17 Things You Might Not Know About Heartthrob Jung Hae In

Jung Hae In has been overtaking the K-drama world and stealing the hearts of many women. After having played Han Woo Tak in the hit drama “While You Were Sleeping,” he gained a lot of popularity worldwide and his momentum continues with his new role as the charming Seo Joon Hee in “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food.” It really doesn’t take much to fall in love with him, especially with his cute smile and boy-next-door charm. Just look:


If you’re new to falling for Jung Hae In and don’t know much about him, here are 17 things that might help you get to know him a bit more. Prepare your hearts, you might fall for him even more!

1. He’s already gone to the military

Now, this one is a fact that all you Jung Hae In fans probably already knew, but it is an important one. We don’t have to dread the day when our bias enlists into the army or go through the heartbreak of waiting for him to return. Jung Hae In has already completed his service, so we can see him forever!

2. He’s the great-grandson of a famous Joseon thinker

His great-grandfather’s name is Jeong Yakyong and he was a highly influential thinker during the Joseon period. He wrote books on philosophy, science, and government theories. Talk about respect!

3. “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food” is his first starring role

It’s been almost five years since Jung Hae In debuted in AOA Black’s music video. Since then, he’s been in many roles that he may have caught your eye in. His first somewhat big role in a drama was in “The Three Musketeers” alongside Lee Jin Wook and Jung Yong Hwa.

He also made a brief cameo in “Reply 1988.” You remember, right?

That same year, Jung Hae In was casted in the weekend drama, “Yeah, That’s How It is” where he won the New Star Award at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards.

And then there was that infamous appearance in the hit drama, “Goblin,” where Jung Hae In appeared as Kim Go Eun’s first love, Tae Hee oppa.

Like, how could we forget?

Since “Goblin,” Jung Hae In became a sensation overnight as he was cast alongside Lee Jong Suk and Suzy in SBS’s “While You Were Sleeping” as the IRRESISTIBLE Han Woo Tak.

He’s come such a long way and we couldn’t be prouder!

4. Jung Hae In was in the top search for “Naver” not once, but several times!

This is quite the big honor in Korea as it is very difficult to make it as being the most searched for topic online. It just proves his rising popularity. His name came in first once while he was in the drama, “While You Were Sleeping.”

That’s his name in the number one spot (in both images)!

Another time was the day after “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food” aired the first two episodes, which was also his birthday (April 1st).

5. He can sing

Although he’s not the most confident when it comes to singing, he did partake in musicals when he was studying in university. He can carry a tune!

6. He dislikes corny lines because they make him cringe, but he’s hella good at aegyo


7. His nickname is “Milk Man”

Korea has dubbed him as being a “Milk Man,” which means that he has superior genes and that they are above the average person. He likes this nickname.

8. He loves skiing and winter

He has mentioned in several interviews that he’s pretty active and likes to ski. His fans say that his face is romance and his body is action. Best of both worlds!

9. He finds it difficult to look into his co-star’s eyes

At the “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food” press conference, Jung Hae In said that it’s difficult for him to look into his co-star Son Ye Jin’s eyes because she’s so pretty. He can’t stare into her eyes without smiling or looking away. HOW CUTE.

10. His hobby is riding his bike

Whenever the weather is nice, he tries to ride his bike as often as he can.

11. He has a black belt in taekwondo

He revealed that his taekwondo skills helped him to do lots of action scenes in his past sageuks.

Seriously, what can’t this man do?!

12. He loves beer

He’s known to be pretty good at saving his money, as he mentioned in an interview. But the one thing he says that he probably spends his money on the most is beer.

Side fact: His drinking habit is covering his face a lot with his hands because his face gets red.

13. He’s a neat freak AND a good cook

He likes to organize and he actually enjoys cleaning his house. He’s also mentioned that he has a good hand when it comes to cooking! When asked what his specialty is, he said he loves Korean food and that he’s good at making jjigaes (soups).

Total husband material, right?

14. Jung Hae In is an introvert

In an interview, Jung Hae In stated that he thinks his weakness is being too introverted. But he mentioned that his strengths would be that he’s honest and truthful – which we can TOTALLY accept.

15. His favorite color is black

And this might not be important to some of you, but for us Jung Hae In fans, it’s valuable information.

16. He’s remained good friends with his “While You Were Sleeping” co-stars

It’s really no secret that there was some intense bromance going on during the shooting of “While You Were Sleeping” with Lee Jong Suk and Shin Jae Ha. The three of them even went on a trip together!

In an interview, when asked if he could bring one person on a deserted island with him, he said Lee Jong Suk!

17. He has a younger brother

He said that he’s really close with his younger brother, who’s seven years younger than him. Although he’s much younger, they are very open with each other and are comfortable enough to share their problems.

Hey Soompiers, how much do you love Jung Hae In? Let me know in the comments below!

binahearts is a Soompi writer who can be most often seen singing her heart out at karaoke, walking her dog, or indulging in dessert. Her ultimate biases include Jung Hae In, BIGBANG and BTOB. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes! 

Currently watching: Tempted,” “Evergreen,” “My Mister,” and “Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food”
All-time favorite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life” and “Star In My Heart
Looking forward to: Won Bin’s return to the small screen and Song Joong Ki’s next drama

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