8 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Yoon Shi Yoon
Ever since Yoon Shi Yoon came back from the army, he’s definitely been making his mark in the K-entertainment world. Although he was pretty popular before he went to the army, when he returned, he jumped right into business and even got himself a permanent position on the popular variety show, “2 Days & 1 Night.” It’s really hard to find people who don’t appreciate or dislike Yoon Shi Yoon. Here are eight reasons why everyone loves the guy.
1. He’s kind of a nerd
It’s no secret that Yoon Shi Yoon likes to read. He previously mentioned on various interviews that he used to read a lot as a child, and even his co-stars have said that it’s hard not to see him without a book in his hands on drama sets. He was even able to answer several questions based on books while on “2 Days & 1 Night.” Who doesn’t love an intelligent man who’s well-read?!
2. He adores his grandparents
Yoon Shi Yoon was raised as a child by his grandparents in the countryside, so he’s definitely a grandma and grandpa’s boy. He often talks about his grandparents and how good they are to him. We love a guy who’s soft when it comes to his grandparents!
3. He goes above and beyond when it comes to love
When Yoon Shi Yoon was a guest on “Happy Together,” he talked about an ex-girlfriend who really liked pork soup with rice. While they were eating pork soup with rice in Seoul, she told him that she missed the pork soup with rice in Busan. So what did he do? He drove all the way to Busan to get her this dish. How much more perfect can he get?
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4. He’s not afraid to be goofy
It’s difficult for an actor or actress to put themselves out there and look goofy in the name of laughs and entertainment, but Yoon Shi Yoon does it on the regular. There are a countless number of times where Yoon Shi Yoon has had to do some ridiculous things on “2 Days & 1 Night” for the sake of laughs, and he’s such a good sport when doing it. He’s just so down-to-earth!
Yes, that’s him in high heels.
5. He’s deep
On “2 Days & 1 Night,” there came a time where all the cast members had to write and deliver a lecture to a University class. Not only did Yoon Shi Yoon deliver his lecture with confidence and poise, but the message he gave was SO introspective and deep! It was a given that his lecture would be pretty good given the fact that he’s well-read, but people couldn’t help but comment on how much his lecture applied to their lives.
“I regretted that I avoided experiencing the ups and downs because I was scared. Now I want to see the beautiful scenery of the uphills and the downhills myself. It will be hard to go up and scary to go down. Still, I’ll give it a try.”
You can watch the full lecture here:
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6. He’s a really good actor
Yoon Shi Yoon is known for his ability to cry effortlessly when acting. When playing a game on “2 Days & 1 NIght,” Yoon Shi Yoon was able to beat out his other cast members and guests when it came to being the first one to cry. It was pretty amazing!
Yoon Shi Yoon also showcased his impressive acting through his dual role as Han Soo Ho and Han Kang Ho in “Your Honor.” It was (yet again) another flawless performance. Here’s one of his memorable scenes from the series!
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7. He’s the one and only Kim Tak Goo
Yoon Shi Yoon was still considered a rookie actor when he landed the role of Kim Tak Goo in “Baker King, Kim Tak Goo.” He had been in the hit series, “High Kick Through The Roof” and people were beginning to notice him, but it was nowhere near the attention he received when he starred as the baker, Tak Goo. The series got over 50 percent in viewership and is considered to be one of the most-watched K-dramas of all time. This one-of-a-kind role was only made possible because of Yoon Shi Yoon himself!
Start watching “Baker King, Kim Tak Goo”:
8. Your parents and grandparents will all love him
It’s pretty obvious that Yoon Shi Yoon is a good guy. He’s responsible, intelligent, and would definitely know how to impress your parents and grandparents! There’s really nothing to dislike about him! So basically, if you want to impress your fam, get yourself a guy like Yoon Shi Yoon.
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binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She is also the author of “K-POP A To Z: The Definitive K-Pop Encyclopedia.” Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “Romance Is a Bonus Book,” “Touch Your Heart,” and “The Last Empress.”
All-time favorite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart”
Looking forward to: Won Bin‘s return to the small screen and Song Joong Ki‘s next drama