True Beauty is hands down one of the most addicting K-dramas that everyone's talking about right now, and given its engaging storyline and charming cast, we totally get why everybody's hooked. In fact, one devoted stan took her fangirling to the next level—and as luck would have it, she not only got to visit True Beauty's iconic locations, she was able to see Cha Eun Woo and Hwang In Yeop in the flesh, too!
You read that right—Imee Lee, a Filipina based in South Korea who's also an avid K-drama watcher, just added another feather in her fangirl cap after previously visiting the filming locations of popular dramas like Start-Up, It's Okay to Not Be Okay, The King: Eternal Monarch, and Crash Landing on You. This time around, on her quest to find the set of True Beauty, destiny threw in a bonus and granted her the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the main characters from the drama as well—and yup, we're talking about Lee Su-ho and Han Seo-jun!
In an exclusive interview with Preview, Imee tells us more about her encounter with Cha Eun Woo and Hwang In Yeop. "I wasn't expecting to see them there. Even though I live here in South Korea and I often visit filming locations, there's only a very small percentage to see Korean actors here. So I consider myself lucky that time because I saw the two handsome men of True Beauty," she tells us. Read more about how her visit went down below!
On seeing Han Seo-jun (Hwang In Yeop):
"When I arrived at Lee Su-ho's house, I saw that there were cameras outside and many cars, but I thought they were already done filming that time because I didn't see any of the actors [the crew seemed to be] packing already. So I decided to just take a picture of Lee Su-ho's house and walk around, then that's when I saw Hwang In Yeop filming on the other street! I was able to see him up-close but taking a picture with him wasn't allowed. Going near the actors is prohibited too for security purposes. When I first saw Han Seo-jun, I was literally shocked as it was my first time seeing him in person. I couldn't talk to him even though he was just right in front of me, but he's handsome and 'ang lakas ng dating' just like what we see in the drama."
On seeing Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun Woo):
After I saw Hwang In Yeop, I asked the production staff if Cha Eun Woo was there as well, but they said he won't come. But in my mind, I was still hoping he's there because the place is supposedly Lee Su-ho's house in the drama, so I decided to wait for a few minutes more. And then finally Cha Eun Woo arrived. But unlike with Hwang In Yeop, I couldn't go near Cha Eun Woo because they've started filming already. I wasn't able to finish their shoot because I needed to catch the bus going home at 6 p.m. It was my second time to see Cha Eun Woo, and he is still very handsome in person especially when he smiles.
Here are some of the "True Beauty" filming spots she visited:
Lim Ju-gyeong's House
Lee Su-ho's House
Swarovski Garosugil Branch
Saebom High School
Want more? Watch Imee's video on YouTube channel below!
Sigh! We can't wait 'til we can travel to Korea again. But for now, we'll just binge-watch True Beauty and live vicariously through Imee's adventures.