It was announced at the beginning of March 2015 that Kim Jaejoong will enlist at the end of the month. Before going on hiatus due to army service, Kim Jaejoong held his fan meeting concert ‘2015 Kim Jae Joong Concert in Seoul – the Beginning of the End’ on March 28-29 at the Hwajung Gymnasium at Korea University. On March 25, a representative of JYJ’s agency, C-JeS Entertainment, stated that the artist expressed his strong desire to enlist quietly so they decided to hold the entrance of his military service in private. In the final moment of his military entrance, Kim Jaejoong also shared a picture of his haircut, ready to serve the country.
Kim Jaejoong’s brilliant reputation also shone brightly in the military camp as he received a first-place award at his graduation ceremony from a month of basic military training in the 1st Infantry Division in Gwangtan-myeon, Paju, Gyeonggi province. Many people commented saying Kim Jaejoong looked more masculine and more mature one month after being an active soldier. Not only achieving the first place in his military training, Kim Jaejoong also performed in an army festival as a member of the military band with a more fit and manlier body shape.
Finally, Kim Jaejoong was discharged from military duties on December 30, 2016. The following day, Kim Jaejoong held a broadcast on V Live on his way to a fan signing event. He stated that he tried to manage his weight and looks while in the army because he knew he had to see his fans again in the future. In addition, Kim Jaejoong said, “When I was in the army I gained 19 kg (41 pounds), but now I have lost 14 kg (30 pounds). I did not want to look too old so I had a diet of eating high sodium and low protein foods. Now, I weigh around 65 kg to 66 kg (143 to 145 pounds)”.
In another interview with @star1 magazine, Kim Jaejoong expressed that his biggest fear during military service was being forgotten. Even so, the fear became his fuel to get back to work and keep working even harder. He added, “Going to the military is a duty I had to fulfill. But, I can’t deny that taking a break from work scared me”. Well, Kim Jaejoong would still do well even if he took another year hiatus since he is an all-rounder entertainer, don’t you think?
In the first picture, Kim Jaejoong has quite long hair in the shape of an apple. His long fringe became a trend back in 2008 due to the appearance of his mysterious image which was affected by this hairstyle.
Kim Jaejoong is a handsome prince with blond hair. His cold gaze also brings out his enigmatic image very well.
Kim Jaejoong also tried this challenging hair color with long silver hair. The spiky flow of his hair somehow reminded us of a wolf, yet he still looked gorgeous with such a strange hairstyle!
Kim Jaejoong has us in awe when he had his black hair brushed up to show off his clear forehead. What’s more flattering to look at is his dark blue and black suit which matches his hairstyle perfectly.
Though having the same black hair as the previous picture, Kim Jaejoong gave off the first-love vibe when he had the fringe covering his forehead. The length of his hair is also perfect because we still can see his eyes clearly.
Alike to the third picture, Kim Jaejoong had long black hair during his TVXQ days, specifically during debut between 2003 and 2004. At that time, the hairstyle trend was still focused on Meteor Garden’s Dao Ming Shi’s long hairstyle so it is not a wonder that Kim Jaejoong grew out his hair for his debut.
In the seventh picture, Kim Jaejoong had brown caramel on his dual-layered hair. The long fringes gave reversal dimension to his face shape, don’t you think?
Finally, in the last picture, Kim Jaejoong looks fierce with red hair. His curly fringes look thicker than usual along with the back of his hair. Even so, Kim Jaejoong still looks flawless as usual!