Meet the Actor/Model From YG – Joo Woo-jae!
We all know many groups under YG Entertainment, such as BIGBANG, iKON, WINNER, BLACKPINK, 2NE1, etc. and also solo singers or duo singers, like Ailee, Gummy, and Akdong Musicians. But do you know that the same agency also has models? Have you ever heard about actor/model Joo Woo-jae? Channel-Korea will give you a rundown of everything you need to know about Joo Woo-jae!
Joo Woo-jae’s Full Profile
Joo Woo-jae was born on November 28th, 1986, in Changwon, South Korea so he is now 33 years old. He is an actor/model under YG Kplus, a subsidiary company of YG Entertainment which runs in modeling. He made his runway debut through Seoul Fashion Week in 2014. He is 188 cm tall and weighs 61 kg. His blood type is AB and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He studied at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hongik University but then got involved in freelance modelings, like brand promotions, pictorials, and street fashion. His street fashion photos grew popular on MySpace.
Fun Facts About Joo Woo-jae
- He debuted at the age of 28.
- He thinks that his charming body part is his philtrum.
- He is a light-weighted drinker and he doesn’t smoke.
- He is a radio DJ on the radio show All Your Burdens to Me. His role model is Yoo Hee-yeol, a singer and a radio host.
- He made his acting debut in Yoo Se-yoon’s “We Fought” music video in 2015 which had a kissing scene in it.
- He is a friend of a fellow actor/model Kim Ki-bum.
- He has a great sense of humor and is sometimes sarcastic.
- He is the CEO of the male fashion brand SIESTA and also models for it.
- He can rap, sing, play the guitar, and play the keyboard. He has taken part in several singing competitions, like King of Masked Singer and Singing Battle.
- He has a dog named Deu-ro and he really loves him so he often posts some pictures of his dog.
Joo Woo-jae’s Filmography
He started his acting career in 2015 and has been an active actor ever since.
|2019||Dramax/MBN||Best Chicken||Andrew Kang||Supporting Role|
(or Love Alert)
|Sung Hoon||Supporting Role|
|MBC||Come and Hug Me||Kang Yoon-sung (actor)||Supporting Role|
(or Part-Time Idol)
(SBS Inkigayo MC)
|2016||Naver TV Cast||I’m Not A Girl Anymore||Seung Joon||Supporting Role|
|SBS||Wanted||Kiss & Talk Guest (Ep. 1)||Guest Role|
|Web Drama||Beauty Salon M||Su-ho||Supporting Role|
|2015||Naver TV Cast||We Broke Up||Ep. 8||Guest Role|
|2019||Miss and Mrs. Cops (or Girl Cops)||Lee Phillip||Supporting Role|
|2016||Can’t Hide it (short web-movie)||Ju-yeon||Leading Role|
|2019||KBS1||Love Naggers 2||Main host|
|2018-2019||KBS JOY||연애의 참견 2 (Participation in Love 2)||Guest|
|2018||MBC||Radio Star||Ep. 486, 562||Guest|
|2017||SBS||It’s Okay To Go A Little Crazy||Guest|
|Mnet||I Can See Your Voice: Season 4||Ep. 6
Tone Deaf Detective
|JTBC||Suddenly Heroes||Regular member|
|2016||Onstyle||Laundry Day||Ep. 7||Guest|
|KBS1||Singing Battle||Ep. 12-13||Guest|
|Onstyle||Hyeoyeon’s Ten Million Likes||Ep. 4||Guest|
|JTBC||Hip Hop Tribe 2: Games of Thrones||Contestant,
|E-Channel||Master of Driving Straight||Guest|
|KBS||Hello Counselor||Ep. 280||Guest|
|MBC||Replies That Makes Us Flutter||Regular member|
|MBC||King of Masked Singer||Ep. 88
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Piano Man
|MBC every1||Video Star: Season 1||Ep. 2, 52||Guest|
|Olive TV||Oksu-dong Successor||Guest|
|2015-2017||JTBC||Mr. Chu||Regular member|
|2015||tvN||Problematic Men||Ep. 66, 68-69, 72, 74-75, 77, 104, 132-133||Guest|
(feat. Jang Hye-jin)
|The First Person||Me and You|
|2016||Yoon Jong-sin, Min-seo||Monthly Project 2016 October Yoon Jong-shin||First|
|2015||Yoo Se-yoon (feat. Jay Park, Niihwa)||Monthly Yoo Se-yoon||Middle School Sick|
|Yoo Se-yoon (feat. Almeng’s Hae-yong, BESTie’s Da-hye)||Monthly Yoo Se-yoon||We Fought|
Joo Woo-jae’s Cameo in Come and Hug Me
In 2018, Joo Woo-jae made an appearance in the Korean drama Come and Hug Me. He was a cameo as the character Kang Yoon-sung, an opponent cast of the same romance movie as Han Jae-yi’s (Jin Ki-joo). There was an episode where Han Jae-yi and Kang Yoon-sung were doing a hugging scene. It was bad timing for Chae Do-jin (Jang Gi-yong) who happened to come and coincidentally look at the hugging scene. He couldn’t help but feel jealous to see his first love hugging another man even though it was only acting.
