Gong Yoo in army

The Korea Military Academy has released a photo of actor Gong Yoo in the military academy, wearing his uniform.

Gong Yoo in army

Gong Yoo, who joins the army on Jan 14, is the latest high profile star who enter the military service.

2008 will see an influx of big names into Korea’s mandatory military service… Shinhwa’s Eric and Kim Dong-wan are approaching the age limit (28) and will have to join the army this year; others like actors Kim Rae-won, Lee Dong-gun and pop star Kangta are probably joining in too.

Gong Yoo joins army

Korean star Gong Yoo, famous for drama “1st Shop of Coffee Prince”, has joined the army. He made his final farewell to his fans and the press just before entering the army academy on January 14.

Gong Yoo joins army

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1st Shop of Coffee Prince meet press

MBC-TV held a press conference on Tuesday (June 26) in Seoul to promote their latest Korean drama, “1st Shop of Coffee Prince.” The main cast of Yoon Eun-hye (center), Gong Yoo (right) and Lee Sun-gyun attended the press conference…

Yoon Eun-hye, Gong Yoo and Lee Sun-gyun at Coffee Prince press conference

The drama was based on a popular manga, and is Eun-hye’s first drama since the highly successful “Goong” (or “Princess Hour”)… people are putting high expectation for Coffee Prince for sure.

The drama will start showing in Korea on July 14.

[Image credits to Chosun.com]