Kim Seonho is now one of the most popular and sought-after hallyu actors in the Korean entertainment.
Recently, it was reported that the actor ranked #1 among the Korean celebrities who was most searched in Google Philippines. Yahoo also revealed that he topped the list of most searched male actors in Singapore.
2021 was indeed a year filled with outstanding and significant accomplisments for Kim Seonho. Looking back on some of his meaningful moments, here are 12 highlights that he shared on his Instagram:
January 1: First hosting at the MBC Music Festival
Kim Seonho joined Yoona and Jang Sung-kyu as emcees for MBC Music Festival on December 31, 2020. Right after the event, he shared on his Instagram, “It was an honor to be with you. Happy New Year!”
January 4: First Global Online Fan Meet-up through TikTok Stage Live
To show appreciation for the support that Kim Seonho has received from fans in 2020, his agency organized a global online fan meet-up through Tiktok Stage Live. An English live stream was also available for overseas fans. He wrote, “See you on January 17th.”
January 17: Surprised letters from fans worldwide
On January 17th, Kim Seonho and his agency prepared several sessions for his global fans via TikTok Live. Little did he know, his fans also prepared numerous letters of love and support for him. He was surprised and felt overwhelmed that he wrote, “Thank you. I’m so happy.”
April 24: Guitar lessons for Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
Kim Seonho worked hard and prepared diligently for his drama character, “Hong Dusik” in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. He had to learn many skills for the role, such as sign language, French language, surfing, to name a few. He also took guitar lessons before the official filming began.
May 5: Baby Seonho on Children’s Day
On Children’s Day in Korea, Kim Seonho shared a throwback of his childhood photo. And many were drawn to his adorable smile and cute dimples. One of the fans reacted, “Naturally born with those cute dimples! Super charming! #dimple prince”
May 6: “Reason” for Seonhohadas
Kim Seonho celebrated his birthday with a sweet serenade for Seonhohadas. He co-wrote and performed a song entitled, “Reason”, declaring that his fans are the reasons why his days are brighter and his heart is full of joy and gratitude.
May 10: Overwhelming birthday
He wrote a thank you message for everyone who greeted him on his birthday and for all the numerous gifts that he received. He said, “It’s already been a year. I had an overwhelming and touching birthday. I’ll keep all your support and love in my heart and cherish them forever! May 8, 2021. It’s been a series of unforgettable days. Thank you once again! I’ll be a better actor!”
June 7: “I Missed You” Fan Meet-up
Despite his tight schedule, Kim Seonho was able to spend a cozy and fun time with Seonhohadas through another virtual meet-up via V Live entitled, “I Missed You.” It was a meaningful time as he read letters from fans, answered questions, played games, showed some of the gifts he received from fans like the socks he wore on that day, and shared some crumbs about the filming of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”. Right after the event, he wrote to his fans saying, “Goodnight, everyone.”
August 25: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha Press Conference
On August 24th, the virtual Live Press Conference for “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” was held. The main cast and director shared about the drama, filming, and experience of working together. An English translator for international fans was also given priority on that day. As always, Kim Seonho was extra handsome in his formal attire.
August 28: Premiere of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
On the premiere of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha”, Kim Seonho shared, “Tonight at 9pm. I’m nervous.” Despite his anxiety, the first broadcast was a successful one as it took the highest nationwide viewership rating in its time slot across all channels. The show and the main actors were also consistently leading the most buzzworthy topics during its entire run.
October 17: Finale of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” attained its highest nationwide viewership rating of 12.7% during its final episode. Kim Seonho shared a crying emoji with a series of Hong Dusik photos. It is the most loved post of the actor on his Instagram with 3.5M likes.
Kim Seonho is diligently preparing and filming for his movie debut, “Sad Tropics“. The script reading with the entire cast happened on December 4th and the filming started on December 10th.
We wish all the best for Kim Seonho and we hope to see more meaningful moments from him and his fans come 2022.