best Model
2016 5th APAN Star Awards || Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries (“Uncontrollably Fond”)
2016 InStyle Star Icon || Most Stylish Male Actor
2016 InStyle Star Icon || Best Actor (Movie) (“The Con Artists”, “Twenty”)
2015 1st Fashionista Awards || Best Fashionista – Male Category
2015 30th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards  || Best Dresser Award
2015 24th Buil Film Awards || Best New Actor (“Twenty”)
2015 Korean Film Actors’ Guild Awards || Popularity Award (“Twenty”)
2015 10th Max Movie Awards || Best Actor (“The Con Artists”)
2014 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards || Popular Star Award (“Friend: The Great Legacy”)
2014 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards || Best New Actor (“Friend: The Great Legacy”)
2014 51st Grand Bell Awards || Hana Financial Group Star Award (“Friend: The Great Legacy”)
2014 3rd APAN Star Awards || Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries (“The Heirs”)
2014 7th Style Icon Awards || Top 10 Style Icons
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards || Excellence Award – Actor (“The Heirs”)
2014 9th Seoul International Drama Awards || People’s Choice Actor (“The Heirs”)
2014 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival || Fantasia Award
2014 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards || Best Supporting Actor (“The Heirs”)
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards || Best New Actor (Movie) (“Friend: The Great Legacy”)
2014 9th Max Movie Awards || Best New Actor (“Friend: The Great Legacy”)
2014 9th Asia Model Festival Awards || Asia Star Award
2013 21sr SBS Drama Awards || Top 10 Stars(“The Heirs”)
2013 China TV Drama Awards || Popular Foreign Actor (“The Heir”)
2013 2nd APAN Star Awards || Best New Actor (“School 2013”)
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards || Best New Actor (“School 2013”)
2013 7th Mnet 20’s Choice Awards || 20’s Booming Star – Male (“School 2013”)
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards || Best New Actor (TV) (“School 2013”)
2013 8th Asia Model Festival Awards || New Star Award

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