The visuals of the actresses being dubbed the “Nation’s First Love” in Korea make fans unable to take their eyes off. They have also become one of the most popular actresses in Korea.
The Korean public has come up with many different titles to honor artists, and “Nation’s first love” is one of them. Up to now, there have been only a few gorgeous female celebrities who have been fortunate enough to be called by this title by the Korean audiences. The concept of “Nation’s first love” in Korea first appeared in the 80s of the last century, associated with actress Im Ye Jin. She became the “Nation’s first love” thanks to the film I Really Really Like You.
However, it was not until the 2000s that the concept of “Nation’s first love” became more familiar to foreign viewers after the Hallyu wave spread throughout Asia. In the 21st century, Jeon Ji Hyun, Son Ye Jin and Suzy have respectively held this title for a long time. If you’re curious about what it takes to be dubbed the “nation’s first love”, simply take a look at the stunning moments of these actresses.
What is “Nation’s first love”?
The first love is usually pure and sincere because it is established with the feelings of innocent individuals who have no experience in relationships. The “Nation’s” part means that one is loved by every person living in a country. When an artist reaches the national level in Korea, it means that they have achieved a significant level of recognition and become known to everyone in this country.
Therefore, “nation’s first love” in Korean showbiz can be understood as an extremely famous, well-loved celebrity in Korea for having a pure appearance, reminiscent of the innocent first love.
Jeon Ji Hyun
Jeon Ji Hyun, born in 1981, became famous throughout Asia thanks to the hit romance film “My Sassy Girl”. In her 30s, the actress continued to create a buzz on a large scale thanks to her roles in several blockbusters including both TV series and movies such as My Love From The Star, Legend of the Blue Sea, etc.
In her early twenties, the actress had a clear, innocent smile, similar to the image of first love in the minds of young men. Any young man would probably fall in love with a classmate with a cute and pure smile like this.
Son Ye Jin
Son Ye Jin became the “nation’s first love” in the hearts of the Korean public after starring in Summer Scent and The Classic. In recent years, she has continued to grab huge attention with successful dramas such as “Crash Landing on You”, “Something in the Rain”, etc.
In her 20s, Son Ye Jin was famous throughout Asia for her sweet and pure beauty like summer rain. The actress has a high nose bridge and gorgeous heart-shaped lips, radiant skin, and sparkling, expressive eyes. More than 20 years have passed, although she is now almost 40 years old, Son Ye Jin is still one of the top visual goddesses among Korean actresses, surpassing many other juniors.
Suzy officially debuted in the entertainment industry in 2010 as a member of the girl group miss A. It took only about 2 years for her to be honored by the Korean public as the “national first love” after the success of the work ‘Architecture 101’. Up to now, Suzy has had a firm foothold in the fiercely competitive Korean entertainment industry.