The boy next door.
Much like the “girl next door,” the “boy next door” is the subject of many daydreams and fantasies.
Handsome, friendly, and most important, nearby.
The kind of person you think would be a great boyfriend if you just managed to gather up your courage to confess your feelings to.
Many actresses have made their careers with their “next door” image, like American actresses Katie Holmes or Cameron Diaz. Their Korean counterpart would be actresses like Moon Geun Young or Park Shin Hye. Beautiful and approachable, these actresses with their “girl next door” image make audiences swoon with their big smiles and friendly eyes.
How about actors with the “boy next door” image? Rather than the mysterious, classically good-looking types that were popular circa 2000s, actors with the “boy next door” image are today’s up-and-coming stars, winning fans over with their gentle but playful, fashionable but low-maintenance image. Let’s take a look at a few actors who are gaining popularity these days as the ultimate “boy next door.”
Park Bo Gum may spend most of his days looking like this:
But he will go on a date with you looking like this:
The boy next door flashing you that smile?
Nam Joo Hyuk takes dorky selfies like this:
What that selfie is not telling you is that he spends a lot of time working out.
And being a good oppa.
And a good dongsaeng.
Park Seo Joon is that boy next door that only has eyes for his baby neice.
But on a date with you, will look at you like this:
(born 1987, “Persevere, Goo Hae Ra” and “Oh My Ghost”)
Kwak Si Yang looks like the boy next door that is secretly in love with his childhood friend.
And whenever you see him give piggy-back rides to her, you imagine yourself in her spot.
He’s the boy next door that is a bit of a rebel.
But is really just all heart.
And he hangs out with other “boy next door” types.
He’s tall and fashionable, and you think he should be on a Paris runway instead of living next door to you, but then he smiles at you like this:
So you wish he just lives next to you forever.
And he also hangs out with Byun Yo Han.
Birds of a feather flock together.