Millions of fans have fallen in love with Song Joong-ki in his role on popular drama series Descendants of the Sun.
Naturally, many would be curious about his past.
According to The Korea Herald via The Straits Times, Joong-ki's high school life was revealed on tvN's The List 2016 on Monday (April 11).
He was a promising short-track speedskater until an injury ended his career as an athlete when he was 12.
However, he was also good at his studies and was one of the top students in school.
His report card reflected all As and compliments from his teachers.
One of his teachers said of him: "He was definitely a very smart student. He had the potential to enter the best university in Korea."
He also received an impressive score in his college entrance exam and graduated from Sungkyunkwan University with a degree in business administration.
Thankfully for drama fans, Joong-ki chose to pursue a life of an actor instead of an academic or businessman.