Han Hyun-min

Han Hyun-min (Korean한현민; born 19 May 2001) is a South Korean model and actor, who gained national recognition by becoming the first Korean model of African descent to walk the catwalks in South Korea and internationally.

Han Hyun-min
(우먼센스 30주년) 스타들의 축하 메시지(4) 모델 한현민.jpg
Han in 2018
Born (2001-05-19) 19 May 2001 (age 21)
Seoul, South Korea
  • Model
  • actor
Years active2016–present
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHan Hyeonmin
McCune–ReischauerHan Hyǒnmin

Early lifeEdit

Han was born in 2001 to a Nigerian father and a Korean mother from the Han family of Chungju. He was raised in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul, where many foreigners in South Korea reside.[1] Growing up in Seoul, Han faced racial discrimination as a biracial child and has publicly spoken up about his experiences.[2]


A modeling agency discovered Han via his Instagram at age 15 while he was still in school. They arranged a meeting and met at a coffee shop where they asked him to walk and signed him on the spot. He quickly became one of Korea's most in-demand models and was named one of TIME Magazine’s 30 most influential teens.[2]

In June 2022, Han signed a contract with Sublime.[3]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2022 Special Cargo Asif / Quick Repair Specialist [4]

Music VideosEdit

Year Title Korean Title Artist
2018 "I Love You" "난 널 사랑해" Kim Bum Soo
2018 "Run It" Jay Park, Woo Won-Jae, Jessi (for Nike)
2019 "Who I Am" NIve
2021 "Gyopo Hairstyle" "교포머리" Peakboy

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2018 Tale of Fairy Ethiopian exchange fairy tvN Cameo, episode 16 [5]
2019 Hip Hop King - Nassna Street Seo Ki-ha SBS
2021 So Not Worth It Hyun-min Netflix Sitcom [6][7]

Variety ShowEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2017 Radio Star MBC Guest with Kim Soo-yong, Momoland's JooE, Kwon Hyun-bin, and Hong Seok-cheon, episode 549[8]
2017-2018 My English Puberty tvN Regular member [9]
2018 Wizard of Nowhere MBC TV Guest with Yook Joong-wan (Rose Motel), episodes 21-25[10]
My Little Old Boy SBS Guest with Yoon Jung-soo, episode 95[11]
Knowing Bros JTBC Guest with Lee Da-hee and Jang Sung-kyu, episode 112[12]
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant [13]
Let's Eat Dinner Together JTBC Guest with Jang Yoon-ju, episode 76 [14]
I Can See Your Voice: Season 5 MBC Every 1 Guest panelist with Microdot, Jang Do-yeon and MeloMance's Kim Min-seok, episode 1[15]
The Return of Superman KBS2 Guest, episode 211
Happy Together Season 3 KBS2 Guest with Abigail Alderete, Sam Okyere, Sazal Kim and Seventeen's Vernon, episode 533
South Korean Foreigners MBC Every 1 Regular member
For The First Time In My Life E-Channel Main host
Amazing Saturday tvN Guest with Tyler Rasch, episode 16
1% Friendship KBS2 Guest, episode 10
September 4, 2018 My Neighbor, Charles KBS Panelist, episode 154
2018-present My English Puberty Season 2 tvN Guest
2018–2019 Cool Kids JTBC Co-host with Yoo Jae-suk, Kim Shin-young, Red Velvet's Seulgi, Ahn Jung-hwan and Haon[16]
2019 Law of the Jungle SBS Guest with Jeon So-mi, Matthew Douma, Lee Jung Hyun and Lee Tae-gon[17]
April 4th, 2019 – February 4th 2021 M Countdown Mnet Co-host with Lee Dae-hwi[18][19]
2019 Boss in the Mirror KBS2 Guest with Woo Ji-won, NCT Dream's Na Jae-min, Zhong Chenle, and Park Ji-sung, Lee Hyun-yi and Park Yu-ri, episode 20 and 29
Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller KBS2 Main host, episode 2 and 4
Sky Muscle JTBC Guest, episode 15
2019-2020 What is Studying? MBC Regular member with Shin Dong-yup, Eugene, So Yi-hyun and Ko Seung-jae
2020 TMI News Mnet Guest with Kwon Hyun-bin, episode 47
Hangout with Yoo MBC Guest with SSAK3, AB6IX's Lee Dae-hwi, Hwang Kwang-hee, Soyou, Teen Top, Eric Nam, Jessi, episode 54
5Bros JTBC Guest with Tony Ahn, Hong Yoon-Hwa and Austin Kang, episode 12
Love On The Air: Season 2 KBS1 Guest, episode 75
Welcome, First Time in Korea? 2 MBC Every 1 Guest, episode 121
2021 Learn Way 2 KakaoTV Guest, episode 2


