While 2018 draws to a close so does the final promotions of many idols and actors who will most likely have to enlist in the military in 2019.
I have previously shared a list of Korean celebrities (idols and actors) who will be discharged in 2019, and today I will be talking about the list of idols and actors who will most likely have to enlist in 2019.
The majority of the list is composed of actors and idols who are born in 1990, according to the Korean military law, all males (no exception) must enlist before they turn 30 years old.
Block B Taeil and B Bomb
Bang Yong Guk
FTISLAND Hongki and Choi JongHoon
Choi Woo Shik
2PM Junho and Chansung
Currently, Wooyoung, Taecyeon and Jun K are all serving the military, once the two remaining Korean members enlist, it will leave only Nichkhun who is Thai American.
However, its worthy to note that Taecyeon will be discharged in 2019.
This means that before 2020 ends there is a good possibility we’ll have a 2PM reunion.
Highlight Gikwang and Yang Yoseob
On December 21, Lee Gikwang’s announced he was accepted as a conscripted policeman. For now, he’s confirmed to enlist around mid-January
Yang Yoseob, who will also serve as a conscripted policeman, will be enlisting on January 24.
BTOB’s Changsub and Minhyuk
Changsub has already announced his plan for enlistment earlier this month, he will be enlisting quietly on January 14.
However, Minhyuk the other member born in 1990 is yet to announce his military enlistment plans but he will also most likely enlist before 2019 ends.
He is the last BIGBANG to join the military, its been speculated he would be enlisting in the first half of 2019 but for now he has schedules including a fixed appearance in an upcoming variety show.
While he enlists all of the remaining BIGBANG members will be discharged one by one in 2019, as I previously mentioned in my list of Korean celebrities to be discharged in 2019, all of BIGBANG members will be discharged before the year ends starting with T.O.P.
Lee Jong Suk
Lee Jong Suk is one of the few actors born in 1989 who are yet to enlist in the military. He is currently busy filming his last drama before his military enlistment, it’s called “Romance Supplement.”
“Romance Supplement” will air its first episode on January 24.
Hong Jong Hyun
The model-turned-actor had previously opened up about his pending military enlistment in an interview with news outlets OSEN, he revealed he plans on enlisting in early to mid-2019.
So far, his agency is yet to announce his specific enlistment plans.
VIXX N and Leo
The two VIXX members will be turning 30 next year and must enlist before the year ends. However, their agency is yet to reveal the specific details of their military enlistment plans.
His agency AOMG previously revealed that he was confirmed to enlist in the military as a conscripted policeman on February 7, 2019.
On October 31, Shaun’s agency DCTOM E&C revealed he will be enlisting in the military next year but added that the exact date is yet to be revealed.
He is the man behind the hit track “Way Back Home” that was released in summer 2018 and beat many idols songs to the number one spot.