He’s so mature!
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Netizens can’t believe the growth of actor Park Ji Bin!
You might remember Park Ji Bin best for his iconic role in the K-Drama adaptation of Yoko Kamio‘s manga Boys Over Flowers as Geum Jan Di‘s younger brother. Park Ji Bin was actually 14 years old when it was released in 2009 but looked younger.
So, many are shocked to see the actor today as he is 27 years old.
While Park Ji Bin took a break from acting for five years from 2013 to 2018, he has been quite busy ever since.
During his gap years, he fulfilled his mandatory military enlistment as he enlisted on May 26, 2015, and was discharged on February 25, 2017. During that time, he had a total transformation from cutie to hottie too.
He totally could be a K-Pop idol today!
Since then, he has appeared in several K-Dramas, such as SBS‘s Big Issue (2019) and JTBC‘s Inspector Koo (2021). He has gotten an increase in roles in 2022, though.
After appearing as young Lee Tae in KBS2‘s Bloody Heart, Park Ji Bin acted in a main role as Saeng Sun (also known as Fish) in tvN‘s The Killer’s Shopping List (also known as The Murderer’s Shopping List) alongside Lee Kwang Soo.
Dae-Sung (Lee Kwang-Soo) has excellent memory. He is also a timid person. Even though he failed his exam to become a 9th grade public official for 3 years, he is still studying to pass that exam. He works part-time at MS Mart in the outskirts of Seoul, which his mother Myung-Sook (Jin Hee-Kyung) owns. His girlfriend is A-Hee (Seol Hyun) and she works as a police officer. Both his mother and girlfriend are supportive of him.
One day, a mysterious murder case takes place near an apartment building. MS Mart is located close to the murder scene. A-Hee investigates the murder case by herself. Soon, Dae-Sung and Myung-Sook joins her investigation. The only clue of the murder case is a receipt that was issued from MS Mart.
— AsianWiki description for The Killer’s Shopping List
Park Ji Bin’s role was surprisingly progressive, too, as he acted as a transgender woman.
Recently, his role as Jung In Sung, a jury member, in the new thriller drama Blind has garnered the attention of netizens.
Ryu Sung-Joon (TaecYeon), Ryu Sung-Hoon (Ha Seok-Jin) and Jo Eun-Ki (Jung Eun-Ji) become involved in a serial murder case involving jury members as the victims. These three individuals try to uncover the truth behind the deaths.
Ryu Sung-Joon works as an enthusiastic detective. He is always determined to catch the bad guys. Due to his determination, his arrest rate is always among the top for detectives. His older brother is Ryu Sung-Hoon and he works as a judge. Ryu Sung-Hoon is a perfectionist and smart enough to have passed the bar exam with the top score and graduated at the top of his class at the Judicial Research and Training Institute. He is an upright man who does his best to impart a fair judgement. Jo Eun-Ki (Jung Eun-Ji) works as a social worker. She has a warm heart and is full of justice. She always puts people first and tries to be a reliable guardian to children who come from poor backgrounds.
— AsianWiki description for Blind
Many were surprised to realize that it was the same actor who had been in Boys Over Flowers all grown up!
Even today, people admire his boyish good looks. One thing’s certain he will continue to age like fine wine.