Netflix manages to get the k-drama True Beauty into the Top 10 every week. An achievement for this 16-episode series that was a success in 2020, and now in 2024, it moves audiences by talking about teenage bullying, self-acceptance, self-esteem and Romance. How do you resolve these conflicts?
True Beauty raises a discussion about the severe standards of beauty in South Korea. Its original title is (“True Beauty”), it is based on a popular webtoon (online comic) by Yaongyi and features Lim Jugyeong (Moon Ga-young): a high school student who was bullied for her supposed ugliness.
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Her parents changed her school and Lim learned to wear makeup to overcome her insecurities. Dealing with external pressures and self-demands, she ends up having two romances: one with the diligent Lee Suho (Cha Eun-woo) and the other with the rebellious Han Seojun (Hwang In-yeop). Which one will she stay with in True Beauty?
Facing self-demands, the protagonist ends up living two romances.
Before that, it must be said that Lim Jugyeong (Moon Ga-young) gained self-esteem by watching beauty videos on the Internet and, by putting on makeup, she transforms into the prettiest girl at her new school. Then, on to the most popular one. But we will have to see how long she can keep up her façade, even with the two boys she likes.
Explained ending of “True Beauty”, the k-drama against bullying that is all the rage
Lim Jugyeong's (Moon Ga-young) problem is that she blushes uncontrollably and is afraid that the secret beneath her makeup will be revealed. As the Netflix synopsis says: “After being bullied, a teenager learns the art of makeup and becomes the sensation of her new school, but keeping up appearances is harder than she seems.”
Lim Jugyeong (Moon Ga-young) is bullied and learns how to put on makeup.
And the ending unfolds with these coordinates. Spoiler alert! Lim Jugyeong (Moon Ga-young) is overcoming his insecurities and finding his true path in life. The plot unfolds with unexpected twists that resolve the conflicts between the main characters and culminates in a satisfying outcome that combines drama and humor.how
In the final episode of True Beauty she chooses Lee Suho (Cha Eun-woo), her first love. This exposes the growth and maturity of the central character, while delving into the friendship and appreciation of the characters. For this reason, it leaves a bright taste in the viewers, and the series is once again all the rage every week on the streaming platform.
“Keeping up appearances is harder than it seems,” it is said in the series.
Cast of “True Beauty”
Mun Ga-young as Lim Joo-kyungCha Eun-woo as Lee Soo-hoHwang In-yeop as Han Seo-joonPark Yoo-na as Kang Soo-jinKim Hye-yoon as Eun Dan-ohIm Se-mi as Lim Hee-kyungChani as Yoon Se-yeon
Trailer for “True Beauty”