Top 5 Korean Drama “Transformations”

What is your favorite Korean Drama Plot?

Whether it is Boy Meets Girl, the story of the Underdog or about Revenge, there are many classic Korean drama plots that are recycled every year. One of the most popular these days seems to be the one about the girl who becomes beautiful!

The Ugly Duckling Plot has created many top dramas, so we thought we could list our top 5 favorites!

Have you watched them all? Which is your favorite?

“Oh My Venus”


Photo Courtesy of Official KBS page for Oh My Venus

Kang Jo Eun (Sun Min Ah) used to be known as the Daejeon Venus because she was so beautiful, but after becoming an attorny she let herself go and became overweight! This drama is a funny and inspiring story about how she meets Kim Yeong Ho (So Ji Sub) and with him manages to regain her figure!

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“She was Pretty”


Photo Courtesy of Official MBC page for She Was Pretty

She was Pretty is based in the fashion industry and is about Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon) who has overly romanticized his memory of the prettiest girl in school, Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum).  But what happens when they meet in the future, and she isn’t the prettiest girl in school?? Embarrassed by her unglamorous appearance, Hye Jin passes off her best friend as herself- but what happens when she ends up working as an intern in Sung Joon’s department??

Check out more information on this drama on our BnBHero Blog!

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Birth of a Beauty


Photo Courtesy of Official SBS page for Birth of a Beauty

Birth of a beauty is about a desperate woman Sa Geum Ran (Han Ye Seul) who enlists the help of a heir to a large company Han Tae Hee (Joo Sang Wook) to undergo plastic surgery and become a mysterious beauty named “Sara”.

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Incarnation of Money


Photo Courtesy of Official SBS page for Incarnation of Money

Main heroine Bok Jae has a complete physical transformation to become a stunning beauty when she falls in love with Lee Cha Don! What is really funny is that the same plastic surgeon from 200 pound beauty makes a cameo appearance, and also sings a little bit of the hit song from the 2006 movie!


Photo Courtesy of Official SBS page for Incarnation of Money

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200 Pound Beauty


Photo Courtesy of Korean Film Article 

A movie released in 2006, it is about a 200 pound beauty with an amazing voice and her transformation into becoming a beauty to pursue the man of her dreams! It was a very famous movie, so we found an excerpt of Korean actress Kim Ah Joon singing Maria to share with our readers!



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