Physical: 100 casts were stunned to see Choo Sung Hoon’s name, in one of the bust forms featured in episode 1.
Known as one of the legends in MMA fighting, the Korean - Japanese contestant is among the famous cast of the Netflix survival game.
What is Physical: 100?
Physical: 100 is a 9-part episode competition that consists of 100 contestants.
Sports Olympians, military members, fitness enthusiasts, and more gathered in Physical: 100 to showcase great strength, agility, and power as they complete and survive grueling challenges.
Dubbed as the “real life” Squid Game, 100 of the fittest people in South Korea will compete against each other in the bid of winning the cash prize of 300 million KRW or 245,000 USD.
Released on January 24, the finale episode of Physical: 100 will air on February 21 along with the announcement of the winner.
Interestingly, before the reality survival tv show ends, viewers are drawn to the participants, especially the fan favorite Choo Sung Hoon.
Who is Choo Sung Hoon of Physical: 100?
The 47-year-old athlete is a renowned MMS fighter and judo player who represented Korea and Japan
Choo Sung Hoon, also known by his Japanese name Yoshihiro Akiyama as well as his nickname “sexyama,” is the oldest Physical: 100 contestant. However, despite his age, he can beat anyone even players half his age.
Interestingly, this is also the reason why he joined the reality show – to show that even a middle age guy can go against much younger players.
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On the other hand, viewers not just witness how strong he is when he won the one-on-one death match against the junior MMA fighter but also his camaraderie, leadership, and his ability to turn his fear into an opportunity t win the challenge.
Choo Sung Hoon Before Physical: 100
The MMA fighter revealed on the show that he has been training in martial arts since he was 3 years old since his father was a judo instructor.
Choo Sung Hoon also grew up in a sports-minded household since his mother was also a swimming champion.
Interestingly, he had his first professional MMA match in 2004 and is also training for karate, kickboxing, wrestling, and submission fighting.
As for his achievements, he won the gold medal at the 2001 Asian Championships for South Korea while bagging the gold medal for Japan at the 2002 Asian Games.
Apiary from his recognition as an MMA fighter, Choo Sung Hoon is also known for his luxury collection.
Over his Instagram, he often shares his training activities and his clothing brand, Sung1975.
Interestingly, one of the eye-catching detail on his IG is his watch collection.
According to SCMP, Choo Sung Hoon has the fanciest wristwatch.
He owns a Rolex Daytona Rainbow that costs around US$850,000 which was a special gift from his friends.
Moreover, he also has a Richard Mille 27-03 that retails for around US$1.4 million. According to the outlet, there are only 50 Richard Mille 27-03 globally and was a limited-edition designed for legendary Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal.
Adding to the list is his Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980 watch that costs a whopping USD$108,000.
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