So actress Lindsay Lohan has been spending a lot of time with a very muscular Korean guy named Je-yong Ha (aka the self-described “Korean Hulk”) which has led some in the media to speculate that “Lindsay Lohan Is Dating a Massive Korean Billionaire Arm Wrestling Bodybuilder”. So who really is Ha and is he indeed dating Lohan? Vulture’s E. Alex Jung lays it all out for you ’cause inquiring minds want to know:
Wait, so who is he?
Here’s what we can glean. His name is Je-yong Ha, his Instagram handle is “Korean Hulk,” and we know more about his lifting stats than his actual biography. On Facebook, he says he lives in Russia. According to an arm-wrestling video from the Korean Armwrestling Federation posted about a month ago, he’s 29 years old, ranked ninth in the country, and shaped like a teapot. He weighs 110 kg (242.5 pounds), stands 165 cm (five-foot-four), with biceps 56 cm (22 inches) in girth.
…Wait, so are they dating?
According to Vanity Fair, a “source close to Lohan” told the writer, “Lol they are 100% not dating at all. They’re just friends.” Korean media were suspicious of the idea that the two were dating back in October, pointing out that while Lohan has made multiple appearances on his Instagram, he never made it onto hers. Also, to be fair and balanced, Je-yong never says that they’re dating.
All right, so tell me more about this Korean He-Man. Is he famous?
Not really. Korea doesn’t really have a reality-TV-industrial complex in the way that the U.S. does, so there isn’t really a way for someone with his set of skills and thirst level to flourish. Instead, he’s relegated to the variety-show circuit appearing on shows such as Star King, where he’s treated like a one-off curiosity, sort of like a strongman on The Gong Show. He’s about on the same level of celebrity as the Tree Man who went viral earlier this May for being tall and hot.
To read more abut Lohan and the Korean Hulk, go to Vulture: So Who’s This Muscular Korean Guy With Lindsay Lohan? An Investigation