#10YearChallenge: The Trend That Didn’t Take Korea By Storm, But Here It Is Anyway

The #10YearChallenge, or — the more apt version for us age-at-a-normal-rate folk — “How hard has aging hit you challenge,” is running rampant through the interwebs, with friends and celebrities alike sharing then-and-now photos of their transformation, or lack thereof, from 2009 to 2019.

Korean celebrities have, for the most part, pointedly ignored this trend — why, we cannot fathom — so here you go, you ageless monsters. We did it for you.

Exclusively from our favorite dramas of 2009 and some that we truly did not know existed, here are 16 celebrities, then and now:

Yoon Shi Yoon

Left:High Kick Through the Roof” (2009)

Go Hyun Jung

Left: “The Great Queen Seon Deok” (2009) Right: “My Lawyer, Mr. Joe 2

Yoo Seung Ho

Left: “The Great Queen Seon Deok” (2009) Right: “My Strange Hero” 

Lee Seung Gi

Left: “Shining Inheritance” (2009)

Han Hyo Joo

Left: “Shining Inheritance” (2009)

Jung Il Woo

Left: “The Return of Iljimae” (2009) Right: “Haechi”

Park Shin Hye

Left: “You’re Beautiful” (2009) Right: “Memories of the Alhambra”

Hyun Bin

Left: “Friend, Our Legend” (2009) Right: “Memories of the Alhambra”


Left: “You’re Beautiful” (2009) Right: “My Only One

Park Hae Jin

Left: “Hot Blood” (2009)

Lee Dong Wook

Left: “The Partner” (2009) Right: “Touch Your Heart

Lee Byung Hun

Left: “Iris” (2009) Right: “Mr. Sunshine”

Jung Joon Ho

Left: “Iris” (2009) Right: “SKY Castle”

Kim Seo Hyung

Left: “Temptation of Wife” (2009) Right: “SKY Castle”

Lee Min Jung

Left: “Smile, You” (2009) Right: “Fates and Furies


Left: “You Are My Destiny” (2009)

Top-Right Photo Credit: Xportsnews

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