August 20, 2015 12:15
Fashion models are increasingly branching out into acting, design and business ventures to expand their potential career arc.
Jang Yoon-ju is one of Korea's top models but has constantly pushed beyond her modeling career. She has appeared on TV entertainment shows, released her own songs, and most recently appeared in the film "Veteran," which is on track to becoming a mega hit.
Han Hye-jin, too, has become a well-known TV personality by popping up on talk shows and entertainment shows. She now hosts a fashion program on cable channel Trendy TV.
Kim Woo-bin, Kim Young-kwang, and Ahn Jae-hyun all made the successful transition from modeling to acting. Ahn's breakthrough came in SBS's "My Love from the Star" in 2013 and he landed a starring role in KBS's "Blood" this year.
Models are appealing to producers because they look good and are comfortable in front of cameras after years of experience in photo shoots and runway. So it is likely there will be more and more models branching out into other areas of showbiz.
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