SHE WAS PRETTY: SYNOPSIS, FULL VIDEO, CAST
She Was Pretty is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Go Joon-hee and Choi Si-won. A romantic comedy, based on a true story, about two past acquaintances who meet again after they’ve gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances, set in the backdrop of a fashion magazine’s publishing office.
Kim Hye-jin was a beautiful girl from a rich family, aka the “Cha’s”. After her family’s publishing company went bankrupt, she experienced hardships then lost her beauty too. Ji Sung-joon was an unattractive boy with low self-esteem, but grows up as a handsome and successful editor.
The two decided to meet again as adults, but Sung-joon was unable to recognize Hye-jin. Ashamed to meet her first love and ruin his perception of her, Hye-jin asks her attractive best friend, Ha-ri, to appear in her place. Things, however, soon get complicated as Hye-jin was assigned to work at The Most magazine publishing office where Sung-joon is the deputy chief editor.
He openly mistreats and belittles her for her clumsy nature, not knowing that she was his real childhood friend. Ha-ri also continues to meet Sung-joon, and soon develops feelings for him. On the other hand, Hye-jin finds a good friend in her workplace, Shin-hyuk, who slowly falls in love with her.
- Hwang Jung-eum as Kim Hye-jin
- Jung Da-bin as young Hye-jin
An intern in the administration section before being appointed as junior editor. She used to be a beautiful, wealthy, and smart girl, but lost everything. Embarrassed at her failures in life, she asked her best friend Ha-ri, to meet with her first love Sung-joon, using her name. She thought that would be the end of her fate with Sung-joon, but turns out it’s only the beginning of her nightmare, as he then becomes her boss. Despite the misfortunes, she still strives to do her best.
- Park Seo-joon as Ji Sung-joon
- Yang Han-yeol as young Sung-joon
The youngest deputy chief editor in Korea. Stubborn and arrogant but also brilliant in his work. Contrary to Hye-jin, he was unattractive and shy but grows up to become handsome and successful. Immediately after returning to Korea, he contacted his first love, Hye-jin. He ends up falling for her even when he didn’t recognize that she was his childhood friend and first love.
- Go Joon-hee as Min Ha-ri
- Lee Ja-in as young Ha-ri
A hotelier. She is Hye-jin’s best friend and roommate. A beautiful and stylish woman with good personality. While continuing to pretend to be Hye-jin, she ends up falling for Sung-joon. Fearing that her relationship with her best friend might be compromised, she tries several times to tell him the truth only to fail in the end and having Hye-jin find out first.
- Choi Si-won as Kim Shin-hyuk
A senior feature editor. He is generally a free-spirited, fair, and straightforward man but with mysterious identity (later found out to be the Korean writer, Ten). He is Hye-jin’s direct supervisor at work, and they developed a close relationship. He ends up falling for her even before her beauty transformation. He found out about her relationship with Sung-joon one day when she was drunk.
- Park Choong-seon as Kim Jong-seob
Kim Hye-jin’s father
- Lee Il-hwa as Han Jung-hye
Kim Hye-jin’s mother
- Jung Da-bin as Kim Hye-rin
Kim Hye-jin’s younger sisterHa-ri’s family
- Lee Byung-joon as Min Yong-gil
Min Ha-ri’s father
- Seo Jung-yeon as Na Ji-seon
Min Ha-ri’s stepmotherThe Most
- Hwang Seok-jeong as Kim Ra-ra
The chief editor of The Most magazine.
- Shin Dong-mi as Cha Joo-young
The head of the editing team of The Most who is so dedicated to her work. She speaks on behalf of Hye-Jin during her initial days.
- Ahn Se-ha as Kim Poong-ho
A lazy and untidy employee who orders junior coworkers around. It is revealed later that he is the son of the chairman and eventually becomes the Vice President of the company.
- Shin Hye-sun as Han Seol
She finds out about the fact that the son of the chairman is one of her co-workers and sets out to become his love interest.
- Park Yu-hwan as Kim Joon-woo
A cute and kind employee of editing team who had feelings for Han Seol. Han Seol mistakes him to be the chairman’s son and reciprocates his feelings.
- Kang Soo-jin as Joo Ah-reum
- Kim Ha-kyun as Boo Jong-man
Head of the management team of The Most. He encourages Hye-Jin when she gets transfer to the editing team.
- Jo Chang-geun as Kwang-hee
- Jin Hye-won as Lee Seol-bi
- Cha Jung-won as Jung Seon-min
- Bae Min-jung as Park Yi-kyung
- Im Ji-hyun as Lee Eun-young
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Name: She Was Pretty
Running Time: 70 minutes
An interesting drama
I Haven't seen the season 1 but I'm interested and will like to binge watch soon. Thanks for sharing