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Lee, Kim’s modeling fee to double

  • Published : Nov 26, 2014 - 15:33
  • Updated : Nov 26, 2014 - 15:33

The one-year modeling fee of hallyu stars Lee Min-ho and Kim Soo-hyun is expected to double in a year thanks to their skyrocketing popularity in Asia, according to a news report Wednesday.

Actor Lee Min-ho. (OSEN)
Edaily reported that earlier this year, Lee and Kim received about 2 billion won ($1.8 million) each for a two-year contract for a single brand-modeling contract with advertisers.

But less than a year, the management agencies of the two stars are pushing to raise their one-year contract fees to about 2 billion won each.
Lee and Kim have gained rising popularity since their television dramas hit China and other Asian countries this year.

Kim shook up the Asian continent through SBS’ hit drama “My Love From the Star” while Lee cemented his top position through “The Heirs.”
The modeling fees being sought are reportedly the highest amount received by Korean celebrities. The daily said top actress Lee Young-ae, who starred in the “Jewelry in the Palace,” receives about 800 million won as a one-year modeling fee for a single brand.

She is followed by actors Jang Dong-gun, Rain (Jung Ji-hoon), Jun Ji-hyun, Song Hye-kyo, Lee Seung-gi and figure queen Kim Yu-na, who earn about 600 to 700 million won annually per contract through modeling.

Actor Kim Soo-hyun. (OSEN)