The 10 Most Handsome Korean Actors

Updated on December 7, 2016
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Xhyniie has been a Kpop fan since 2010 and a K-drama fan since 2000. She enjoys writing about the Korean entertainment industry.

South Korean Actor Kim Soo Hyun
South Korean Actor Kim Soo Hyun

Fans are all going crazy with their idols. Some claim that their idol is the most handsome Korean actor while others object on this claim. In fact, there are different forums and threads created for handsome Korean actors and fans are always fighting for their idols to be on top. Here are my top 10 Most Handsome Korean actors as judged by their physical appearance, popularity, fan base, dramas, movies, commercials and awards received in the Korean entertainment industry.


Ahn Jae Hyun on M! Countdown
Ahn Jae Hyun on M! Countdown | Source

Ahn Jae-hyun began his entertainment career as a fashion model in 2009, appearing in runway shows, magazine editorials and commercials. He began to get noticed in 2011 when he played a "handsome delivery man" in the cable variety show Lee Soo-geun and Kim Byung-man's High Society. He also appeared in several music videos, including "Sad Song" by Baek A-yeon, "Please Don't" by K.Will, and "Gone Not Around Any Longer" by Sistar19.

In 2013, Jae-hyun's popularity increased when he was cast in a supporting role as the heroine's younger brother in the hit Korean drama My Love from the Star. This led to more acting offers in the following year; as one of the main characters in police comedy You're All Surrounded, and the webtoon film adaptation Fashion King.



Song Joong Ki
Song Joong Ki | Source

He rose to fame with period drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and variety show Running Man. Song played his first TV leading role in the melodrama The Innocent Man in 2012. He has also starred in feature films, most notably as the titular character in the box office hit A Werewolf Boy.

The Innocent Man (also known as Nice Guy) opposite Moon Chae-won was the first time he played the leading role in a TV series. His assured and nuanced portrayal of an antihero received rave reviews.The Innocent Man attracted high ratings and critical acclaim, which along with the impressive box office run of A Werewolf Boy, cemented Song's image in the press as the "savior" of the melodrama genre both on the big and small screen.But Song said he'd rather be a good actor than a popular one, and plans to calmly continue gaining experience like he had before.



Won Bin
Won Bin | Source

He first gained wide popularity in 2000 after starring in the television drama Autumn in My Heart and has since gained critical acclaim for his performances in the films Taegukgi, Mother and The Man from Nowhere.

Won made his screen debut with a supporting role in the 1997 drama filmPropose. His role in Ready Go! (1998) helped hone his acting chops. After Ready Go!, he took a break and entered a college called Paekche Institute of the Arts in 1998 to take acting classes. In 1999, Won came back to the screen with a lead role in drama Kwangki from which he was recognized as a promising young actor and a teen heartthrob.



Lee Jong-suk
Lee Jong-suk | Source

He is a South Korean actor and model. He debuted in 2005 as a runway model,and began his acting career in the 2009 Short Film Sympathy.He is best known for his leading roles in School 2013 (2012), I Can Hear Your Voice (2013) and Doctor Stranger (2014). In 2013, Lee ranked respectively in fifth place according to a survey entitled 'Actors Who Lit Up 2013' by Gallup Korea, one of the most recognized awards in Korea for the entertainment industry.

Since November 2013 Lee Jong-suk uses his voice to help the blind as the New Ambassador for the 'Good Library Project'. He is lending his face and voice to Standard Chartered Bank's project. The project gets people to donate their voices to reading books for recording so that blind people may also enjoy their stories. In the same year he endorsed the hat knitting campaign of "Save The Children Korea". It's is a campaign that makes hat for the children who are suffering from hypothermia in Africa and Asia.



Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin | Source

He is best known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Name Is Kim Sam-soon (2005) and Secret Garden (2010-2011).

He experienced a surge of fame in 2010 with Secret Garden, a romantic fantasy about a fussy and arrogant department store owner and a penniless stunt woman (Ha Ji-won) who swap bodies every time it rains. The Kim Eun-sook-penned show brought in 30% ratings and garnered much interest regarding its fashion, catchphrases and music, and Hyun was recognized at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards and the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards for his stellar performance.He also contributed to the soundtrack with "That Man," which peaked at number one in eight Korean music portals.



Jang Keun Suk
Jang Keun Suk | Source

He is best known for playing the role of bandleader Hwang Tae Kyung in the 2009 drama You're Beautiful, as well as the role of Kang Mu Gyul in the 2010 romantic comedy series Mary Stayed Out All Night, with Moon Geun Young , as Seo In Ha/Seo Joon in 2012 Love Rain with Yoona of Girls' Generation,and Dokgo Ma-te in 2013-2014 Pretty Man with IU.

