Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tasty Crushie Tuesday: Kim Bum

Kim Bum (Hangul: 김범; hanja: 金尚泛; born Kim Sang-beom, July 7, 1989) is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. He is best known for his role as So Yi-jung, in Boys Over Flowers.

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Kim Sang Bum was born in Seoul, South Korea on July 7, 1989. His immediate family consists of his mother, father, and one younger sister. While growing up in high school, he excelled in football (soccer), became class president, and maintained high grades. He currently attends Chung-Ang University to continue studying in the Film and Theater Department.

Kim joined the "Survival Star Audition", and was placed 6th out of hundreds of contestants, but, because he was only 17, he could not proceed in the competition, since the program was aimed at actors in their 20's. "Survival Star Audition" opened many opportunities for Kim, though. He received multiple television series roles and his popularity soared. In 2008, Kim won the Netizen Popularity Award at the Korean Drama Festival.

He rose to prominence in 2009 after playing the role of So Yi Jung in the popular hit drama series, Boys Over Flowers. In 2011, he was cast in Padam Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats as the guardian angel, Lee Gook Soo.

Kim released his first studio album, Hometown, on June 20, 2012. He performed his first solo concert, Kim Beom Japan Live 2012, at the Stellar Ball in Tokyo's Shinagawa Prince Hotel. He sang a total of 11 songs and received praise for his vocal ability.

Personal life

In February 2012 Kim's agency announced that he was suffering from degenerative arthritis due to the dramatic weight-loss he experienced after training for his role in the JTBC cable drama Padam Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats. Kim is very close friends with fellow actors Jung Il-woo and Lee Min-ho with whom he co-starred in Boys Over Flowers.

It was revealed on November 1, 2013 that Kim Bum is currently in a relationship with his Goddess of Fire co-star, Moon Geun-young.The two are said to have started dating since October 2013 while filming their drama.Both of their agencies had officially confirmed the relationship status of the both of them.

Scandal: Possible Kim Bum Plastic Surgery (source)

South Korea is the country where not only female but male celebrity has huge craze for cosmetic surgery and Kim is one of them. This South Korean singer went under knife for reparation surgery and to correct surgery mishap.

One of the most shouted surgery that people keep speculating about him is eyelid surgery and Kim recently openly speak about that on his radio show "Kim Bum Soo's Gayo Plaza". He said that In my early debut days I got double eyelid surgery as suggested by my agency CEO and recently went under for corrective eyelid surgery to repair my droopy eyelids.

Apart from this Kim also went under surgeon's knife for repairing his knee ligaments. According to few Korean media he had to went for surgery after injuring his leg on a trampoline. He injured his shoulder on May while shooting and he might have some work done for that as well.

There are only few personality who openly talk about their plastic surgery and Kim Bum is one of them. After confession of this 34 year Korean celeb many of South Korean criticizing him for changing his face while there many fans who appreciate that Kim is so open with his fan and tells everything.



  • KTF (2006)
  • Jindo P.S.1 (2007)
  • Crown Vic: Big Pie (2007)
  • Ottogi Ramyeon (2007)
  • KTF SHOW: Show Al Game (2008)
  • Its Skin Cosmetics (2009)
  • Samsung Anycall (2009) with Kim Hyun Joong and Kim Joon
  • Samsung Anycall Bodyguard (2009) with Kim So Eun
  • RC Cola Philippines (2009) with Maja Salvador
  • LG Telecom Teen Ring (2009) with Lee Min Ho and Ku Hye Sun
  • Maxim Coffee (2009)
  • Spris with Go Ara (2009)
  • Hanbul Cosmetics (2009)
  • T.I. for Men (2009)
  • Bon I.F. (2009) with Kim So Eun
  • Edwin (2009) with Miss A
  • The Face Shop Skin Care Products (2010)
  • KIA's Koup (2010)
  • LG Telecom (2010) with Lee Yeon Hee
  • D Maris (2010)
  • Ring Pang Donuts (2010)
  • Ring Pang Cafe (2011)
  • Vogue Girl Magazine (2011)
  • Biotherm Homme T-Pur Skin Care Product (2011)
  • Ole Candy (2012)
  • UNICEF Special Envoy (2012)
  • Men's UNO Chinese Clothing Line (2012)
  • Grazia Chinese Magazine (2012)
  • Eichitoo Chinese Clothing Line (2012–present)
  • Elle Magazine (2013)
  • Superdry Clothing Line Singapore (2013)
  • Mioggi Cosmetics Skin Care in Shanghai (2013)

Social Contributions
  • Special Envoy for UNICEF's Present for Life Campaign to help underprivileged children (2012)

  • 2008 Korean Drama Festival: Netizen Popularity Award (East of Eden)
  • 2009 Andre Kim's Atelier: Male Star Award
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards: Best New Star (Dream)
  • 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Award Nomination for Best Male Popularity (East of Eden)
  • 2009 Arirang TV 1000th Episode Poll : Best Couple with Kim So-eun - (KBS) Boys Over Flowers
  • 2009 Mnet 20s Choice Awards—Nominated for Hot Male Drama Star (Boys Over Flowers)
  • 2010 DienAnh.Net Movie Awards (DMA) : Best Couple with Kim So-eun - (KBS) Boys Over Flowers
  • 2010 Barbie & Ken Awards: Korean Ken of the Year
  • 2013 49th Baeksang Arts Award Nomination for Most Popular TV Actor (That Winter, The Wind Blows)
  • 2013 49th Baeksang Arts Award Nomination for Best New Actor (The Gifted Hands)
  • 2013 Seoul International Drama Awards—Nominated for People's Choice (That Winter, The Wind Blows)