5 things to know about “Our Beloved Summer” star Kim Da-mi

Korean actress Kim Da-mi has hit impressive milestones with hit dramas Our Beloved Summer, Itaewon Class, and the movie Witch. As the star turns 27 on the 9th of April, here are five things you should know as we celebrate her birthday

She was a fitting model

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Before her debut in 2018, Kim Da-mi used to be a fitting model. As you can see from her latest hit drama, Our Beloved Summer, Kim has a slender height of over 170cm, which allowed her to appear in various fashion brands, including Gramicci and Victoria Shoes.

As she had a dream of becoming an actress even during that time – and studied Performing Arts at the Incheon National University – she went from one audition to another. She was finally cast in her debut movie Marionette.

She is a fan of Harry Potter

During her appearance on South Korean live video streaming, V Live, she described herself as an introvert mentioning her MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) as INFP (one of the 16 personality types described in the MBTI test, which stands for “Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, and Perceiving”). She loves to spend her spare time at home alone. Kim also loves to watch Netflix and read books in solitude.

She opened up about her love for Harry Potter during the interview with W Korea. Kim loved the whole series created by JK Rowling; so much so that she even believed there was an actual wizardry world during her childhood.

As mentioned before, she loves to read books, and her favourite writer is Haruki Murakami – and The Wind‑Up Bird Chronicle as being her favourite book.

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She was the first Korean model for Vaseline

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Being the face of the brand means many things – sometimes, the brand’s philosophy defines celebrities, and images of celebrities influence the brand itself as well. For example, for over 150 years, Vaseline has been passionate about healing skin and emphasises skin purity as a priority. The brand had many ambassadors, but none were Korean. Until Kim Da-mi grabbed the title of first Korean to be a model for Vaseline. After her success in the movie The Witch in June 2018, she became the face of this American brand in October 2018.

She was a monster rookie

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There’s no doubt that Kim Da-mi made a powerful debut when her first film Marionette became a hit. So did the movie The Witch – in which she also starred – right after. She was chosen out of 1,500 candidates who auditioned for the role in The Witch. In 2018 – the year she debuted – Kim won more than 10 awards, including Cheval Noir Award for Best Actress at Fantasia International Film Festival and Best Actress at Grand Bell Awards.

Her taste in choosing good works is said to be out of the ordinary. Two years after The Witch gained fame, she came back with the drama Itaewon Class, then Our Beloved Summer. By making continuous successes in choosing hit works, Kim proved she is a monster entertainment rookie.

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She has good chemistry with Choi Woo-sik

Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-sik in the drama Our Beloved Summer. Photo: SBS

If you noticed the chemistry between Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-sik in the drama Our Beloved Summer, that is because it wasn’t their first drama together. The two appeared together in the movie The Witch.

In the movie, Kim played a young girl named Ja-yoon who escaped from a mysterious laboratory after many died violent incidents. Choi Woo-sik featured in the film as a villain named Nobleman who reminds Ja-yoon of her roots after the laboratory incident.

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