by KMH, September 4, 2018

A brief warning before we begin: this first part of the article details my personal opinions. Don't expect to see your favorites appear on my list. I understand that this article is very personal, and since I've put it on a public platform, I've opened myself to critique. All I ask is that you are civil. I took votes from readers on my most recent article about Are You Human, Too? in order to make a list based on what my readers think to go along with my own list. Read until the end for the user-voted list. 

Now, let's enjoy looking at some really gorgeous women. This list is in no particular order because I had a genuinely hard time ranking them.

Gong Seung Yeon

 Nylon Korea Magazine March ‘18 and Circle

Of course, the obvious thing to compliment is her eyes, which are very, very pretty, but we can’t forget that she has a lovely facial structure and looks fabulous with just about any makeup.

Seo Ye Ji

Singles Magazine December Issue '17 and Save Me

I’m sure a lot of you will not agree with her being on this list, but I think that there is just something about Seo Ye Ji that is alluring, and she's a great actress, too!

Kim Ji Won

InStyle Magazine May ‘16 and Descendants of the Sun

A wide variety of styles suit her, and she even pulls off fatigues! I think she looks especially good with her natural black hair, but I’m convinced that she can look good in just about any color or style.

Han Ye Seul

High Cut March ‘16 and Birth of a Beauty

Her features are very striking. She has a sharp jaw and captivating eyes. I love many of her photoshoots, so picking just one to showcase was really hard.

Jung Ryeo Won

Sure Magazine July ‘14 and Witch’s Court

She has a sweet smile and is just so pretty. I especially love how she looks in red lipstick. I haven't seen much of her work, but I do have Wok of Love in my PTW list!

Song Hye Kyo

Elle June ‘15 and Descendants of the Sun

It’s to be expected that she would be on the list, as she is well-known not only for her talent but her looks as well. I remember watching DotS and thinking to myself, "Wow! She's beautiful," the whole time.

Ryu Hwa Young

BNT International March '15 and Age of Youth

I’d never seen her before watching Age of Youth, but after watching that series, I definitely want to see more of her work. I think she’s absolutely gorgeous and she’s fun to watch on screen.


Allure September ‘16 and Uncontrollably Fond

I’m not entirely sure she can look bad. People criticize her acting capabilities, but I don't think she's really that bad. I enjoyed her in Gu Family Book.

Park Shin Hye

J Style Magazine Vol. 7 and Doctors

She’s another person who is able to make just about anything look good simply because she’s so beautiful herself.

Jun Ji Hyun

Elle Korea February ‘15 and Legend of the Blue Sea

I'm sure few of you are surprised to see this name on the list.  I think I once saw someone describe her as "sublime", and I’m happy to admit, I agree.

Now what you've all been waiting for! In order, here is the list according to user votes on my previous article. In total there were 184 names written in the comments. Here are the top most gorgeous Korean actresses, according to MDLers:

  1. Jun Ji Hyun (15 votes)
  2. IU (12 votes)
  3. Park Min Young (11 votes)
  4. Lee Sung Kyung (10 votes)
  5. Kim Tae Ri (9 votes)
  6. Han Hyo Joo (8 votes)
  7. Kim Go Eun, Park Bo Young, Seo Ye Ji, Kim So Hyun (6 votes each)
  8. Gong Hyo Jin, Moon Chae Won, Moon Ga Young (5 votes each)
  9. Won Jin Ah, Go Ah Ra, Gong Seung Yeon, Jung So Min, Ha Ji Won (4 votes each)
  10. Kim Tae Hee, Chae Soo Bin, Song Hye Kyo, Seo Hyun Jin (3 votes each)

*actresses receiving 2 votes or less were not included

Pieces like this always take an especially long time because of tallying votes and cutting pictures together, but it was still very fun to do! This is pretty light on the writing, so you better believe that something a bit more wordy is up next. Comparing my list to the user-list was also very interesting. I'll admit, I actually didn't recognize several of the names! You guys definitely introduced me to some actresses that I might not have stumbled across otherwise.

 As a woman and a performer, I love to do things like this. There's nothing more special to me than celebrating strong, beautiful, talented ladies. 

Thank you to those who voted, and thank you to those reading right now. Do you agree with my list? How about the user-list? Do you have your own list? Comment below! Again, thank you!

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