It's a happy occasion when we see actors move up from support roles into leading stars. Some of them may have worked for years to finally get that coveted opportunity. One category that particularly fascinates DramaFever fans is the romantic leading men that we fall for and adore. Let's take a look at these dashing actors who shined as new leading stars in our romantic hearts in 2017.

1. Nam Joo Hyuk

The 23-year-old actor is now one of the hottest K-drama stars, with both of his romantic dramas being included in our most popular dramas for 2017. It's a nice step up after winning the Best New Actor for School 2015.

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The Bride of the Water God (Habaek)

Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Starring Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk

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2. Kang Min Hyuk

CNBlue's Kang Min Hyuk isn't only endowed with an adorable smile, he also courageously took up a role opposite romantic queen Ha Ji Won in Hospital Ship. His handsome and caring Dr. Kwak didn't just capture the beautiful surgeon's heart but also stole ours as well.

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Hospital Ship

Starring Ha Ji Won and Kang Min Hyuk

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3. Zhang Bin Bin

Fans have long recognized the passion burning inside Zhang Bin Bin in his previous roles. Nowhere is that more evident than when the handsome actor played a ruthless but fascinating king in the Chinese historical saga The King's Woman. Many fans wanted a happy ending despite what really happened in history. He is so hot that even a photo taken of his bare "sexy back" became viral.

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The King's Woman - 秦时丽人明月心

Starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin

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4. Go Kyung Pyo

Confess now, are you one of the fans who wanted Go Kyung Pyo to win the leading lady in Jealousy Incarnate? We finally got our wish when he starred in Strongest Deliveryman, a story about how a good guy can win even when he started from nothing. Find out more about the rising actor who started acting in 2010.

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Strongest Deliveryman

Starring Go Kyung Pyo and Chae Soo Bin

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5. Park Hyung Sik

Who doesn't adore the charming CEO of an IT company who falls for Park Bo Young in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon? No matter how many romances you've watched, you'd fall for the charismatic Park Hyung Sik and wish for a heart like the one he drew in the sand when he confessed. No problem, just watch the delightful romantic drama again!

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Starring Park Bo Young and Kim Ji Soo

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6. Yang Se Jong

Yang Se Jong totally won us over in Temperature of Love, where his romantic chef who would try and try again to make a perfect dish and win his leading lady. He is also one of the luckiest actors because he made it from a complete unknown to a hot leading man in just a year! The impressive young actor even played a triple role including 2 clones in Duel. But let's hope we'll see more of him in romantic dramas.

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Temperature of Love

Starring Seo Hyun Jin and Yang Se Jong

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BONUS

Here's a special call-out to Yoo Seung Ho! Yes, he is already a leading man, but it's been a while since he played in a romantic comedy. It's really amazing that the young actor excels in often very complex and heart-wrenching roles. He even admitted to be concerned about the rom-com role and has thanked his leading lady Chae Soo Bin for helping him.

Isn't that sweet? We love it when our romantic leading men are also gentlemen.

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I'm Not a Robot

Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin

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Which one of these new leading men is your favorite? Please feel free to add to this list in the comments.

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