Previously, a photo said to be Kang Seung Yoon and Moon Ji Hyo on a date was spread on various online forums
Recently, rumors surrounding WINNER Kang Seung Yoon’s love life have been spreading like wildfire across the net. In particular, on August 17th, a photo said to be Kang Seung Yoon and a woman walking hand in hand in matching clothes on the street, began to make waves.
The photo was allegedly from a long time ago, and was published by a netizen who quitted being a fan of Kang Seung Yoon.
In addition, the woman’s identity is said to be Moon Ji Hyo, an actress under YG Entertainment, who was born in the year 2000.
In fact, Moon Ji Hyo had appeared as the female lead in Kang Seung Yoon’s “BORN TO LOVE YOU” music video released in March before their dating rumors arose. In the MV, the two act as a couple and have many skinship moments.
Against this dating rumor, YG Entertainment gave their official stance, saying: “It’s difficult to confirm matters related to the personal life of our artists.”
However, netizens pointed out, “That’s the way YG confirms it (the rumor)”, and it seems like everyone has already considered such a YG-style position a rumor confirmation. YG has always firmly refuted any rumor that was groundless. On the contrary, if the rumors were proved with clear evidence, they often announced “it is impossible to confirm the rumor since it’s a private issue” as their official stance.
Based on such an interpretation of “YG’s positions”, netizens are pouring out congratulations for Kang Seung Yoon and Moon Ji Hyo.
Kang Seung Yoon made his debut as a member of WINNER in 2014 after making his name known through Mnet’s 2010 show “Superstar K2”.
Born in 2000, Moon Ji Hyo is 6 years younger than Kang Seung Yoon, who was born in 1994. She appeared on Mnet’s “High School Rapper” in 2017 and has acted in various music videos.