The popular Korean drama, True Beauty, made its release period starting from December 9, 2020 until February 4, 2021.
This drama is starred by Moon Ga Young (female lead), Cha Eun Woo (male lead), and Hwang In Yeop (second lead male).
True Beauty actually an adaptation from a webtoon called Yeoshingangrim, a webcomic written by Yaongyi and was a masterpiece from the director of the previous popular K-drama, Extraordinary You.
Initially, when tvN revealed the casts of True Beauty, there were some Yeoshingangrim webcomic fans who doubted the compatibility of the characters with the cast.
But their doubt finally was erased after the character posters were released.
The female lead, Moon Ga Young, is known for her roles in Eulachacha Waikiki 2 (2019) and also Find Me in Your Memory (2020).
Her opponent actor, Cha Eun Woo, had starred in different dramas, such as Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung (2019), and Soul Plate (2019).
Meanwhile, Hwang In Yeop made appearances as the main actor for W.H.Y (2018) and Freshman (2019).
This drama is a replacement for the schedule of the previous tvN drama, Tale of the Nine Tailed, which was aired every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 KST.
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- Title: True Beauty / 여신강림 / Yeoshinkangrim
- Also Known As: The Secret of Angel / Goddess Advent
- Genre: Romance, Comedy, Coming of Age, Slice of Life
- Country: South Korea
- Director: Kim Sang Hyub
- Producer: Kwon Mi-kyung, Moon Seok-hwan, Oh Kwang-hee
- Screenwriter: Yaongyi (webcomic), Lee Si-Eun
- Production Companies: Bon Factory Worldwide, Studio N
- Network: tvN
- Episodes: 16
- Air Dates: December 9, 2020 – February 4, 2021
- Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday, 23:00 KST
Synopsis of True Beauty
Since she was just a child, Im Ju Kyung (Moon Ga Young) never feels confident about herself, especially about her physical appearance.
She was told by everyone that she didn’t look pretty. This physical judgment makes her always wondering about what’s the problem with her face.
Ju Kyung continues to live her life with her bare face until one day that changed her life forever.
After moving school from her old school to the new school, Ju Kyung has a strong desire to look prettier than before.
To afford that goal, Ju Kyung decided to learn how to wear make-up. After some practice, Ju Kyung finally gets her best look that enhances her beauty.
She never took off her make-up when she’s outside after then. She even goes to school wearing that make-up and never shows her bare face to anyone.
In her new school, she also finds two men who are interested in her, Lee Suho (Cha Eun Woo) and Han Seo Joon (Hwang In Yeop).
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Moon Ga Young as Im Ju Kyung
Ju Kyung is a student at Saebom High School who has expertise in make-up. She has been told by everyone that she doesn’t look beautiful and make her feel inferior about herself.
Ju Kyung then started to learn make-up through a lot of tutorials on the Internet. These tutorials are the ‘gurus’ for her that change her life forever.
After then, she always wears make-up when she goes outside and hides her bare face really well.
Cha Eun Woo as Lee Suho
A popular and handsome student at Saebom High School but he can hide her dark memories in the past.
He is also very smart, comes from a wealthy family, and is very good at basketball. In the previous moment, he was Seojun’s best friend.
He is a cold person, but after meeting Ju Kyung, Suho felt alive again.
Hwang In Yeop as Han Seo Joon
He is as popular and handsome as Suho but in a different way. Seo Joon has a more bad boy look, but actually, he is really a kind and soft person, such as to his sister and mother.
Seo Joon is a very talented singer and became Suho’s best friend in the previous moment.
Park Yoona as Kang Soojin
Naturally beautiful, smart, and rich. That’s how Soojin lives her life. In school, she’s a best friend of Ju Kyung and Suho.
Soojin has been crushing Suho since a long time ago and this feeling makes her not being the same Soojin anymore.
