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K-Dramas with the 'glow up' plot that you need to watch

We can find Korean Dramas with all types of topics. The story of the "ugly girl" turning into a beautiful woman is also in the Dramas. These are the best ones.

"The Ugly Duckling" is a tale that has inspired tons of film projects in pop culture. Movies or series, we have seen this story everywhere. However for these K-Dramas the approach is a little bit particular, all of them are hilarious. For sure it will make you laugh for hours.

If you're feeling down because of your insecurities or complexes, please don't forget, at the end of the day the message of these shows it's the same: You don't have to change yourself to fit into the beauty standards of your community. We all are beautiful since we're all different. Love and accept yourself!

Now that we clarify it, let's begin with the list.

K-Dramas with the 'ugly girl' protagonist

1. True Beauty (2020)

'True Beauty' poster / By @LilyXsjn

This show was a big success among the global K-Drama fans. It is based on the webtoon with the same name. Moon Ga Young plays the role of Lim Jookyung, a highschool student who has been bullied because of her looks. 

Trying to overcome her painful past she moved and started to use makeup to change and be pretty. One of his classmates Lee Suho (Cha Eun Woo) will discover her secret.

It's a funny and lovely story, everyone loves it. Did you watch it?

2. Oh My Venus (2015)

'Oh My Venus' poster / By @AeShin99

Kang Joo Eun is a lawyer in her thirties. She has an overweight problem that is affecting her personal life. She used to be a pretty girl when she was a teenager. Shin Min Ah was the actress in the female lead.

Eventually she met a professional trainer who would help her with her physical and emotional issues. We have to spoiled you: this couple shows a great chemistry.

3. She Was Pretty (2015)

'She Was Pretty' poster / By @OmarchisLee

This romantic comedy has Hwang Jung Eum in the lead role. She is Kim Hyejin, a pretty girl who is trying to encourage her friend Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon), a boy with overweight and too many insecurities. The boy left Korea and the friends didn't meet again.

A couple of years later Sung Joon got back to Korea as a handsome man but he didn't notice his childhood friend because she's not pretty anymore. The point it's clear: don't judge a book because of its cover.

The protagonist and the character of Choi Siwon will make you laugh like a fool. The best option for the bad days.

Did you know all of them? Which one is your favorite? We love all of them!

If you like Cha Eun Woo, check his real name and more about him.

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