Did You Know? 'Start-Up' Stars Nam Joo Hyuk and Stephanie Lee Go Way Back

They are both fashion models!
by Hanna Tamondong for Cosmo.ph   |  Nov 5, 2020
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Six episodes down and we know you are already hooked on Netflix's latest drama, Start-Up, as much as we are! We have a lot of ~feels~ when it comes to our new fave second lead Han Ji Pyeong (Kim Seon Ho), we can’t help but admire Seo Dal Mi (Bae Suzy)’s persistence (and bags), and the Samsan Tech guys (Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Do Wan, Yoo Soo Bin) are now part of our favorite K-drama barkadas.

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Speaking of friendships, we recently discovered that Nam Joo Hyuk and Stephanie Lee (who plays the role of Jung Sa Ha) are actually good friends in real life! If you can remember, Sa Ha is that *super* feisty designer who joined the Samsan Tech Team during Sandbox’s hackathon event. She was also the one who sold a book to Nam Do San, Kim Yong San, and Lee Chul San at a much higher price in a bookstore after Dal Mi did the same to her.

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In 2014, Joo Hyuk posted photos of him and Stephanie. The two were fashion models under YGKPlus, YG Entertainment's modeling management arm, before they moved to different agencies.

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In the same year, Stephanie also uploaded a group photo that includes Joo Hyuk:

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Unlike in real life, Joo Hyuk and Stephanie’s characters in Start-Up are not that fond of each other, haha!

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Now here’s the two imitating each other’s runway walk that made us LOL:

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

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