Lee Hyori launches sale of 2012 calendar
On Dec. 19, Lee’s agency confirmed that the entertainer will be at Sinsa CGV Cheongdam Cinecity in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, to sign her 2012 calendar.
The calendar features the singer with her beloved pooch Soonshim. On the cover of the calendar are the words, “Don’t buy, adopt instead,” a slogan advocating the adoption of stray and abandoned dogs over purchasing at pet stores. Through the launch of the calendar, Lee hopes to raise awareness about abandoned dogs in Korea.
The calendar has been highly anticipated, and from Dec. 15, fans could preorder the item from the Web site of the lifestyle magazine 1st Look.
In addition to the printed version, the calendar is also available as a cell phone application. The smartphone edition features an additional 50 photos and videos. An iPhone version of the application will be made available for international buyers in the United States, China and Japan.
All proceeds from the calendar sales will support animal shelters that house homeless dogs. Of late, Lee has also been featured on the news, where she has voiced her support for the so-called “comfort women,” who were forced into sex slavery by the Japanese military during World War II.
By Carla Sunwoo [firstname.lastname@example.org]