The Child Actors of 'Boys Over Flowers' Are All Grown Up, Here’s What They’re Doing Now

Two of them have pursued a career in K-pop!
by Hanna Tamondong for Cosmo.ph   |  Jan 18, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/MAGIQ_OFFICIAL, BOYS OVER FLOWERS/KBS
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News flash: It has been 13 years (!!) since Boys Over Flowers took the world by storm! The Korean spinoff of the popular Japanese manga series, Hana Yori Dango, had everyone singing ~almost paradiseeee~ when it aired on ABS-CBN, and it has since become an iconic series. A classic K-drama list is never complete without this gem! If you're wondering what the cast of Boys Over Flowers is up to now, click here. For an update on some of the child actors who played the younger version of the F4 + Geum Jan Di's dongsaeng, check out our *guide* below:

1. Nam Da Reum as Yoon Ji Hoo

Whether you know his name or not, Nam Da Reum's face will always be familiar to you. He has portrayed *almost* every male lead's mini-me and a K-drama flashback is never a flashback without him! Boys Over Flowers is actually his first acting stint and it was soon followed by a string of dramas, including Pinocchio, Goblin, While You Were Sleeping, Where Stars Land, Hotel Del Luna, and Start-Up, to name a few. He also appeared in Korean films such as The 8th Night and Sinkhole.

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Da Reum is so popular that he has already played the younger version of Lee Jong Suk in three projects! He has also led a web series titled The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim last year, along with Kim Sae Ron. Right now, he's filming the Netflix drama The Sound Of Magic starring Ji Chang Wook, Hwang In Yeop, and Choi Sung Eun.

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2. iKON's Chanwoo as Gu Jun Pyo

Fun fact: Jung Chanwoo, also known as Chan, has portrayed the younger version of Lee Min Ho twice—as Gu Jun Pyo in Boys Over Flowers and Kim Tan in The Heirs! Chanwoo has then transitioned into K-pop: After joining the reality show Mix & Match, he made his debut as a member of the powerful K-pop group iKON, who is behind the hit songs "Love Scenario" and "Killing Me."

He's also a YouTuber and you'll totally enjoy his fun vlogs (we love the video where he cooked a Filipino snack)! Chanwoo is set to make his ~comeback~ in the acting industry as he leads the cinerama Chilling Co-Habitation, a horror rom-com with fellow K-pop idol, Kim So Jung (GFRIEND's Sowon).

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3. ASTRO's Moonbin as So Yi Jung

Another K-pop-idol-slash-actor from Boys Over Flowers is Moonbin. Born Moon Bin, the 23-year-old made his debut as a model before starting his acting career. Apart from Boys Over Flowers, he has starred in multiple web series like Idol Fever, Soul Plate, and Sweet Revenge, and most recently, the coming-of-age K-drama Moments Of 18. Moonbin is ASTRO (aka the K-pop group you shouldn't sleep on)'s resident main dancer, vocalist, and center, and you'll be in awe of his charm when he's on stage (and off stage, ofc!).

Moonbin is also known for his charismatic dance covers that range from OG K-pop songs to fourth-generation bops. For more Moonbin content (aside from YouTube videos), you can follow him on Instagram @moon_ko_ng.

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4. Park Ji Bin as Geum Kang San

Remember Geum Jan Di (Ku Hye Sun)'s adorable little brother? He's now 26 years old! Park Ji Bin was cast in a list of dramas (and has won many awards) before he was featured in Boys Over Flowers. This was followed by Queen Seondeok, The Suspicious Housekeeper, Bad Papa, and Big Issue.

Ji Bin's current project is the 2021 series Inspector Koo where he appeared as Heo Yun Tae, marking his small-screen comeback after two years. Up next on his growing portfolio: The sageuk drama Red Heart and the comedy thriller Murderer’s Shopping List.

Park Ji Bin
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MORE K-DRAMA CAST UPDATES HERE:

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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