Whether you’re an avid K-drama fan or you just happen to watch snippets from various social media platforms, it's pretty noticeable that Park Min Young is one of the brightest and most popular stars in the industry today. After becoming a household name with her hit show What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim alongside Park Seo Joon, the gorgeous actress continues to shine in various dramas like Her Private Life, When the Weather is Fine, and her upcoming romance series Forecasting Love and Weather. That said, if you’re curious to know more about Min Young, then this list is for you.
Here are 10 things you need to know about Korean actress Park Min Young:
1. She’s a Pisces
Min Young was born on March 4, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea.
2. She's a great dancer!
ICYDK, Min Young also does dance covers with 1MILLION Dance Studio, a popular YouTube dance channel with over 24 million subscribers across the platform. Together with some professional dancers from the said studio, she's proven that she indeed has the moves to impress even the toughest of critics! If you want to see Min Young in her A-game, check out the video below as she dances to God Is A Woman and Touch with May J Lee.
3. She was an exchange student at an American high school
Did you know that Min Young studied in America during her secondary years? According to an interview by #Legend, the actress was able to obtain the ability to adapt in various cultures and situations thanks to her stay in the US. “I learned to be bold and daring against the ever-changing work field - that was my greatest lesson. It was a good experience,” said Min Young.
4. Her English name is Rachel
In relation to the previous fact, she actually used the name Rachel during her time in the United States! Moreover, she also mentioned that she would have taken up fashion designing had she stayed in America. As an art student herself, being a designer is actually one of her dream career paths.
5. Her kissing scene with Park Seo Joon has over 330 million views!
If you’re still reeling from that steamy kissing scene from What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, don’t worry because you’re not the only one! It seems like a lot of Hallyu and non-Hallyu fans alike can’t get enough of it as well seeing as the video currently has a whopping 330 million views and counting on tvN’s official website! The viral scene has been dubbed as one of the most iconic kissing scenes in the history of Korean entertainment by K-drama fans.
6. She has a YouTube channel
Aside from her acting career, she's also a YouTube content creator with almost 1 million subscribers. Min Young has 11 videos as of writing, with each one already having reached over 500,000 views. Her video alone on how she makes her favorite crunchy pepper kimchi has already garnered an impressive 3.7 million views, proving her undeniable star power outside of acting.
7. She owns a personal office space separated from her home
In one of her YouTube videos, she gave a quick tour of her office and terrace. And in case you didn’t know, her office is actually separated from her actual home! Given her field of work as one of the most popular personalities in South Korea, it’s sensical for an actress like Min Young to devote a space for herself to get in some me-time and peace of mind.
With how spacious her rooftop is, the actress considers it as her own “healing space” where she can get that cozy afternoon breeze while waiting for her food to be cooked. As a matter of fact, the space can also accommodate a few visitors with its seating features. If that’s not enough to be envious of, the terrace has an overlooking view of the city, and is decorated with a wide array of flowers and plants to complement the overall chill vibe it exudes.
8. She used to date her co-star Lee Min Ho
After playing each other’s love interests in a K-drama called City Hunter, which is based on a Japanese manga, Min Young and Lee Min Ho confirmed their relationship in August of 2011. However, the pair, referred to as the ‘MinMin Couple,’ soon broke up just months later due to their busy schedules.
9. She's an ambassador for luxury fashion brand Tod’s
In a world currently obsessed with all things Korean, it’s not surprising to see luxury fashion houses getting today’s biggest Korean stars to front their brands—from Blackpink’s Rose being the newest face of Tiffany & Co. and YSL to BTS representing Louis Vuitton. Min Young, with her proven public appeal, is no different. The actress is the ambassador for Italian luxury brand Tod’s and has even featured their products on her YouTube vlogs.
10. She owns a bichon frise named Leon!
If you’ve been following Min Young on her social media accounts, you’re probably familiar with the actress’ very own bichon frise named Leon. The What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim star often takes snapshots of her and Leon together, and we’re definitely obsessed with their cute pics!
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