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Yoo Ah In Instagram: Meaning Behind the Seoul Vibe Star’s Unique IG Name

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If there would be a list of Korean actors who can take on any kind of role, Yoo Ah In would surely be in the top spot.

The 35-year-old star has a ton of awards, recognitions, and remarkable projects under his name. In addition to this, he is also passionate about the arts and supports up-and-coming artists.

Due to this, he became the creative director and curator of Studio Concrete in 2014, which highlights the masterpiece created by young talents.

In addition, Yoo Ah In’s Instagram also boasts various arts and interesting photos.

However, besides his artsy IG feed, another striking thing about his socials is his username.

Yoo Ah In Instagram: What is the Meaning Behind the IG Handle HongSick?

The 35-year-old star chose HongSick because of one simple reason and that is because it is Yoo Ah In’s real name.

During his 2013 interview with SBS Radio, the award-winning actor recalled how he started his career.

Before his debut, the first manager wanted to have a stage for him that would fit a name for an idol.

While his real name Uhm Hong Sick is might not be fit for a budding actor,  they decided to create a stage name for him.

"The stage name 'Yoo Ah In' was coined together with my manager," he explained, adding "'In’ means 'one' in German."

Interestingly, he chose to have his real name on his Instagram and had his IG username as @hongsick.

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Korean Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

Yoo Ah In is just among many Korean celebrities who are known for their stage names.

Did you know that Hyun Bin’s real name is Kim Tae Pyung? They changed to a short and simple name so it could easily be recalled.

In addition, Hyun Bin’s wife, Son Ye Jin's real name is spelled as Son Eo n Jin.

Meanwhile, Kim Woo Bin changed his real name Kim Hyun Joong because there is another celebrity with the same name.

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