Is This ‘Reborn Rich’ Character Inspired by HYBE’s Bang Si Hyuk?

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Kang Ki Doong is garnering attention for reflecting on what life was like in South Korea in the 1990s through his role Jin Hyung Joon in JTBC drama Reborn Rich. 

He had viewers revisit the year 1999 when apocalyptic beliefs were quickly spreading, and Seo Tai Ji, Moon Hee Joon and Ahn Jae Wook rose to superstardom. He also brought laughter as the musician whose dream of debuting was shattered by PSY. 

Many of the predictions Hyung Joon made in the drama came true, including Titanic’s success, Parasite winning the Academy Award, the launch of Apple’s iPod and Melon’s music service, South Korea advancing to the semifinals of the World Cup and BTS topping the Billboard chart. He also serves as an idea bank of Jin Do Joon.

Meanwhile, Hyung Joon is marked as CEO of Mega Hit Enter in the 2022 world of Hyun Woo. That is why many say that the character was inspired by Bang Si Hyuk, the largest shareholder of HYBE and the founder of BTS. Therefore, many are revisiting the early life of the entrepreneur who was immensely interested in the music industry.

Coming across the interesting theory, some viewers commented, “If I were to be reborn, I want to be reborn as Jin Hyung Joon,” “Hyung Joon will be the most powerful person in the Sunyang family. The fact that he appeared in front of his grandfather in such an outfit already shows” and “I love Kang Ki Doong’s acting. He knows how to capture his character.”

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