Neither Jung Ryeo Won nor Kim Ha Neul are K-actresses I have to watch no matter what the project is, nor do they annoy me to the extent I avoid their works. I best describe my feelings towards them as per-project-basis and it waxes and wanes depends on what it is. Jung Ryeo Won has been on the up-and-up with me since she did two back-to-back solid dramas in History of the Salaryman and King of Dramas, while conversely Kim Na Neul has been taxing my patience with two consecutive projects I loathed in You’re My Pet and A Gentleman’s Dignity. But oddly I like both ladies consistently when it comes to their photo spreads, especially Jung Ryeo Won now that she’s not so scarily skinny as she was in her My Name is Kim Sam Soon days. For awhile I thought she looked as cancer-ridden as her character was. For the Spring issue of Elle and Cosmopolitan Korea, the former sent Jung Ryeo Won to Paris for a city shoot, while the latter flew Kim Ha Neul to Bali for a beach shoot. I love both and find the juxtaposition really refreshing when viewed together. Kim Ha Neul’s legs are to-die-for, and she’s so comfortable and natural in showcasing the Summer feel of picturesque Bali that I literally felt a warm breeze waft over me when I looked at her pictures. She makes me feel like I’m right there with her. Jung Ryeo Won’s shoot is conversely very chic with the city colors of blues and grays. It captures the Paris flat vibe but strangely doesn’t take advantage of the external environs of the city. If I were to describe what these pictures make me feel – one makes me want to live there while the other beckons me to visit for a vacation. If PPL in these two photo shoots was the location then the shoot succeeded in luring me.