Lee Seung Gi’s Chase for Yoona over the Past 5 Years
There’s an old Korean proverb that says, “There’s no tree that doesn’t fall after ten hacks.”
Well, Lee Seung Gi must have studied this proverb well, because he’s been chasing after Girls’ Generation’s Yoona for five years, only to finally get the girl of his dreams.
On January 1, it was reported that Lee Seung Gi and Yoona have been dating since September of 2013. Both stars’ agency confirmed the news, saying the top star couple is just starting their relationship, receiving blessings from many people.
But did this new relationship really come as a surprise?
Not really, because the two have been publicly dropping hints of their affection since 2009, when the two first appeared together on SBS’ Strong Heart.
Yoona appeared in the Chuseok special in 2009, where she chose Lee Seung Gi as her ideal man during a game of Ideal Type World Cup.
Since then, they’ve both stated on television that they are each other’s ideal types.
Yoona appeared on Strong Heart many times, much to Lee Seung Gi’s joy, which was taken as just a show biz façade, especially with Kang Ho Dong egging on Lee Seung Gi with Yoona.
When Yoona stated that her ideal type is someone who makes her heart pound and pets her hair, Lee Seung Gi immediately took her words into action. He even showed aegyo with the SNSD member.
Lee Seung Gi even publicly (?) asked Yoona if they should date in a special performance of Love Time at the 2011 SBS Music Festival, where Yoona made a cameo appearance.
Since his debut, Lee Seung Gi has carried on that Umchinah image, where efforts don’t go wasted, and with this newly born star couple, he just about proved that the proverb right, becoming the luckiest out of all the men who chose Yoona as his ideal type.
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