This young lad has the girls a buzzin’. Beijing Olympic gold medalist Lee Yong-dae (20), who smashed his way to badminton glory with partner Lee Hyo-jung in the mixed doubles category, is now modelling clothes for fashion line 1st Player.
It’s too bad I didn’t watch the match where the unseeded Lee & Lee powerhouse crushed world champions Liliyana Natsir and Nova Widianto of Indonesia. Did you tune in for the match?
According to our Korean language teacher and K-popped!‘s Coast Guard Joe Gimm, Olympic medalists such as Lee Yong-dae and marine boy Park Tae-hwan are exempted from South Korea’s 2-year compulsory military service.
For bringing such prestige to their country, the young men will only have to undergo the one month basic training course, which according to Joe is “a piece of cake” :-P.
Here are more pictures of Yong-dae.
Source & Pic credits: Hankooki
Marine Boy Park Tae Hwan wins gold