Netizens have mixed reactions to the visuals of these male stars when they’re a bit heavier.
Korean stars are always serious about keeping fit because the public can be harsh and demanding when it comes to the appearance of celebrities. Not only female idols and actresses but male actors and singers also pay great attention to weight control. However, there were times when these male stars showed up looking different after putting on weight and surprised netizens with their new looks. Some find them just as handsome, while others think they look better when they are skinnier and more toned.
Lee Min Ho
Lee Min Ho’s recent photos at the premiere for his upcoming drama “Pachinko” in Los Angeles have created a buzz lately. Many netizens left comments saying they didn’t recognize Lee Min Ho because he looked somewhat older due to his chubby face and long messy hairstyle.
Netizens think Lee Min Ho’s aura has changed after he gained weight. He exudes a more mature aura now instead of the flawless “flower boy” image he was well-known for in the past. Plus, Lee Min Ho is in his mid-30s, so it is only natural that he started showing signs of aging.
This is not the first time Lee Min Ho drew attention to his appearance after putting on weight. In the past, he appeared many times in public looking rounder.
Ahn Jae Hyun
Ahn Jae Hyun has been famous ever since he debuted thanks to his eye-catching looks with a V-line face, small nose, and thick lips. He was also known to have a tall and slender figure. However, there was a period of time when Ahn Jae Hyun gained some weight.
He once became a topic of discussion on social networks because of his chubby face. Seeing his new image, netizens left comments saying Ahn Jae Hyun looks more like a commoner instead of an actor or model when he is a bit heavier. However, fans jumped to the actor’s defense by clarifying that he put on weight on purpose for his drama role.
Even the top visual among Korean actors, Hyun Bin, once surprised the public with his slight weight gain. After going public with his relationship with Son Ye Jin, there was a time Hyun Bin looked a bit rounder than usual. Netizens even joked that this was because Son Ye Jin was taking care of her boyfriend too well.
While some netizens think Hyun Bin’s sculpture-like handsomeness was lowered a bit after he put on weight, others believe he looks the same and that his sexy, charismatic aura doesn’t change at all with or without some weight gain.
Since his debut in EXO, Sehun has attracted fans with his top-notch visuals. Besides idol activities, Sehun is also working hard as an actor. Every time he appears on the screen, Sehun makes the audience fall in love with his handsome looks.
But there was a time when Sehun’s sudden weight gain created a stir in online communities. His chubby and round face was said to make Sehun look somewhat less attractive. However, fans find Sehun cuter after he gained some weight.
Jung Hae In
At a past event, Jung Hae In surprised fans with his face that looked chubbier than usual. Fans thought he still looks handsome and charming, but according to some netizens, with a slimmer face, Jung Hae In’s visuals are more outstanding.