When you live by just closing your eyes, and or lean against the wall. Is this an appearance of an artist that just have natural talent in modeling, posing and taking photos? Lee Min Ho has photographs and pictures taken with @Star1 Magazine ahead of his upcoming enlistment. Perhaps it's not exaggerating that every time he change and wear any clothes, it looks perfect. And every time the camera took any angle of him, it became a pictorial.
Lee Min Ho once said "I want to be able to stay in people's memories for a long time since this is the last pictorial that i'll take before the upcoming enlistment.".However, we are all sure that it's unlikely for his delightful laugh would be forgotten during his 2-years absence.
@Star1 Magazine: "Your upcoming enlistment is approaching fast. Tell us, what are you doing lately?" Lee Min Ho: "After finishing SBS 'Legend of the Blue Sea'. I am still in a process on digesting and processing this upcoming enlistment news, and currently waiting while preparing myself."
@Star1 Magazine: "We all and yourself already had a feeling that you know you'll enlist on the first half 2017?" Lee Min Ho: "At first, i thought that i would not mind. Of course i've seen a lot of people crying, feeling lost when someone they're close with enlisting to the military service. At first, i thought i could be cool, and enlisting honestly. However, then i feel that there are a lot of things that i have not done. Rather than the enlisting to the army part, i feel pity and bad for already passing my 20s? I feel more sorry in aging, that now i am already entering my 30s. I actually feel more sorry for my work (in acting) since honestly, i still had so many things i wanted to do..hahaha.."
@Star1 Magazine: "Over than years has passed since your debut, and perhaps it's not an exaggeration to say that you work relentlessly 'like a bull' on your 20s. What's with the previous opinion? (saying that he still had many things he wanted to do)" Lee Min Ho: "At first, i thought that i've come this far and sometimes, i wanted to rest. I was wondering too i could still be a good actor in my life in my 30s if i didn't charge-ahead properly now. In my opinion, it seems natural that through enlisting in the military, it will be a wonderful new personal experience. With all due respect, i do feel that i work hard for the past 10 years and it became natural, but i think that Lee Min Ho is losing himself."
Through the May issue of @star1 magazine, he participated in a pictorial along with an interview. During the interview portion, he was asked, “How do you feel about your impending enlistment?”
He answered, “I thought I would be totally cool with it and I thought it would be nothing. But I do feel a bit sad, too.” He clarified, “It’s not about the fact that I have to enlist that makes me sad, but the fact that I’m at the end of my 20s.”
The interviewer commented, “It seems like enlisting late built up the Lee Min Ho that you are today.” Lee Min Ho agreed, saying, “If I’d gone early, I wouldn’t have been cast in ‘Boys Over Flowers‘ and my 20s probably wouldn’t have been as happy. I personally think that going later was a good choice for me.” He remained humble and added, “I’m lucky to have acted during a great era and I was able to get a lot of love overseas, and I’m happy that I was able to contribute to hallyu in my own way.”
On April 18, a source from MYM Entertainment spoke with news outlets and said, “Lee Min Ho will start his military service as a public service worker at Gangnam District Office in Seoul on May 12. He is planning on enlisting quietly.”
The agency source continued, “He received the public service worker verdict due to his car accidents in 2006 and 2011.”
Hallyu stars have been placed all over the maps according to their popularity. Lee Min-ho, Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo and Psy have been active in the Americas, Europe and Asia and they have been forming indicators on the maps of countries they have targeted. These are the results of the survey conducted by the Ministry of Sports and Tourism and the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange of 7,200 men and women who have experienced Hallyu contents between the ages of 15 to 59.
On April 7, actor Lee Min Ho sent a large food cart to the set of actor Choi Jin Hyuk’s new OCN drama “Tunnel” in Ilsan to show his support for his good friend.
Choi Jin Hyuk and Lee Min Ho first met on the set of the 2013 drama, “Heirs,” in which they played brothers and received a lot of love for their cute bromance. Even after filming ended, the two continued to demonstrate their chemistry and became very good friends.
On April 3, MBC aired a special documentary titled “DMZ The Wild” for which Lee Min Ho not only provided the narration, but also took an active part in filming.
Lee Min Ho had a rough time at the DMZ. He explained, “The first thought that came to my mind was, ‘Why did I agree to do this?’ Something is not right,” and added, “I thought I would be able to come across new things at the DMZ, but what I came across were mines.”