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Then And Now: K-Drama Actresses Beauty Transformations

It’s no secret that celebrities are constantly transforming their looks, with the world’s top professionals at their fingertips. Be it makeup, hair, or eyebrows—their transformations come in varying degrees. Some stars opt for a subtle beauty overhaul—merely opting for a new hairstyle—while others are so dramatic, the star looks almost unrecognizable. Same goes to our favorite Korean drama actresses. From Lee Sung Kyung's bright skin and long flowy hair to Jeon Ji Hyun's ageless beauty, see how much these stars have changed through the years below!


Lee Sung Kyung

She’s young, 'It' model and fresh-faced beauty, Sung Kyung is the ultimate beauty peg! This 26-year-old is a television and social media sensation, with 5.5 million followers on Instagram alone. Her rise to fame is the drama series, It’s Okay That’s Love who’s looking for a fresh face for one of the roles at that time. She was also a successful model. In 2016, she landed her first titular role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, where she plays more of an athletic, dumbbell-bearing toughie.


Song Hye Kyo

Last year in October, Hye Kyo regained her peak of beauty after getting married with her co-star in Descendants of the Sun Song Joong Ki. She captivates attention with her stunning appearance, together with her bright and flawless beauty, showing feminine charms. Her name rose to fame in the Philippines as she played in KBS Full House as Han Ji Eun, opposite singer/actor Rain.


Park Shin Hye

Can you believe that this lovely school girl is Park Shin Hye? This K-Drama actress has certainly matured a lot since her supporting role in Stairway to Heaven. You would’ve probably recognize Shin-hye from her campaigns with big names such as Korean beauty brand Mamonde and Austrian jewelry brand Swarovski, just to name a few. Most recently, shes's known for her lead roles in the crime thriller film Heart Blackened and SBS’s medical TV drama Doctors. We have to admit, Shin-hye has definitely made a drastic change transforming into a powerful, and sexy actress.


Bae Su Ji

Bae Suzy has always been known for her long locks. But for her most recent series While You Were Sleeping, the actress opts to chop off her signature locks to get into character. And what else can we say? It definitely looks good on her!


Jeon Ji Hyun

Last year, we fell in love with 35-year-old actress Jeon Ji Hyun as she played a mystical mermaid role in the Legend of the Blue Sea. And it doesn’t look like she has aged a day! The picture from the left is a photo of her from her hit romantic comedy film My Sassy Girl in 2001.



Lead photos from @heybiblee, @kyo1122 and @ssinz7