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From Queen of Aegyo to Queen of Tears: Kim Ji-Won’s Beauty Through The Years

From debuting as ‘Lollipop Girl’ to playing some of K-Drama’s strongest female characters, this South Korean actress continues to serve with her exceptional talent and visuals!

Rachel Yoo, Yoon Myung-joo, Choi Ae-ra, Yeom Mi-jung, Hong Hae-in—if any of those names ring a bell, then you need no introduction to Kim Ji-won.


One of those rare gems in the Korean entertainment industry who can sing, dance, act, and do it all very well, Kim Ji-won is an outstanding talent. Not to mention, a natural beauty who has captured the attention of many since her first appearance in commercial films and music videos. She has since consistently delivered excellent performances across dramas and films in different genres, whether in supporting or leading roles.

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Kim Ji-won as Hong Hae-in in Netflix series 'Queen of Tears' | Hancinema

With her ongoing drama Queen of Tears ending this weekend and breaking records in ratings along the way, the 32-year-old female lead’s spotlight shines even brighter as she continues to win hearts and make headlines alongside her leading man in the series Kim Soo-hyun.


As a fitting tribute to the Queen of Aegyo in Fight For My Way turned Queen of Tears in, well, Queen of Tears, we trace the beginnings of a young star as she transforms into the strong female lead we know today—as she grows even more beautiful year after year. Swipe through the gallery for Kim Ji-won’s beauty evolution onscreen!


Warning! There are minor spoilers ahead for some of the titles featured in this article.



Artwork by Raff Colmenar


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