Everything You Need to Know About Actor and Model From YG Entertainment, Joo Woo-jae

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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

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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

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

Dramas

Year Station Title Role
2019 Dramax/MBN Best Chicken Andrew Kang Supporting Role
2018 MBN/Dramax Fluttering Warning
(or Love Alert)
Sung Hoon Supporting Role
MBC Come and Hug Me Kang Yoon-sung (actor) Supporting Role
2017 Netflix Temporary Idol
(or Part-Time Idol)
Himself
(SBS Inkigayo MC)
Guest Role
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

Movies

Year Title 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

TV Shows

Year Station Title Episode/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
Guest
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
Onstyle Charm TV Guest
JTBC Hip Hop Tribe 2: Games of Thrones Contestant,
Hi-Lite House
Guest
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

Music Videos

Year Singer(s) Album Title
2017 Jung Joon-young
(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

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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

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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.

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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.


He seems like a genuine fan of girl groups and doesn’t want to hide it from anyone!

Modeling Career and Photo shoots

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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!

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[2016] Blue Mountain
[2016] Guess Jeans
[2016] Lap Casual
[2016] LG U+ Viral
[2015] Lotte Home Shopping Archive

Shows/Runways

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[2018] S/S YOOX (Go Tae-yong)
[2017] F/W Beyond Closet | F/W Mun-soo Kwon
[2017] S/S Sewing Boundaries
[2017] S/S Mun-soo Kwon | S/S Beyond Closet | S/S D.GNAK
[2016] F/W Beyond Closet | F/W D.GNAK | F/W Mun-soo Kwon
[2016] S/S Vanhart Di Albazar | S/S D.GNAK
[2016] S/S Ressurection | S/S Sewing Boundaries | S/S Beyond Closet

Photo shoots

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He’s known for modeling street fashion in Seoul. His tall figure makes the appearance more mature and chic.

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These photos were from the YG Kplus official website (https://ygkplus.com/). He looks mysterious with those turtlenecks!

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Meanwhile, in these photos, he looks more sporty and easygoing.

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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.

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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!