Find Out More About Korea’s Next Top Model Runner Up, Kim Jin-kyung’s Full Profile!


Meet The Pretty South Korean Model – Kim Jin Kyung

Kim Jin-kyung (김진경) is a South Korean model and actress. She was born on March 3rd, 1997. She made her acting debut in 2016, with the web-drama Yellow. She participated in OnStyle’s Korea’s Next Top Model, becoming the runner up.

In this article, we are going to provide you with detailed information about Kim Jin-kyung, so make sure you keep your eyes on this article. Stay tuned!

Full Profile


Birth Name: Kim Jin-kyung (김진경)
Date of Birth: March 3rd, 1997
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 176 cm (5’8″)
Weight: /
Blood Type: /
Instagram: @jinkyung3_3

Fun Facts


– She starred in YouTuber Big Marvel‘s music videos “Thursday Party” and “Shadow”
– Education: Hanlim Multi Art School
– In 2012, she participated in OnStyle’s Korea’s Next Top Model
– Her eyes are dark brown.
– Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea.
– She began her modeling career at the age of 15
– She appeared on the show We Got Married and was paired up with Jota from Madtown
– They
earned the MBC Entertainment Award nomination for Best Couple
– Her mother and older sister were featured in We Got Married
– She has appeared in many top magazines such as W Korea, Vogue Korea, and Elle Korea



Television shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2012 Korea’s Next Top Model OnStyle Participant Cycle 3 runner up
2016 We Got Married MBC Cast with Jota (Madtown) Ep. 321-350
2016 Knowing Bros. JTBC Guest Star with Sung Hoon Ep. 39
2016 Lipstick Prince OnStyle Guest Star Ep. 2
2018 Mimi Shop JTBC Cast Member
2018 Law of the Jungle SBS Guest Star Ep. 305 – 310 (Chile Patagonia)

Television dramas

Year Title Network Role
2016 Yellow Naver Lee Ruda
2017 Andante KBS1 Kim Bom
2018 Tofu Personified Olleh TV Baek Min-kyung
2019 Perfume KBS2 Kim Jin-kyung

Awards and nominations

Year Award Nominated work Category Result Ref
2016 MBC Entertainment Awards We Got Married Best couple (with Jota) Nominated [citation needed]


Dating History


On May 30th, news outlet Newsis reported that Kim Jin Kyung and Crucial Star are in a relationship. In response, a source from Kim Jin Kyung’s agency ESteem Entertainment confirmed, “It is true that Kim Jin Kyung and Crucial Star are dating. They have been dating for about a year.”

Crucial Star posted on Instagram, following the news, he wrote,

“Oh, man… Since it’s been reported, I’ve mustered up the courage to write a post even though I’m not talented in writing. Firstly, I’m uploading a photo that’s a bit prettier than the edited photos. She’s someone who’s a great inspiration and refuge to me, and she gave me a lot of support and love by my side so that I was able to successfully finish my full album. I want to become a better boyfriend and assistant too. I hope you’ll only receive good energy, and have a good day.” He included the promotion of Kim Jin Kyung’s upcoming drama with the hashtag “Perfume” and its premiere date June 3rd.



It seems there has been quite an uproar after a lighthearted banter was exchanged between model Kim Jin Kyung and designer Hwang Jae Geun during the 23rd broadcast of My Little Television. The two mentioned 2NE1’s CL during the episode, and fans expressed anger at the model’s reaction to the designer telling her that she looks like CL.

On the 23rd broadcast, Hwang Jae Geun was complimenting Kim Jin Kyung on her appearance, telling her that she’s pretty and then mentioned, “I heard people say Jin Kyung looks like CL.” Hearing this, Kim Jin Kyung suddenly threw down her hot glue gun and protested, “Ahh, why would you do this to me?”

She then, as if realizing how she reacted, immediately covered her mouth and clarified, “No, I mean I really like CL! I really do like her but you know on Instagram, I get a lot of international comments that say I’m ‘Like CL.’ It’s not like that, I really do like CL, I’m a fan of 2NE1,” she further added

Although the two were joking around, and Kim Jin Kyung immediately clarified that she was a fan of CL and 2NE1, 2NE1 fans were not amused by her initial reaction as it seemed that she was saying she felt insulted that someone thought she looked like CL.

With backlash rising and some demanding that Kim Jin Kyung leave the show, the model took to her Instagram on August 27th, 2015, to apologize.

“Hello, this is Kim Jin Kyung. I gathered up the courage like this to apologize for my thoughtless behavior in regard to [the mention of] 2NE1’s CL. I think I have inconvenienced many fans and CL-nim during the live-broadcast filming with my rude action and words that came out without much thought on my part. I sincerely apologize. I’m also sorry to disappoint those who have been supporting me. From now on, I’ll work hard to become a Kim Jin Kyung who does not act thoughtlessly.”

But there were some fans who didn’t accept the reflex response she gave so they left comments about her bad attitude. As quoted from the pann forum such as:

1. [+110, -12] She can’t fifty-fifty achieve the tip of CL’s toe when it comes to careers. It’s in addition to the frustration of how she’s laughing in addition to getting mad only because of the looks.

2. [+105, -16] I’m speechless about this. Hwang Jae Geun acted rude to CL on a program. I’m literally dumbfounded. And the viewers of My Little Television piss me off more. Chaerin is getting insults when all she did was stay silent. I promise you a lot of fabulous people accept adept lives ^^ CL is amazing.

3. [+54, -3] Whether CL is pretty or not is not the issue here. Everyone has the right to protest to being compared to someone or simply being labeled as someone’s lookalike. Why are you lot supporting Kim Jin Kyung?

4. [+43, -10] She is a model, so how can she be compared to CL, especially when she has already been on the covers of magazines, journals, she has done a lot of photoshoots and has developed her career in the fashion industry.

5. [+38, -4] I heard that Kim Jin Kyung’s fellow is the rapper Genius Nochang and he is a huge fan of CL ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I was shocked when I watched the video… It’s not the Kim Jin Kyung I know of.

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