More on Being A Man: Rain covers and is featured by Esquire Vol. 186, coming in March.
[*ETA: It is being reported that Rain is the only Korean to be on the cover of Esquire twice. We wouldn't be surprised at that... the man already has an impressive list of "firsts" under his belt in various parts of the world and is primed to add quite a few more. Halleluia. ^@@^]
[Cloud USA — 2/18/2011] As you know by now, Rain has added yet another cover to his already rather “cover-full” career.
Not only will he be gracing the front of the upcoming March 2011 issue of Esquire Magazine (Vol. 186, Korea), he will also be their feature story concerning who Jung JiHoon is now that he is 30 years old (in Korean age; he’ll only be 29 internationally on his birthday in June this year), the establishing of new his goals, and gravitating towards a “30-ish state of mind.”
As we understand it, Rain’s attire in this photo shoot was provided by Alfred Dunhill clothing, his watch was by his endorser Cartier, his stylist was Park HyeJung, hair and makeup was by Choi Sunhwa/Total Nitrogen, and the photos were taken by Park JiHyuk. [Edited to add: Word on the street is this photo shoot was done while Rain was in Paris, back in January.]
For the moment, we do know that the magazine is available on the InterPark book order site (only in Hangeul that we can see; it is InterPark’s ticket site that has an English counterpart), and on the Yes24 order site (Hangeul only). We will be scouting around for any Internet order sites where English-speakers can purchase it as well.
Congratulations on this new accomplishment, JiHoon. It really is a wonderful cover indeed. There is no doubt in our minds that you are what we and Esquire call a “grown man” now. And if, by chance, you are asking by your expression if your fans are ready for the next move that you’re contemplating…
… the answer is yes. We’re all strapped in with seat belts fastened. Go.
— Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com ^@@^
[*Edited to Add 2/21: Esquire scan below courtesy of Just_raiin @Twitpic]
[*Edited to Add 2/22: Even MORE Esquire delectableness from this issue is HERE. Just click!]
[12/10/2010 repost] Revisiting 2008: Rain covers Esquire Magazine
Yes, it was Beginning To Rain All Over The World when JiHoon graced the cover of Esquire back in November 2008. As we understand it, this was around the same time he became the first Korean male on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Korea, and did a feature spread for Harper’s with supermodel Hye Park.
As he’d promised, he was making a comeback in S. Korea after being gone for several years filming Speed Racer and Ninja Assassin. Can you dig it? ♥
— Stephe ^@@^