Are You Curious About Lee Min-ho and SNSD Yoona’s Dating Rumor?
It is difficult to refute Lee Min-ho and SNSD Yoona’s worldwide popularity, especially when it comes to spreading the Hallyu wave. Lee Min-ho started to gain fame ever since he starred Boys Over Flowers, and has maintained his top-star status through successful projects, such as City Hunter, The Heirs, and Legend of the Blue Sea, as well as being appointed as the brand ambassador of several notable brands. On the other hand, SNSD’s Yoona was already known for her beauty long before her official debut with SNSD. Just like Lee Min-ho, Yoona has become a model of noteworthy products and has been consistently placed at the top ranking of beauty for more than a decade. Based on their similarities, it’s no great surprise that people thought that Lee Min-ho and Yoona would suit each other well.
However, is it true that these top stars are indeed dating in the real life? In this article, Channel-Korea will explain all about Lee Min-ho and SNSD Yoona’s relationship, including their work projects. So keep reading!
Lee Min-ho and SNSD Yoona’s Relationship
2009 was the year when Lee Min-ho and SNSD Yoona met in public. They met at an awards event, as they were nominees for Best New Actor and Actress, respectively. Yoona won the actress award, whereas Lee Min-ho had to be satisfied enough with his newly found popularity from Boys Over Flowers.
In 2011, Lee Min-ho and Yoona met again, as the brand ambassadors of the French premium outdoor brand ‘Eider’, and it was reported that clothing sales for the line rose more than 200% as a result. In addition, 93% of the production stock for a jacket advertised in February were all sold by the 40th day. In addition to people in their 20s, Lee Min-ho and Yoona were also popular with people in 40 to 50 age range, hence the effective advertisement to different age groups.
Behind the scenes, during the making of their advertisements, Lee Min-ho and Yoona were often seen joking during the shooting. The actor also said that he eased his tired state with Yoona’s existence.
Besides shooting in the studio, Lee Min-ho and Yoona’s Eider advertisement were also shot in outdoor locations. They went to the United States on 8 August 2011 for one photoshoot. Here you can see some of the photos from that shoot, as well as their sweet hug at the top of the mountain!
Despite not renewing her contract with Eider in 2013 due to the health issues, it was like destiny that Yoona met Lee Min-ho again in 2013, as the brand ambassador of the natural cosmetic product ‘Innisfree’.
SNSD’s Yoona has been known as the face of ‘Innisfree’ since 2009, whereas Lee Min-ho was only chosen as the brand’s male model in 2012. They first met for ‘Innisfree’ through the Innisfree Eco Handkerchief Campaign in May 2013, as well as following projects for the brand.
In 2014, Lee Min-ho and Yoona were chosen as the global ambassadors for the Innisfree brand and started promoting the brand in Asian countries. In 2015, a mini-web-drama called Summer Love was released as a part of the brand’s newest product, the Long Way Cushion. The story was Lee Min-ho and Yoona, who were long-time friends, who secretly liked each other despite the constant teasing and bickering whenever they meet. You can watch Summer Love in the videos below!
One more bit of trivia about Lee Min-ho and Yoona is that they used to respectively date Suzy and Lee Seung-gi, who were also their partners in dramas. When their dating news leaked out, the public commented that the couples ‘exchanged’ their partners in the real life.
To sum up with, Lee Min-ho and SNSD Yoona were never involved in a relationship outside of working together in the advertisements. In addition, Lee Min-ho and Yoona were correspondingly dating another pair of workmates, Suzy and Lee Seung-gi, making the four of them linked together as the co-workers who switch over their lovers in reality.