Let’s take a brief look into who Kim Seon-ho’s ex-girlfriend is and her parts of this controversy.
Former weather forecaster Choi Young-ah shook the entire entertainment industry in Oct 2021 by uploading a post titled “I accuse the dual and shameless real personality of popular actor K” on an online community on October 17th, 2021.
The author, who was called A at the time, said she started dating actor K early last year and four months have passed since they broke up.
In particular, she claimed, “He had done such subhuman behaviors to me, such as making me abort out baby, demanding unilateral sacrifice from me. My mental and physical trauma is in a serious state.”
The controversy over this abortion forcing over marriage pretense soon grew out of control, and soon “Kim Seon-ho” was pointed out as the actor K.
This has caused a huge stir, and brands that selected Kim Seon-ho as their advertising model hurriedly took down their advertisements, and he was dropped out of many of his upcoming films.
On Oct 20th, three days after the revelation began, Kim Seon-ho, who had been silent, released his letter.
When Kim Seon-ho came forward and posted an apology, A then deleted the disclosure post and expressed her additional position.
The controversy between the two seemed to be settled, but anonymous netizens claiming to be acquaintances started to appear and spread various rumors.
This raised various suspicions, including rumors of Kim Seon-ho‘s personality and of his current girlfriend’.
On the same day, SPOTV reported about Kim Seon-ho’s ex-lover, saying, “She was active on broadcast from the late 2000s to mid-2010s,” adding, “Currently, she has left the industry and is doing commerce-related business.”
Based on the name of the pet dog that A revealed, netizens have established the fact that former weathercaster Choi Young-ah is Kim Seon-ho‘s ex-lover.
Amidst this situation, Dispatch published an article titled, “We are asking you, Choi Young-ah… 12 distorted truths about Kim Seon-ho’s scandal” on October 26th.
In the article, Dispatch insisted that Kim Seon-ho did not force Choi Young-ah to have an abortion. They showed several reports, Kakaotalk messages, and photos provided by Kim Seon-ho and Choi Young-ah’s acquaintances. Moreover, Dispatch also attached a mosaic version of Choi Young-ah’s Instagram photo.
They also reported that Choi Young-ah got an abortion after both agreed with each other. In addition, Dispatch also pointed out that Choi Young-ah’s disclosure claiming Kim Seon-ho’s attitude suddenly changed after her abortion was not true.
After Dispatch’s article was published, all attention focused on the former weather forecaster Choi Young-ah.
Born in December 1985, Choi Young-ah has turned 37 this year. After graduating from the Department of French Language at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, she started working at YTN in 2009, then transferred to KBS and worked there from 2010 to 2013. When Choi Young-ah was a weather forecaster, she drew great attention for her height of 170cm, elegant appearance, and glamorous body.
Even when she wore neat clothes, her attractive body still stood out. That’s why people once criticized her outfit as “excessive” although she only wore normal clothes.
In 2012, while reporting the morning weather news for KBS, Choi Young-ah answered an interview question, saying, “I try to avoid wearing revealing clothes that have gray and black colors as much as possible.”
In addition, it was brought up that Choi Young-ah left KBS at the same time as her marriage in 2013. However, she divorced after only 17 days, and no one knew the reasons.
Meanwhile, reporter-turned Youtuber Lee Jin-ho continued to draw attention by releasing a transcript of Choi Young-ah’s ex-husband’s statement claiming that Choi Young-ah “spent lots of money on plastic surgery and multi-level marketing” and “cheated with 3 men on her house’s sofa during the three weeks of the divorce process.”
In particular, the ex-husband also revealed, “I did an investigation, and it turned out that 2 out of the 3 men worked as bar hosts and the last one was her sponsor. After our breakup, they even followed me and got caught.”
Meanwhile, Choi Young-ah raised the curiosity of netizens by suddenly closing her Instagram account and her shopping mall, which was in operation.