Yoon Shi-yoon’s Abs
Popular as the flower boy (and even has starred in a drama with the same title), Yoon Shi-yoon has grown up to be a manly man. After his military enlistment, the actor worked out and exposed his toned-up abs in his historical drama Mirror of the Witch.
After his military discharge, Yoon Shi-yoon showed off his shirtless torso during an episode of the time-travel comedy-drama The Best Hit. Instead of oozing a sexy aura, Yoon Shi-yoon looked rather funny due to his role as Yoo Hyun-jae who did time travel from the late ’90s to the current time.
Last, but not least, is Yoon Shi-yoon displaying his six-pack abs during some episodes of Grand Prince. Despite being ‘wounded’, Yoon Shi-yoon’s abs still look fit and great!
Yoon Shi-yoon in 2 Days & 1 Night
In May, 2016, Yoon Shi-yoon was chosen as part of the regular cast of KBS2’s weekend show 2 Days & 1 Night after its oldest member, the late actor Kim Joo-hyuk, decided to focus on his prime job in the field of acting. The welcome event for Yoon Shi-yoon was unusual, since the cast and crew already surprised him by accidentally popping up in his neighborhood.
Many people think that choosing Yoon Shi-yoon as a regular member of 2 Days & Night is a failed attempt at filling a gap among the members, because the actor is considered to be a bland character compared to the original cast, such as the ‘evil’ comedian Kim Jun-ho, the ‘foolish’ kid Kim Jong-min, or the ‘witty’ maknae (the youngest member) Jung Joon-young. Even so, there are also people who believe that Dong-gu (Yoon Shi-yoon’s birth name which is used for the show because it sounds friendlier than his stage name) will match the rest of the line-up just fine once he’s had a little more time to adjust.
The viewers’ hopes for Dong-gu turned out to be true, because he can now easily make the viewers laugh by his unexpected inability in doing sports matches (mainly table tennis), as well as showing his knowledgeable brain during the quiz session. Early in May, 2018, Yoon Shi-yoon opened up about his 2-year experience as part of the cast of 2 Days & 1 Night. He expressed his desire in doing 2 Days & 1 Night as a long-term project, “When the time comes for me to leave 2 Days & 1 Night, it will be when many people don’t want to see me anymore (referring to the scandal that often forces the celebrities to take a hiatus from the television show) or because I cannot do both a project and a variety show at the same time”.
In addition, Yoon Shi-yoon revealed that 2 Days & 1 Night members are really supportive of his drama Grand Prince, “Once I was sleeping during filming and Kim Jun-ho was pranking people. However, he did not do anything to me because he said that I need to do the drama. If I do something extreme on set, the others will tell me not to mess up my image and swear or something so the scene can be edited out. They may act annoying on the television show but in reality, they are really great brothers”.
On the topic of his first-time appearance in the show, Yoon Shi-yoon stated that he felt nervous, “I had to show myself exactly as I was. Honestly, that aspect of the show helped my acting a lot. Your true personality shows through in your acting and influences your roles, and I think when that becomes natural for me, that’s when I have truly been known as a good actor.”
Finally, Yoon Shi-yoon revealed the members whom he feels the most envious of in 2 Days & Night, “Kim Jun-ho and Jung Joon-young have natural variety show skills, so I’m kind of envious toward them. However, I don’t think I was cast to be outshined by these members. I think my role is to be most like myself”.