She Was Pretty

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She Was Pretty is a romantic comedy about two past acquaintances who meet again after they went through reversal fortunes and appearances.

Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) was a very pretty girl from a rich family. After her family’s publishing company went bankrupt, she experienced hardships and then lost her beauty too. Meanwhile, Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon) was an unattractive boy with low self-esteem, but grows up as a handsome man and successful editor.

  • Drama: She Was Pretty (literal title)
  • Revised romanization: Geunyeoneun Yeppeodda
  • Hangul: 그녀는 예뻤다
  • Director: Jung Dae-Yoon
  • Writer: Jo Sung-Hee
  • Network: MBC
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: September 16 – November 11, 2015


When Sung-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) was young, he was ugly and fat. He also didn’t have any friends, but popular and pretty Hye-Jin (Hwang Jung-Eum) became his friend. She gave him comfort on rainy days when Sung-Jung feels traumatised. They held a special connection with each other, but Sung-Joon and his father moved to the United States.

15 years later, Sung-Joon returns to South Korea. He and Hye-Jin are set to meet again for the first time in many years, but Hye-Jin is unable to show herself in front of Sung-Joon who is looking for her. Both of their appearances have completely changed. Sung-Joon is now handsome and perfect in his appearance, while Hye-Jin looks nothing like her former pretty self. Hye-Jin is also unemployed and looking for a job.

Hye-Jin then asks her best friend Ha-Ri (Koh Joon-Hee) for help. Ha-Ri is to pretend she is Hye-Jin and go meet Sung-Joon. At their meeting, Ha-Ra pretends to be Hye-Jin and tells Sung-Joon that she is leaving for England the next day to study.

Later, Hye-Jin, as an intern at a fashion magazine, meets Sung-Joon who is an editor at the fashion magazine.


  1. She Was Pretty takes over MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 21:55 time slot previously occupied by “Scholar Who Walks the Night” and followed by “My Sweet Family” on November 18, 2015.
  2. Park Seo-Joon and Hwang Jung-Eum acted together previously in 2015 MBC drama series “Kill Me, Heal Me.”

She Was Pretty

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She Was Pretty

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