Korean heartthrob Kim Woo-bin has been named honorary ambassador of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
The 27-year-old TV and film actor attended the appointment ceremony recently organized by the Olympics organizing committee led by Chairman Lee Hee-beom.
As honorary ambassador, Woo-bin will participate in major events in Korea and abroad to promote the Winter Olympics, which will be held from February 9 to 25 next year in Pyeongchang in Gangwon Province, South Korea.
“I have always been interested in sports. I will do my best to attract the world’s attention to the PyeongChang Olympics with less than a year to go,” said Kim, adding that he hopes the event will be participated in by many people.
Chairman Hee-beom gave the star a commemorative plaque to mark his appointment. Woo-bin joins the roster of Korean celebrities who are also PyeongChang Olympics honorary ambassadors including Lee Min Ho and figure skating champion Kim Yuna.
Woo-bin debuted as a model in 2008 and eventually became an actor.
His drama projects include “A Gentleman’s Dignity,” “School 2013,” “The Heirs” and last year’s “Uncontrollably Fond.”
He has also starred in movies such as “The Con Artists,” “Twenty” and “Master,” which was shot in the Philippines.