Lee Young Ae Wows Judging the Miss Korea Pageant and Prepares to Film Sageuk Drama Saimdang, the Herstory

Famed K-actress Lee Young Ae made a double news splash this week in her usual low key but undeniably classy way. First came news that filming is about to start on her upcoming fully pre-filmed K-drama Saimdang, the Herstory. With this news came two production created posters featuring Lee Young Ae in her costume hanbok playing the titular role of Shin Saimdang, the real life late Joseon era female calligrapher, poet and scholar given the posthumous moniker of Wise Mother. I can’t think of another K-actress better suited to play this renowned person.

The second bit of Lee Young Ae news this week came courtesy of the annual Miss Korea pageant, an event that is easy to write off as dated and sexist but still remains quite followed in Korea as all eyes are on the young lady who will win the pageant and go on to represent Korea in the Miss Universe pageant. It’s like Korea’s fixation on beauty combined with it’s strong patriotic streak mashed together into one intense night of competition. Lee Young Ae was involved in this year’s pageant as a judge and her presence got the K-media and fans talking about how she outshone all the contestants despite being twice their age and showing up in a simple white pants suit. That is an exaggeration, of course, but she looked beautiful without a doubt.


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Lee Young Ae Wows Judging the Miss Korea Pageant and Prepares to Film Sageuk Drama Saimdang, the Herstory — 10 Comments

  1. So ethereal, such a beauty. She will always be DJG to so many people. Wishing her and her upcoming drama, much success.

  2. She’s my role model – beautiful inside out, graceful, classy. I actually don’t think saying she outshone the contestants is an exaggeration; I may be biased, but I don’t think they could come close to her charms.

    Really looking forward to her new drama.

    And thank you for this post. 🙂

  3. She’s the only korean celebs (include idols, socialites, reporters, athletes, politicians lol and actors from 1st, 2nd, 3rd…so on…generations) that I approve to be called GODDESS. The only one.

    • Excuse you from Choi Ji Woo, Yoon Eun Hye, Song Hye Kyo and Lee Yo Won. These are South Korean Goddesses that have timeless beauty, forever classy and elegant. Thus any new breed of stars wanting the same accord, should compare to them, if not forget it!

      • My apologize, dear. But in my mind, Lee Young Ae is the only one goddess. If you have other preferences, I totally respect that^^.

  4. I agreed. She’s indeed very classy and naturally beautiful!!
    Can’t wait for her upcoming drama, hopefully it’s as good ,(if not better) than DJG!

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