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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Who's Your Favourite F4 Leader?

I guess all of us have already watched the 3 series of F4 saga. It's Meteor Garden, Hana Yori Dango and Boys Over Flowers. Out of the 3 heroes, who's your bias?

Jun Matsumoto (松本 潤 Matsumoto Jun?, born August 30, 1983), often called by the portmanteau nickname MatsuJun (松潤?), is a Japanese idol, singer, actor, and radio host. He is a member of Japanese boy band Arashi and is best known to Japanese television drama audiences for his portrayal as Tsukasa Dōmyōji in the Hana Yori Dango series, in which he won GQ Japan's Man Of The Year Award under the singer/actor category for his work in the drama.[1][2]
Matsumoto began his career in the entertainment industry when he joined the Japanese talent agency Johnny & Associates in 1996 at the age of 12. Prior to his debut as a singer with Arashi in 1999, Matsumoto started an acting career when he was cast as Teddy Duchamp for the stage play Stand by Me, which was based on the film of the same name. Since then, he has gone on to appear in numerous dramas and movies, receiving a number of awards and nominations for his roles.

Matsumoto was born in Toshima, Tokyo, as the youngest child in his family. He has an older sister whose support of KinKi Kids influenced his decision to join Johnny & Associates in 1996. Thinking it might bode good luck, he sent his application to the agency on his elementary school graduation day and received a phone call weeks later from president Johnny Kitagawa himself, inviting him to attend a rehearsal instead of being auditioned. Due to this, Matsumoto is frequently referred to as one of the elite within the agency.[3]
Matsumoto graduated from Horikoshi Gakuen, a renowned high school known for its many performing arts alumnae such as Kyoko Fukada and Ai Kato, in March 2002 at the age of 18.

Jerry Yan (Chinese: 言承旭; pinyin: Yán Chéngxù) was born 1 January 1977. He is a Taiwanese actor and became famous as part of the "F4". His birth name is Liao Yangzhen.
With his role as "Dao Ming Si" (Chinese: 道明寺; pinyin: Dào Míngsì) in Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden (流星花園) and its sequel Meteor Garden II, Jerry became popular across Asia. At the conclusion of the series, Jerry along with the other members of F4: Vic Zhou, Vanness Wu and Ken Chu continued to perform together and released three studio albums as quartet boy band F4.
When not in F4, he, like the others, has his own successful solo career as both a singer and an actor. In 2006 he portrayed Dr Su Yi Hwa in critically acclaimed Taiwanese drama The Hospital which co-stars Leon Dai. He continues to act in other television series such as Hot Shot in 2008 with Wu Chun of Fahrenheit and Show Luo and Down With Love in 2010 with Ella Chen of S.H.E..

Jerry released his debut solo album, Jerry for You (Chinese: 第一次) in 2004. The track "一公尺" (One Meter) is listed at number 86 on Hit Fm Taiwan's Hit Fm Annual Top 100 Singles Chart (Hit-Fm年度百首單曲) for 2004.[1] The album was awarded one of the Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year at the 2004 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.[2]
In 2009 he released his second album titled, Freedom. The Japanese version broke the record (the highest ranking of male artist) among the Chinese Song Albums in Oricon Chart Japan.[citation needed] According Taiwan's G-Music chart the album is the ninth best selling album in Taiwan in 2009.[3]
This 2013, He is the Producer of "You're Beautiful" taiwanese Starring Jiro Wang of taiwanese Boy band Fahrenheit.

 Lee Min-ho (Hangul: 이민호; Hanja: 李敏鎬, born June 22, 1987) is a South Korean actor and singer. He is best known for his leading roles in Boys Over Flowers (2009) as Gu Jun-pyo, the leader of a group of students known as F4, and action drama City Hunter (2011).

Lee was born in Heukseok-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea on June 22, 1987. His family consists of his mother, father and one older sister. As a young child, Lee hoped to become a football (soccer) player, but an injury in the 5th grade of elementary school put an end to his dream. Lee, however, still keeps up with football and has stated that Cristiano Ronaldo is his favorite player.[2] In his second year of high school, Lee turned to acting. By his senior year in high school he had joined Starhaus Entertainment with the help of an acquaintance. After going through training, Lee started auditioning and landed small roles in several television dramas. In 2006, his acting career was put on hold for a year following a serious car accident in which he was severely injured.

His breakthrough came in 2009 with the lead role of Gu Jun-pyo in Boys Over Flowers (KBS2), the Korean adaptation of the popular Japanese television drama Hana Yori Dango, which was based on the popular Shōjo manga, Boys Over Flowers (花より男子 Hana Yori Dango). Lee is majoring in Film & Art at Konkuk University.He is close friends with fellow costar Kim Bum, who plays So Yi Jung, in Boys Over Flowers.
In 2010 Lee followed up the success of Boys Over Flowers by starring in the MBC TV drama Perfect Match in which he played an ambitious perfectionist young architect who poses as a gay man to become roommates with a young woman leading to romantic complications. When asked about why he chose the role during an interview he responded "I think I would do a better job playing heavy and more defined roles when I am older. I think "Personal Taste" was perfect because it is bright, cheerful but you can also laugh and cry over it as well."[3]
In 2011, he starred in the hit action drama City Hunter. The drama's popularity throughout Asia has also contributed to Lee's growing popularity in Asia, most notably in Japan, Philippines and China. On April 6, 2012, Lee announced on his Facebook page that he would appear in a new drama called Faith (Hangul: 신의, Rom.: Shinui), which aired from August to October 2012.
On March 29, 2013, Lee revealed that he will be returning to the small screen with a new drama titled "The Heirs" (tentative title).[4] This will be aired in October 2013 in Korea. His new project is gaining attention, because he is going to work with the top-notch writer of Secret Garden."[5] And he will release his first album and also be meeting his fans through a 10-city tour in Asia, before starting to shoot his new drama.

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