My ID is Gangnam Beauty premiered last Friday, and we can’t seem to get enough of it. Watch the highlights of the drama's press conference and read up on some pointers about this webtoon-turned-drama as you get to know Mi Rae (Im Soo Hyang) and Kyung Suk (Astro's Cha Eun Woo)!

1. Actions speak louder than words

Cha Eun Woo focused on the mannerisms when playing Do Kyung Suk, because his character is such a reticent person from the original webtoon. "I thought long and hard about how to portray [this two-dimensional character] on screen. I focused on the glances and mannerisms to make myself look more like Do Kyung Suk from the webtoon," the Astro band member said.

2. A new narrative on plastic surgery


Many would assume that those who receive plastic surgeries struggle with low self-esteem and vanity. What they forget to imagine is why the Gangnam Beauties decided to undergo the sometimes life-threatening surgeries, and what happens to them post-surgeries. My ID is Gangnam Beauty covers exactly this: Mi Rae’s life before and after the surgeries.

There have been TV shows and films about plastic surgery before. But My ID is Gangnam Beauty will tell a different narrative on plastic surgery. It’s going to be much more serious and leave you with food for thought. It’ll convey a message on the importance of appearance we instill as a society, according to director Choi Sung Bum.

3. A bildungsroman more than anything


My ID is Gangnam Beauty will show how each of the four characters grow. For instance, Mi Rae, who’s obsessed with appearance, will learn to be at ease with herself. Kyung Seok will eventually make amends with his family, and Soo Ah (Jo Woo Ri) will learn to let go of her reputation. In that sense, My ID is Gangnam Beauty is a story of people in their formative years and their growth, rather than life-changing plastic surgeries.

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My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Starring Cha Eun Woo and Im Soo Hyang

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