Lee Kwang So Korean manner legs

Korean manner legs: Solving tall people problems one inch at a time

May 26th, 2021

Tall people don’t always have it easy, as Jodi Kreyman once said “You think your life is hard? I’m a high school junior wearing size 13 Nikes. Men’s size 13 Nikes. Beat that.” It may be frustrating being asked how the weather is up there, but the Koreans may be able to help you out with your surplus of height. 

In Korea, it isn’t unusual for drama and music stars to tower at six feet and over. “Korean Manner Legs” have thus been developed in order to assist these acting and musical (and literal) giants when interacting with other people. By simply spreading their legs farther apart, almost doing a semi-split while standing, they are able to solve their #tallpeople problems one inch at a time. 

Many different situations may call for the use of the Korean manner legs. 

In-between filming a drama episode or a music video, stylists and make-up artists may need to retouch their stars to keep them looking fresh and camera-ready.

Hwarang star Park Hyung Sik, standing at 6 feet

Hwarang star Park Hyung Sik Korean manner legs

Park Hyung Sik behind the scenes of Hwarang


BTS’s V (5′ 10″)

BTS’s V korean manner legs



Itaewon Class and What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim star, Park Seo-joon (6′ 1″)

Manner legs also help the filming crew by making it easier to frame stars within a shot.

Itaewon Class and What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim star, Park Seo-joon korean manner legs

Park Seo-joon Korean manner legs


Crash Landing on You’s Hyun Bin (6′ 1″)

Especially if their not so “vertically gifted” co-stars are in the shot with them.

Crash Landing on You

Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin

Crash Landing on You

Hyun Bin Korean manner legs


The Heirs’ Kim Woo-bin (6′ 2″)

The Heirs’ Kim Woo-bin behind the scenes

Kim Woo-bin behind the scenes of The Heirs


Goblin star Gong Yoo (6 feet)

Of course, these tall stars must bust out the manner legs when interacting with interviewers, and when taking pictures with their beloved fans as well.

Goblin Gong yoo interview

Gong Yoo Korean manner legs

Gong Yoo Korean manner legs

Gong Yoo


Male stars aren’t the only ones who use manner legs. Korean manner legs are just as popular for the (tall) women in Korea as well. 

AOA’s Seolhyun (5′ 5″)

AOA’s Seolhyun Korean manner legs

Seolhyun Korean manner legs


After School’s Uee (5′ 8″)


Uee Korean manner legs


Singer, songwriter, and actress Choi Soo-young (5′ 8″)

Choi Soo-young

Choi Soo-young


So, to all those who may be experiencing any difficulties or problems due to being overly blessed with height, I urge you to try out Korean manner legs someday. 

Although, sometimes, splitting apart your legs just isn’t enough… 

As shown by the valiant efforts of Running Man’s Lee Kwang Soo (6′ 3″).

Running Man’s Lee Kwang So

Lee Kwang So


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