At 6’2, Hyun only began modeling last year, after an agency found him on Instagram and arranged a meeting. They met at a coffee shop where they asked him to walk and signed him immediately. He’s completely self-taught, having watched YouTube videos to learn how to stride. But impressively, two seasons ago, he opened for Heich Es Heich.
At first glance, most people assume he isn’t Korean at all—rather, an international model, flown in to walk shows—and would speak to him in English backstage (which he can’t speak), or not at all and would be taken aback when they heard him speak Korean. He’s been told by some designers and brands that because his skin is different, they can’t work with him. But rather than leaving, this only pushes Hyun to work harder and build his own unique charm.