Kim Bum has been a household name in the Philippines. He is one of the OG crush K-drama fans from the early 2000s that you could easily name! The actor is best known for his role in the 2009 Korean drama, Boys Over Flowers, So Yi-jeong, as one of the F4. He may not be the series’ main lead, but for some, he is the main lead in their hearts. (lol!) 

Now, he’s more charismatic and charming than ever! Stealing hearts once again for his most recent role as Lee Rang in the highly-acclaimed Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Check the list below:

A July and Cancer Baby!

Kim Bum was born Kim Sang Bum on July 7, 1989, in Seoul, South Korea. Which means to say that his astrological sign is Cancer. He has a sister. 

Attended Chung-Ang University

Kim Bum attended the prestigious Chung-Ang University, where he majored in film and theater. Fun fact: He was once classmates with Park Shin Hye and Jung Il Woo! 

He’s done with his military enlistment

As part of South Korea’s mandatory military enlistment, Kim Bum enlisted in April 2018 and was discharged in March 2020. It was revealed through his agency, King Kong by Starship, that the actor has suffered from a genetic disease since his early 20s and has served the country as a public service worker.

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As actor Kim Bum

Without a doubt, Kim Bum’s portrayal of So Yi-Jeong in Boys Over Flowers contributed to boosting him to fame. Due to his performance, the actor became well-known primarily in Asian countries like the Philippines. Years after making a comeback to the Korean drama scene in 2020, Kim Bum kept making his mark in the entertainment industry.

Certainly, his performances in Tale of the Nine-Tailed‘s first and second seasons as Lee Rang rank among his best-received roles to date! Additionally, his performance as Ge Seung-tak in Ghost Doctor and Han Joon-hwi in Law School proves that he can be versatile when it comes to acting.

Kim Bum’s romantic life

Even though he is single at present, Kim Bum briefly dated two actresses. Kim Bum and Moon Geun-young revealed that they dated back in 2015 but broke up a few months later. Afterward, in 2018, Kim Bum briefly dated Oh Yeon-seo.

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He once worked for a Filipino Ad.

Filipino fans will never forget this iconic project by Kim Bum in the country. His commercial with RC Cola marks his first visit to the Philippines! The actor worked with Filipina actress-dancer Maja Salvador on a commercial back in 2009, following his Boys Over Flowers fame. 

Here’s a throwback to the iconic ad:

Kim Bum is returning to Manila! 

Relive your fangirl and fanboy moments as Kim Bum is set to return to Manila and Cebu for his first-ever fan meeting! 

ViuScreamDates and CDM Entertainment are presenting the event this September 22 at the New Frontier Theater and September 23 at the Nustar Convention Center.

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