Joo Woo-jae Talks About Red Velvet’s Irene
On December 3rd, 2016, Joo Woo-jae and other celebrities, were guests in an On Style Laundry Day talk show, where Red Velvet’s Irene became a permanent guest. At the beginning of the show, as cited by Koreaboo, the MC Noh Hong-chul asked about what it’s like to be a guest on the show. Joo Woo-jae confidently answered, “First, I’m really glad I got to see Irene,” followed by the other guest, Heo Ji-woon who was happy to see Irene every week.
Joo Woo-jae also mentioned he’s a fan of Red Velvet. Then he said that he had met Irene before the show. It was a music award event where he was a presenter for the Music Video of the Year Award (Red Velvet was the winner). He became curious about Irene since he’s a fan too. When he was asked about what he wanted to ask her, he said “‘How could you be so pretty?’ something like this,” suddenly becoming shy.
Several weeks later, on January 12th, 2017, Joo Woo-jae was a guest in Hyeoyeon’s own reality television show, Hyeoyeon’s 10 Million Likes in episode 4. Hyeoyeon said that she invited one more friend that day who is a dongsaeng (younger person). They played some kind of guessing game and when Joo Woo-jae guessed about a girl group, he immediately said Red Velvet and Baro replied with “Irene!”
You can watch the clip below, they start guessing the identity of the other guest from minute 1:35.
Joo Woo-jae and BLACKPINK
Aside from being Red Velvet’s fan, he is apparently a fan of BLACKPINK too. He posted a picture on his Instagram account, showing his fanboy side.
In the picture, it shows that the album is handwritten signed by Blackpink members, “Woo-jae oppa” and two hearts beside it. As cited by Allkpop, Joo Woo-jae also wrote a caption, “So I got BLACKPINK’s autographed album but whatever… I’m not sure if it’s that great…” It might sound like he was really cool about it but he added a hashtag “I’m walking down the street nowㅠㅠ BLACKPINK Fowey Crossroadsㅠㅠ Woo-jae Oppa two heartsㅠㅠ,” and a video. In the video, we can hear he’s listening to BLACKPINK’s Whistle from the back seat of his van. He first looked at the album sincerely then hug it passionately with eyes closed.
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He seems like a genuine fan of girl groups and doesn’t want to hide it from anyone!
Modeling Career and Photo shoots
Joo Woo-jae started his career as a model when he was a student at university. He owns his own brand while modeling for many brands. He has modeled in many advertisements and has done photo shoots and runways too. Let’s take a look!
 Blue Mountain
 Guess Jeans
 Lap Casual
 LG U+ Viral
 Lotte Home Shopping Archive
 S/S YOOX (Go Tae-yong)
 F/W Beyond Closet | F/W Mun-soo Kwon
 S/S Sewing Boundaries
 S/S Mun-soo Kwon | S/S Beyond Closet | S/S D.GNAK
 F/W Beyond Closet | F/W D.GNAK | F/W Mun-soo Kwon
 S/S Vanhart Di Albazar | S/S D.GNAK
 S/S Ressurection | S/S Sewing Boundaries | S/S Beyond Closet
He’s known for modeling street fashion in Seoul. His tall figure makes the appearance more mature and chic.
These photos were from the YG Kplus official website (https://ygkplus.com/). He looks mysterious with those turtlenecks!
Meanwhile, in these photos, he looks more sporty and easygoing.
He also did pictorial with a famous brand, Guess. In these pictures, he looks calm and soft, more like a boyfriend who’s waiting for his girl.
How about a picture as a couple? Joo Woo-jae with his model partner, Lee Ha-eun, did a photo shoot endorsed by shoe brand New Balance in a magazine Oh Boy (July edition) in 2015. They look good together, like a real couple!