A Longtime Friend of Rookie Actress Kim Hye Yoon Reveals the Sacrifices Her Friend Made to Make It in the Industry

Kim Hye Yoon finally won the Rookie Award 7 years after her debut.

Kim Hye Yoon, who gained attention in 2019 for her role in Extraordinary You, recently received the Rookie Award and the Excellence Award at the 2019 MBC Drama Awards.


Upon receiving the award, Kim Hye Yoon expressed how important 2019 became for her career.

My life changed a lot in 2019. It’s a year that I will never forget.

– Kim Hye Yoon

Following the awards ceremony, Kim Hye Yoon’s friend of 10 years took to her Instagram to share just how hard Kim Hye Yoon worked and how much she sacrificed to be recognized as an actress.


Read the full post below:

I’m so proud of my friend, Hye Yoon.

During our 10 years together, she’s such a pride and precious friend as a fellow worker, friend, and a mentor. I really want to applaud you because I know just how hard you worked to chase your dream.

Your dream started off as a small interest but grew into a big goal. In order to pursue your dreams, you studied really hard to get good grades in school, and as I watched you research, practice, and learn, you were a good influence on me as we prepared to enter college.

When you liked something or wanted to be good something, you tried 100 times harder. You even made me like Harry Potter.

The handmade card you gave me while telling me you weren’t good at expressing your feelings of gratitude, and the earrings you gave me when I got my ears pierced. I was so thankful for your sincere gestures that I still have those things in a special box.

When I saw your first project, I half-jokingly asked you to give me an autograph, and that probably makes me the first person to ever receive an autograph from you.

After seeing your other projects, big or small, I said these footages would one day circulate when you become famous, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now.

You even worked part-time while going to school, and you didn’t even go on a trip abroad during your college years in order to wait for your next opportunity, and I think those efforts are finally starting to make you shine.

Even after eating lots of food at night, you went swimming and exercisign the morning after, and that impressed me so much that I reflected upon myself.

When I look at you, I learn and feel a lot! You’re a really admirable person and a good friend. A friend that just sees me for who I am regardless of what other people think.

Your honest and upright ways are naturally being portrayed in your works and interviews. I’ll always be that kind of friend to you, too.

I hope more and more people start recognizing you for the actress you are! You’re the best! That’s right, everyone. My friend is the best.

My friend received an award.

– Kim Hye Yoon’s Friend

Source: Insight