When you ask netizens for the most iconic K-Dramas of all time, one of them has to be Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo. Despite being released in 2016, the show continues to make netizens smile with its storyline and characters.
In particular, one character that always shone was Jung Nan Hee, played by Cho Hye Jung.
Throughout the series, the character made netizens smile with her bubbly personality and always being one of the most supportive people around Kim Bok Joo.
Cho Hye Jung was also a ray of sunshine outside the screen, and it was sad when the actress seemingly disappeared from acting after her father faced sexual harassment allegations.
On December 27, Cho Hye Jung shocked fans when she shared new photos on her Instagram.
In the new photos, Cho Hye Jung looks almost unrecognizable in a simple and preppy look showcasing the actress’s visuals but also her natural beauty.
Even in a close-up image, it would almost seem impossible to guess who it was.
When the images were posted, netizens couldn’t get enough of Cho Hye Jung’s transformation. Many wished her good luck in the new year, adding how different she looked compared to her most-known role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.
- I’m just a fan that supports you quietly. Your image has become deeper and more pretty since the last few years I haven’t seen you.
- I support you, and I hope to see more work from you!
- Are you starting work again? I support you always. I couldn’t recognize you since you’ve lost weight! You’ve gotten so pretty!
Alongside the shocking transformation, netizens noticed that Cho Hye Jung also removed all her past photos from her Instagram feed. For many, they believe it is a signal of a new start for the actress.
Earlier in the year, she seemingly had disappeared. In fact, celebrity profile websites list Cho Hye Jung as “inactive.”
Yet, she made headlines after having her first role since the controversy surrounding her father. She made an appearance in tvN’s K-Drama Our Blues.
Amidst her recent role and the new Instagram post, netizens are hoping that it is a signal that Cho Hye Jung will be making a return to acting more regularly.
You can read more about the actress’s return to acting below.