Drama

First impression: True Beauty

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Comedy, School

Native Title: 여신강림
Original network: tvN

The webtoon adapted drama is about Im Joo Kyung (Moon Ga Young) who refused to be caught without make-up due to her insecurities. However, her heart skipped a beat when she met the only man, Lee Su Ho (Astro’s Cha Eun Woo) who see her bare face. Su Ho is an attractive smart guy but cold on the outside.

Lee Suho and Han Seo Jun (Hwang In Yeob) are friends since middle school, they work towards the same dream but a life-changing event happened and they part ways. Su Ho and Seo Jun’s friendship became better after Joo Kyung appear.

Cross path

Young Joo Kyung being laugh by neighborhood kids. True Beauty
Young Joo Kyung being laugh by neighborhood kids. True Beauty

Im Joo Kyung is the middle child in the family, she looks different from her elder sister and younger brother. Joo Kyung did not inherit her handsome father’s look and she was being laughed at by their relatives since young.

After a failed confession, she was being mocked in high school by her classmate and even took a video to publicize it. She felt embarrassed and life is meaningless, went to a rooftop wanting to take her life but saved by Lee Su Ho who came up to have alone time.

Transfer to Saebom High School

Joo Kyung’s father Im Dae Soo (Park Ho San) caught in a debt situation and the entire family have to move back to their old house. When Joo Kyung’s mother Hong Hyun Suk (Jang Hye Jin) broke the news, Joo Kyung was over the moon as that means a brand new start.

Joo Kyung went on YouTube tutorials and bought cosmetics using her savings and transformed into a goddess when she reports to the new school on the first day. Saebom High School is a new life.

Joo Kyung, Soo Ah and Soo Jin first day as friends. True Beauty.
Joo Kyung, Soo Ah and Soo Jin first day as friends. True Beauty.

From zero friends to two new friends, Choi Soo Ah (Kang Min Ah) quickly became good friends with Joo Kyung and pulled in Kang Soo Jin (Park Yoo Na). Soo Jin is the only female that Su Ho bothers talking to in school until Joo Kyung appears.

Secret hobby

Non-makeup Joo Kyung met Su Ho in the comic shop. True Beauty
Non-makeup Joo Kyung met Su Ho in the comic shop. True Beauty

Since Joo Kyung isn’t the pretty girl that everyone hopes to be, she became obsessed with horror-themed comics and the genre. She met Su Ho who goes to the same comic book store in the neighborhood. That is when Su Ho meets the non-make-up Joo Kyung which he saved from the rooftop the other night.

Seo Jun

Joo Kyung bumped into Seo Jun for the first time. True Beauty
Joo Kyung bumped into Seo Jun for the first time. True Beauty

The rebellious Han Seo Jun caught in a small accident with Joo Kyung while escaping from a gang of people. Thought that he was some bad guys, Joo Kyung ran away with his helmet but see him in Saebom High the very next day.


Love the drama so far and can’t wait for the next episode. The characters are the same but the story behind each slightly differs from the webtoon version. The drama air on every Wednesday and Thursday. Stay tune!

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