Sexy K-Drama CEOs Who Stole Our Hearts
A rich, hot and sexy C.E.O falling in love with their employee is a common trope in K-dramas and viewers just can’t seem to get enough of it. And yes, we are well aware that the odds of that happening to us, in reality, is zilch – but can’t a girl dream?!
Here are the most dashing C.E.Os in K-drama that had us wishing upon a star that they would be ours.
Lee Young-Joon in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
Park Seo Joon is the king when it comes to the hot CEO trope and we love him for it. In this drama, he charmed us with his ‘aura’ as Lee Young-Joon, a hot, self-absorbed chaebol who falls in love with his secretary Kim Mi So. As we learn more about his character we get to see cute endearing sides that make us fall harder. It doesn’t hurt that he looks dashing in a suit and just oozes confidence and charisma.
Han Ji pyeong in Start-up
Kim Seon-ho stole our hearts when he played Han Ji pyeong in the hit drama Start-up. Who wouldn’t fall in love with his cute dimples and his good-boy persona? Even halmeoni found herself charmed by Han Ji pyeong’s kind and caring nature.
Seon-Ho overcame loss, hardships, and poverty and is now a charismatic CEO in the tech industry and a mentor to upcoming tech geniuses. We would have loved to see him get the girl in the end but oh well, it is her loss!
Yoon Se-ri in Crash Landing on You
Son Ye-jin played the lead female role in this drama and she did not fail to deliver. Yoon Se-ri is a self-made fashion and beauty mogul who is set to inherit her father’s company much to the chagrin of her brothers.
A strong beautiful woman who knows what she wants and goes for it unapologetically; her sense of fashion and her business acumen also makes her so attractive. We stan a queen and she is an icon.
Ahn Min-hyuk in Strong Woman do Bong Soon
Ahn Min-hyuk is probably one of the cutest and most laid-back CEOs to ever grace our screens. He doesn’t take himself too seriously and has a great sense of humor. He served us boyfriend vibes in every outfit and made us giggle with his cute antics and romantic gestures. Plus, we adore a man who can handle a strong woman while being secure in himself.
Kang Tae-Moo in Business proposal
Our beloved archaeopteryx is an impressive man with endless charms. The one thing that had us going crazy for him is his duality. In one scene he is all serious, dedicated to working, and being a difficult boss and in the next, he is the cutest, most vulnerable, and protective boyfriend. The man gave us range and we were so here for it.
Bae Ta-mi in Search WWW
Technically she is not a CEO but a fierce team leader in a big web portal company. She is relentless when it comes to fighting for what she believes and works hard to prove herself. She is a talented intellectual who is changing the game and is focused on her career.
We loved that she knew what she wanted in a relationship and didn’t compromise or cower from speaking about her opinions on marriage. After all, not all women want to get married or start a family and that is okay too!
Jang Man-wol in Hotel del Luna
Jang Man-wol was a feisty yet kind-hearted hotelier who ran a hotel for ghosts in this fantasy K-drama. The first thing that crosses our mind when we think of Hotel Del Luna is fashion.
Jang Man-wol was a fashion icon and she ‘slayed’ like the queen that she was. A strong woman who can kick butts and look effortlessly gorgeous while at it is what most women aspire to be.
Kim Min Gyu in I’m Not a Robot
Min Gyu is a fine, intelligent man who can’t fully run his finance company because he is allergic to people. He has no choice but to seclude himself and live a rather lonely life in his big mansion. Even though his life is laced with trauma and betrayal, he still has a heart of gold and a certain innocence to him. He also has such a beautiful smile that makes it so hard not to fall head over heels for him.
Jang Han-seok in Vincenzo
Yes, we know he is a villain but forgives us if his sexiness gave us a few seconds of moral dilemma. He was a corrupt and murderous CEO and we wish he was a better human being. However, we still have to admit that his chiseled abs and his evil smirk were hot and we rest our case entirely on that shirtless scene when he had just come out from taking a shower in episode 5.
Cha Jin-Wook in Secret Romance
Sung-Hoon was the perfect embodiment of a sexy rich and hot chaebol in his role as Jin-Wook in this office romance drama. He had us blushing from the first episode but our favorite scene has to be when he played with Yoo-mi’s young brother in the playground. Is there anything sexier than a hot man taking care of a kid?
Jin Moo-Hak in Dali and Cocky Prince
Moo-Hak can do no wrong in our books, he knows the right thing to say and at the right time too. The way he comforts his girlfriend and protects her is admirable. He may be a little corny with his words but any woman would be blessed to have such a man by her side. He is a ride-or-die kind of guy and the world could use more of such men.
The fact that Jin Moo-Hak is also cute, easy on the eyes with his banging body, and his optimistic sense of humor just makes him even more irresistible!
And there we have it, our picks for the sexiest K-drama CEOs! We’ll periodically update this page over time if any more entries crop up!
What do you think of our list? Have we included your favourites? Or have we missed any must-watch dramas? We love to hear from you so do feel free to let us know in the comments below.