First-Generation Idol Shocks Netizens With A Dramatic Transformation After Weight Loss
A former member of the first-generation idol group Jewelry shocked netizens with before and after pictures of her dramatic transformation.
Jewelry was a famous K-Pop girl group that debuted in 2001, formed by Star Empire Entertainment. During their 14-year career, their hit songs included “Superstar” and “One More Time,” which became viral for its iconic “point choreography” of touching two fingers and had everybody in 2008 mimicking and parodying their dance.
On May 15, former Jewelry member Lee Ji Hyun posted a past picture of herself with a caption starting with, “You were surprised by the first picture, right?” Born in 1983, Lee Ji Hyun recently turned 40 years old.
She noted that the picture was from January 26, 2023, before confessing that after the first digit of her age changed, it was difficult to lose weight—leading her to resort to wearing stretchy skirts with elastic waists.
As the first digit of my age changed, I gained weight no matter how much I exercised. I was especially stressed out about my belly fat, so I used to wear loose skirts with elastic bands.
— Lee Ji Hyun
The following picture showed her in leggings and a sports bra, revealing her “after” body.
She claimed that because she couldn’t simply just work out, she looked for diet products and tried this and that but failed to find ones that worked for her. However, the recent “diet juice” she found seemed to work on her and helped her lose weight.
Here is her full post on her Instagram.
You were surprised by the first picture, right??🤣🤣🤣
It’s from January 26, 2023.
As the first digit of my age changed, I gained weight no matter how much I exercised😭
I was especially stressed out about my belly fat,
so I used to wear loose skirts with elastic bands.🤣
I couldn’t just work out, so I looked for diet products and tried this and that,
but some products caused me to make a lot of noises in my stomach and the fart 💨💨💨💨💣💣💣 smells
were so bad that it was uncomfortable to go out in public.
But the Pepe juice I found at last wasn’t uncomfortable at all, so I really liked it
My hidden abs revealed themselves😁😁😁
I’ll explain it in detail on Wednesday😁
You can only get it at this price from Lee Ji Hyun’s Sweet Home
27,900 won per box. We got them for 17,900
For those who need to diet!!! Come and see me on Wednesday♡
— Lee Ji Hyun on her Instagram
Lee Ji Hyun left Jewelry in 2006, when the group was still active, to pursue her acting career because she felt unprepared to be a singer. In an interview from 2006, Lee Ji Hyun stated that she does not regret leaving the group and does not plan on returning to a career as a singer. Since then, she has been active as a host and actress.