Birth of a Beauty
Birth of a Beauty (Korean: 미녀의 탄생; RR: Minyeoui Tansaeng) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Joo Sang-wook, Han Ye-seul, Jung Gyu-woon and Wang Ji-hye. It aired on SBS from November 1, 2014 to January 11, 2015 for 21 episodes.
|Birth of a Beauty|
|Written by||Yoon Young-mi|
|Directed by||Lee Chang-min |
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Executive producer||Son Jung-hyun|
|Original release||November 1, 2014 –|
January 11, 2015
Overweight, kind-hearted Sa Geum-ran (Ha Jae-sook) married into a well-to-do family, but her husband Lee Kang-joon (Jung Gyu-woon) has spent the past seven years in the United States for his business, and Sa Geum-ran has lived with her mother-in-law and sisters-in-law who treats her badly. Geum-ran learns that Kang-joon has returned home without telling her, not only that but has been having a secret affair with the sophisticated broadcast announcer Gyo Chae-yeon (Wang Ji-hye), and to worsen that as soon as Kang-joon tells her of his affair he asked for a divorce. When Geum-ran sees her in-laws welcoming Chae-yeon with open arms, the distraught Geum-ran threatens her husband. Devastated, she drove with tears, as it started to pour the road had become slippery and was hard to see, she later on was hit by a car and crashed off a cliff. Everyone assumed that Geum-ran was dead and attends her funeral, not knowing that she's still alive watching them, as she stayed and watched not even her husband or his family came. To get revenge against those who've wronged and betrayed her, Geum-ran begs Han Tae-hee (Joo Sang-wook), who she thought was the plastic surgeon of an extreme-makeover television show Change, to transform her, and he reluctantly agrees because of his own ulterior motives. After weight loss and surgery, Geum-ran emerges from the full-body makeover as a stunningly beautiful woman, and she begins calling herself with a new name Sara (Han Ye-seul), albeit retaining her coarse ajumma personality. With Tae-hee as her life coach, they scheme to ruin Kang-joon and Chae-yeon's upcoming wedding in three weeks. But as Sara interacts with Kang-joon in their staged run-ins, old feelings resurface, and she decides that instead of destroying him, she wants her husband back. What would happen next as they proceed in their plot but soon learned of a scary conspiracy behind Geum-rans true cause of her death would her feelings changed towards her husband and would love stir between her and Tae-hee?
- Joo Sang-wook as Han Tae-hee
- Han Ye-seul as Sara/Sa Geum-ran/Kim Duk-sun
- Jung Gyu-woon as Lee Kang-joon
- Wang Ji-hye as Gyo Chae-yeon
- Ha Jae-sook as Sa Geum-ran
- Han Sang-jin as Han Min-hyeok
- In Gyo-jin as Gyo Ji-hoon
- Han Jin-hee as Lee Jung-sik
- Kim Young-ae as Go Soon-dong
- Kang Kyung-heon as Lee Jin-young
- Jin Ye-sol as Lee Min-young
- Kwon Hwa-woon as Team leader Choi
- Kim Yong-rim as Mrs. Park
- Shim Yi-young as Eun Kyung-joo
- Kim Chung as Son Ji-sook
- Lee Jong-nam as Shim Yeo-ok
- Kim Young-ok as Shin Hui-ja, Kang-joon's grandmother
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2014||Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special||Joo Sang-wook||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Han Ye-seul||Won|
|Special Award, Actor in a Drama Special||Han Sang-jin||Nominated|
|Top 10 Stars||Han Ye-seul||Won|
|Netizen Popularity Award||Han Ye-seul||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Joo Sang-wook and Han Ye-seul||Won|
|2015||Best Global Actress||Han Ye-seul||Won|
- United States - aired from January to March 2015 on KBFD-DT/Honolulu
- Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia - Premiered from May 18, 2015 on ONE TV ASIA.
- Myanmar – Channel 7 (March 2015 – May 2015)
- Philippines - It was aired on GMA Network on June 15, 2015 replacing The Mermaid under the network's Afternoon Prime block and ended September 11, 2015. Replay on GMA News TV
- Indonesia - Premiered from January 11, 2016 on RCTI replacing Pinocchio and ended January 29, 2016. This also remake for Indonesian upcoming drama Seputih Cinta Semerah Dusta and will aired on December 7, 2020 on ANTV.
- Vietnam - Premiered from November 24, 2015 on VTV3.
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