Prominent South Korean actor Jo In Sung, known for his recent hit Kdrama “Moving” and Kmovie “Smugglers,” received the Good People Artist Award at the 13th Beautiful Artist Awards. With a striking appearance and stylish beard, this actor captivated the audience as he shared an inspiring story of his unwavering commitment to charity and the tremendous impact he has made. Without further ado, please keep reading to discover his journey from acclaimed actor to compassionate philanthropist.
Jo In Sung Earns Good People Artist Award: A Beacon of Hope in the Entertainment Industry
The 13th Beautiful Artist Awards Awardees – Good People Artist Award
The Beautiful Artist Awards, an annual event since 2011, is organized by the Shin Young Kyun Arts & Culture Foundation, spearheaded by actor Ahn Sung Ki. This prestigious ceremony recognizes outstanding artists in film, theater, merit, philanthropy, and independent film. A generous prize fund of 100 million KRW (approximately $85,000) is split equally, with each category receiving 20 million KRW (approximately $17,000).
The 13th Beautiful Artist Awards ceremony took place on October 24 at Stage28 in Godeok-dong, Seoul. At a heartwarming ceremony this year, the committee recognized the five Korean celebrities for their exceptional contributions and unwavering motivation.
The winners of the Beautiful Artist Awards included Lee Jeong Jae, who received the Film Artist Award. Lee Soon Jae received the Theater Artist Award. Director Im Kwon Taek received the Merit Artist Award. Kim Seo Hyung was awarded the Independent Film Artist Award. And finally, Korean actor Jo In Sung took home the Good People Artist Award.
Jo In Sung’s Generous Donation & Contribution
Jo In Sung, the 42-year-old Korean actor, received the Good People Artist Award. He received this recognition for his impactful philanthropy and generous contributions to society.
Despite his busy schedule, he’s been helping pediatric patients at Seoul Asan Hospital for 12 years. He covers the treatment costs for rare pediatric diseases and supports school construction in impoverished areas of Tanzania, Africa.
Furthermore, during the initial screening of “Smuggler” this summer, Jo In Sung extended a heartfelt invitation. He invited 30 teenagers with rare diseases and physical disabilities, along with their families and social workers, from a Gangdong-gu childcare facility. This gesture added a profound sense of warmth to the event.
The Motivation Behind Jo In Sung’s Philanthropy Journey
Taking the spotlight, Jo In Sung opened up about his motivations for volunteering and donating. He candidly explained,
“I feel a mix of embarrassment and shamelessness. My journey into giving back started from a deeply personal place.”Jo In Sung
Jo In Sung added,
“Being fortunate enough to become an actor and receive love from the audience, I found myself making more money than I ever imagined. But I also realized the potential danger of being consumed by wealth.”Jo In Sung
After receiving advice from a wise man, Jo In Sung embraced the concept of replacing money’s negativity with blessings. With self-awareness, he approached philanthropy, aiming to extract the poison (the harmful effects) of wealth through generous donations.
Continuing his speech, he expressed,
“I’ve learned that poison can transform into medicine if used wisely. For hospitals and the needy, this medicine proved to be beneficial. or hospitals and the needy, this medicine proved to be beneficial. Maybe that’s the reason why I received this prestigious award. I believe this prize money has no poison. Although this prize money tempts me personally, I will resist the desire and donate it to those in need.”Jo In Sung
Jo In Sung’s Next Project
After making a successful comeback in the popular Korean drama “Moving” on DisneyPlus, Jo In Sung has completed filming for Season 3 of “Unexpected Business.” The show will premiere on October 26 at 8:40 p.m. KST; it’s available to watch on tvN, DisneyPlus, and TVING.
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