Head shaving has long been considered an act of rebellion in Korea. Unless you’re joining the military, shaved heads used to represent rebellious kids, extreme protesters, or some religious people. However, with more people wanting to look different from others, the shaved hairstyle has increasingly become a fashion statement in the country—and it’s no different in the Korean pop culture industry.
2NE1’s CL did an interview for fashion brand Lancome recently and its video has been generating a lot of interest. The interview was conducted as part of the “Vision of Beauties” campaign by Lancome Korea in celebration of the release of their new anti-aging product, “Visionnaire.”
Following the success of JYJ Junsu’s latest single, “You Are So Beautiful,” from SBS drama “Scent of a Woman,” the entire K-pop industry is now turning heads to see if drama OSTs will become a new winning strategy for the trio.
MBLAQ turns out to have been making secret donations over the last two years. According to local media, MBLAQ has made regular donations of toys, dolls, and clothings to child care facilities in Korea since their debut in 2009. They also met a middle school girl suffering from a brain tumor through a partnership with the “Make a Wish Foundation.”
Kangin, the embattled Super Junior member that joined the Korean Army last July, has appeared on Korean media for the first time since enlistment at the recovery efforts for Seoul’s flooded area last week.
2NE1 has made it to the Billboard music charts again with their second mini album. According to Billboard.com on August 4th, 2NE1’s second mini album has ranked #4 on this week’s “World Album Charts.” The group has previously went up as high as #7 on the same chart with their first regular album.
Exactly four years ago today, on August 5th, 2007, SNSD gave their first-ever live performance on SBS “Inkigayo.” To celebrate the fourth year anniversary, SNSD’s international fan community, “Soshified,” prepared a special gift for the group.
Actress Hong Soo Hyun has reportedly been involved in a car crash and has been taken to a local hospital. According to local media, in the early morning of August 4th, Hong Soo Hyun’s car crashed into a car that was already stuck on the side of a highway due to a previous accident. She is reported to have broken her ribs from the collision.
Rain tweeted a couple of photos from the filming set of new movie, “Flight: Close to the Sun,” today. In the first tweet, he said, “All the staff has been filming here for over 24 hours…At least I rested for about two hours~” with a photo of the movie set and artificial cockpit that is used for one of his scenes.
The winner of “2011 Miss Korea Pageant,” Lee Sung Hae, has become an instant hot topic on Korean Web after her profile and pictures got revealed. She won the contest on August 3rd beating out 53 other contestants.