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The current whereabouts of the heartthrob from the second-highest-rated K-drama ever 26 years ago 

Do you recognize this actor from the iconic K-drama released 26 years ago? 

First Love is the second-highest Korean drama of all time according to single episode viewership ratings, with the last broadcast hitting a rating of 65.8%. Addressing the phenomenal influence of First Love, the JoongAng Ilbo Daily wrote: “In front of more than 10 million televisions, the whole country held their breath to watch the ending.”

First Love

With a huge popularity not only domestically but also across Asia, First Love helped the three leading actors, Choi Soo Jong, Bae Yong Joon and Lee Seung Yeon become A-listers. As for Choi Soo Jong, although his career was later not as successful as Bae Yong Joon, his dreamy image in First Love remains legendary. In the drama, Choi Soo Jong plays Chan Hyuk, a good-looking and poor guy, who has a beautiful but tearful romance with the only daughter of a rich family, Hyo Kyung (Lee Seung Yeon). Their love story well reflects the gap between the rich and poor in Korean society at that time.

First Love

Since First Love ended, Choi Soo Jong has continued to work hard in acting, participating in one work per year, including many famous dramas such as Taejo Wang Geon, Emperor of the Sea, Legend of the Patriots, My Only One, etc. He has also won many awards for his acting over the years. In real life, Choi Soo Jong has been happily married to actress Ha Hee Ra for the last two decades. They also have two children. 

Choi Soo Jong

Currently, Choi Soo Jong is now 60 but has not aged much. Through his Instagram posts, it can be seen that time has now taken away his young and student-like appearance, but his handsomeness is unchanged. 

Choi Soo Jong
Choi Soo Jong
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