Kang Dong Won brings the smolder to the cover of Elle Korea's May 2013 "27 Most Wanted Men" issue. His mesmerizing charm shines on as he wears looks by Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Dior Homme and Burberry Prorsum in the editorial set in a Parisian mansion lensed by Takay. In the accompanying interview, the comely actor talks about his role in the upcoming film Band of Thieves as well as his views on fashion and his Paris Fashion Week experience as a special guest of YSL creative director Hedi Slimane, revealing that he was so excited that he wanted to rush onto the stage. Maybe he's feeling nostalgic since he did once walk those catwalks early in his career as a model. Kang Dong Won is one of a few actors I actually fangirl over for his charismatic screen presence and attractively deep voice. I also admire how he chooses roles that challenge his acting skills rather than just coast on his looks. It's cool that more Asian stars are establishing relationships with fashion designers like how Song Hye Kyo and Zhou Xun were invited by Karl Lagerfeld to attend the Chanel S/S 2012 show and also appeared in The Little Black Jacket book and exhibit.
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