Minyeong Choi is a Korean actor who stepped into the international limelight as “Dae Heon Kim” in XO, Kitty.
Let’s get to know him better below.
Minyeong Choi On XO, Kitty
Minyeong Choi plays “Dae Heon Kim,” Kitty’s long-distance boyfriend, in XO, Kitty. His character first met Kitty in To All the Boys: Always and Forever when Kitty visits Seoul to attend the Korean Independent School of Seoul (KISS) — the same school Dae attended. Since then, the two y began a long-distance relationship and they spoke every day.
“What I love about Dae is that he is warmhearted,” Minyeong spoke about his character. “When he wants to win someone’s heart, he only uses sincerity. He knows how important love is.”
But Minyeong also wants his character “to learn how to transform his relationship [with Kitty] from lovers to friends.” Though it may be hard, “but if you can do that, you can still keep…the person. That’s not only about just partners; it’s just love again. So I really hope that Dae keeps the love towards Kitty,” he added.
Overall, Minyeong was just happy to have landed the role when Dae was recast.
After becoming the new Dae, he then had to reshoot scenes on his own — which may look like CGI to some viewers, but it is not. “Everything is me, like the body. They had the same clothes,” Minyeong explained. “That happens often on set, so that was okay. But I remember that it was really sunny on set that day, so you can see that my eyes [squint], and I was [trying so hard not to] blink.”
Like many of his co-stars, Minyeong also joined the series through an open call. In fact, he was the last one to be added to the final cast. “From the day I sent my self-tape to the day I heard that I was cast, [I think] it only took a month. It was really quick,” he recalled.
Minyeong Choi Net Worth
Minyeong Choi garnered a net worth of under $500 thousand by 2023.
This actor started his journey as a musical actor in 2012 when he was just ten in the musical 구름빵 ( Cloud Bread). “Actually, I was a cat. I was a kitty in that musical,” he recalled. Then followed his roles in Korean productions of Frankenstein, Bonnie and Clyde, and Peter Pan.
Soon, he stepped into the TV industry in series like Entertainer (2016), Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Chicago Typewriter (2017), Mr. Sunshine (2018), Sweet Munchies (2020), You Are My Spring (2021) and more.
Now, the actor is signed to Saram Entertainment, the same agency that signed Hoyeon from Squid Game.
When Minyeong isn’t acting, he loves to play sports. In fact, he wanted to be a soccer player while growing up. Even now, that he’s an actor, he often plays soccer — “but not professionally, of course,” he clarified.
Also, Minyeong loves singing. He has a good voice but had yet to release music of his own in 2023.
How Old Is Minyeong Choi?
Minyeong Choi was 20 years of age when he appeared on XO, Kitty in 2023.
This means he was just 10 when he started his acting career.
How Tall Is Minyeong Choi?
As per Netflixlife.com, Minyeong Choi was reported to be 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm). However, PopBuzz.com mentioned that the actor was only 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm).
Mentioning his distinct features, Minyeong has dark hair, brown eyes, and a fit body.
Minyeong Choi Family
Minyeong Choi has his family to thank for pushing him to become an actor.
“I never thought I would be an actor…. It was just for fun at first,” he said. But once his mother said, “Maybe you could just audition one or two things for just fun,” Minyeong gave this career a shot and now he stars in XO, Kitty.
Also, it was his parents who suggested him to take acting classes. “I don’t know if it’s a thing in the States, but in Korea, parents send their kids to [extracurricular] academies [after school]. It could be taekwondo, it could be singing,” he explained. “For me, it was acting. [My parents] suggested it, and I was just like, ‘Yeah, sure, why not? I’ll just try it.”
Minyeong Choi Girlfriend
Minyeong Choi appeared to be single in 2023. However, as many stars maintain secrecy in their dating life, he could have a secret girlfriend for all we know.
Is Minyeong Choi On Instagram?
As of May 2023, find Minyeong on Instagram @choi_minyeong with 72.4K followers.
Where Is Minyeong Choi From?
Minyeong hails from Seoul, South Korea. He’s fluent in both Korean and English.
However, the actor wasn’t so confident in his English accent so he didn’t even expect to get the role on XO, Kitty. “It was my first time auditioning for a project that wasn’t a Korean project. I [dreamed] of Hollywood, but I never thought, ‘Now’s the time.’” he recalled.
To his surprise, Minyeong landed the role and almost immediately had a Zoom chemistry read with Cathcart and Sang Heon Lee, who plays Dae’s best friend Min Ho on the show.
When Is Minyeong Choi Birthday?
Minyeong receives his birthday wishes on October 9 and is of the Libra zodiac.