Byun Woo-seok’s Unprecedented Syndrome Comparable To Bae Yong-joon’s Popularity 22 Years Ago

Despite initially facing rejection from over 100 producers, Byun Woo-seok gained immense recognition from K-drama fans worldwide as his drama “Lovely Runner”went viral. He is now a top contender in actor popularity charts and has been receiving numerous offers for roles.

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Insiders revealed that after Byun Woo-seok’s breakout role as Ryu Seon-jae in “Lovely Runner”, he has been receiving all the scripts for dramas and movies featuring male leads in their 20s and 30s. The sudden surge in Byun Woo-seok’s fame has even been compared to the popularity of Bae Yong-joon after his performance in “Winter Sonata”22 years ago, according to a producer.

To demonstrate Byun Woo-seok’s current widespread fame, Newsen shared a video of the actor at the airport during his recent departure on June 6th and juxtaposed it with footage from 2023.

A year ago, when Byun Woo-seok returned to Korea after completing his MAMA schedule, only a handful of fans were present at the airport to greet him. There were no fans to welcome or bid farewell to him at the airport in Japan. Upon reviewing footage from the event, the public expressed remorse for the actor’s unnoticed time.

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Despite only one year passing, the number of individuals traveling to the airport for Byun Woo-seok has multiplied by 1000. The actor’s popularity has led to a surge of people, resulting in congestion at both Incheon International Airport in Korea and Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan during his departures and arrivals.

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