Oppa, which is a respectful Korean term usually used by younger girls to address older males, has recently taken on a new meaning. It’s become a term of endearment, primarily associated with hot K-pop and K-drama idols. Though they don’t have kids of their own yet, we think these hot K-stars really have what it takes to be good dads!
Swoon over these heartthrobs with hearts of gold, below!
1. Gong Yoo
As an ambassador for UNICEF, the Korean star truly has a heart for kids. He is best known for his hit roles in Coffee Prince, Goblin, and the blockbuster hit Train to Busan, where the 37-year-old award winning actor effectively played a devoted dad in the face of many challenges.
In a recent interview with with KPOP Herald, he admitted that it was a challenge playing a dad, not being one himself.
“I think that one truly becomes a man after he becomes a father,” he said, adding that he once thought simply turning 40 would fully establish him as a man.
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2. Park Bo Gum
Local Pinoy audiences have fallen in love with him as Prince Lee Young in the Korean drama, Love in the Moonlight. Off cam, though, the 23-year-old K-star is even more lovable because of his adorable affection towards babies and kids!
He recently made a surprise visit to a children’s hospital, granting photos and autographs and spreading joy to kids. Now, that’s truly crush-worthy!
The 28-year-old rapper/singer, who is part of K-Pop supergroup BIGBANG, has shown he has a soft spot for kids time and time again. Though he’s single now, he’s looking forward to being a dad.
In an interview with Soompi, he shared that he badly wants a baby girl.: “I want a daughter no matter what. I really want to have a daughter quickly.” When asked when he plans to get married, he replied jokingly: “I will get married soon. Even tomorrow is fine with me.”
4. Lee Min Ho
Possibly one of the most well-known Korean stars is Lee Min Ho, who shot to fame when he starred in Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter and, most recently, Legend of the Blue Sea. The heartthrob also became the face of a popular Pinoy clothing brand. In a recent interview with KDramastars.com, he revealed that his ideal partner would be someone who’s “open, cheerful, and confident”.
He also shared that he prefers daughters over sons because they are more affectionate towards their parents. He considers himself the exception, though, because he openly showed his love for his mom during the interview.
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5. Lee Dong Wook
Loved by many for his role in Goblin, where he has excellent chemistry with his co-star Gong Yoo, the handsome actor really loves kids and can’t wait to have some of his own, at least three to be exact!
“I don’t care if they’re sons or daughters, I just want at least three children,” he told Soompi in a recent interview.
6. Song Joong Ki
He has been donating to the Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation for six years now. He also recently partnered with a popular pizza chain to bring joy to sick kids by having a pizza party at a hospital.
Best known for his portrayal in the hit K-drama Descendants of the Sun, he won fan’s hearts because of his intense chemistry with co-star Song Hye Kyo. They’re so loved, in fact, that fans are hoping that the two will eventually end up together! The two both love kids; they often post photos with random kids on social media. So adorable!
7. Lee Joon Ki
Pinoy audiences are loving him in the drama Scarlet Heart, but they’ll love him even more if they found out he has a heart for kids!
In a recent interview, he shared how much playing a father in The Chaser changed him, it paved the way for him to become a “true actor”. He also developed a closeness with his young co-star, Lee Chae-Mi who he describes as a real actress, who even helped him when he fumbled through his lines. So cute!
8. Lee Jong Suk
Fangirls fell in love with him in W. Beyond the spotlight, he truly shines by shedding light to causes he believes in, like ending child abuse. He recently partnered with a fashion brand to create a clothing line, the proceeds of which will be fully donated to the organization Save the Children. He also displayed fondness for his child co-star in Doctor Stranger. This oppa will truly make a great poppa one day!
Did we miss any of your favorite oppas? Who else do you think will look good as an aboeji?
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