BY Julie Jones | Feb 02, 2016 09:42 AM EST
Making the jump from modeling to acting is nothing new. Song Seung Hoon and So Ji Sub did it. So did Jo In Sung.
But now there is a new group of actors who are taking the lead in the latest drama roles. These rising stars all started modeling around the same time, then transitioned into acting. And they remained friends.
The tvN show "List Of Names" chose Kim Woo Bin, Lee Soo Hyuk, Sung Joon, Hong Jong Hyun and Kim Young Kwang as the best model friends. On the show they called these models-turned-actors "Model Avengers" as they look like they could make a superhero team.
They all met on the runway and have remained good friends. And a few have starred in dramas together. For example, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Soo Hyuk and Hong Jong Hyun worked together in "Vampire Idol." Kim Young Kwang and Lee Soo Hyuk worked together in 'White Christmas." Hong Jong Hyun and Lee Soo Hyuk appeared in a 2NE1 video together.
The past few years have been good for all of them. Kim Woo Bin is the biggest star in the group, having had a breakout role in the 2013 drama "The Heirs" with Park Shin Hye and Lee Min Ho. He appeared in the film "Twenty" last year and this year can be seen in the drama "Uncontrollably Fond" with Suzy Bae.
Lee Soo Hyuk currently stars in "Neighborhood Hero" with Park Shi Hoo. Sung Joon had a hit with "High Society" and can now be seen in "Madame Antoine." Hong Jung Hyun appeared in the 2015 film "Enemies and Law" and the drama "Ivory Tower." This year he can be seen in "Moon Lovers."
Kim Young Kwang appeared in the drama "Pinocchio" and also in the disaster drama "D-Day." These "model avengers" spend time together whenever they can and show up to support each other at fan meetings and events. That's what friends are for.
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