The 10 Most Handsome Korean Actors

Updated on December 7, 2016
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Xhyniie has been a KPOP fan for 3 years and K-drama fan for 14 years. 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 | 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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        Flash Ug 2 weeks ago

        Lee min Ho, you're incredible

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        Atee Helen 6 weeks 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 ,. ' 6 weeks ago

        You guys are cool

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        Farah 2 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 3 months ago

        Kim soo hyun always with cute adorable face.

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        Gurleen 3 months ago

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

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        Deepak 3 months ago

        This list is incomplete without ji Chang wook

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        Pd 3 months ago

        Idk why woo bin is not in the list!

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        Deepa(india) 3 months ago

        Lee min ho is the best actor

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        Somya madhukar 4 months ago

        Your are sooooo cute song joong ki

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        pillow chamra 4 months ago

        Tater chamra

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        Song-song fan 4 months ago

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

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        Rita (India) 5 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 5 months ago

        only ji chang wook!

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        Mikailah hymn 5 months ago

        All of the korean actors are handsome

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        Maj 5 months ago

        I love you, Lee Min Ho. ♥

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        rick 5 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 5 months ago

        Kim soo Hyun is the best.obviously my hero

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        disci.15leeminhokoreaboo.. 5 months ago

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


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        chekei bsty 5 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 6 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 6 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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        starlite 6 months ago

        Lee min ho is so ugly pls Kim soo hyun is the most...........................

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        Annonymous 6 months ago

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

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        Sese 7 months ago

        Kim soo hyun is best

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        gamig 7 months ago

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

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        amit 7 months ago

        Lee min ho is the best actor

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        jiji 7 months ago

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

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        Lily Indriani 7 months ago

        Lee Min Ho the best actor..

        I Love You

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        ARMY 7 months ago

        Ji Chang Wook is my favourite...

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        abhi 7 months ago

        Song joong ki is the most handsome actor in the world

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        lilyindriani 8 months ago

        lee min ho my favorite actor

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        Kemi 8 months ago

        Song joong ki is the most handsome

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        sally 9 months ago

        lee min ho is the most handsome actor in the world

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        Mara 9 months ago

        What about Gong Yoo

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        ann 9 months ago

        lee min ho for the win

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        Anesu c 9 months ago

        I love Lee Min Ho he is the most handsome korean

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        Riya 9 months ago

        Lee Jong Suk And Lee Min ho My Fab

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        Biboy 10 months ago

        Lee min ho is the most handsome

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        Ahsren 10 months ago

        Lee Min Ho forever

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        thingking velles 10 months ago

        a very good actor

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        steffi 10 months ago

        kim soo hyun is the most handsome!

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        Kdrama fan 10 months ago

        Song joong ki is more handsome

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        Mermaid 11 months ago

        Nothing to say...i seriously hate lee min 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 11 months ago

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

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        Alex 11 months ago

        Lee min ho is the most handsome Korean

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        Katty 11 months ago

        Yoo Seung-ho is my choice.

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        armela 11 months ago

        kim soo hyun is number one

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        Amji 11 months ago

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

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        Kim Saeyo 11 months 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 11 months ago

        I think d most handsome actor is Lee min oh

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        JOSEE 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago

        at number one spot we have none other than Dennis Oh

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        Kpophead 12 months ago

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

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        Oluwaga 12 months ago

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

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        Ahn jae hyun biggest fan 12 months 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 13 months ago

        for me song joong ki is best

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        Fairy 13 months ago

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

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        leviosa 13 months ago

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

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        Kuhu Bera. 14 months ago

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

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        Nightmare 14 months 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 15 months ago

        Ji Chang-Wook is the most handsome of all!

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        Princess 15 months ago

        Lee Min Ho is best!!!!!

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        weeeeeee 15 months 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 15 months ago

        Gong Yoo is.

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        Aisha 15 months ago

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

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        kyung soo 15 months ago

        song joong ki is more handsome

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        Aanoki 16 months ago

        He is so handsome

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        Randomizing 16 months ago


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        Shimerring 16 months ago

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

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        KawaiiiiiChristine 16 months ago

        Wahhhhhh i love you lee min ho

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        code28xxx 16 months ago

        Where the heck is Park Go Bum?!!!!!!

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        preety damsel 16 months ago

        Jang Geun Suk is the BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        Stranger...(-_-) 17 months ago

        u r all wrong.... The best one is LEE JONG-SUK. :)

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        Chann Sam An 17 months ago

        Lee min ho my idol and most handsome

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        SG 18 months ago

        Jang Keun suk is the most handsome for me

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        jules b 20 months ago


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        julie 20 months ago

        lee min ho had noose do. Type lee min ho for image, you can get his old photo. His nose look vary different.

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        KP 22 months ago

        Where's my Lee Jun Ki

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        dona 2 years ago

        Prince JKS is the most handsome in and out beauty is on him

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        Toodtoo 2 years ago

        Jangkeunsuk only

        he's No. 1

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        Joy 2 years ago

        JKS only , he is the most handsome man

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        Muji 2 years ago

        Bluebird- Not all. Especially Jang Keun Suk he not doing plastic surgery.You can search on YouTube or Google his photo since he child.he's a modeL since 5 years old. He's still the same Beautiful inner out since child.

        Jang Keun Suk not only Handsome but he's so smart. He not only an actor but he's The Great Singer He's very popular In Japan and China. He's first album hit 1st place in Oricon Chart in Japan and hit Record in 30 year with selling 100millions copies DVDs. He also Directed his own movie "Camp" and also hit 1st place in Oricon Chart in Japan. And Now He's as a Professor in Hanyang University. Now You Know Who is the Best from that all candidates

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        sarrah 2 years ago

        healers ji chang wook is best

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        queenie 2 years ago

        Lee min ho Latin tau!! Walang makakatalo sea Kanya!!

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        Dilakshi 2 years ago

        Where is KIM HYUN JOONG ?

        How on earth you ranked handsome actors without him?


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        elsiimin 2 years ago

        Lee Minho ♥ and Ahn Jae-hyun ♥ love you my handsome !

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        kim Soohyun 2 years ago

        Kim Soo Hyun on my Love from the star is so hondome.I like you ,I need you,I love you kim soo hyun

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        angelica 2 years ago

        Jang Geun Suk is number 1. Nothing that can match him. Because, he has the talent and extraordinary charisma. Jang Geun Suk is number one. Jang Geun Suk is the best....!!

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        Valeria 2 years ago

        Sorry but I can't understand why jks is number 5 when in the poll is in the first position! And he deserve it! He is an awesome and charismatic actor and lovely person! He is the best (:

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        borce 2 years ago

        lee min ho for real

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        Irish princess 2 years ago

        Jank Keun Suk has it all. Looks, talent, intelligence and creative genius. Most of the actors in your poll have had nose jobs including LMH. True good looks must be based on one's natural face without alterations. If they have cosmetic surgery they should not be included on this list.

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        minoz022 2 years ago

        Lee min ho


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        Monik 2 years ago

        #JKS Es el más talentoso y creo q es el más guapo xq su facciones son muy finas y su imagen es natural sin cirugías además se ser un ser humano trabajador correcto y perfeccionista

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        M.A. 2 years ago

        Jang Keun Suk, you are the best!!!

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        farah 2 years ago

        jang keun suk is the only most handsome korean for one else!

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        angel lee minoz 2 years ago

        Lee men ho is so handsome korian actor,♥♥♥

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        minoz 2 years ago

        lee min ho deserves it.fighting oppa

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        lyndel grace 2 years ago

        Lee min ho forever!


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