Lee Hyori 이효리 (Lee Hyo-lee, 李孝利) became the highest paid female singer in Korea when she signed a 3 year deal with Korean M-Net Media for a rumoured W1.5 billion (S$2.5m) in 2006. Originally from the successful K-pop girl group Fin.K.L, Lee’s first solo album won many “Daesangs” (Korean equivalent to “Artist of the Year”). Although her acting career got off to a rocky start, her role in If Love… Like Them opposite Lee Dong Gun did well. In 2007, Lee Hyori became the first Asian to lead Calvin Klein Jeans’ “Pure Calvin” Collection campaign in asia.
Pictures of Lee Hyori after the break