14 Korean celebrities who will probably enlist in the military in 2016
Have you ever wondered about the Korean military system? Enlistment is mandatory for Korean men because South and North Korea never signed a peace treaty. Korean men have until their 38th birthday to enlist. Many of my friends enlisted in their early twenties, but celebrities tend to enlist before they turn 30 (Korean age — usually 29 in Western age). Here are the 14 actors who were born in 1986 and 1987 and are likely to enlist next year. (Related: 11 Korean celebrities who enlisted in the military in 2015)
1. G.O (MBLAQ)
Birthday: Nov. 6, 1987
2. T. O. P. (BIGBANG)
Birthday: Nov. 4, 1987
Birthday: Oct. 23, 1987
4. Seungho (MBLAQ)
Birthday: Oct. 16, 1987
Birthday: Sep. 30, 1987
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Birthday: Sep. 26, 1987
Birthday: Sep. 9, 1987
Birthday: Jul. 5, 1987
After the KBS series Healer ended in February, Ji Chang Wook said in an interview that he “will enlist next year.” In another interview, Ji Chang Wook said, “I’m not afraid of the military, but I’m sad I wouldn’t get to film while I’m away. I think it’ll be a good experience for me, and I am confident I’ll do well.”
Birthday: Jun. 22, 1987
Lee Min Ho, who was appointed as "Honorary Ambassador" for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last week, starts filming Bounty Hunters next month, a collaborative movie between Korean and Chinese production teams. He already applied for an enlistment postponement for 2015.
10. Kim Ryeowook (Super Junior)
Birthday: Jun. 21, 1987
Birthday: Jan. 13, 1987
Lee Seung Gi joked about his enlistment earlier this year, saying "Next year I have to go to either military or prison."
12. Kim Junsu (JYJ)
Birthday: Dec. 15, 1986
Birthday: Oct. 6, 1986
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Birthday: Feb. 22, 1986
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