Seo In-guk

Rags to riches! The story of Seo In-guk, his poor beginnings and his hard work-driven career!

Seo In-guk is a celebrity from South Korea. He is famous for his acting and singing skills. He first entered into singing and later took to acting. He has made a name and place for himself in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Seo In-Guk’s childhood days and life pre-fame

If we look at the biography of Seo, we can notice that his birth date is 23 October 1987 in Ulsan. He comes from a poor family. His mother was a recyclable collector while his father worked as a welder. He has also a younger sister. The tough childhood made Seo quite hardworking and he trained in ssireum wrestling, boxing, and mixed martial arts while at school.

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Seo was eager to learn and do singing as a career. He had already made up his mind on it when he was 10. He was deeply inspired by the Korean rock musician Kim Jung-min. In the early days, Seo used to perform at family gatherings and also at school functions.

He soon took up Applied Music at the Daebul University. He, at the same time, initiated the process of giving auditions. He was again and again rejected and also told to lose weight. He had got depressed and also suffered from bulimia for few years in between.

His great start of a career

Seo participated in the Mnet singing contest Superstar K and went on to win the first season. This win was followed by recording, photo shoots, interviews, and television appearances as well as chart-topping singles and albums.

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The success and the jealous haters

Seo had won due to his merit but along with the stardom came a lot of undue criticisms and rumors. There were rumors stating that he has undergone plastic surgery and also about a ‘cold shoulder’. All of these were false but Seo was troubled by it.

More music

In 2012, Seo became part of the cast of jukebox musical Gwanghwamun Love Song. He also ventured into acting and was cast in KBS’s Love Rain. Seo also signed up with the Japanese agency named Irving Entertainment. He bagged a leading role in 2012 and this was in Reply 1997. His acting was critically acclaimed and following this success, he recorded two songs which were well-received.

Source: Korean drama (Seo)

He, in 2013, did a reality TV show. He also debuted into the Japanese music world with his single Fly Away. He also appeared in Master’s Sun and in the lead in No Breathing. His first album called Everlasting was released in 2014. He also appeared in High School King of Savvy. He 2015, he joined the cast of Law of the Jungle. He also appeared in more series in 2016.

His bone ailment

Seo was due to join military service in 2017 which he did. But just 4 days into the service, he fractured his ankle. This fracture was found to be pathological and he was diagnosed with Osteochondritis dissecans and exempted from the mandatory national military service due to it.

His girlfriend!

Source: Alkpop (Seo and his girlfriend Park)

Seo is not married and has no children yet. He is in a relationship which he confirmed in December 2017. He has been dating his girlfriend Park Bo-Ram since 2015. Though yet declared, wedding bells may soon ring in!