Choikang Changmin, who has matured well with a soft smile on his face, has become an actor who conveys his emotions to the camera with an intense gaze. Five designers, who expect great things to come from him in the future, presented him with their signature looks.
This is what defines a twenty-three year old guy. Being irresponsible as if there is no tomorrow, in deep self-conceit as if the world exists for him so that when you see him, you feel he is pathetic yet his immaturity feels like proof that he is very much alive. At least, that’s what the majority of guys in their early twenties that I’ve seen are like. But Choikang Changmin, the man who stepped into the studio on a hot Sunday morning, was different from the other twenty-three year old guys I’d seen. Even though the photoshoot began early in the morning during a weekend, his expression was bright. Though he didn’t say much, he would occasionally joke with a sly face, and though he’d run away when given a compliment, he would look the photographer straight in the eye when spoken to. This youth, whose every move was calm, felt more like a boy who had matured earlier than his peers than a regular twenty-three year old. But the muscles that could be seen through his gray shirt were obviously not those of a boy. He said that he recently began boxing. According to his manager, who started with him but had now given up, boxing is a sport that is so tiring that you’ll be drenched in sweat by the end. As boxing only tones the shape of the muscles, Choikang Changmin also does weight training at a health club. When I told him that he was living too strenuously when he’s supposed to be taking a break, he said to me, “I’m the kind of person who torments himself. I always desire success, and push myself to think of ways to become better. I can’t be easy on myself.” I could feel a sort of manliness from the firm tone of his voice more than from his muscles.
Recently, a change has come about Choikang Changmin, a change as big as that of his exterior. He was able to try acting for the first time through the drama named