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Winners Of 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards
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Winners Of 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards

On July 4, the 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards celebrated some of the best of the best in the industry.

Stars including Kim Yoon Jin, Jang Hyuk, Shin Seong Il, Yoo In Young, EXO’s D.O (Do Kyung Soo), Yoo Jae Myung, and more attended the award ceremony at the Conrad Seoul Hotel that evening.

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The Newcomer Award went to both EXO’s D.O and Girls’ Generation’s YoonA. D.O said when he accepted his award, I’ll continue to experience things and try hard so that I can show you good performances as an actor.

EXO's D.O. wins 'Rookie of the Year' at the '2017 Korean Movie Shining Star Awards'
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EXO's D.O. wins 'Rookie of the Year' at the '2017 Korean Movie Shining Star Awards'

EXO's D.O.won the Rookie of the Year Award at the '2017 Korean Movie Shining Star Awards'!

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On July 4, D.O. has managed to take the Rookie of the Year Award at the award show through his film 'Hyung'. He said, "I will experience more and work harder to become an even better actor in the future." He has been gaining much praise for his acting skills for the past couple years and is now winning awards that give him the recognition he deserves.

Korean Literary Star Published in New Yorker
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Korean Literary Star Published in New Yorker

Novelist Pyun Hye-young's short story "Caring for Plants" has been published in the venerable U.S. culture magazine, the New Yorker.

Pyun has been praised for her highly imaginative writing, and her novel "Ashes and Red" was named Book of the Year 2016 in Poland.

The New Yorker has a circulation of more than a million and has featured works from some of the biggest names in literature.

Pyun's story was published last week ahead of the U.S. publication of her novel "The Hole" next month, which expands on the short story.

Japanese YouTuber gains attention after applying makeup and looking like a Korean idol star
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Japanese YouTuber gains attention after applying makeup and looking like a Korean idol star

A popular Japanese YouTuber is receiving attention for using Korean cosmetic products and looking like a Korean idol star.

Recently, various online community boards in Korea are buzzing about a makeup tutorial video posted in June featuring a male beauty YouTuber, Kondo Yohdi (こんどうようぢ), from Japan as he took the time to try out some Korean cosmetic products.

The video footage captured the vlogger applying products by Korean company Etude House.

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Netizen's Impressed A Japanese Star Looks Like This Korean Idol Without Surgery
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Netizen's Impressed A Japanese Star Looks Like This Korean Idol Without Surgery

A Japanese YouTuber by the name of Kondo Youji has recently gone viral for his stunning looks. Not only does he look like an idol, but fans are amazed by how Korean-like he appears in his photos. But what is the cause of this?

It isn't just his clothes, netizens are saying he is a master of makeup and has used his makeup skills to make himself appear Korean. Netizens are claiming he looks awfully similar to NCT's Taeyong!

Surprised by the sudden attention and popularity coming from overseas, Kondo recently tweeted asking why he was becoming a hot topic among Korean social media. He wrote in both Japanese and Korean, "Why are so many Koreans commenting and following? I'm happy〜 Thank you!"