Actress Han Chae-young is a celebrity who has lived under the modifier “Barbie doll” since her debut.
Born in 1980, Han Chae-young, who is in her 40s and still maintains an unrealistic doll-like appearance and body, got a 7.7 billion won-worth marriage.
Han Chae-young said her family immigrated to Chicago, U.S.A when she was in middle school. After becoming a grown-up after high school, she traveled to Korea, and one of the places in her travel schedule was Insa-dong, Seoul. In Insa-dong, Korea’s top tourist attraction, Han Chae-young had an unexpected moment that changed her life.
At that time, a store that Han Chae-young visited was run by comedian Jeon Yoo-sung. Jeon Yoo-sung noticed Chaeyoung at first sight and recommended taking a picture with her. Afterward, Jeon Yoo-sung showed this picture to model Lee So-ra‘s manager, and the manager went all the way to Chicago to cast Han Chae-young.
Han Chae-young later debuted as an actress through the drama “Autumn in My Heart” in 2000 and received public attention as the drama became a hit. However, this didn’t become an advantage for Han Chae-young. Since Han Chae-young was a figure skater in the U.S. before her debut, she didn’t prepare anything to become an actress.
Han Chae-young steadily built up her acting skills and achieved huge success in 2005 with “Sassy Girl Chun-hyang“. This drama, which presents the modern version of “Legend of Chun Hyang”, topped the ratings of prominent dramas at the time, paving the way for Han Chae-young to rise to stardom. Recognized for her performance in this work, Han Chae-young took home the year-end acting award.
Han Chae-young, who had been enjoying great popularity since then, shocked the public by announcing her marriage in 2007. Han Chae-young‘s husband is Choi Dong-joon, a businessman. The two met at a meeting and stayed friends for about 8 years before deciding to tie the knot.
At that time, Han Chae-young‘s marriage drew a lot of attention because of the enormous proposal cost. Choi Dong-joon said he proposed to Han Chae-young with a diamond ring worth about 500 million won and an expensive car worth 200 million won.
The highlight was the two’s newlywed house, which was a 7-billion won luxury villa located in Cheongdam-dong. Han Chae-young was envied by the public for marrying a rich, good-looking man.
Meanwhile, Han Chae-young will meet viewers through the iHQ opening drama Sponsor in February.