While it's a time to show our fathers how much we love them, we can't help but take advantage of this holiday to appreciate the hottest celebrity dads, too. We embarked on a totally thrilling quest to find the hottest Hallyu oppas-slash-appas (appa means dad in Korean). And aigoo, we were not disappointed.
Cha Tae Hyun, 42
You might know the always-smiling Cha Tae Hyun from his most iconic role opposite Jun Ji Hyun in My Sassy Girl (2001). He's, as they say, all grown up now with three adorable kids, and you still see his charms in the Korean variety show, 2 Days, 1 Night and in his latest K-drama, The Best Hit (2017).
Ji Jin Hee, 46
You might have first fallen in love with Ji Jin Hee in the classic period drama Jewel in the Palace (2003), where he showed off his gentlemanly ways. The versatile actor continues to capture—and break—hearts throughout Asia as a dreamy lead or a debonair villain. He starred in various Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese films and TV series, including Dong Yi (2010) and Blood (2015)—all while juggling life as a family man. *sigh*
Cha Seung Won, 48
He's played various sexy tough-guy roles throughout his career (very bagay with the Johnny Depp mustache he has going on), but off-screen, Cha Seung Won is a devoted husband and father. While his last TV appearance was still way back in 2015 in Splendid Politics, he's hinted that he might be returning to the small screen soon—possibly in a fantasy drama on tvN, the cable channel that brought life to Goblin (2016-2017) and Tomorrow With You (2017).
Lee Byung Hun, 47
Another well-known and praised actor in Korea, Lee Byung Hun has played multiple roles in various genres—from thrillers to action-comedies. He even starred in some Hollywood films like Red 2 (2013), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), and its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). His son will surely be proud of his appa with those impressive Hallyu and Hollywood stints!
Lee Sun Gyun, 43
Lee Sung Gyun starred with Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye in the classic Coffee Prince (2007). Recently, he played the lead role opposite Song Ji Hyo in My Wife's Having an Affair This Week (2016), where we saw him as a husband who just loved his wife and son so much. IRL, he has two children and a lovely (and v v lucky) wife.
3 Return of Superman Dads
Each of the RoS dads—past and present—has their unique charms, but some stand out with their undeniable attractiveness.
Lee Dong Gook, 39, shows off his athleticism when taking care of his five kids and gives us a sneak peek of his hot soccer player body.
Ki Tae Young, 39, is known as the most "professional" when it comes to parenting. His sweetness with his wife and his cooking skills also spell #husbandgoals.
Tablo, 37, was already sexy enough with his #SWAG rap and songwriting skills. But then, he joined RoS in 2013 (until 2014) and proved he's such a sweet dad to the adorable Haru, too. *Ovaries. Exploding.*
Ricky Kim, 36
This Korean-American actor and dad-of-three isn’t as famous as the others on this list, but he sure is a great gem we incidentally found while extensively researching Korean celebrity DILFs. No words are needed, TBH—we’ll let you judge how hot Ricky Kim is yourself with these photos:
The singer's career includes seven albums and made his acting debut in the 2003 drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. Rain made his Hollywood debut in the film Speed Racer and starred in 2009's Ninja Assassin, the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award. He also welcomed his first baby with actress Kim Tae Hee in October 2017!
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