Song Hye Kyo is absolutely breathtaking in this Elle China editorial and she is also the cover girl for their June 2016 issue. Photographed by Hong Jang Hyun against the idyllic shores of Jeju Island, South Korea, her look channels glamorous beach babe meets ethereal mermaid and her sultry makeup perfectly complements the sumptuous outfits she is wearing from the Chanel Pre-Fall 2016 collection. I'm not usually fan of Chinese magazine editorials because they have a tendency to go crazy with the Photoshopping so it's quite refreshing that this one looks minimally retouched. Just watch the video and it's pretty obvious this woman doesn't need it. While her Descendants of the Sun costar Song Joong Ki seemed to be all over the place after the drama concluded it's record breaking run, Hye Kyo took some time off as she usually does between projects and it's good to see her back in the the spotlight again. It was recently announced that she will be a new spokesperson for Shilla Duty Free alongside Lee Kwang Soo who happens to be the best friend of Song Joong Ki. I'm sure they would've loved to have signed the SongSongCouple as a pair but Joong Ki is already repping rival Doota Duty Free.
Also notable is the million dollar Mitsubishi Motors endorsement deal that she recently declined due to the company's involvement in Japanese atrocities in World War II. An 84 year woman who was a victim of forced labor during the war was so moved by Hye Kyo's actions that she wrote her an incredibly touching letter detailing her harrowing experience while praising and thanking the actress for her admirable decision. In this age where people so easily sell out for a quick buck, it's truly remarkable when a celebrity understands the social responsibility their status grants them and behaves accordingly. This makes me so proud to be her longtime fan. Hye Kyo really is beautiful not just in looks but also in heart as Song Joong Ki himself once said in an interview. And she is a woman with sense which is just his type. KiKyo haven't come out and announced that they're dating but I don't need that to believe they already are.
Photos: Elle China & SHK Instagram