“EXchange (Transit Love)” Kim Tae Yi Surprises With His Unique Past As An Actor

He acted alongside Ha Ji Won.

Korean romance reality EXchange (also known as Transit Love) is slowly gaining popularity. They already had a successful season one, which saw the recognition of many cast members take off. In particular, Coco Lee (also known by her YouTube moniker as Rilaccoco) saw a huge rise in subscribers. As she was once part of the K-Pop duet , she was also recognizable to international fans.

A cast member from season two, Kim Tae Yi, is becoming a hot topic online thanks to his good looks and chill personality. He works in the creative industry and prefers dressing down in hoodies and jeans. Compared to the fresh and neat looks sported by the other male cast members, Tae Yi gained popularity for his trendy vibes.

Tae Yi on Transit Love. | Transit Love

He shocked even more viewers when they found out about his unique background. Tae Yi currently works as a creative director of a fashion brand as well as runs his own cafe.

Tae Yi on Transit Love. | Transit Love

But did you know that he used to work as an actor under a different name? Tae Yi had been active as an actor using the name Kim In Shik. He appeared in minor roles in the K-Dramas Monster and Hospital Ship. In Hospital Ship, he starred opposite huge names such as Ha Ji Won and Kang Min Hyuk. Check out some photos from Hospital Ship‘s press conference.

His last activity as an actor was in 2017 but he signed an exclusive contract with model and acting agency, ESteem Entertainment in 2019. Despite that, he did not make any return to the acting industry at all after Hospital Ship in 2017. It seems that he is now happily pursuing a career in the creative industry behind the cameras instead.