We’re officially into March! Besides celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, here’s something else you can celebrate in the month of March—the birth of these sexy male celebs. The world will be a lot less bright without them.
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Lee Hong Ki (Mar 2, 1990)
South Korean star Lee Hong Ki is a celebrated singer and actor. The 29-year-old began his showbiz career as a child actor in 2002’s TV drama Magic Kid Masuri, and has since appeared in many productions including You’re Beautiful (2009) alongside CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa and actress Park Shin Hye, My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox (2010) with Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah, and The Korean Odyssey that starred Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo. Besides his acting chops, Hong Ki is noted for being the frontman and main vocalist for South Korean rock band F.T. Island. The multi-hyphenate has also pursued a solo singing career with his album FM302 (2015), started his own fashion label Skullhong and acted in theatre productions. What an ace!
BTS’ Suga (Mar 9, 1993)
Although we get distracted by Suga’s too-cute baby face, you should know not to underestimate this 26-year-old. After all, Suga is a crucial member of hit Korean group BTS and has also been recognised for his rapping, songwriting and producing abilities. Hailing from Daegu, South Korea, Suga’s journey with music began after he had heard the song “Fly” from Korean hip-hop group Epik High when he was younger. This prompted him to learn rapping and music production, which eventually led him to his achievements today. Besides his work with the group, Suga has also released his own solo mixtape, Agust D, in 2016 and has continued to find success as a lyricist and producer.
Eddie Peng Yu-yan (Mar 24, 1982)
Elegance is an attitude, and Taiwanese-Canadian actor Eddie Peng doesn’t seem to lack that. The 37-year-old hottie debuted in a 2001 drama Tomorrow that starred Rainie Yang and Shawn Yue, and later found growing success with hits like 2011 teen film Jump Ashin!, 2013 action film Unbeatable and 2015 sports film To the Fore alongside Korean actor-singer Choi Siwon. His role in Unbeatable had earned him his second Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards nomination. With his bad boy looks and bushy brows, Eddie is the face for multiple labels including Swiss watchmaker Longines, Japanese cosmetic label Kate and Chinese smartphone Vivo (ousting Song Joong Ki). He’s also the first Asian brand ambassador for French luxury brand Berluti. Impressive. We can’t wait for him to return to our screens with Cold War 3, which has a star-studded cast of Andy Lau, Aaron Kwok, Chow Yun-Fatt and Tony Leung.
EXO’s Xiumin (Mar 26, 1990)
Kim Min Seok, or better known by his stage name Xiumin, is a member of popular Korean boyband EXO who debuted in 2012. Behind his feline features, Xiumin holds a black belt in kendo and taekwondo and is an avid football fan. He also goes to the gym regularly to maintain his chocolate abs. Despite being the eldest member of the group, he is known for his aegyo. A versatile performer, Xiumin can deliver both rap and singing lines. Xiumin is also part of an EXO subunit, EXO-CBX, alongside Chen and Baekhyun, and has released songs and went on tours as part of the trio. If you’re wondering how the subunit came about, the idea came from their physical trainer who thought they would look good in a subunit since they’re all around the same height.
JJ Lin Jun Jie (Mar 27, 1981)
We are not exaggerating when we say Lin Jun Jie, who is widely known as JJ Lin or his lesser-known English name Wayne, is one of Singapore’s biggest musicians. The Mandopop singer, who started his musical career by writing songs for artists like A-Mei and Harlem Yu, debuted in 2003 with Music Voyager. Since then, the 38-year-old, who just completed an 11-month tour last month, has released 12 albums and his songs such “Dou Jiang You Tiao” (2004), “Ke Xi Mei Ru Guo” (2014) and “Bu Wei Shui Er Zuo De Ge” (2015) remain hot favourites amongst fans. The talented singer-pianist, who has won multiple Golden Melody Awards, is also known for his vocal prowess during live performances. Apart from his soulful voice, deep set dimples and boyish charms, he is also an avid Star Wars fan, loves playing online games, and has been frequently spotted in hawker centres here.
Jackson Wang (Mar 28, 1994)
Perhaps one of the most outspoken member of Korean boyband GOT7, Jackson Wang is a Hong Kong rapper and singer who is also known for his dancing and hosting abilities. Raised by parents who were former athletes, Wang’s trim build and chiselled frame can be attributed to his years of fencing training as part of the Hong Kong national team, which he gave up to pursue a musical career. A newly minted Chinese ambassador for Fendi, you can take photos with this handsome fella—or at least his wax figure—at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong.
Jam Hsiao (Mar 30, 1987)
Look at those cheekbones! Since debuting in Taiwanese TV talent competition One Million Star and later collaborating with Taiwan’s pop star A-Mei in 2007, Jam Hsiao was plucked from obscurity and is now one of the most recognisable names in Mandopop. The 32-year-old multiple award-winning singer has also diversified into movies such as The Killer Who Never Kills (2011), My Geeky Nerdy Buddies (2014) and The Faces of My Gene (2018). Need another reason to love him? Jam is an animal lover and lives with six dogs and four cats, all of whom were adopted.