Korean star Kim Soo Hyun, who shot to fame after starring in drama You Who Came From The Stars, has since taken on as many as 35 endorsements in China amounting to RMB$200million (approximately S$42million). But the packed schedules has taken its toll on the actor as his face started to swell due to fatigue.
The 26-year-old attended an event in China for a car brand recently and reportedly faced pull-outs from Chinese endorsers after that due to his meatier appearance. It was said they were afraid that his rounder face would affect his image and bring down his liveliness, thus explaining for their switch to model-turned-actor Kim Woo Bin.
However, netizens defended Soo Hyun, stating that he had already rejected these endorsements in May and not the other way round because of his change in looks. The Heirs actor was a replacement thereafter.