Kim Woo-Bin: 20 Of The Korean Actor's Most Fashionable Looks
Model-turned-actor Kim Woo-bin might have stepped away from our screens for a while but the good news is: this heartthrob is back and well. After going on a hiatus following his treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer in 2017, Kim announced his healthy return and even made his own Instagram account, much to the joy of his fans.
Kim Woo-bin is undeniably one of South Korea’s most beloved stars and even with his acting break, many are excited about the actor's return, no doubt, in part to his bad-boy vibe, impressive tall stature and charming smile that captured the hearts of many. The actor’s breakout year came in 2013 when he starred in two hit dramas, School 2013 of the popular School series and well-known K-drama writer, Kim Eun-sook’s mega-hit show, The Heirs, the same writer as The King: Eternal Monarch. Kim garnered a mass following and surged in popularity thanks to his role as Choi Young-do in the latter drama which contributed to the ongoing “second lead syndrome” phenomenon.
Kim’s steady rise resulted in major projects in movies such as The Con Artists, Twenty and Master as well as scoring his first lead role in Uncontrollably Fond opposite Suzy Bae. While that would be Kim’s last project before his treatment, he certainly showcased his acting prowess, playing superstar actor Shin Joon-yeong with such charisma.
As a former model since his high school days, even gracing the runway during Seoul Fashion Week, Kim’s fashion definitely shouldn’t be overlooked. The actor is a stunner in suits but can also rock the look just by wearing plain T-shirts. He also looks effortlessly cool in comfortable outfits and his bad-boy charms are irresistible when he cops a leather jacket.
As we anticipate Kim’s comeback projects—movies Alien with Space Sweeper’s Kim Tae-ri and Wiretap, which has postponed following Kim’s treatment—let’s take a trip down memory lane and admire his most fashionable looks through our gallery.
Kim's long hair shows that he can pull off any hairstyle ((Photo: Ahn Joo-young, Courtesy of sidusHQ)
White T-shirt, white blazer and black pants: the perfect mix for the smart casual look (Photo: @___kimwoobin/Instagram)
Kim's long locks caused a sensation: it was one of his first looks revealed to the public following his treatment. It's also the first time he's seen sporting long hair (Photo: Ahn Joo-young, Courtesy of sidusHQ)
Kim looking comfortably in slacks and a tank top (Photo: @___kimwoobin/Instagram)
A comfortable fit by Kim, wearing a loose polo shirt (Photo: @lifulminimalgarments_official/Instagram)
Kim's dons a suit that's a mix of formal and comfortable (Photo: @___kimwoobin/Instagram)
Kim looking effortlessly charming in a plain black T-shirt (Photo: @___kimwoobin/Instagram)
Kim stuns in a simple white T-shirt (Photo: @ament_official/Instagram)
Kim shows off his charms in this plain black suit (Photo: @ament_official/Instagram)
Kim flaunts his stylish range with this white suit and bow tie (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
Kim wearing a leather jacket off-screen (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
Kim walks the runway in all-way outfit, showcasing his charms beyond the bad-boy look (Photo by ilgan Sports/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
Black seems to be a staple in Kim's wardrobe (Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
Be it tie or a bow tie, he can rock it too (Photo by ilgan Sports/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
Kim flaunts his stunning stature in this plaid suit (Photo by ilgan Sports/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
Bad boy roles might have been a typecast for Kim but we can't deny he rocked those roles especially when he's wearing a leather jacket (Photo: KBS2)
Kim looks dashing in this suit and bow tie (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
Kim in yet another smart casual ensemble (Photo: @ament_official/Instagram)
Kim woo-bin in caramel overalls contrast with his pink-ish pullover (Photo: @ament_official/Instagram)
Kim effortlessly cool in white T-shirt and green pants (Photo: @___kimwoobin/Instagram)