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Tabloids eye Jin Yi-han’s past self-acclamation on his “sexy collarbones”

Actor Jin Yi-han [photo: Jin Yi-han twitter]
Actor Jin Yi-han [photo: Jin Yi-han twitter]

Local tabloids on Wednesday were filled with reports about the rising actor Jin Yi-han’s past comment about his “sexy collarbones.”

During an interview on weekly celebrity news show “Section TV,” aired on April 6, Jin Yi-han jovially regretted that his armored costume hides his “sexy collarbones.”

The comment originally came as a response to a question about his sexy six packs, one of the early sources of his popularity.

The blushing actor then jovially replied, “They (my six pack) are gone now … My collarbones are sexier than my six pack.”

“It is too bad the armor keeps them hidden,” he added. 

[photo: Jin Yi-han twitter]
[photo: Jin Yi-han twitter]

Jin rose to major stardom through “Empress Ki,” a historical TV show starring actress Ha Ji-won and actors Joo Jin-mo and Ji Chang-wook. Jin played the loyal courtier Tal Tal of China’s Yuan dynasty. His attractive looks, voice and facial expressions also added to his popularity.

His role in the historical show even earned him the nickname “Talgolas,” a combination of “Tal Tal” and “Legolas,” the name of the elf soldier played by Orlando Bloom in “The Lord of the Rings” (2001).

"Talgolas" Jin Yi-han [Jin Yi-han twitter]

The 51-episode “Empress Ki” aired from Oct. 28, 2013, to April 29, 2014.

By Chung Joo-won (
Korea Herald Youtube