Keun Suk started working as a child model at the age of five after he was discovered by a talent agent. At that time, Keun-Suk's parents were selling their house and the agent, who was a prospective buyer, saw Keun-Suk. Seeing his potential, the agent advised Keun-Suk's parents to allow him to try a career in modeling.



Lee Seung-gi
Lee Seung-gi | Source

He is a South Korean Singer, Actor, MC and Entertainer. Lee is well known as a member of the first season of weekend variety show 1 Night 2 Days from November 2007 to February 2012, and the MC of talk show Strong Heart from October 2009 to April 2012.

Despite his busy schedule, Lee Seung Gi was able to graduate from Dongguk University within 4 years, obtaining his degree in International Trade and Commerce on February 20, 2009 and receiving a Special Achievement Award from the university. He is currently continuing his studies for a 2nd Master's degree in Cultural Contents at the Dongguk's Graduate School of Digital Image & Contents after finishing the Master's Degree in Trade Theory and Finance at the Dongguk's Graduate School in 2012.

Being a popular and versatile entertainer with a clean and positive image, Lee Seung Gi is one of the most likable commercial models and celebrity endorsers in South Korea.



Rain
Rain | Source

Rain is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer. Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 28 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. His acting career began in 2003, when he won the KBS Best New Actor award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting (Best Actor role in the drama Full House. After starring in A Love To Kill, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award.



Kim Soo Hyun
Kim Soo Hyun | Source

He is best known for his roles in the television dramas Dream High,Moon Embracing the Sun, and My Love from the Star, as well as the movies The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.

Kim made his television debut with a supporting role in the 2007 family sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile and in 2008, landed a lead role in KBS's critically acclaimed youth drama Jungle Fish.

He became a household name in 2011, playing a country bumpkin who turned out to be a musical genius in the teen drama Dream High.As the only young actor in a cast of idols, Kim studied song and dance for three months at JYP Entertainment to pull off the required scenes in the drama.According to the production company, he lived no differently from the other trainees at JYP as he learned singing and dancing for hours every day.



Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho | Source

He is best known for his leading roles in Boys Over Flowers (2009), City Hunter (2011) and The Heirs (2013). Upcoming film Gangnam 1970 will feature Lee in his first leading role on the big screen.

His breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Goo Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers (KBS2), the Korean adaptation of the popular Japanese television drama Hana Yori Dango, which was based on the popular Shōjo manga, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 Hana Yori Dango). Competition for the leading role was very intense and Lee only got to know he was cast from the newspapers.The series made Lee a household name in South Korea, and was well-received throughout Asia.

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      Dwaipayan sengupta 

      3 days ago

      I think Lee Jong suk should be no.1.lee min ho not at all handsome any more. I don't know why people love him .he is a very ordinary face.just got some good drama actually makes him popular. And off course overhyped actor he is.

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      Jenga rebi 

      12 days ago

      why lee jung suk rank is so last it should be either in 1 or 2 it is so unfair

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      ri ta 

      4 weeks ago

      woooo u xo handsome boyz

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      Hala 

      4 weeks ago

      I love lee jong suk so much he's cute and adorable and his acting skills are so perfect. I also love kim soo hyun he's so handsome and cute. And you better add ji chang wook to this list he is one of the most handsome korean actors ive ever seen.

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      AaaaAa 

      6 weeks ago

      Plzzzz tell me why we cannot see k drama"Encounter" in Pakistan and many other dramas

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      Aaaaa 

      6 weeks ago

      Plz tell me in Pakistan why we cannot see Korean drama "Encounter" and many other

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      Aaaaaaa 

      6 weeks ago

      In Pakistan why we cannot see Korean drama "Encounter " anyone plzzz tell me

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      Shivi 

      8 weeks ago

      Lee min ho is the first k actor whom show i watched as my first k-drama...i feel his acting skills and handsome face is sooo popular among indians

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      Sushmitha 

      2 months ago

      Fan from India (Karnataka) Lee min ho n Lee jong-suk n ji Chang wook (is not in the list )

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      Gimka 

      2 months ago

      Lee Jong Suk is more handsome than anyone on the list

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      Emily Natalie 

      3 months ago

      Lee Min ho is sooo handsome and cute at the same time and also so talented in his acting

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      Manahil 

      4 months ago

      I like lee min ho acting smile lovely heart voice he is looking gorgeous osum nice my words cannot explain the beauty of le min ho i am biggest fan for his if i give a chance i really really meet lee min ho

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      Honey 

      4 months ago

      Okay but where is Chang Wook??

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      Crazy for korean drama 

      5 months ago

      I like song joong ki , Kim soon hyun , Lee min ho. But Lee jong suk is most handsome of all to me.

