Park Yoo-na, Lim Se-mi to join webtoon-based drama ‘True Beauty’

More and more actors are joining the cast of the much-anticipated, webtoon-based tvN drama True Beauty! Recently, the new show welcomed actresses Park Yoo-na and Lim Se-mi as cast members.

The series is based on a webtoon of the same title by Yaongyi and is currently one of the most popular works in Korea, gaining more than four million subscribers. It centers on a shy, average-looking high schooler with acne issues who becomes an internet star overnight and eventually, the prettiest girl in school. To keep her celebrity status, she resorts to hiding her bare face under makeup. Moon Ga-young (Find Me in Your Memory), Cha Eun-woo (Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung), and Hwang In-yeop (The Tale of Nokdu) have recently confirmed as lead cast.

Park Yoo-na has accepted the role of Kang Su-jin, one of the campus celebrities. She is naturally pretty, confident, smart, and has a good family background and social status. She is envied by her peers, but she hides a dark secret because of the pressure she constantly receives from her parents. She will play an important role in the series as her character will cause conflict in the story. The actress last appeared in the 2019 fantasy series Hotel del Luna.

Lim Se-mi will be playing Lim Ju-gyeong’s (Moon Ga-young) older sister, Lim Hee-kyung. She is good at studying, has a tough personality, and chases after what she wants tirelessly. Viewers are already anticipating Moon and Lim’s chemistry as onscreen sisters, as their characters have opposing personalities. Lim Se-mi last starred in When the Weather is Fine, which aired in February 2020.

True Beauty is scheduled to air later this year.

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