Did you know Honey Lee was Kim Tae Hee’s bodyguard when they went to SNU together?
Actress Honey Lee, or Lee Hanee, who recently got married and became pregnant, has been receiving congratulations from everyone. Known for being born with a golden spoon, Honey Lee is also incredibly talented as she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in traditional Korean music at the prestigious Seoul National University and achieved a doctorate from Ewha Womans University.
In 2019, when she guested on SBS’s “My Little Old Boy”, Honey Lee revealed that during her college years at SNU, she joined a ski club, where Kim Tae Hee was a founding member. She added that together with announcer Oh Jeong Yeon, they were called the top 3 beauties of the university’s ski club.
Honey Lee also expressed her gratitude to Kim Tae Hee, saying that it was her who advised the actress to enter the entertainment industry and set her up for an audition with a director back in the day. Kim Tae Hee’s role was big in making the successful actress Honey Lee we know today.
Kim Tae Hee was said to have difficulty enjoying a comfortable life on campus because she was so popular. She was surrounded by crowds of students just by going to lecture rooms. That’s how Honey Lee happened to become Kim Tae Hee’s bodyguard. She acted like a bodyguard by clearing the way and protecting Kim Tae Hee from men who tried to approach her.
In fact, at the time, male students who gathered to see Kim Tae Hee also got the chance to see Honey Lee who was protecting her. Netizens say those male students lucked out because they could see two beauties side by side.
They continued their friendship even after graduation. A few years ago, they were seen enjoying a trip together in Florence, Italy. During her recent appearance on “The Hungry and the Hairy”, Honey Lee also revealed that she received a congratulatory message from Kim Tae Hee.