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Ajussi

[Hamtastic] Hamtori's extended celebrity family!

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Hey all,

Just thought this piece of info was interesting and wanted to share it with folks here. Recently I watched a Chuseok episode of a show called "Prestige of Lineage(?)" (가문의 내력 in Korean), where the fellow girl group Secret was featured... pretty much what this show does is tracking down the family tree history of the guests. And this is where I discovered something very surprising... Secret's Han Sunhwa is actually a cousin (not the first cousin but second cousin or something along the lines) of Seungyeon! They're both of the Cheongju Han family tree, which only consists of a single clan and is relatively small in terms of size compared to some other families. This is really interesting parallel because I always found some similarities in how they both rose to fame and contributed to their own groups... remember how Seungyeon made countless appearances in TV variety shows during the days when Kara weren't too famous? Sunhwa has been doing pretty much the same thing for Secret. And I always thought they're both witty in a similar way, too. It looks like persistence and effort runs in the family!

The Cheongju Han clan has many other famous celebrities as well, however. Some of the more famous ones include:

- Actresses Han Hye Sook, Han Hye Jin, Han Go Eun, Han Hyo Joo (From hit drama Dongyi)

- Han Eun Jung (You may remember her from dramas like Full House and Cinderella Man)

- Actor Han Jin Hee

- Comedian Han Min Kwan (from Gag Concert; SNSD fans may also remember him from an episode from Hello Baby)

Another interesting fact is that this family line apparently produced the most Queens in the old Joseon Dynasty from Korea, which lasted from 1392-1910. So obviosly she's from a family that has a lot of prestige and pedigree over history.

Pretty cool huh? :D

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lol thats interesting to know.

i wiki-ed? it lol and it says "Han" is considered the oldest name in Korea,thats really cool lol

thanks btw (:

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wow, this is really really interesting and cool!!

now that's another fact abt hammie discovered!

thx for sharing this!!

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wow, what an interesting fact!!

So she in fact comes from a rather high-end clan!!

It's good that she's not born as one of the queen in that era.. If she was, we wouldn't have our Ham right now!! <3

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ah seriously thanks for sharing this ajussi, and xxoo too for wiki-ing :P

now that you mentioned it, lol they have some similarities in the way they promote their group. :thumbup:

so Han line is the oldest eh? ........ -_-

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Woah, that's a piece of Korean history right there. The Han clan is great indeed :D

Remember in the other show (Hahamong) where they showed Ham's room and the sword her father made in there? It was then found that her father was one of a very few left still making these swords. Wow, their family has many national treasures not least of all Ham herself a treasure to all Kamilia's everywhere :)

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Oh wow I never knew Seungyeon came from such a prestigious line of family! Produced the most Queens? If lots of her ancestors married into the royal family (I'm assuming that's what it means by producing Queens), that means Seungyeon has some royal blood in her. Very interesting indeed.

Sunhwa is related to Seungyeon? OH WOW I never would've been able to guess! Now that you've mentioned it, the parallelism between Secret and Kara becomes quite noticeable. Back when Secret debuted I've always thought that they resembled Kara4 a little. (:

Wow, their family has many national treasures not least of all Ham herself a treasure to all Kamilia's everywhere :)

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Blank paper Sunhwa and Hammie, huh? Never figured :)

Our Seungyeon has great genetic lineage XD

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Wow!!! That is something new about them. Now I know they are cousin. That is scary.... Hopefully they meet each other along the way:) Hwating:)

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holy cow, that is some interesting facts. we first have a goddess and now we found out that we have a princess :D

i was also looking the cheongju clan up and even found that Joe Hahn, DJ in Linkin Park is related to them too.

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Dang, that's really interesting. I find the connection between SY and Sunhwa cool. The awesomeness of the Cheongju Han clan! SY has royal blood in here? She's a princess! Haha. This is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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*gasp* seriously??!?! AWESOME. I've always liked Sunhwa (Blank Sunhwa lololol) and now I like her even more. The whole thing was complicated but I'm glad you shared and explained with us. Thank you very much! :D

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wow!!!!can't wait 2 see both of them on the same show..wanna see their interactions..haha..

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SeungYeon's dad makes swords right? Wow their family seems very traditional and influential!!!!

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Wow she comes from such an impressive bloodline. She's pretty much considered royalty... right!?

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wow this is really interesting ^______^

i didn't see this episode yet [though i really want to keke]

thanks for sharing!

haha yeah. sunhwa is doing a lot of shows like how seungyeon used to! i guess they're pretty similar ^^

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Really?!

Sunhwa is one of Ham's cousins?!

Cool!

And she's related to Han Eunjung?

Cool! So many family ties~!

Thanks for sharing! :3

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this is surprising to know they're cousins and more surprise that our Ham from a prestige family. why this is not reveal before :huh:

Very thanks for sharing the story :D

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Han family tree~ ohhh really?! never thought of that. hehe

she got so many related to other artists eh xD

thanks Ajussi

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ooooh O.O that's surprising! i like Seunhwa from

Invicible Youth! she's very funny xD btw awesome fact

probably explains why her father makes swords :ph34r: she's

a princess <3 lol thanks for the info!

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Wow! This was really cool to hear!

thank you so much for sharing this. Love to hear about special bonds in the idol industry. ^^

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That is so interesting! Thank you for sharing. I didn't know Han Hyo Joo was from the same family! I would have never guessed that one.

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Woo, it's really interesting to know this!

Another fact about Seungyeon, It's make me exciting. :P

Thank you for sharing this!

Love KARA forever!!!<33

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