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Model-turned-actor Hong Jong-hyun was honored with the “New Star Award” for his acting in a ceremony “2015 Asia Model Festival” held on Friday.

“I was able to receive the award thanks to many people who loved me and showed interest in me,” said the 25-year-old actor.

“The award is very meaningful to me because it’s from a special festival held in Korea. I will put more effort to become an actor who can show more diverse acting.”

Hong made a debut as a model in 2007 and has been diversifying his career to include more acting roles. He appeared in various television series, including “Dating Agency: Cyrano” (2013) and “Mama” (2014). He has previously won various awards, including “Best Dressed Model” at the Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards in 2011 and the “New Star of the Year” prize at the MBC Entertainment Awards in 2014 thanks to his role in season four of MBC’s variety show “We Got Married”

His new film “Clash of the Families 2” will be released on Wednesday.

BY JIN MIN-JI

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