Drama Review: Does Our Editor Loved ‘True Beauty’ or Not?

Hi everyone! I’m an ILoveKStars editor and I want to share my reviews with the recent K-drama — True Beauty.


Im Ju-Kyung is a high school student. Since she was little, she has had a complex about her appearance. To hide her bare face, Im Ju-Kyung always wears make-up. Her excellent make-up skills makes her pretty and she hides her bare face in front others. She gets involved with 2 men; Lee Soo-Ho and Han Seo-Joon.

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This drama not only has awesome castings, but the storyline is very relatable as someone who wears make-up everyday. 

Why do we wear make-up?

We wear make-up to feel good about ourselves, cover acne or pimples, impress the significant other, and the list goes on and on. The drama touches on an insecurity of a girl who gets bullied just because you’re “ugly”. 


Im Jookyung (Moon Ga Young) She is the main character and she starts to learn make-up and covers what she thinks as “flaws”. But to be honest, she is beautiful as who she is! 

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Then there is Lee Soo-Ho (Cha EunWoo) who sees Im Jookyung with and without make-up. But of course he likes her the way she is. While Im Jookyung tries her best to not show her no-makeup face, Lee Suho doesn’t care. I think that’s love! 

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Of course, we cannot forget about our second lead (SL syndrome just hit us so hard!): Han Seo-Joon (Hwang In Yeop). He also has that loveline with Im jookyung – strong outwards, softy inside.

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And lastly we have Kang Soo Jin (Park Yoona) as Jugyeong’s bestfriend and Su-ho’s childhood friend, and she harbors a crush on Su-ho. Su-jin is a natural-beauty and an intelligent girl who comes from a wealthy family. She is nice and friendly, and becomes close friends with the transferee Ju-kyung at Saebom High School. But you gotta watch the drama to see what happened between her and Jugyeong!

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Having them as a cast to this interesting story makes it more reasonable to watch it, especially how this relationship chart presents their relationship to each other!

True Beauty” Teases Intriguing Love Triangles In Character Relationship  Chart | Soompi
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All three characters have their own stories – little bit of emotional scars and hurts. This truly reflects our current day-to-day life! We all carry insecurities, hurts, trauma, etc. But just like how these three friends slowly open up and support, forgive each other- I am reminded that true friendships matter! Surroundings matter! 

This drama can be seen as a cliche Korean teen drama, but the more we look into each character and the narrative- we can explore its depth of the story! 

Webtoon or Drama?

Though this drama is based on a Naver webtoon and has many differences, people have preferences whether they prefer webtoon or the drama. Me? I enjoyed both. Drama did a good job going with the plot yet bringing in different scenes too! Maybe because the actors were good? 

Editor’s Score: 9/10

I would say this drama is 9/10! Very entertaining! Loved the actors! Loved the storyline! I watched all on time because each moment was so entertaining! So I recommend you to watch it if you haven’t already! 

And lastly, YOU are beautiful as who you are! 

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