SF9's Rowoon turns 25, K-pop fans shower their love on the 'bouncy giant'

Rowoon celebrates his birthday by sharing the announcement for a fan meet as Fantasy wishes him health and prosperity

                            SF9's Rowoon turns 25, K-pop fans shower their love on the 'bouncy giant'
SF9's Rowoon was last seen in JTBC's 'She Would Never Know' (Instagram)

Rowoon from SF9 who is also a popular K-drama actor celebrates his 25th birthday on August 7. SF9 was last seen together for their many appearances on reality shows promoting their latest release, 'Turn Over'. Fans of him as an actor last saw him in the K-drama, 'She Would Never Know', where he played the junior who had fallen for one of his seniors that was already seeing someone. He also appeared on Mnet's reality show 'Kingdom: Legendary War' with his bandmates where they competed against five other K-pop groups like Ateez, BTOB 4U, iKON, Stray Kids and The Boyz.

Rowoon, also known for his tsundere personality in the dramas he is a part of, has a very unique goofball nature when it comes to him being around his bandmates. Rowoon was seen in his first lead role with the K-drama, 'Extraordinary You', where he manifested tsundere and played the character of Ha Ru. Fans loved watching him in the role so much that he went on to win the award for Best New Actor, an award he shared with his co-star and second lead, Lee Jae-wook (Bae Kyung). Not only that, Rowoon and Kim Hyeyoon (Dan Oh) won the award for Best Couple for the same drama making him a break-out performer.


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Rowoon took to Twitter to announce that Fantasy's need not wait longer to meet him. Just as fans were wishing him on his birthday using the hashtag #HappyRowoonDay, SF9's official fanclub account on Twitter surprised fans with an announcement that they will be able to personally greet Rowoon and wish him a happy birthday. This would be part of SF9's '2021 Online Fan Meeting- Reply Fantasy'. The video that was posted was in the form of a collect call that fans have to open to check Rowoon's message. 

In the message Rowoon said he is excited to greet fans via an online meet and greet session that will be held on August 15, 2021, at 6 pm KST (5 am ET) Counting up to the days of the official fanmeet, Rowoon was the second member to have the video posted where he invited fans to attend the online fanmeet. Youngbin, the leader of SF9, was the first member to post the announcement.


Fire on set, filming halts

Rowoon is currently shooting for his new drama, 'Affection' on August 6, it was reported that one of the crew members saw that a fire had broken out on the set of the drama and the crew member was mildly injured during their effort to put the fire out. Filming was stopped until further notice. This had fans in a frenzy worried for Rowoon and other people who were involved in the drama pertaining to their safety. It was also reported that the fire was at the Korean Folk Village in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province. It was extinguished in 20 minutes by the dispatched firefighters. 

Based on a manhwa (Korean comic), 'Affection' is about a pair of royal twins, one male and one female. The sister is initially abandoned for being born a girl, but she later disguises herself as a man to take the place of her brother as crown prince. The drama stars Park Eun Bin, VICTON’s Byungchan, DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon, Bae Yoon-Kyung, Nam Yoon-Su, and Bae Soo-Bin alongside Rowoon.


Fans wish their 'giant babie'

Rowoon is known for his charm as well as for his silly antics when he is around SF9 members. He is also alarmingly tall. This is why Fantasy calls him bouncy giant or tiny giant. Fans were seen wishing him on his birthday by using compilations of him being goofy while saying, "to the most tiny giant on earth #HAPPYROWOONDAY we love you very very much #짱강아지_로운이의_생일을_축하해 always stay true to who you are." while another said, "Happy birthday to our giant baby and precious angel rowoon! hope you'll always be surrounded by happiness and love. i wish you all the best. love you." and another said, "We can just live inside this moment, you & i,  if we just smile. our giant babie, you deserve all the genuine love & happines. I hope you will always find a reason to smile, let's be together for a long period of time!" wishing him on his birthday. Another fan plainly said. "Happy birthday to our tiny bouncy giant, we love you so much rowoon!!" One fan was charmed by his tsundere personality as an actor when they said, "1minute challenge: try not to fall in love with him and his personality." One fan also hopes to manifest a birthday Vlive from Rowoon using a prayer circle.