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      fateemah 

      5 months ago

      i love lee min ho he so handsome

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      mer.cie 

      8 months ago

      I love Lee Jung suk,lee sung jae

      lee mi ho is not fine

      Lee Jung suk act with sense and maturity

      and so as Lee sung jae

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      Jany 

      9 months ago

      Lee jong suk is the best ....He is so handsome Nd cute also....I love him

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      Timmy 

      9 months ago

      What this list needs is lee seung gi

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      Gie 

      10 months ago

      Kim soo hyun❤️

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      Han Chan 

      10 months ago

      This list is never complete without Lee joon gi

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      Elmer hingco 

      10 months ago

      saranghae all the korean actor

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      uwa 

      11 months ago

      ji chang wook is no.1 south k handsome boy

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      Ayzas 

      11 months ago

      Bae Yong Joon..for the first time in forever ...personality tip top..handsome... you're the perfect guy for me...the best Korean actor for me

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      khalil khan 

      12 months ago

      kim soo hyun is the best his acting and look..... i like sooo much and he uis beautifull and handsom also

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      12 months ago

      Atee Helen

      Because he's not an actor. He's a kpop idol.

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      Sehrish 

      12 months ago

      Lee Min Ho is the most best actor in world world his Eyes is so beautiful his hair is perfect lovely his smile is killer his Dimple is too cute his face is so beautiful perfect innocent his heart and soul is so lovely and beautiful his height is damn killer he is very kind person his voice and acting is magical and no one can beat him and his talent Korea is incomplete without his existence I love his voice and his acting 2 he is perfect in this whole world

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      Kosem 

      13 months ago

      Ji Chang Wook is such a handsome man. More than most of the men in this list. He should have been added in here!

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      An Indian 

      13 months ago

      All the Korean actor are very very very handsome

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      bobdolphine 

      13 months ago

      Lee Min Ho is the best and most handsome

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      Flash Ug 

      14 months ago

      Lee min Ho, you're incredible

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      Atee Helen 

      15 months ago

      why kim tae hyung is not on the list?

      he is more handsome than the others

      he is funny and cute

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      flex ,. ' 

      15 months ago

      You guys are cool

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      Farah 

      16 months ago

      Where's Ji Chang Wook u better add him next time he's a hella materpeice south korean actor

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      Theary 

      17 months ago

      Kim soo hyun always with cute adorable face.

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      Gurleen 

      17 months ago

      Lee Min Ho is best.. and Ji Chang Took too

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      Deepak 

      17 months ago

      This list is incomplete without ji Chang wook

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      Pd 

      17 months ago

      Idk why woo bin is not in the list!

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      Deepa(india) 

      17 months ago

      Lee min ho is the best actor

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      Somya madhukar 

      18 months ago

      Your are sooooo cute song joong ki

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      pillow chamra 

      18 months ago

      Tater chamra

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      Song-song fan 

      18 months ago

      Song joong ki must be most handsome actor.he is marvelous.

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      Rita (India) 

      19 months ago

      LEE MIN HO is very handsome n talented Actor. I pray for your success. I never watched any Korean drama or movies. but now i watched all your drama & i loved very much even i didn't understand your language. You are full package like Handsome, Beautiful smile , talented, singer with beautiful voice,Action scene doing good...... I loved your song My Everthing veryyyy much.. God bless you Min Ho

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      bitch 

      19 months ago

      only ji chang wook!

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      Mikailah hymn 

      19 months ago

      All of the korean actors are handsome

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      Maj 

      19 months ago

      I love you, Lee Min Ho. ♥

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      rick 

      19 months ago

      I think Min Ho is quite good at acting and he has been playing a variety of good roles with his projects causing his stardom has rose to greater heights, so a great portion of the actor's success depends on the roles they portray and his relationship with the people they will be working with. These actors will probably be even more popular if they take roles that are fresh and different.

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      Tisha 

      19 months ago

      Kim soo Hyun is the best.obviously my hero

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      disci.15leeminhokoreaboo.. 

      19 months ago

      lee min ho is the most handsome in the world !!!!!!..omagad

      -iloveleeminho

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      chekei bsty 

      19 months ago

      I think Lee min ho ,ji Chang wook and aron yan are little similiar look so they are my fv hero's and topper handsome love you my dream boys

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      shane watson 

      20 months ago

      starlite!if u want to praise kim soo hyun then do it but don't say anything against lee min ho.u have no right to say anything about lee min ho.if u do it again we will talk against kim soo hyun.

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      Song joong ki 

      20 months ago

      This poll is correct actually there is some mistake which is at the 9th number should be Lee Min Ho and at the first number should e song joong ki

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      Annonymous 

      20 months ago

      Where the fk is Nam joo hyuk, he’s like unbeatable

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      Sese 

      21 months ago

      Kim soo hyun is best

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      gamig 

      21 months ago

      I just love korea..n koreans. My dream place..luv u korea

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      amit 

      21 months ago

      Lee min ho is the best actor

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      jiji 

      21 months ago

      Where the hell is ji chang wook??? No one can beat him

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      Lily Indriani 

      21 months ago

      Lee Min Ho the best actor..

