The South Korean Women’s National Volleyball Team has gained recognition all over the world for their superb skills and incredible players. And while some of the players have already experienced stardom, such as Kim Yeon Koung, other players are just beginning to receive popularity due to a variety of different reasons. Amongst them is player Kim Hee Jin, who is becoming known for her short hair.
Kim Hee Jin was born in 1991, making her 30-years-old (American age) this year. She has been representing the South Korean Women’s Volleyball Team since 2009 and has seen incredible success ever since due to her natural talent. It was following her short haircut a few years ago, however, that she started to receive true celebrity treatment.
Upon seeing her “handsome” visuals at the Olympics, netizens have begun to pour out their endless love for the volleyball star, as they nicknamed her Heejini hyung (older brother in Korean.)
And we can see why her nickname stuck. Just look at her!
Maybe it’s her short haircut or maybe it’s her cute personality, but Kim Hee Jin has suddenly become one of South Korea’s national treasures, as netizens can’t help but call her “precious” and “cute.”
- “ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ so warm ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ”
- “So cute.”
- “Kim Hee Jin is so cute and so handsome ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ”
- “No matter how many times I see her, she’s so cute ㅠㅠㅠㅠ”
- “We love you Kim Hee Jin”
- “I remember hearing about when she would cry after making eye contact with Kim Yeon Koung on the courtㅠㅠ she’s so cute it’s crazyㅠㅠㅠㅠ”
- “Hee Jin-i is so precious.”
A meme was created complimenting Kim Hee Jin in various different ways, such as “We love Kim Hee Jin”, “Kim Hee Jin is the best”, “Kim Hee Jin is a volleyball prodigy” and more — and it’s gone viral on different Korean online communities.
Kim Hee Jin and the rest of the Women’s National Volleyball Team will be competing in their final Olympics volleyball match on Sunday August 8, 2021 for a chance at the bronze medal. We wish you ladies the best of luck!