7 Ways extreme fans show their love for Jang Geun Suk
The incredibly popular Korean comic book, Pretty Man has finally been made into a highly anticipated Kdrama about Dok Go Ma Te (Jang Geun Suk) who is the prettiest man in the world. He is tasked with completing a diabolically comical mission to seduce 10 rich and powerful women with his looks alone. If you think this is too much of a fantasy to believe, you should see what fans do for Jang Geun Suk in real life! Then you will know that this is not just a fantasy.
1. Feeding Jang Geun Suk
Jang Geun Suk’s fans can’t see him go hungry. He calls his fans eel (Jang-uh 장어) because his last name is ‘Jang’, and his fans send him various stamina health food, such as eel. Eel is famous for its high price as a stamina health food. His fans are his energy. When the fans treat him, they also treat the rest of the staff of his drama in order to lift Jang Geun Suk’s name.
2. Sponsoring bus promotion events for Jang Geun Suk
His international fans want to share their star with the world because he is too hansom to appreciate alone. They have commissioned ten buses that have Jang Geun Suk’s face and information about Pretty Man on the outside to go around Seoul for a month. There are also Jang Geun Suk shopping carts in Big Box stores. This is not the first time that fans have sponsored this type of promo for him.
3. Donating rice to charities in Jang Geun Suk's name
K-star fandoms have their own cultures. They do much more than just giving presents to their stars. For example, there are schools in Africa that have K-stars’ names but are actually built by fans. One of the beautiful things fan do to show support for K-stars is donating rice to charities. For the premiere of Pretty Man, Jang Geun Suk’s fans donated 13,000 pounds of rice, which broke the record for the amount of rice donated. Now fans are feeding not only Jang Geun Suk, but also those in need.
4. Hosting donation events to celebrate Jang Geun Suk’s birthday
When his birthday comes, his fans prepare to host donation events to celebrate. This year, they held an exhibition of Jang Geun Suk’s pictures taken by fans. All admission fees from this event were donated to charities. They did a similar event last year, and it seems it is set for next year as well.
5. Sending Jang Geun Suk creative replicas of himself
Fans aren’t satisfied with only watching him in dramas, they also make replicas and send them to him. Jang Geun Suk usually shows his appreciation for the presents through SNS photos.
6. Spreading his name all over the world
One year ago, a union of his fan clubs from 23 different countries celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut by commissioning an article in the International Harold Tribune of France and the Ashai newspaper of Japan. They spent a lot of money to dedicate 8 pages to Jang Geun Suk.
7. Creating subway tributes
To celebrate his 20th year of debut, Chinese fans put his photos and messages to him inside of Korean subway 5 and outside of screen doors. To thank his fans, Jang Geun Suk visited the station disguised as a woman.
Being able to catch ten women's hearts in the new K-drama Pretty Man with his looks alone is not just a fantasy. It's a piece of cake for Jang Geun Suk because the character's life in Pretty Man actually just reflects Jang Geun Suk's own life.