Gorgeous Mother, Yoo Ha-na
Yoo Ha-na is an actress who’s most known merely for her work as a model for Asiana Airlines, as the model featured in the airline’s in-flight magazine. Despite that, said work also helped her get recognized by big-time producers and directors because of her gorgeous looks and interesting personality. Not only that, it also helped gain her the interest of the notable baseball player, Lee Yong-gyo of the KIA Tigers, whom she married in 2011.
Her career and marriage have definitely been full of ups and downs, so are you ready to get to know more about Yoo Ha-na? Let’s take a deeper look at her work and relationships!
|Birthdate||March 3rd 1986|
|Hometown||Changwon, South Kyungsang-do|
|Academinc Background||Anyang Arts High School
Chung-ang University – Theatre and Film Major
|Debut||Movie Wo Ye Hui Lai Le, in 2004|
|Family||Spouse: Baseball player Lee Yong-gyu, 슬하 1남(이도헌)|
|Entertainment Agency||Didim Entertainment|
|Social Media Links||Blog Fancafe Mini Hompage|
Yoo Ha-na is currently mostly known for her work as an actress and variety show personality, but got her start as a model for Asiana Airlines. This project is one that is most notable in her career, as it jump-started her transition into opportunities for becoming an actress and appearing in variety shows, thanks to her perfect visuals. 한편 그녀는 아시아나 항공 모델로도 유명했는데요. 아시아나 항공 측은 “참신하고 정성어리며 상냥하고 고급스러움을 지향하는 아시아나의 서비스 모토에 부합하면서 동양적인 미모에 친근하고 웃는 모습이 아름다운 것에 주안점을 두고 수백명의 후보들을 대상으로 6개월간 심사를 해 유하나를 발탁했다”고 설명을 하기도 했습니다.
As a model, Yoo Ha-na also appeared in various magazines and ads around Korea. Her time as a model is not detailed extensively, but it did lead to Chen Yu-shan, a noteworthy producer, asking her for contact information after seeing one of her pictures appear in a magazine on a visit to the salon.
Her contact with producer Chen Yu-shan helped her score a role in her next project, titled My Lucky Star. The project was a drama that starred Yoo Ha-na as a jewelry thief who fell in love with a wealthy man who helped her rid herself of her previously dark past and activities. The drama was first broadcast in Taiwan before making its way to mainland China. It was a big hit domestically, with ratings that peaked at 2.4%, and ended up being broadcast internationally in the Philippines, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand. This project also coincided with her starring in one of Jay Chou’s music videos.
Her first taste of true stardom and fame was when she returned to Korea from China and starred in various domestic projects, such as My Too Perfect Sons, First Wives’ Club and Paradise Ranch. Although she had previously debuted in Korea through other projects, this was the period where she started becoming more famous, as she starred in a weekend drama that was widely watched by housewives and the elderly. Through her roles in these projects, fans started flocking in and got more interested in both her love life and future work. It was also then that her relationship with baseball player Lee Yong-gyu was revealed to the masses, bolstering her fame even more. Sadly, soon after that she married and decided to go on hiatus from her career to focus more on family.
In September of 2011, it was revealed that Yoo Ha-na was in a relationship with KIA Tigers’ baseball player, Lee Yong-gyu. The two were revealed to be dating and neither party, nor their agencies, denied that rumor.
The public didn’t really know about their relationship before the reveal, but after their marriage the two often told stories about their time courthship. Yoo Ha-na first revealed how they got to know each other, through an ad Lee Yong-gyu saw of hers in an Asiana flight. After he saw pictures of her, he asked around for her contact information and sent her a message. For the first two years, their only contact was through messages and phone calls, never once meeting face to face.
They first met when Yoo Ha-na was 26 years old, on the set for a variety show they were doing together. After finally meeting and deciding to date, they spent the next three months falling more in love with each other. Yoo Ha-na said that she fell for his cold charms, in which he was awkward with her and found it hard to meet her eyes and express his feelings to her. Furthermore, it was Yoo Ha-na who made the first move. Knowing her future husband’s personality, she was the one who kissed him first and initiated skinship, as he never does.
During that short stretch of time, they decided to get married and never looked back. Even though he often had difficulties expressing his love verbally or through his actions, he kept asking her to be his wife, and to get married soon, like its just every other day. This made Yoo Ha-na fall more in love with him, and toughen up her heart in order to marry him. His persistence and intentions are what really made him attractive to her and convinced her to marry him in the 3 months they were dating.