Webtoon fans have been begging for a drama adaptation of True Beauty forever, and the time has finally come. On April 23, it was revealed that ASTRO’s handsome Cha Eunwoo would be playing the leading role of Lee Suho.
As of right now, the production team has not announced who will be playing the female lead character, Lim Jugyeong, a teen girl who manages to make herself beautiful with makeup. Of course, K-Pop fans have plenty of ideas on who could play her—here are 8 of the best.
1. Jisoo (BLACKPINK)
BLINKs were recently enraged by YG Entertainment’s decision to remove BLACKPINK’s Jisoo from the website of their acting label, YG Stage. But despite that, fans think she’d be perfect in the role of Lim Jugyeong. Jisoo recently played Sae Narae on the drama Arthdal Chronicles.
Even Webtoon's official sns accounts acknowledged that #JISOO is the most picked as a dream cast for Jugyeong. If you were able to give Jisoo acting jobs during pre-debut, you should let her act again most especially now. @ygent_official @ygofficialblink pic.twitter.com/HFbBO3lNNw
— FOREVERKIMJISOO (@ForeverKimJisoo) April 23, 2020
#2. Jeongyeon (TWICE)
When you see TWICE’s Jeongyeon with long hair, it’s not hard to imagine her playing the beautiful Lim Jugyeong. Her older sister, Goo Seungyeon, is an actress, so it would definitely be fitting for Jeongyeon to step into the industry too.
Jeongyeon as Jugyeong coz they sounds the same
— Park Jeongyeon ⁹ (@Lady_Yoo01) April 23, 2020
#3. Minju (IZ*ONE)
Before Minju was a participant on Produce 48 and a member of IZ*ONE, she was a child actress. She appeared in Great Seducer, The Fault is Not Yours, and Immortal Goddess, and True Beauty would make another great role for her.
KIM MINJU AS JUGYEONG OF TRUE BEAUTY 💗
— sam (@sammyyahn) April 26, 2020
#4. Sowon (GFRIEND)
Another fan favorite to play Lim Jugyeong is GFRIEND’s Sowon. While many people don’t realise she’s into acting, Sowon actually studied under the Visual Media and Acting department at Sungshin Women’s University.
Gfriend's sowon as jugyeong: a thread pic.twitter.com/xT0zqX05RM
— Mari⁷✨ (@mariferny0808) April 23, 2020
#5. Eunji (Apink)
Apink’s Eunji is one of the most popular idol-actresses around, known for her roles in Reply 1997, Untouchable, and more. Now, fans would love to see her take on the role of Lim Jugyeong in True Beauty too.
Apink’s Jung Eunji as Jugyeong of True Beauty: a small thread ✨🌸 pic.twitter.com/hhqZ4MXLyk
— yra✨wonkyun | nsfr (@monfulcarat) April 24, 2020
#6. Bona (Cosmic Girls)
Alongside her role in Cosmic Girls, Bona has also undertaken several acting roles. In particular, she’s been praised for her outstanding work in Girls’ Generation 1979, Your House Helper, and more. She also has the perfect looks for Lim Jugyeong.
BONA LITERALLY IS AN ACTRESS (female lead for ‘girls generation 1979’ and ‘your housekeeper’ that are actual 1 hour dramas) AND SHE LOOKS LIKE JUGYEONG. KNETZ HAVE SAID MANY TIME HER ACTING IS NATURAL. WE WANT BONA! pic.twitter.com/Vh4pPm5D8x
— ce (@iluveunseo) January 29, 2020
#7. Miyeon ((G)I-DLE)
(G)I-DLE’s Miyeon may not be an actress yet, but she definitely has the visuals and allure to pull it off. Jumping into a main role could be daunting, but fans would love to see her in True Beauty.
F*ck it Miyeon as Jugyeong
from True Beauty pic.twitter.com/GgomhXqd3G
— 🐭 (@NlCHAPRINT) February 11, 2020
#8. Elkie (CLC)
Last but not least, CLC’s Elkie is one of the other main fan favorites for this role. Before joining her group, she starred in dozens of Chinese dramas. Since her debut, Elkie has also acted on Korean shows.
— 렉시 lexy (@xoxoalexii) April 26, 2020