There”s endless speculation about which kdrama actresses had plastic surgery and which actresses are natural beauties. Many do not want to discuss the subject. But as the incidence of plastic surgery becomes more common, especially in Korea, some actresses are being more candid about what they did to achieve their flawless good looks.
One of those was actress Lee Si Young, who starred as Oh Min Ji, Geum Jan Di”s classmate in “Boys Over Flowers” and was also seen in “Playful Kiss” and “Wild Romance.” When she was recently interviewed for MBC”s “Golden Fishery-Radio Star” show, she spoke honestly about the work she had done.
“It has been 10 years since the surgery, so I have become used to this face,” said Lee. “After the surgery at age 23, I never had more work done.”
Her surgery is not really news since she confessed to having it in 2009.At that time she said she was not a natural beauty and used to be on the plump side. She had work done to her face then slimmed down her figure through dance and exercise.
Actress Lee Da Hae had been the subject of plastic surgery speculation for years before she admitted to some procedures earlier this year. On a celebrity talk show, the star of “Iris 2,” confessed that she used be “obese.”
“I also did some “remodeling” to my face,” she said. When the show”s emcee said he could not tell, she thanked him.
Actress Kim Yoon Hye, who is known as Woori, was sure that her looks would negatively affect her career. The actress, who appeared in “Flower Boys Next Door” and “Heartstrings,” worried when people told her she was no longer as pretty as she used to be.
“My nickname as a child was “Mystery Girl” and people said things like “you”re doll-like mysterious,” but after puberty my appearance began to change,” said Woori. “People said my face changed a lot and I was not as pretty.”
To regain her confidence, she made some changes.
“My eyes, nose and mouth are all mine but because people did not like the line underneath, I changed it,” she said. “Now I am more confident.
Go Hyun Jung, the former Miss Korea contestant who now stars in “The Queen”s Classroom” admitted to plastic surgery a few years ago.
“I wasn”t that pretty when I was a student, so I fixed things up a little,” she said. “It wasn”t a complete face lift but I made a few touches here and there.”
These days her beauty regimen is limited to dermatologist and spa visits.
Actresses who get plastic surgery often say its necessary compete for the best roles. Critics say it creates standards of beauty that are impossible for the average woman to match. How do you feel about kdrama actresses getting cosmetic surgery? And if they do get it, should they be open about it?