It cannot be denied that Kim Seon Ho rose to an A-list status from being a D-list artist after his effective portrayal of Hong Du Sik in the successful 2021 K-drama titled Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. The 36-year-old South Korean actor did not only grow his fan case as he also landed numerous endorsements and projects.
Named the “Good Boy” of the K-drama industry, Kim Seon Ho effortlessly gave the biggest second lead syndrome among local and international Korean wave fans. Kim Seon Ho first captured attention when he played Han Ji Pyeong in Start-Up, which also starred Bae Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk.
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However, things suddenly changed when one of his ex-girlfriends made an anonymous accusation claiming that “actor K” lied that he would lose advertising deals if they kept the baby. Kim Seon Ho allegedly pressured her to terminate the pregnancy, adding that the actor vowed to marry her before the abortion and ended their relationship later on.
Did the abortion scandal affect the net worth of Kim Seon Ho? Keep on reading to know more details.
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Kim Seon Ho net worth in 2022 revealed
Kim Seon Ho reportedly has an estimated net worth between $1 million and $5 million. Since he had been packed with several projects and endorsement deals, the actor’s net worth was expected to increase — until the abortion scandal broke.
For starters, premarital parenthood is still frowned upon in South Korean society. Kim Seon Ho was forced to issue an official apology after “Actor K” was identified as Kim and admitted that the claims were true.
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Kim Seon Ho’s former ladylove accepted the apology and took down her original post. Unluckily, more or less, 10 brands already dropped their deals with the actor even before his official statement.
The leading man of Shin Min Ah in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha also lost two movie deals and was dropped from the South Korean television show titled 1 Night, 2 Days, which he has been a part of since 20189. Interviews and a photo essay book for Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha were all canceled as well, condemning Kim Seon Ho for his alleged immoral conduct.
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Kim Seon Ho, fortunately, received unwavering love and support from his friends as they started speaking out in support of the actor. Acquaintances shared screenshots of the actor’s conversation with his ex-girlfriend showing how Kim Seon Ho was willing to keep a baby and start a family.
However, Kim Seon Ho and his former sweetheart later agreed to terminate the pregnancy as they were not prepared at the time, especially the actor who has yet to prove himself in the entertainment industry. After the screenshots made rounds online, public opinion turned back in favor of Kim Seon Ho, and many fans deemed the actor as a victim of exaggerated and fabricated accusations.
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While it is great to know that Kim Seon Ho has already started bouncing back since the abortion scandal, it cannot be denied that the shocking accusations have threatened his career and affected his finances.
Kim Seon Ho to only have one movie project in 2022?
Meanwhile, it is claimed that Kim Seon Ho would be making his grand comeback to the limelight via his first-ever lead movie titled Sad Tropics. NEW announced that there would be no changes in the cast lineup despite all the issues that plagued the K-drama actor.
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The production company stated:
“After much deliberation, the producers of Sad Tropics have decided to film the movie this year with actor Kim Seon Ho.”
For starters, Kim Seon Ho’s Sad Tropics centers on the journey of a man, whose parents are Korean and a Filipina, who dreams of becoming a professional boxer. He returns to his homeland to find his father, who abandoned him and his mom.
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No other details about the character of Kim Seon Ho in the forthcoming movie have been confirmed as of this writing. However, it has been reported that Go Ara, Kang Tae Joo, and Kim Kang Woo would be joining the Start-Up actor in the movie.
It was also claimed that Kim Seon Ho would only focus on Sad Tropics in 2022. Sources suggested the actor is “currently declining offers for various acting roles as well as endorsement model deals, overseas fan meeting offers, and more.”
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