- Thinks his charm point is his philtrum (the space above his lips)
- Ideal type (in 2013) is figure skater Yuna Kim, but more recently he said he likes actress Kaya Scodelario
- Role model is singer/radio host Yoo Heeyeol.
- Tends to put on a deadpan face in his streetfashion photos, on purpose
- Likes to go bowling
- Can’t drink well - says he can drink up to a glass of beer
- Doesn’t smoke
was originally a mechanical engineering student at Hongik University but he became
involved in freelance modeling, such as pictorials, brand promotions,
and streetfashion. Early model friends that he made were Seo Kyungdeok and Kim Kibum. His streetfashion photos grew popular on Myspace
and he grew to have many followers on his SNS account such as Twitter
and Facebook. During his fourth year, he took an extended leave to
become a model. He was scouted by K-Plus in 2013. He made his runway
debut in S/S 2014 Seoul Fashion Week.
This makes Woojae a rare case because he debuted when he was 28 years old.
I commented on this a
while back but what makes Woojae particularly unique is how well-rounded he is. Yeah
he’s a great model, but he is also the CEO of a brand called
SIESTA (see his official site above) which is found in multiple shopping malls.
He also works with
radio - in 2013 he had a late night show broadcasted at the Ujung Art
Center. He has appeared multiple times on Yuna’s Volume Up on KBS Cool FM throughout 2015, still ongoing. Here’s a playlist someone made of his appearances (no English subtitles, sorry).
Currently, he DJs his own live concert radio show called 그대 모든 짐을 내게.
He had a few shows last winter, including a Christmas special featuring
many other YGKplus models, and he recently made a “Coming Soon”
He can rap as well as sing/play the guitar and keyboard.
also has a great sense of humor. Other models and viewers have
commented that he has a lot of wit and charm that he puts into
being an MC.
(turn on CC for English subs)
You can watch YGK+ TV to see more of his personality. He seems to like poking fun at Jang Kiyong and his humor is very sarcastic, like here and here.