19-year-old Kim Min-guk and Lee Yoo-jin – A good example of rapid growth

On the 29th, during the ‘2023 MBC Entertainment Awards’ held at the MBC headquarters in Sangam, when Kim Min-guk made a surprise appearance for the popularity award, Jeon Hyun-moo commented.

Kim Min-guk appeared for the award ceremony with his dad, Kim Sung-joo. The two had started together as original members of the MBC show ‘Dad! Where Are We Going?’ in 2013.

Born in 2004, Kim Min-guk, who entered New York University this year as a film production major, appeared at the awards ceremony. He not only resembled his father, Kim Sung-joo, in appearance but also inherited his wit, making the event enjoyable.

Jeon Hyun-moo was surprised, saying, “Now it’s not Min-guk but Mr. Min-guk. The face is the same, but the height is too tall, which surprised me.” The reactions of Yoo Byung-jae, Lee Mi-joo, HaHa, and others were captured, creating laughter.

Kim Sung-joo said, “It’s been 10 years since ‘Dad, Where Are We Going?’ was broadcast. Thanks to that, Mr. Kim Min-guk was invited to ‘King of Mask Singer’ as a 10th-anniversary celebration. I’m thankful for creating another good memory today.” The appearance of Kim Min-guk, who won the popularity award 10 years ago with ‘Dad! Where Are We Going?’, was also revealed in a video.

Kim Min-guk expressed his gratitude, saying, “It was crazy. I sincerely thank the MBC staff who believed in me and sent me up like this. Fortunately, I was able to come out to receive the award this year,” showing a nervous appearance. Kim Sung-joo joked, “I see Mr. Kim Min-guk after two days. It used to be ‘Dad, Where Are We Going?’, but now it’s ‘Son, Where Are You Going?’. He doesn’t come home.”

Furthermore, at the nearby awards ceremony, another actor of the same age as Kim Min-guk, who is a symbol of ‘explosive growth,’ appeared. Actress Lee Yoo-jin and Kim Min-seo, who won the youth acting award last year, were in charge of presenting the award in the same category this year.

Famous for her role as Soo-han in ‘Sky Castle,’ actress Lee Yoo-jin attracted attention with a completely different appearance from her past appearances on dramas and Mnet’s ‘Produce X 101.’ She showed a flawless visual as she lost her baby fat, and her height grew.

This year, Lee Yoo-jin appeared on SBS’s ‘7 People’s Escape,’ playing the role of Han Jung-soo, the younger brother of Han Mo-ne (played by Lee Yoo-bi), while simultaneously preparing for the college entrance exam. She passed the regular admissions to the Theater Arts and Film Production Department at Chung-Ang University and plans to enjoy campus life from next year.