If you haven’t heard about Hwang In Yeop, now is the time to get acquainted because he’s currently the talk of the town. As a result of his past role in “18 Again” and moreso his recent role as Han Seo Jun in “True Beauty,” Hwang In Yeop has garnered a massive fan base from all over the world. A huge testament to this is that he has gotten over 6 million new followers on Instagram since “True Beauty” aired its first episode – talk about having an amazing first impression! So for all you new and old Hwang In Yeop fans, here are some facts you may not have known about him!

1. Hwang In Yeop was a model

Hwang in Yeop started his career in entertainment as a model. His original dream was to be an actor, but he took up modeling because of his love for fashion. Once he became a model, he hesitated to make the leap into acting because his insecurities always stood in the way. He views himself as very shy and introverted, which is why it took so long for him to give it a try.

2. He’s a huge Pokémon fan

In several interviews, Hwang In Yeop has mentioned that he’s a big Pokémon fan and even showcased his knowledge by naming a few of the characters. He even has an adorable post of Pikachu on his Instagram and his Instagram profile picture is of Ditto, which is a character that can breed with any other Pokémon (with the exception of a couple). And yes, Hwang In Yeop has got me researching Pokémon.

3. His first role was in the web drama “WHY”

When he decided to become an actor and went for various auditions, he landed the role of Gi Jae Young in the web drama “WHY,” playing one of the best friends of the main lead. When Hwang In Yeop first got the call that he landed this role, he said the hairs on his head stood up because he was so excited. You can watch the entire series starting with the first episode here: