Even the perfect CEO Kang Tae Moo suffers from acne.
We all fall in love with CEO Kang Tae Moo of “Business Proposal” because he is tall, handsome, rich, and talented. Everything about him, both on the outside and inside, is pure perfection. However, he still can’t escape from one common problem.
In the preview of “Business Proposal” episode 11, a high-res close-up shot of Kang Tae Moo (Ahn Hyo-seop) “exposes” his skin with acne around his chin and cheeks. Even though he was wearing makeup, his blind pimples are still visible. Some viewers joke that Kang Tae Moo has acne because keeping his relationship with Ha Ri a secret makes him so stressed.
However, even acne can’t make Kang Tae Moo look any less handsome. This actually makes him look more realistic. No matter how dreamy and perfect he is, he is human too.
CEO Kang Tae Moo having acne also reminds viewers of an iconic scene of Vice President Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon) in “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?”, where he says, “A pimple? It dared to find its place on my classy forehead?”. Perhaps Kang Tae Moo would also have the same reaction upon finding out about his acne.
Ahn Hyo Seop is not the first Korean star who has acne skin seen on camera. The blurring effect in K-dramas and makeup usually help actors cover up their skin problems and look flawless on the screen. It is completely normal for actors and also idols to have pimples and acne given their packed schedules and frequent makeup.