I spilled my heart out in the previous post as to why Lee Seung Gi and I (probably) has the hots for YoonA. So naturally I have to write why YoonA (probably) has the hots for Lee Seung Gi.
Lee Seung Gi is probably one of the hardest working, down to earth and genuine celebrities I have ever witnessed. Incredibly witty and talented, the man just oozes awesome. Now let’s be honest here, to me, his looks do not garner the same effect that Rain or other top male stars do, but the aggregate of him is so much more than just petty looks.
I explained in my one of my earlier posts why other females might find Seung Gi attractive. A traditional flower boy he is not. He’s tan and doesn’t have the same kind of chiseled features other idols might have. Rather he has a much more boyish charm, a much more endearing kind of attraction. And to some girls, I imagine they might find that even more attractive.
His most famous trait is probably him being a ‘heodang’, basically an airhead. The guy is incredibly smart, having graduated from DongGuk with a Bachelor of International Commerce and Administration with high honors. He’s also studying for his masters and he is incredibly studious. He tends to approach all of his activities or tasks like an assignment, doing research, taking notes. He is incredibly book smart but his street smarts are incredibly lacking. As a result the guy is such a huge dork. If need proof, watch any episode of 1N2D season one and you’ll see what I mean.
A huge dork, like me!
Which brings me to my next point, he is incredibly witty, which carries over to his MCing and variety sense. He is most famous for his 5 year regular appearance on 1 Night 2 Days, Korea’s top variety show for many years. It was here his heodangness was shown in full, and was incredibly witty, and at times, showed how brainy he was. When Kang Ho Dong was embroiled in the tax evasion scandal, he temporarily took up MC duties on 1n2d and strong heart, the show where Seung Gi’s adoration for YoonA was quite obvious. His wit and reaction was quite good, matching up with Kang Ho Dong joke for joke and reaction for reaction. He even did a good job when he had to MC alone. Always taking care of his hyungs or looking after his guests, it’s no wonder his mentor is Kang Ho Dong, but he wants to be an MC like Yoo Jae Suk, a perfect blend of the nations two best MC’s.
Again I have to be honest, his acting used to have flaws, as does any young actor. He tended to overact in the beginning of his dramas, but gave a much more stronger performance as his dramas played out. This was consistent with Brilliant Legacy and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. That changed with The King 2 Hearts, the drama that prompted me to start this blog, just to express my love and admiration for it. He gave such a strong performance from start to finish it was quite incredible. To see him grow as an actor is rather encouraging. His acting has grown to the point that alot of people recognize him as an actor as opposed to a ballad singer.
It’s funny, his vocals are probably his strongest feature. I mean, it was what drew me to him in the first place. When Seung Gi was still doing X-man, he sang for his on-screen crush at the time, Chaeyeon, and started the kind of famous noona love-line on X-man. The pairing sparked alot of laughs, but the start was him singing the famous song from the drama Memories of Bali – My Love. When I saw the clip, I was simply taken aback by the raw power, range and control he exhibited by singing the song. From then on, I devoted a large chunk of time following this guy. The most interesting thing about his vocals is he started with a very raspy, husky voice to a much more smooth and controlled crooner that we know him as today. Listening to his albums in chronological order makes you realize how his voice has evolved over the years, to the point where he even writes his own lyrics and composes his own songs.
The two songs which made me envy Lee Seung Gi’s voice like no other.
Ironically ‘Time to Love” a song which Seung Gi personally wrote the lyrics for, perfectly coincide with his current relationship with YoonA. You have to imagine, just who did he write the lyrics in mind with?
Aish, such a sickeningly sweet song, yet I’ve listened to it hundreds of times, Damn you hyung…
Let’s not forget how often Seung Gi has publicly stated YoonA was his ideal type, probably more than any other celeb. Whether it was his Ideal World Cup on Champagne, Strong Heart, Come to Play, various interviews, he’s pretty much stated his adoration for YoonA in the past 4 years. You have to give the guy credit, the man is consistent.
Like YoonA, he is very caring. Whether it’s his accommodation for his guests, caring for his friends, hyungs, dongsaengs, how he always thanks PD’s, costars and family in his awards speeches (which he quite a lot of), he never forgets to be thankful and kind to all those around them. He also does like kids alot, even if he didn’t have a show like Hello Baby. On 1N2D, he has a couple of clips interacting sweetly with couple of kids. It was as recent as the variety show Noona Over Flowers that he bought baby clothes for a friend’s nephew, and seemed to quite enjoy picking out the baby clothes (speculation is that it was for YoonA’s nephew, which would be really cute, but definitely unconfirmed). Not to mention he’s used his vast pools of cash to buy his family a multi-million US dollar condo, making him very filial. Who doesn’t love a filial person, especially in Asian culture?
Again, I’ve barely scratched the surface of why Lee Seung Gi is just so fantastic. And I’m sure YoonA would like many other features about him that me as a straight guy wouldn’t really care for. Whether you’re a heartbroken or happy Yoonaddict, don’t worry, Lee Seung Gi is kind of the perfect guy for YoonA. Hopefully over time, you’ll realize that more and more, and I’ll definitely try to do my part with this blog in the future. Let’s give this couple all of the positive support and energy we can give them. That’s the least we can do.