Khottie of the Week: CNBLUE’s Lee Jong-hyun

Posted by KpopontheDL on June 11, 2016

Khottie of the Week/ Music
Guys, I have a confession to make.  It took me a while to discover Lee Jonghyun, lead guitarist and vocalist of CNBlue.  I got into Kpop through Kdramas, and because I saw and loved You’re Beautiful and Heartstrings, I was imprinted like a duckling on Yonghwa.  Bias picked, I looked no further.  Then, I watched Orange Marmalade and… Holy Toledo, who is THAT?

Jonghyun was easily the best part of that drama, in my opinion.  Now, I wonder how I could possibly have missed him.  Was I blind?
Well, obviously, I hadn’t seen A Gentleman’s Dignity yet,  ’cause look at how cute!
Now that my eyes had been opened, I had to start digging around to learn more about him.
There is almost nothing sexier than a guy with a guitar, and Jonghyun is the real deal.  He was inspired to learn the guitar after watching legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist, Eric Clapton, perform.  I can see some some of Clapton’s influence here.
When it comes down to it, Jonghyun checks ALL my boxes.  Rockstar?
Nice arms?  I read he was a judo athlete in High School. Looks like he’s stayed in shape.
Loves dogs?
Looks good wet?
Makes me want to snuggle at a ski lodge in Aspen?
What really made him steal my heart though was when I learned he wrote Blind Love, my all time favorite CNBLUE song.  So romantic…  /sigh.
I’m really envious of all of you who have had a chance to see him perform live!  And many of you will get a chance at KCon LA this year.  If you’re there, make sure to tell him I love him, ok?  Till next time!


  • Reply Spiceangel June 11, 2016 at 8:13 am

    The first time I noticed him was when he was on “We Got Married”. I was watching for song Jae Rim (lim) and I happened to see him.

    Only watched 5 or so episodes of OM, but he was very good in it.

    I am exacted to see them at Kcon!! I survived the ticket purchasing death match yesterday and made it out alive. (Not with the tickets my heart desired, but with tickets)

    • Reply KpopontheDL June 11, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      I so desperately wanted Platinum, but they were a whisper and a dream. I’m so glad you get to go! Report back! He makes my old school rock-n-roll heart go pitter-pat!

      • Reply Spiceangel June 12, 2016 at 8:48 pm

        Will do!! I am fortunate that my DH is also a fan of Bts, Block B and Monsta X. He even knows all the names of EXO and VIXX!! He will watch variety with me, but no drama’s. 🙂

    • Reply Stephanie June 12, 2016 at 9:26 pm

      What did you end up with? We were not super successful. Well. Cherry was. Yay, Cherry! Me? Not as lucky.

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