You’re Beautiful was one of the most popular K-Dramas of 2009, and it remains a fan favorite to this day. This light-hearted comedy follows the fictional band A.N.JELL, and it introduced many new fans to the world of K-Pop. It’s been 12 years since You’re Beautiful aired, and this is what its main cast has been up to since then.
1. Park Shin Hye as Go Mi Nyeo and Go Mi Nam
Park Shin Hye starred as Go Mi Nyeo, a girl who aspires to become a nun, but ends up disguising herself as her twin brother, Go Mi Nam, in order to help keep his place in the band A.N.JELL. Fans fell in love with Park Shin Hye’s spunk and charisma, as well as her chemistry with Jang Geun Suk.
Your Beautiful helped to boost Park Shin Hye’s popularity, and she has gone on to star in more than a dozen dramas and films over the past 12 years. Some of her most notable dramas are Heirs, Pinocchio, Heartstrings, Doctors, Memories of the Alhambra, and Sisyphus: The Myth. Park Shin Hye is now 31, and more gorgeous than ever!
2. Jang Geun Suk as Hwang Tae Kyung
Jang Geun Suk played A.N.JELL’s lead vocalist and guitarist, Hwang Tae Kyung treated Go Mi Nam coldly at first, but over the course of the show the two became closer and eventually fell in love.
Like Park Shin Hye, Jang Geun Suk also gained recognition from this drama. The same year, he took on a completely different role as the villain in the thriller The Case of Itaewon Homicide. He acted in 4 more dramas and 2 more films before going on hiatus in 2015, due to a controversy surrounding supposed tax evasion. Jang Geun Suk was found not guilty, but he decided to focus more on his career overseas until he made his comeback in 2016, as a host and mentor on Produce 101. He also returned to acting and has made 3 more dramas since then, including his most recent drama, Switch: Change the World. He has yet to make his comeback after being discharged from the military back in 2020.
3. CNBLUE’s Yonghwa as Kang Shin Woo
Yonghwa played Kang Shin Woo, the bassist, rapper and keyboardist of A.N.JELL. Unlike Hwang Tae Kyung, Kang Shin Woo treated Go Mi Nam warmly, and was the first to uncover her secret female identity. He kept the secret to himself and watched over her throughout the show.
You’re Beautiful was Yonghwa’s first acting role, which he starred in just ahead of CNBLUE‘s official debut. His acting was well-received, and he went on to act in a number of other popular dramas, including Heartstrings with Park Shin Hye. Yonghwa has since completed his military service and landed a lead role in Sell Your Haunted House.
4. FTISLAND’s Lee Hongki as Jeremy
Lee Hongki played Jeremy, A.N.JELL’s vocalist and drummer, and the show’s comic relief. Fans fell in love with his bright personality and his tendency to be totally oblivious to the things going on around him. Jeremy began to fall for Go Mi Nam, not knowing his bandmate is actually a woman, which led him to question his sexuality.
After You’re Beautiful wrapped up, Lee Hongki continued acting and promoting with his group, FTISLAND. Over the last 12 years he has scored several lead roles, including those in Bride of the Century, Muscle Girl!, Modern Farmer, and A Korean Odyssey. In June 2014, he started his own fashion brand, Skullhong, which sells accessories, jewelry, and various nail products. A year later, he made his solo debut with the mini-album FM302. Lee Hongki recently completed his military service.