Two of Korea’s most beloved celebrities Lee Seung Gi and Han Ga In will participate in the 2012 London Olympics torch relay. According to reports in local news agencies, the two will be runners and torch bearers, representing Korea and Samsung Electronics, an official sponsor of the Olympics.
The two actors were chosen for their good image and their loyalty to the Samsung brand. They have been exclusive models of Samsung consumer electronics since 2009. Lee Seung Gi endorses the Zippel Refrigerator while Han Ga In models for the Hausen Washing Machine.
Meanwhile, Lee Seung Gi is currently busy with a drama co-starring Ha Ji Won, “The King 2Hearts,” set to premiere on MBC on March 21. He has also released music in Japan, and until recently has participated in hit variety shows such as “1 Night 2 Days” and “Strong Heart.”
Han Ga In, on the other hand, is on hiatus after finishing “The Moon that Embraces the Sun.” Her film, “Introduction to Architecture” opens in cinemas on March 22.