Not only is Kim Soo Hyun in featured in various magazine spreads, he’s on fire with the amount of CFs he’s been asked to advertise.
CFs are one of the best way to get publicity. After The Moon that Embraces the Sun
ended, Kim Soo Hyun was chosen for 17 advertisements. This record surpasses the figure-skating queen, Kim Yu Na
who had 15 in 2009. He even beat Lee Min Ho
who swept up all the CFs after the filming of Boys Over Flowers
It is said, the total money by advertisements alone amounts to over 6 billion won (around 6 million USD). That’s a load of money right there.
The CFs vary from clothing, camera, to electronics. Some of which includes: fabric softener (Pigeon), laptops (Samsung), outdoor apparel (Cheil Industries), suits (Zio Zia), cosmetics (LG), sportswear (Prospecs), ice cream (Natuur), jellies (CJ), beverages (Yakult), coffee (Angel-in-us), beer (Cass), phone service (SK Telecom), camera (Cannon), Pizza (Dominos).
I managed to compile some of these below:
Kim Soo-hyun with Park Tae-hwan as the new faces of Samsung New Series 9
Kim Soo Hyun with the model Kim Soo Yeon in the “silk kiss” add of fabric softener, Pigeon
Kim Soo Hyun and Go Ara team up as spokesmodels for Canon.
Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Yoo Jung for Domino’s
Kim Soo Hyun reunited with Jung Eun Pyo, his right-hand man in The Moon That Embraces The Sun in Bean Pole Outdoor
Kim Soo Hyun for Angel-in-Us Coffee
The rest of the ads
Sources from Kim Soo Hyun commented, “This is something that happened only because of the fans. We won’t become arrogant and we will return this favor through future projects.”