Jung Yu Mi of ‘Rooftop Prince’ Gets All the Modeling Contracts
Jung Yu Mi is hogging all of the fashion brand contracts, surpassing even Ha Ji Won, Lee Bo Young and Han Ji Min in that area. Jung Yu Mi is currently appearing in SBS’ Rooftop Prince as the ‘city girl’ Han Se Na.
The funny thing is that usually contracts for designer brand modeling spots are evenly divided among miniseries female leads, but this time around, Jung Yu Mi is mostly the one being bombarded with such love calls.
A rep from Jung Yu Mi’s agency Neos Entertainment said, “We didn’t know Jung Yu Mi would be received so well. Because Han Ji Min appears in casual clothes as an ordinary girl living in a rooftop room, Ha Ji Won of MBC’s The King 2Hearts usually wears uniform or North Korean Mao jackets and Lee Bo Young is starring in a period piece, they’re all far from designer brands. Fashion representatives are mostly concentrating on Jung Yu Mi, who has the only character out of those in her time slot that can do new styles.”
Jung Yu Mi boasts a tall and fit figure, with a body and style fit for a model. Recently she was cutely nicknamed ‘manner legs’ when she was shown with her legs spread apart in order to match her makeup artist’s height. Her slim figure and traditional aura seems to have appealed to fashion designers.
Designer Ji Choon Hee got to know Jung Yu Mi by providing her with clothing for the SBS Drama Awards last year, and invited Jung Yu Mi to her recent fashion show. Although Jung Yu Mi didn’t get to attend the fashion show due to her busy drama schedule, Ji Choon Hee continued to praise Jung Yu Mi that “she has such a great style that whenever she appears in a picture she gives off an official photo spread aura,” and emphasized that they should work together on a photo shoot soon.
A rep from Jung Yu Mi’s agency had said, “She would love to go onstage in clothing that Miss Ji Choon Hee designed.”
In a surprise interview with enews held on April 5 during her shoot for Rooftop Prince, Jung Yu Mi said, “I didn’t know my spread legs or my clothes would become such an issue. I’m more nervous because I keep wearing clothes that an Italian expert sewed together with his own hands like Hyun Bin, but on the other side it feels great because I feel confident. Because so many viewers liked the traditional drama scene for which I appeared in a hanbok, I have a Crown Princess scene where I appear in a hanbok near the end of the drama, but it’s actually really burdensome. I hope you continue to keep your eyes on our drama.”
Photo credit: SBS