Jang Ki Yong
Profile. 23 years-old. Model debut in 2012. “Fashion model” award during the 9th Asia Model Awards in 2013. He was in IU’s music video “Red Shoes”. […]
Your image changed. It’s something I’ve been hearing a lot these days. I had braces when I debuted and a lot of people thought it was a fresh image and came to me. However, I feel like this “cute guy” image solidified at some point. Thankfully, I removed my braces and managed my weight, so my face structure changed and I gradually got offered to do concepts different from what I used to do.
Were you originally a student of many talents? I wasn’t. I was quite shy and passive. I think things just kept piling up in my heart. I feel it kind of came out when I started working.
Your special connection to this business world is… A year and a half ago, I shot designer Hong Seung Hwan’s look book. I was his collection’s main model. He took care of me like a father, so I’m used to get advice from him every time I have a problem.
The words you remember when you’re going through a hard time.
“It will pass this time again!” I think of any hardship given to me from heaven as something small and trivial.
The outcome you consider as priceless… When I received an award during the model awards ceremony this Spring. It made me realize that I didn’t waste my time. The dreams I have are still far from coming true, but first of all, I want to become a model who can express more diversity and portray a visual of high level.
You will be singing the congratulations song in a wedding today… My manager-nuna asked me this as a favor. It’s my first time, so I’m quite nervous. I just have to close my eyes and go for it!
Original article: Elle
Translation: @onesunnylady – www.thesunnytown.com