Jeon So-min, a Korean actress, known for her six-year stint on the popular variety show “Running Man,” is leaving the program to shift her focus toward her acting career, as per her management agency. Her final episode for the SBS-produced show is set to be recorded on October 30.
King Kong by Starship, Jeon So-min’s management business, revealed on October 23 that the actress would take a break to rejuvenate and prioritize her acting profession and other pursuits after lengthy discussions with the agency, producers, and cast.
The agency thanked the supporters for their love and encouragement and urged them to keep helping Jeon So-min with her next endeavors.
What’s the network saying?
SBS formally announced Jeon So-min’s exit from the program and conveyed their sincere appreciation for her efforts in enhancing “Running Man” throughout her time there. Additionally, the network affirmed that they still haven’t decided who will replace Jeon. The show will continue with its current six members—Yoo Jae-suk, Ha Ha, Ji Seok-jin, Kim Jong-kook, Song Ji-hyo, and Yang Se-chan—beginning in November.
Since it debuted in July 2010, “Running Man” has become incredibly popular in South Korea and throughout Asia. More than ten nations and regions, including China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, have seen it televised. A combination of regular cast members and special guests compete in interesting ways to complete various missions on the show.
Jeon’s time working on the “Running Man”
After comedian Yang and Jeon So-min became regular cast members of “Running Man” in April 2017, Jeon So-min wowed viewers with her distinct and charming charisma. She showed great chemistry and forged close relationships with the original cast members.
Jeon So-min faced a great deal of criticism and unfavorable remarks from fans worldwide as well as from Korea during her time on Running Man. The actress faced so much criticism in 2020 that the Running Man internet comments section had to be closed. Her physician suggested that she take a two-month hiatus from the program in order to deal with the issue.
Regretfully, Jeon’s family was subjected to harassment by internet trolls who threatened them and used derogatory language to get Jeon off the show. Several of the offensive remarks, which included threats and obscenities, were disclosed by Jeon’s younger brother.
Jeon So-min’s life and career in the industry
Jeon So-min is a native of Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, and was born on April 7, 1986. Wook-min is the younger brother she has. In her second year of high school, Jeon worked as a model for a fashion magazine before making her stage debut. She specialized in broadcasting and entertainment while completing her studies at Dongduk Women’s University.
Talented South Korean Jeon So-min is well-known for her roles as an actor, model, writer, and performer. In 2004, she made her television debut on the sitcom “Miracle.” She made her cinematic debut two years later, in 2006, when she starred in the movie “Cinderella.”
She received praise and the 2013 MBC Drama Awards’ “Best New Actress Award” for her work in the television series “Princess Aurora,” which was her first significant role.
The medical thriller “Cross” (2018), the daily drama “Tomorrow Victory” (2015), the romantic comedy-drama “Something About 1 Percent” (2016), the romantic comedy-drama “Top Star U-back” (2018), “Review: Notebook of My Embarrassing Days” (2018), “Birthday Letter” (2019), and “Big Data Romance” (2019) are just a few of her notable roles in television and drama.
In April 2017, Jeon So-min joined the Running Man variety show as a regular, and she stayed there until October 2023. She gained international recognition during her stint on Running Man. She also took part in the first two seasons of Sixth Sense, a variety show.