      I Love You

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      ARMY 

      22 months ago

      Ji Chang Wook is my favourite...

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      abhi 

      22 months ago

      Song joong ki is the most handsome actor in the world

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      lilyindriani 

      22 months ago

      lee min ho my favorite actor

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      Kemi 

      22 months ago

      Song joong ki is the most handsome

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      sally 

      23 months ago

      lee min ho is the most handsome actor in the world

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      Mara 

      23 months ago

      What about Gong Yoo

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      ann 

      23 months ago

      lee min ho for the win

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      Anesu c 

      24 months ago

      I love Lee Min Ho he is the most handsome korean

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      Riya 

      24 months ago

      Lee Jong Suk And Lee Min ho My Fab

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      Biboy 

      24 months ago

      Lee min ho is the most handsome

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      Ahsren 

      2 years ago

      Lee Min Ho forever

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      thingking velles 

      2 years ago

      a very good actor

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      steffi 

      2 years ago

      kim soo hyun is the most handsome!

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      Kdrama fan 

      2 years ago

      Song joong ki is more handsome

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      Mermaid 

      2 years ago

      Nothing to say...i seriously hate lee min ho...no offence...if I start pointing out the mistakes in him it's never going to end....i shouldn't be saying any of these so I won't

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      atuo tsk 

      2 years ago

      All the Korean drama were really great to watch....Keep up...

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      Alex 

      2 years ago

      Lee min ho is the most handsome Korean

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      Katty 

      2 years ago

      Yoo Seung-ho is my choice.

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      armela chavez@yahoo.com 

      2 years ago

      kim soo hyun is number one

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      Amji 

      2 years ago

      Kim Soo Hyun all the way! He's a natural beauty.

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      Kim Saeyo 

      2 years ago

      Lee Min Ho......

      I think that ur the most handsome korean actor in the world..I love u Lee Min Ho

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      divine 

      2 years ago

      I think d most handsome actor is Lee min oh

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      JOSEE 

      2 years ago

      Lee Min Hoo,the most handsome,we all Rwandan girls watching Korean movies we really love you and appreciate the way you act

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      Amadi Beauty ..Lee Min Ho's biggest fan 

      2 years ago

      There is no one who is as handsome and beautiful as Lee Min Ho. He is the world's BEST ACTOR, no one can beat him cuz Korea is incomplete without his existence. For me and everyone who believes in his capabilities Fighting!

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      munazzam 

      2 years ago

      at number one spot we have none other than Dennis Oh

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      Kpophead 

      2 years ago

      Oh.My.God! Where is Ji Chang Wook and Lee Joon Gi on the list?

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      Oluwaga 

      2 years ago

      You need both kim Hyun Joong and Kim Bum to complete the list

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      Ahn jae hyun biggest fan 

      2 years ago

      How can Lee min ho be number 1?Ahn jae hyun is more handsome so is Song joong ki

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      Vanshi chauhan 

      2 years ago

      for me song joong ki is best

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      Fairy 

      2 years ago

      I love Lee Min-Ho!!!! You deserve to be no.1.You'll always be my no.1

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      leviosa 

      2 years ago

      Jang Keun Suk is my No 1, Followed by Lee Jong Suk

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      Kuhu Bera. 

      2 years ago

      Lee Min Ho was the best,is the best and also will be best.

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      Nightmare 

      2 years ago

      lee Min Ho is one of the handsome manly look actor in korea. He's really a attractive man. btw where is Ji Chang Wook he's the most handsome actor in his generation !

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      Anonymous 

      2 years ago

      Ji Chang-Wook is the most handsome of all!

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      Princess 

      2 years ago

      Lee Min Ho is best!!!!!

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      weeeeeee 

      2 years ago

      why all the fuss about Lee Min Ho? I really think he is the less handsome one of all

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      Eym 

      2 years ago

      Gong Yoo is.

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      Aisha 

      2 years ago

      Lee jun gi is the most handsome! Y is he not in the list?

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      kyung soo 

      2 years ago

      song joong ki is more handsome

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      Aanoki 

      2 years ago

      He is so handsome

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      Randomizing 

      2 years ago

      YOU SHOULD HAVE INCLUDED JI CHANG WOOK. AIGOO.

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      Shimerring 

      2 years ago

      Lee Min Ho is so handsome! u deserve to be no.1

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      KawaiiiiiChristine 

      2 years ago

      Wahhhhhh i love you lee min ho

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