Kim Yoo Jung, the South Korean ‘historical drama goddess,’ just celebrated her 23rd birthday on September 22, 2021. To celebrate her birthday, let’s check out several important milestone of Kim Yoo Jung that makes her as famous as now.
Kim Yoo Jung Donated to Green Umbrella Child Fund on her birthday
Celebrating her 23 birthday (Korean age) on September 22, Kim Yoo Jung made a generous donation to the Green Umbrella Child Fund. On October 1, the foundation revealed that the ‘historical drama goddess’ donated KRW 30 million (approximately USD 25,367) to help children who were victimized by crime. The fund will be used as an emergency subsidy for living expenses, medical expenses, and housing expenses for children who’ve been victimized by crime can recover their health.
Apparently, Kim Yoo Jung is a member of the Green Noble Club, a group who have donated more than KRW 100 (approximately USD 84,282) to good deeds.
Essential Milestone of Kim Yoo Jung, the Historical Drama Goddess
1. Noticed by a producer at a very young age
Kim Yoo Jung was noticed when she supported her sister (Kim Yeon Jung) at the Mimi competition. A year later, Yoo Jung made her first appearance in a war movie ‘DMZ.’
2. Gained attention as a child actor
Her appearance at ‘Iljimae’ as young Byun Eun-chae made her gain more attention. However, Kim Yoo Jung became even more famous as a child actor after she starred in the hit drama ‘The Moon Embracing the Sun.’
3. Transforming to the new generation’s goddess of historical drama
Growing as a beautiful girl, Kim Yoo Jung had to get rid of the image of a child actor. One crucial milestone in Kim Yoo Jung’s acting career was when she decided to star in ‘Love in the Moonlight.’ She proved to the public that she was no longer child.
4. Went through some controversies
At the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, Kim Yoo Jung faced quite a hard time. We believe that this is an essential milestone for Kim Yoo Jung personally and professionally. She was criticized due to the unsophisticated behavior at the promotional event of ‘Because I Love You.’
After the company apologized and Yoo Jung self-reflected, the hate comments wouldn’t stop on social media. At that time, Yoo Jung was hospitalized and had to cancel all of her plans.
5. New milestone for Kim Yoo Jung
Despite the controversies, Kim Yoo Jung came back stronger with ‘Clean with Passion for Now’ in 2018.
6. Kim Yoo Jung education
Kim Yoo Jung attended Goyang High School of Arts and graduated in January 2018. Some sources mentioned that Yoo Jung is one of the smartest students at school. However, she decided to focus on her career instead of continuing to college.
“I do want to go to college one day. When thay day comes, I will work hard to get admitted.”Kim Yoo Jung
7. Kim Yoo Jung prefers romantic genres
Some people might say that the choice of dramas that Yoo Jung made is not quite a breakthrough. On the contrary, it will waste her potential talents and skills. Kim Yoo Jung seems to be stuck in the role of a sweet, gentle woman.
Nevertheless, Kim Yoo Jung reveals that she prefers romantic dramas to other genres. That seems to be the ultimate reason why she chose her previous dramas and even the recent one, ‘Lovers of The Red Sky’ with Ahn Hyo Seop.
8. Yoo Jung is good at fishing
Her appearance in ‘House on the Wheels 2’ proves that Yoo Jung is not only skilled in acting. She is also an excellent cook. Moreover, as an animal and nature lover, she proves herself to be good at fishing.
9. Other skills of Kim Yoo Jung
Being interested in art since a young age, no wonder that Kim Yoo Jung is talented in arts. Likewise, her singing skill is undoubted. Kim Yoo Jung’s discography includes “The Most Beautiful Christmas in My Live” (with Lee Byung Joon), “After Love” (Love Cells OST), “We’re Happy” (Digital Single), and “Together as One (with various artists).”
Kim Yoo Jung is also an excellent dancer. In one of the historical dramas she starred in, “Love in the Moonlight,” she showed off her dancing skill. Moreover, Kim Yoo Jung is also an avid painter.
10. Kim Yoo Jung’s goal as an actor
As a young girl, Kim Yoo Jung has a clear goal of what she’s doing. Starring in the recent Kdrama ‘Lovers of the Red Sky’ and the upcoming movie ‘20th Century Girl‘ is parts of reaching her goal.
“I want to be someone who keeps growing. No one knows where their limits are, so it’s tough. But I want to be an actor who remains in someone’s memories.
When people (my parents’ age) think of the times when they were young and happy, they often talk about things like, ‘I was a fan of this singer and went to their concerts.’ I want to be a page in someone’s memory like that.
There are times when a particular smell can take you back to the place where you first smelled it. I want to be something like that.”Kim Yoo Jung
Fun Fact: Kim Yoo Jung’s unique hobby
“I searched the restaurant on the internet and saw the menu. I can’t eat everything I want because I’ve set my weight since childhood. Therefore, I see a lot of food. I’m satisfied just by looking at the menu.”Kim Yoo Jung
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