'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo's' Lee Joon-Gi, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong-Hyun, Yoon Sun-Woo, Byun Baekhyun, Nam Joo-hyuk and Ji-Soo pose for Cosmopolitan Korea August 2016 issue. (Photo : Instagram/actor_jg)
South Korean actors Lee Joon-Gi and Ahn Jae-Hyun are one of the many kind celebrities with a warm heart. The Hallyu stars recently posed with babies awaiting adoption for the 14th photo exhibition that aims to raise adoption awareness.
On Dec. 01, Thursday, Cosmopolitan magazine released Lee and Ahn's pictorial for the annual charity photo exhibition. Dubbed "Letters from Angels," the campaign features black-and-white photos of around 11 celebrities holding babies awaiting adoption.
Participating celebrities include G-Friend, Shin Dong Yup, Seo Hyun Jin, B1A4's Jinyoung, Jessica Jung, Hong Jong Hyun, Kim So Hyun, Kim Sook and Lee Jae Yoon, All Kpop reported. The photos were widely circulated on Twitter.
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The annual photo exhibition, which started in 2003, is held to attract wide public attention about adoption. It is said that the campaign has reportedly contributed to changing how adoption is perceived in South Korea.
Since "Letters from Angels" started, individuals started to accept adoption and discuss it openly. Interestingly, the number of babies adopted within South Korea drastically decreased from 1,304 in 2008 to 393 in 2014, as per the Social Welfare Society (SWS), as cited by The Korea Herald.
The Hallyu stars are scheduled to join the annual charity photo exhibition at the Gana Insa Art Center in Insa-Dong, Seoul. The exhibition runs Dec. 21 until Dec. 27. More details about the event will be revealed soon.
In other news, Lee is currently gearing up for a special fan meeting tour on Dec. 3-4 at the Gyedang Hall, Sangmyung University. Following the Seoul fan-meetings, he will soon travel across Asia to meet his fans with confirmed stops in Taiwan and Japan, respectively.
Aside from that, Lee will also make his Hollywood debut in the upcoming "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter" film. He plays Umbrella Corporation's Commander Lee who holds a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo and is expected to go head-to-head against the heroine, Alice (Milla Jovovich).
Check out the official "Resident Evi: The Final Chapter" trailer here: