Song Hye-kyo’s rise to stardom has been meteoric. Since her breakout role in the hit drama series Autumn in My Heart (2000), she has wowed audiences and critics alike with her acting prowess and oeuvre of work that extends to Chinese movies, and even to Hollywood with the thriller Make Yourself at Home (2008).
One of the highest-paid actresses in K-biz and a household name, Song is adored by brands, the media and fans alike. To celebrate this beloved entertainer’s 41st birthday, here are five reasons why everyone’s so crazy about her.
1. She is passionate about fitness
Given the hectic schedule of showbiz, it may be tough to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but Song is known to stay committed to taking care of her health and wellness. Her flawless on-screen presence and undeniable beauty no doubt draw adulation, but behind it is a rigorous routine. Song works out at least four days a week doing yoga, Pilates, spinning and kickboxing. She also walks whenever possible, drinks unsweetened lemonade and often substitutes rice with tofu, which she says helps her feel satiated but not too full.