(Photo : KDramaStars ) Lee Min Ho has been selected as an ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics. On September 25, the Korean outlet Hankookireported that the 28-year-old Hallyu star would serve as an honorary ambassador for the international sporting event.
The announcement of his appointment to the prestigious position was delivered on September 25, at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul.
"As the 2018Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are being held in Asia, Hallyu star Lee Min Ho has been selected as an honorary ambassador," said a spokesperson for the 2018 Pyeongchang organizing committee.
The popular actor provided his thoughts on the honorable position. "I enjoy sports like skiing and surfing, very much," said Lee. "So, I"m very interested in the Olympics. I will actively take the lead, in the future, to serve as the honorary ambassador of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics."
Lee Min Ho experienced explosive popularity throughout Asia, following the success of the 2009 KBS teen drama, "Boys Over Flowers." His portrayal of Gu Jun Pyo continues to be one of the most recognized K-Drama roles, to date.
In 2013, he expanded his fan base through his role in "The Heirs," opposite Park Shin Hye and Kim Woo Bin. While "The Heirs" bolstered his image as a beloved drama star, his pursuit of a film career solidified his impact on the Hallyu Wave.For "Gangnam 1970," he transformed from his consistent portrayal of a wealthy teen to embrace the gritty gangster, Kim Jong Dae.
His influence as a Hallyu star spans numerous endorsement campaigns. As a result of his global name recognition, the actor recently served as the international spokesmodel for Korean tourism.