Lee Jong-suk’s Height and Comparison With Actresses
Since his debut days, Lee Jong-suk has been famous for his height and flower boy image. He started his career as a fashion model but later became more successful as an actor. Alongside other model-turned-actors, they lead a new trend of towering lead actors.
Throughout his acting career, Lee Jong-suk has collaborated with many actresses. Most of them are much shorter than him. Despite the height differences, Lee Jong-suk blends well with actresses and forms good chemistry. Find out about Lee Jong-suk’s height and the height comparisons with partner actresses in dramas and movies.
Lee Jong-suk’s Height
Some Koreans consider their appearance the single most important aspect of their daily life. Aside from having flawless skin, being tall is considered the most important criterion, especially for Korean men. The average height of Korean men is around 171 to 174 cm.
For Korean actresses, height rarely gives an advantage in casting for dramas or movies. That is not the case for Korean actors. Having a towering height gives them an extra edge in romantic scenes or action scenes. When you are taller than most actors, you will get a better chance of becoming the lead actor.
Take Lee Jong-suk for example. With a height of 186 cm, he is among the tallest Korean actors around. Complemented by his flawlessly fair skin, handsome face, charming smile, and flower boy image, Lee Jong-suk is one of the ideal Korean male models.
Lee Jong-suk started his career as a fashion model at the age of only 16. He is the youngest professional male model to participate in Seoul fashion shows. When he made the change from the catwalk to the small screen, Lee Jong-suk had the ideal physique of a fashion model plus the appearance of a leading actor. With these advantages, Lee Jong-suk can play the role of both a blossoming teenager or a young man with ease.
When he started his career as a fashion model, his body was very slim and seemed very fragile. Most of his roles were as a teenager or a young man. However, after he put extra effort into gaining weight and exercising, he turned into a mature and muscular man. In an instant, his image transformed from a flower boy to a confident and sexy man.
Lee Jong-suk’s Height Comparison With Female Partners in Dramas
Every actress paired with Lee Jong-suk, whether they have a petite figure like Park Bo-young, average height like Park Shin-hye, or tall stature like Lee Na-young, always looks good on the screen. Lee Jong-suk and Park Bo-young showed excellent chemistry when they worked together in the movie Young Bloods. In several promotional photos, Lee Jong-suk can be seen slightly slouched to make his body look shorter when taking a picture next to Park Bo-young who is more than 20 cm shorter than him.
Lee Jong-suk and Park Shin-hye collaborated in the highly successful drama Pinocchio. Their on-screen chemistry was excellent, and they looked comfortable with each other. They seemed to be enjoying each other’s company and became very good friends. Since they look very good together, a lot of commercials offered ad opportunities of them together. Park Shin-hye stands at 168 cm, 8 cm shorter than Lee Jong-suk.
Lee Jong-suk has had several chances to work with tall actresses such as Lee Na-young and Han Hyo-joo. Both of the actresses stand at 172 cm, around 6 cm shorter than Lee Jong-suk.
Despite the age differences, Lee Na-young is 10 years older while Han Hyo-joo is two years older, Lee Jong-suk managed to build strong chemistry with the actresses. The casting followed the trending theme of a younger man and an older woman in dramas or movies. The casting also coincided with Lee Jong-suk’s transformation from a skinny figure to a more muscular physique.
Lee Jong-suk’s Height Comparison With Tall Actors
Lee Jong-suk, Kim Woo-bin, Sung Joon, and Ahn Jae-hyun are some of the earliest examples of fashion models turned actors. Initially, for male actors, a height between 170-175 centimeters was considered ideal. Now that these models turned actors appeared, the height standard is set higher.
Lee Jong-suk’s height, 186 cm, is similar to the height of Park Hae-jin, Jisoo, and Ahn Jae-hyun. Not many actors have taller bodies than them. Lee Min-ho is listed at 187 cm while both Kim Woo-bin and Kim Young-kwang are listed at 188 cm. The tallest actor to date is Lee Ki-woo with a height of 193 cm or 6.3 ft. As a comparison, Song Joong-ki‘s height is listed at 178 cm while Park Bo-gum’s height is 182 cm.
What do you think about Lee Jong-suk’s height and his transformation from a skinny model to a muscular actor? Which physique do you like the best from Lee Jong-suk? Tell us about your opinion in the comment section, and don’t forget to share this article with your Twitter account.