After dating for three months, they announced their engagement in May and shocked many when they brought forward their wedding.

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Both families have given the marriage their approval though the details of the wedding have yet to be settled.

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He next published a photo book The Image: Volume 1 in 2004, which sold 100,00 copies.

Afterwards he worked with director Hur Jin-ho in April Snow (2005), about a stage lighting director who discovers his wife's infidelity when she becomes comatose after a near-fatal car accident with her lover.

Bae Yong-joon (born August 29, 1972) is a South Korean actor and businessman.

He starred in numerous television dramas, notably Winter Sonata which became one of the major proponents of the Korean Wave.

For years I’ve been seeing these types of pre-star pictures floating around here and there, and finally decided to collect as many as I can into one post.

Half of it is for my own viewing lulz and the other half is to share since so many folks like one or more of these K-actors.

This collection of school-aged pictures of past, present, and future Hallyu stars convince me that styling is a big reason why guys went from not to hot, that and also losing weight and/or plastic surgery.

Thankfully for those who did go under the knife, none went crazy with too many procedures, which is a problem with the ladies who elect to change things up.

Throughout the 1990s, Bae continued playing leading roles on television, in Papa (1996), First Love (1996) which reached a peak viewership rating of 65.8%, The Barefooted Youth (1998), and the Noh Hee-kyung-penned Did We Really Love? In Hotelier (2001), he played a mergers and acquisitions specialist about to takeover a hotel, but has a change of heart after falling in love with one of its employees (Bae would later reprise his role in a cameo in the 2007 Japanese remake of Hotelier).