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[Zenith News=Byeon Jinhee] Actor Kim Soo-hyun's discharge is just around the corner.
Industry insiders are already paying keen attention as Kim Soo-hyun is set to be discharged from the military on July 1st. It is predicted that Kim Soo-hyun will sign contracts with beauty brands even before he finishes his military service and will work as an exclusive model shortly after his discharge.
Kim Soo-hyun, who debuted in 2007, led the new Hallyu craze by proving his skills and star quality with remarkable gaze and in-depth acting through ‘Dream High’ and ‘Moon Embracing the Sun’. Moreover, he has solidified his position as a Hallyu star by going back and forth between the screen and the home theater, drawing 12 million viewers for the film ‘The Thieves’ and 7 million viewers for ‘Secretly, Greatly.’
He then rose to prominence as Asia's star with the SBS drama ‘My Love From The Star’ in 2013, and set a splendid record in 2015 when he was named as the youngest person ever to win in the KBS Acting Awards of for ‘The Producers’ in Korea.
Kim Soo-hyun's move continued in his military career. Kim Soo-hyun was diagnosed as a fourth-class public service worker, equivalent to an alternative service, at the time of his first conscription examination for the heart condition he had suffered as a child. However, he was re-examined after taking care of his health with a strong will toward becoming an active-duty soldier, and was eventually declared to be first grade and joined the military on October 23rd, 2017.
Kim Soo-hyun also achieved excellent results in five weeks of basic military training and began his military service by volunteering in the reconnaissance party of the 1st Division. The 1st Division's reconnaissance party carries out high-risk missions in frontline areas, such as search and ambush operations between the Military Demarcation Line and the Southern Limit Line. Therefore, only 0.1 percent of those who are excellent in all aspects, including physical and mental, are selected to work int hat area. In particular, the 1st Infantry Division's reconnaissance party is a high-risk unit that suffered from an accident in August 2015, in which a wooden-box land mine that was laid by North Korea fired during a search operation in the DMZ on the front line.
Kim Soo-hyun, who originally wanted a strong military career, applied to the reconnaissance party of the 1st Infantry Division and became a role model. In addition, Kim Soo-hyun is a role model soldier in the 1st Infantry Division, who is said to be in the outstanding 0.1% for physical and mental strength and was selected as a TOP team member and a special soldier, and he got promoted from private first class to corporal and corporal to sergeant respectively one month earlier, meaning he has been doing better than anyone else in the army.
Meanwhile, Kim Soo-hyun is reviewing various genres, including movies and dramas.
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