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In Focus: Park Bo Gum Characters We Love And Would Totally Date In A Heartbeat IRL

In Focus: Park Bo Gum Characters We Love And Would Totally Date In A Heartbeat IRL


With the announcement of Park Bo Gum's first fan meeting here in the Philippines that's about to happen this coming June 22 at SM Mall Of Asia Arena, we're sure that every BoGummies is excited to attend and hangout with this dapper actor!  

Currently known as South Korea's "Nation's Little Brother", Bo Gum first acted in the 2011 film Blind and ever since, he has climbed his way into our hearts with his undeniable charm! But, aside from being a handsome and generous young man IRL, as we all know, Bo Gum has also played characters that are too perfect to handle. And if we ever meet someone like these characters in real life, we would totally date them instantly! So, if you're curious to know which characters we're talking about, scroll through our list now! 

1. Kim Jin Hyuk of Encounter (2018)

From the drama that made us hold on our seats because of how addicting it is, Park Bo Gum played the 29-year-old handsome and free-willing character Kim Jin Hyuk. He's adored by almost everyone, even by the elderly people who lives in his area. Aside from being good-looking, he's also quite a risk-taker who doesn't mind living his life just to be with the girl he truly loves. He's caring, understanding, and totally someone you could describe as the guy who you would want to be with forever. With his sweet personality, we're not surprised that politician daughter Cha Soo-hyun fell in love with him! 

2. Lee Yeong of Love In The Moonlight (2016)

Lee Yeong is the Crown Prince of Joseon Dynasty. He's the kind of person that always brightens up the room when he walks in. Although he's a responsible guy who enjoys listening to music and reading books more than anything, he also has a prankster side which truly makes him so adorable.

And one more thing that truly made us fall in love with him even more is how he protects his love interest Hong Ra-On. At first, they had this cat-dog relationship, but when he finally realized his true feelings, there's no moment that he wasn't a gentleman towards her! Well, there's totally a reason why this drama caused Bo Gum a rise with his career because his character is just a total boyfriend material. Plus, their love story is definitely something we wouldn't mind watching over and over again, and wouldn't mind experiencing IRL, too! Can we have our own Lee Yeong already? 

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3. Choi Taek of Reply 1988 (2015)

One of the characters that made us cry and laugh at the same time is Choi Taek of Reply 1988. The first time you see him, you might think he's handsome yet foolish. But the more you get to know him, the more you see that there's more than his playful persona. He's decisive and very honest. That's why when he wants something, he usually gets it because he's always determined.

Same goes when he fell in love with his friend Duk Seon who he wasn't afraid on showing his feelings, but also understood that he has to work hard and show that he deserves her before he could be with her. Taek is always affectionate towards Duk Seon and treats her like a princess. You can say that he's absolutely proud of his feelings for her, and he would do anything to prove it.

It's safe to say that almost all of the characters that Park Bo Gum played is an ideal boyfriend to most of us. And as much as we want to see him try a 'bad boy' role next time, we wouldn't mind seeing another gentleman character being played by him because it's truly perfect for him—-we think it's because he's one IRL. 

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