[OP-ED] Danny Oppa's Top 5 - Hot Ahjoomas aka HOTJOOMAS
Danny Cho, June 24, 2016, 6 p.m.
Ahjooma is a Korean term to denote older woman. Most people take offense to being called one, but I don’t think it should be a trigger word. Everyone wants to be young, but I gotta say that there are plenty of hot ahjoomas (aka HOTJOOMAS) out there. There is even a term coined for these women; the term is MILF. In the spirit of appreciating their beauty, here is my top 5 list of HOTJOOMAS:
A/N: I’ve decided to define AHJOOMAS as women over the age of 40.
Kim Hye Soo
Kim Hye Soo has been hot forever. I was 4 when she debuted in 1986. As I hit puberty and my hormones were raging, she was starting to become a break-out star. She is known for her curvy, voluptuous figure. What boggles my mind is that even in her late 40s Kim Hye Soo is still sexy as ever. I still got a crush on her.
Choi Ji Woo
Choi Ji Woo’s career started off a little rocky. She was cast in her first role in 1996, but due to her limited acting skills, she was replaced in the middle of filming. That’s pretty sad, but she powered through. Eventually she got cast in ‘Winter Sonata’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’ which were mega-hits. Choi Ji Woo would be the perfect model for Korean stewardesses. Her slim body and flawless face make her a classical beauty that women of all ages can be jealous of.
Uhm Jung Hwa
Uhm Jung Hwa is known as the Madonna of Korea. I say she is way hotter than Madonna. Uhm Jung Hwa started her entertainment career as a singer in 1993, with her album ‘Sorrowful Secret’. Instead of being a one trick pony, she also dived into acting since the early 90s. However, it wasn’t until the last 10 years that she became an A-list actress. She has won two Baeksang Arts Awards for Best Actress, one in 2002 for ‘Marriage Is a Crazy Thing’ and again in 2012 for ‘Dancing Queen’.
She isn’t just multi-talented and hot. Ms. Uhm was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which she recovered from in 2010. Good for you, Ms. Uhm!
Kim Nam Joo
Kim Nam Joo started modeling in 1992 after a stint in the Miss Korea Pageant, then becoming an actress in 1994. She embodied the urban career woman similar to how Mary Tyler Moore did for women in the 70s in America. At the height of her career, she went and married actor Kim Seung Woo in 2005. She took time off from acting and was only featured in commercials for a few years after the marriage. Eventually, she jumped back into the acting world and became the lead actress of many hit dramas like ‘My Husband Got a Family’, ‘Queen of Reversals’, and ‘Queen of Housewives’.
Kim Nam Joo at 45 is still stunning and is still the model for the quintessential career woman.
Kim Sung Ryung
I wasn’t really familiar with Kim Sung Ryung until fairly recently. I saw her in the show 'Heirs', and I thought, "Whoa, who is this HOTJOOMA?" So I had to do some research into who this woman was. Kim Sung Ryung won the Miss Korea Pageant in 1988. In 1988, she also debuted as a reporter for ‘Entertainment Weekly’. Kim Sung Ryung has been working consistently since her debut in the late 80s. Kim Sung Ryung has the mean, older boss feel to her. Call me a pervert, but I'm into mean women like that. It's pretty damn sexy.