  1. ^ Shannon Power (31 January 2017). "Han Hyun-min: South Korea's hottest new model". Gay Star News. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Monica Kim (4 April 2017). "This Nigerian-Korean Model Is Breaking Boundaries in Seoul". Vogue. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. ^ Woo Da-bin (9 June 2022). "김진경·한현민, 써브라임과 전속계약…송강호와 한솥밥" [Kim Jin-kyung and Han Hyun-min signed an exclusive contract with Sublime... Song Kang-ho and Hansotbap] (in Korean). Hankook Ilbo. Retrieved 11 June 2022 – via Naver.
  4. ^ Kim Hyun-rok (31 December 2021). "특송', 2022 여는 쾌속 범죄오락액션…첫 공개부터 '후끈" ['Special Delivery', a high-speed crime entertainment action that opens in 2022... 'Hot' from the first release] (in Korean). SPOTV News. Retrieved 31 December 2021 – via Naver.
  5. ^ "'계룡선녀전' 한현민, 선계 커피 신선 '칼디' 역으로 출동! 문채원과 케미!". My Daily (in Korean). 12 November 2018.
  7. ^ 넷플릭스 오리지널 ‘지구망’ 제작 돌입…최영재-민니 등 출연 [공식] [Netflix original'global network' production begins Choi Youngjae-Minni and others appeared [Official]author=Jeong Hee-yeon]. Sports Donga. 25 September 2020.
  8. ^ "[단독] '美타임지 선정' 한현민, '라디오스타' 뜬다..국내1호 혼혈모델". chosun.com. 17 December 2020.
  9. ^ "[단독] 황신혜·효연 등, tvN 영어 극복 예능 합류". jtbc.joins.com. 14 November 2017.
  10. ^ "'오지의 마법사' 한현민, 최연소 게스트로 출연 '예능감 발산'". hankyung.com. 23 March 2018.
  11. ^ "'미운우리새끼' 모델 한현민 아버지, 73년생… 박수홍보다 3살 어리다? 한현민 나이·키 보니 *". sportsq.co.kr. 8 July 2018.
  12. ^ "'아는 형님' 측 "한현민·이다희 출연···18일 녹화·27일 방송'". mtvdaily.asiae.co.kr. 17 January 2018.
  13. ^ "복면가왕' 머리카락 숨기려 수영모 착용한 '새싹맨', 정체는 모델 한현민... 김구라 예상적중'". naver.com. 4 March 2018.
  14. ^ "[이슈종합] '먹튀' 논란 로잘린, 피해자 만남 후 사과문→비판·'스우파' 하차 요구는 계속". topstarnews.net. 3 April 2018.
  15. ^ "'너목보5' 이특 "가장 스트레스 없이 행복하게 녹화" 특급 애정 과시". sedaily.com. 26 January 2018.
  16. ^ "'요즘애들', 유재석의 인싸댄스…공식 포스터 공개". mydaily.co.kr. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  17. ^ "'전소미, 父 매튜와 '정글의 법칙' 동반 출연…이정현·한현민·유재환 동행 [공식입장]', 유재석의 인싸댄스…공식 포스터 공개". chosun.com. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  18. ^ "이대휘-한현민 '엠카운트다운' 고정 MC 발탁 - 매일경제". mk.co.kr (in Korean). 3 April 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  19. ^ "엠카 측 "이대휘X한현민 하차, 아이들 미연X남윤수 새 MC 확정"(공식)". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). 4 February 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2021.

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