AceShowbiz - Lee Min Ho shared new photos showing his buzz cut before entering military training camp. The 30-year-old actor took to his Instagram page and his official Line account to unveil his new haircut in the never-before-seen pictures.
The "Legend of the Blue Sea" star flashed a peace sign to the camera in one of the Instagram pictures and touched his head in another. He sported a white hoodie and wore a black mask that partially covered his face.
He left the photos captionless. Fans have flooded the comment section with messages showing their admiration and expressing how much they miss the star.
Lee Min Ho entered the Korea Army Training Center located in Nonsan on Thursday, March 15. He will receive four weeks of training and then return to his regular public service duty.
On the day the Hallyu star entered the military training center, fans had been gathering outside the camp. He was seen rolling down his car's window and waving to the fans, who then were following behind him as they made his way into the training center.
Still wearing the black mask, he donned a white T-shirt, khaki jacket, black pants, white sneakers and a black hat. He was seen carrying his own bag while being escorted by several bodyguards.
Lee Min Ho started his mandatory service as a public worker back in May 2017. Usually, training takes place before starting the service duty. However, the "Boys Over Flowers" actor is in a pre-service system, where one starts service first and later enters military training center at the time set by the Military Manpower Administration. He is expected to be discharged in May 2019.
Prior to Lee Min Ho's enlistment into the military training center, it was reported that a company was promising fans they would be allowed to walk with the actor into the training camp. The company reportedly took 500,000 KRW (approximately 470 USD) for 1 person, 600,000 KRW (approximately 560 USD) for 2-3 people, and 700,000 KRW (approximatly 660 USD) for 4 people. The company even promised that one fan would be able to get in with Lee Min Ho's parents.
Responding to the report, Lee Min Ho's label said, "Even if it does not directly hurt the label, this is business being done with Lee Min Ho's name. We will be taking some sort of action, whether it is through an announcement or something else."