If you’re a Korean man, you can’t avoid military service even if you’re a celebrity. When a celebrity enlists in the army, he is gone for roughly 21 months, during which he is sorely missed. Then which celebrity’s return do people look forward to the most?
To find out, PMI conducted a survey towards 2,400 men and women in their 20s to 50s. When asked which celebrity’s comeback from the military service do you look most forward to, 42.9 percent of them replied Lee Seung Gi, making him No.1.
Lee Seung Gi enlisted in the army in February 2016 and is expected to complete his duties on October 31. As the day draws closer, public attention has peaked on Lee Seung Gi’s return, especially after he revealed that he may join tvN drama “Hwa Yu Gi” (working title).
Netizens also appeared to be waiting for Lee Seung Gi with comments like “Lee Seung Gi seems to be in the army for a long time” and “Lee Seung Gi’s still in the army?”
Actor Ji Chang Wook (18.3 percent) came in second, while singer/actor Im Siwan (16.8 percent) came in a close third. Ji Chang Wook enlisted on August 14 and will complete his service in May 2019. Im Siwan began his service on July 11 and is still serving the army. His last drama before the enlisting, “The King Loves,” has only four episodes left before its end.
Meanwhile, Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk will join the Marine Corps on upcoming September 18, leaving Akdong Musician’s Lee Soo Hyun to focus on individual work.