Shin Min-Ah shot to stardom in the most unexpected way. While most Korean stars found fame as pretty flower boys or girls, the actress made audiences sit up with her role as the overweight lawyer Kang Joo Eun in the K-drama series Oh My Venus.
Despite reaching superstardom, Shin is still every bit down-to-earth, and even shy, as the ELLE team finds out at the cover shoot with the star for our October 2016 issue.
As Team ELLE troops to W Singapore at Sentosa Cove for the shoot, the beautiful star and her entourage of 10 are already ensconced in the Presidential Suite, where she greets us shyly.
Racks stand sentry in a corner of the bedroom, groaning under the weight of fashion picks from Céline, Gucci, Chloé and Chanel. The afternoon whizzes by, as Shin models outfit after outfit teamed with jewellery from Stonehenge, the jewellery line of which she’s the face of.
Of the shoot experiences, she gushes: “It has been quite long since I tried on Fall/Winter outfits of various brands, so it was very enjoyable. It was a fun opportunity to work with ELLE Singapore’s photographer and fashion director. I always feel nervous doing a shoot in an unfamiliar environment, but on this occasion, the feeling didn't last long, and I was able to have a good time! I’m really looking forward to seeing the magazine when it’s out.”
Besides fronting our October 2016 issue, Shin also shares little tidbits of her life — including her dream travel destination and guilty pleasures — in an exclusive video with us. Watch the video below now!
Shin Min-Ah talks to us about her work, her attitude towards fashion and some of her favourite things in the October 2016 issue of ELLE Singapore. Grab your copy now on newsstands and Magzter.com to read all about it!