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Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other

The following 3 duos of stunning actresses are often referred to as each other’s “rivals” in the industry. 

Although they have totally different appearances and acting styles, somehow the following famous Korean actresses are often compared to one another. They are even considered by many viewers to be “rivals” in Korea’s entertainment industry. These 6 Korean actresses not only compete on beauty rankings, but their acting careers are also pitted against each other‘s.

1. Son Ye Jin – Song Hye Kyo

The controversy over who is the more beautiful one between Son Ye Jin and Song Hye Kyo is inherently an inconclusive battle. However, there is still a huge difference between these two top Korean actresses, that is their success in theatrical films and TV dramas. In fact, there are not many Korean actors who can make waves in both TV and cinema at the same time like Son Ye Jin. It took the “Nation’s first love” only 2 years to win two prestigious titles, “Best Actress” at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and “Leading Actress in TV” at the Baeksang Arts Awards.

Son Ye Jin is one of the youngest actresses to win “Best Actress” at the Blue Dragon Film Awards
Son Ye Jin is one of the youngest actresses to win “Best Actress” at the Blue Dragon Film Awards 
Son Ye Jin used to be not so lucky with TV series, but after “Crash Landing On You”, her career has become even more flourishing
Son Ye Jin used to be not so lucky with TV series, but after “Crash Landing On You”, her career has become even more flourishing
Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other

If Son Ye Jin is known as the “box office queen”, Song Hye Kyo is unfortunately called a “box office poison” because her records with theatrical movies are not so positive. The actress has starred in several box office flops. However, when it comes to TV productions, Song Hye Kyo is considered one of the actresses who guarantee high ratings. Many dramas with Song Hye Kyo as the female lead have become high-rated hits with impressive coverage. 

Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other
Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other
Song Hye Kyo has participated in many famous K-dramas with high ratings
Song Hye Kyo has participated in many famous K-dramas with high ratings

2. Jeon Ji Hyun – Kim Tae Hee

Both are 2000s national treasures of beauty, therefore each of Jeon Ji Hyun‘s and Kim Tae Hee‘s accomplishments has drawn attention. In terms of acting, Jeon Ji Hyun has a somewhat greater career than Bi Rain‘s wife. Because, despite owning a number of legendary works like Stairway to Heaven and Love Story in Harvard, Kim Tae Hee‘s acting skills are rarely appreciated.

Jeon Ji Hyun, on the other hand, is not only a success in the drama sector, but also in the movie industry. The actress has received two Grand Prizes – Drama Daesang and two Queen’s Awards at the Golden Bell along with scores of other awards.

Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other
Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other
Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other
After Hi, Bye Mama, Kim Tae Hee's acting is gradually appreciated by fans
After Hi, Bye Mama, Kim Tae Hee’s acting is gradually appreciated by fans

3. Yoona – Suzy

Referring to the golden age of the 2nd generation Kpop idols, fans must immediately think of the two national treasures of beauty, Yoona and Suzy. Both are controversial names when they first entered the film industry, but after a long time of effort, both then achieved certain successes. Not only owning hit TV series such as Vagabond, When She Sleeps, Start Up, but Suzy also won the Best New Actress award at the 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards thanks to Architecture 101. Thanks to that, she was also nominated for Best New Actress at the Golden Bell and Blue Dragon Awards.

Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other
Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other

As for Yoona, the first drama she starred in, You Are My Destiny, recorded an extremely high rating, up to 41.6%. With the blockbuster movie Exit, Yoona became the first female idol to be nominated for Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Awards in 2019. It’s probably too soon to determine who will win between these two beauties right now. Because, in the coming decade, when both are focused more on performing, the “battle” between Yoona and Suzy will undoubtedly be prolonged and more intense.

Top 3 most iconic duos of Korea’s “visual goddesses” who are often pitted against each other
Yoona's blockbuster "Exit" even surpassed "Parasite" to win the grand prize in Korea
Yoona’s blockbuster “Exit” even surpassed “Parasite” to win the grand prize in Korea

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