20 Years Of Son Ye-Jin, South Korea's 'Queen Of Melodrama'
From 2001 to 2020, the ‘Crash Landing on You’ star wows us with her beauty at any age
It only seems like yesterday when Crash Landing on You debuted on Netflix and stayed on the Top 10 in the Philippines list for weeks. Though K-Dramas have always had a massive following among Filipinos, the Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin-starrer quickly became a new “gateway drama” for the uninducted. Three months into 2020, it eventually became the second most successful K-Drama ever. The tale of star-crossed lovers Ri Jeong-Hyeok and Yoon Se-ri is also currently the highest-rated on tvN and the third highest-rated in Korean cable television history.
It’s no surprise, then, that the drama’s leads were on the list of Best Actor and Best Actress nominees at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards, otherwise known as the Korean Oscars, when it was officially announced on May 7.
With the nomination, South Korea’s reigning “Queen of Melodrama” proves—once again—why she’s deserving of the title. As we wait for the ceremony to take place on June 5, we look back at Son Ye-jin’s beauty evolution as seen in her K-Dramas, films, endorsements, and appearances.