Korean dramas are not only known for the second male lead syndrome, viewers are also madly in love with the following second female leads!
It’s not always the male or female leads that capture the audience’s attention in Korean dramas. In fact, there are many cases where the second female lead characters “steal” the spotlight of the female leads in Korean dramas in terms of visual, talent and acting.
1. Song Yoon Ah
Despite playing the antagonist in The K2, Choi Yoo Jin (Song Yoon Ah) is still the favorite character of many viewers. While the female lead Go Anna (Yoona) gets negative comments for being useless and weak, the “stepmother” is loved by viewers. It is undeniable that Yoona’s acting has improved, but she still couldn’t compare to an experienced actress like Song Yoon Ah. Song Yoon Ah even showcased an impressive chemistry with the male lead Ji Chang Wook even though she is 14 years older than him.
2. Han So Hee
100 Days Prince is probably a rare Korean drama that Han So Hee doesn’t face criticism from the audience. This is because, not only acting, but the styling of Princess So Hye, the wife of Crown Prince Lee Yul (D.O) is also impressive. Moreover, Han So Hee’s visual in the drama somewhat stood out more compared to the female lead Nam Ji Hyun.
3. Kwon Nara
The battle to pick out a girlfriend for Park Se Ro Yi (Park Seo Joon) in Itaewon Class has always been a topic that arouses strong discussion among fans of Korean dramas. Viewers are torn between Jo Yi Seo (Kim Da Mi) and Soo Ah (Kwon Nara) who are both strong and beautiful female characters. Although most viewers expect Jo Yi Seo to end up with the male lead, many others side more with Oh Soo Ah, the first love who captures the male lead’s heart for more than 10 years.
4. Kim Ji Won
Kim Ji Won in The Heirs is also one of the cases where the female lead is overshadowed. Not only possessing a luxurious image, but Kim Ji Won also won over Park Shin Hye in terms of acting. Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) is a typical example of a helpless female lead in Korean dramas. Maybe that’s why her character is not very well-loved.
5. Kang Ha Na
Originally a fox, Yang Hye Sun (Kang Ha Na) of My Roommate Is A Gumiho has an extremely outstanding beauty and a classy fashion sense. Therefore, there are many scenes when Hye Sun outshines Lee Dam (Hyeri) because of her glittering appearance.
Known for her cold and luxurious aura, Krystal easily takes the spotlight of the female lead Shin Se Kyung in The Bride of Habaek. Not only is she superior to her co-star in terms of character’s look, Krystal’s acting is also more appreciated than Shin Se Kyung’s.