There are so many Oppa-ble options nowadays with the rise of such talented artists in Korean film, TV, and music. However, So Ji Sub is one such Oppa that stands out among the rest. So Ji Sub may be known for his phenomenal acting, but he’s got the whole package as well! Here is a list of reasons why So Ji Sub is the ULTIMATE oppa!
1. His Amazing Body
This is purely physical, but So Ji Sub is famous for his incredibly fit body. It’s no wonder that most projects he’s involved in has to have at least one scene of him working out, or him shirtless, OR him coming out of a swimming pool… or all of the above. He’s been featured on several variety shows as well for having the ideal body that men aspire for and women find attractive! Pair that with his handsome face and expressive eyes, and you’ve got an oppa worth drooling over!
2. He’s The Perfect Gentleman
So Ji Sub is the “Icon of Consideration” in the Korean entertainment industry. There are many instances that have been recorded of So Ji Sub showing his gentlemanly side, whether it’s helping his fellow female co-stars open their drink, to just making sure he arrives on set earlier than expected. Actresses love working with him, and even co-star in Oh My Venus, Henry Lau, said that it’s frustrating to work with him because he makes other actors look bad! Imagine being taken care of by a man like So Ji Sub!
3. He Was a Member of The National Swimming Team
Not everyone may know, but before So Ji Sub became an actor, he trained to be a professional swimmer! His parents encouraged him to swim at the age of ten because of his frail body and he pursued it for over 10 years. And boy, what a difference swimming has made for So Ji Sub! He was so good that he actually participated in the Korean National Games and placed 3rd overall. You can even see So Ji Sub swimming in some of his own dramas. The only drowning you’ll be doing around So Ji Sub is in your love for him!
4. He’s Multi-Talented
Acting isn’t the only thing So Ji Sub can do. We all know he was a swimmer, but his pursuits go beyond the water and the silver screen. So Ji Sub runs his own entertainment agency, 51K. Not just that, he also owns a cafe in the same building called Twosome Place (of which he personally curated the menu and trained the barista for!). Did you also know that he is a published author of two photo essay books; each with record sales? AND he also happens to dabble in Hip Hop music as a rapper as well. With all this success under his belt, it’s impossible to disagree that So Ji Sub is the perfect oppa.
5. He’s The First Korean Actor to Have a Road Named After Him
What other oppa can say they have a road named after them?? So Ji Sub can. In an effort to boost tourism, Gangwon Province’s Yan Gu Area began constructing a 51km trail in 2011, named after the star. This road was in honour of So Ji Sub, who was appointed as the goodwill ambassador for Gangwon. “So Ji Sub’s Road” is the perfect trail to experience nature in Gangwon province and a great spot for So Ji Sub fans visit.
Is So Ji Sub your ultimate Oppa? Make sure you catch him at his first fan meeting here in Manila this March 16! Check out more details about it here: So Ji Sub’s Manila fan meet details revealed