Im Ju Kyung’s Family
- Jang Hye Jin as Hong Hyun Sook
- Park So Han as Im Jae Pil
- Lim Se Mi as Im Hee Kyung
- Kim Min Ki as Im Ju Young
- Lee Go Eun as Im Ju Kyung (child)
- Yoon Seo A as Im Hee Kyung (teen)
- Park Seo Kyung as Im Hee Kyung (child)
- Park Ju Hwan as Im Ju Young (child)
Lee Suho’s family
- Jung Joon Ho as Lee Jo Hun
- Lee Seung Woo as Lee Suho (child)
- Lee Jae Eun as maid
Han Seo Joon’s family
- Park Hyun Jung as Lee Mi Hyang
- Yeo Joo Ha as Han Go Woon
Kang Soo Jin’s family
- Seo Sang Won as Dr. Kang
- Yoo Ji Soo as Soojin’s mother
Saebom High School: Students
- Kang Min Ah as Choi Soo A
- Lee ll Jun as Yoo Tae Hoon
- Lee Sang Jin as An Hyun Kyu
- Lee Woo Je as Kim Cho Rong
- Kim Hyun Ji as Kim Si Hyun
- Han Yi Young as Ha Ji Young
- Choi Hye In as Yoo Hui Eun
- Lee Joo Ahn as Choi Man Sik
- Choi Yi Sun as Ho Jin Woong
- Han Myung Hwan as Kim Gun Woo
- Kim Myung Ji as Jin Hee Jung
- Lee Ji Wan as Choi Hyun Joo
- Kim In I as Lee Yeon Soo
- Jung Ye Nok as bully girls leader
- Kang Cho Won as bully girl
- Kwon Hye Rung as bully girl
Saebom High School: Faculty
- Oh Eui Sik as Han Joon Woo
- Kim Byung Choon as vice-principal
- Ahn Sang Woo as dean of students
- Ahn So Rim as Lee Ye Rim
- Kim Jae Hwa as music teacher
- Lee Sun Young as math teacher
- Terris Brown as English teacher
- Han Sang Jo as PE teacher
- Song Hoon as history teacher
- Lim Hyun Sung as Mr. Prince
- Um Tae Yoon as customer
Yongpa High School
- Jeon Hye Won as Park Sae Mi
- Kim Ryul Ha as Kim Ga Young
- Seo Hye Won as Sae Mi’s friend
- Shin Jae Hwi as Lee Sung Yong
- Oh Yu Jin as Joo Hye Min
- Hwang Jung Ha as Byun Joon Hyuk
- Lee Tae Ri as Wang Hyun Bin
Seonil High School
- Jung Gun Joo as Ryu Hyung Jin
- Kang Chan Hee as Jeong Se Yeon
- Kim Jung Hak as Director Oh
- Lee Eun Joo as team leader
- Hong Dae Sung as employee
- Da Young as Chen
- Go Woo Ri as Selena
- Cha Young Ok as neighborhood woman
- Ko Han Min as photographer
- Ok Joo Ri as neighborhood woman
- Park Jin Young as barista
- Jang Young Hyeon as convenience store friend 1
- Moon Hak Jin as convenience store friend 2
- Ham Tae Gyun as convenience store friend 3
- Kim Hye Yoon as Eun Dan O
- Lee Jae Wook as Baek Kyung
- Geum Kwang San as Lee Sung Yong’s father
- Park Ji Ho as baseball game spectator
- Lee Si Young as angry customer
- Woo Hyeon as a campground manager
- Sung Jeong Seon as community center grandmother
- Park Young Soo as colombus park
- Jung Sae Rom as math tutor
- Yun To Wang as gangster
- Lee Joong Yul as bus driver
- Jung Dae Ro as Im Hee Kyung’s acquaintance
- Lee Han Wi as Min Jae Joon
- Yoon Jeong Seob as Lee Joo Hun’s assistant
- Paul Battle as doctor
- Kim Ji Su as wedding stop staff
- Kim Young Dae as Oh Nam Joo
- Kwon Ban Suk as Dr. Han Chae Hoon
- Shin Seo Woo
- Kim Si Woo as kindergarten boy
OST (Original Soundtrack)
- Call Me Maybe – SAya
- I’m in the Mood for Dancing – Yuju (GFRIEND)
- Happy Ending – Car, the Garden
- I’m Missing You – Sunjae
- Starlight – Chani (SF9)
- Fall In You – Ha Sung Woon
- Before Today Is Over – Hyojin (ONF)
- Love So Fine – Cha Eun Woo (ASTRO)
- It Starts Today – Hwang In Yeop
- How Do You Do – Chani SF9