Do you wanna know more about Lim Ju Eun?

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Do you wanna know more about Lim Ju Eun? I believe all you guys will be shocked when knowing a lot about her! Get ready to know with Xenews! 

Lim Ju-eun Under The Knife?

Lim Ju-eun is a familiar antagonistic face in dramas such as The Heirs and Uncontrollably Fond. Her characters are always out to seduce the main male lead with her charms and irresistible beauty. Regarding of her beauty, her facial features definitely fit the Korean ideal, with a smalll button nose and wide-set of eyes, but are these features something she was born with or made through plastic surgery?

Her hooded eyes and gently sloped nose definitely call for suspicion from avid viewers of her works, but is it warranted or made up out of jealousy? Her charms might be endless, but physical features are not something that are easily fixed and modified, so let’s take a deeper look at Lee Ju-eun’s plastic surgery accusations!


Debuting in 2006 on a variety program on MBC, Lee Ju-eun really jump-started her career in the Korean entertainment industry. This lead to her debut as a TV series actress in a 2007 drama titled Merry Mary that aired on MBC. The drama itself received a warm response, and although she was not the lead role, her participation in the drama left a lasting impact to audiences at home. In between drama castings, Lim Ju-eun was cast as the female lead in music videos such as T-ara’s Lies and Kim Jong-kook’s Can’t Forget.

Her big break came in 2009, when she was cast in the main role of the drama Soul. Lee Ju-eun played Kim Ha-na, a school girl that is possessed by the souls of the dead, which is used as a way for detectives to gather a deeper insight on what goes on with crimes regarding those deaths. This drama was definitely a hit with viewers, as it gave an interesting take on the crime-horror genre that’s unusual on TV. This success was followed up with the dramas What’s Up in 2011 and Wild Romance in 2012, which showcased her ability to adapt to a variety of roles.

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International audiences might remember her the most in dramas such as The Heirs in 2013 & Empress Ki in 2014, where she appeared as a recurring cast member for both dramas. The former cast her as a tutor that one of the side regulars fell for, despite the age difference, and complicates her relationship with the main lead’s older brother. This love triangle relationship highlights the power struggle between two side characters that mimic those of the main love triangle, but elevated to a more adult perspective. Different than the former, the latter of the two dramas has Lee Ju-eun star as cameo, where she portrayed an empress consort in the Yuan dynasty.

She’s only started being regularly cast in antagonist roles in her more recent projects, such as Uncontrollably Fond in 2016 and Good Thief, Bad Thief in 2017. Both dramas received a positive review and a hot response both internationally and domestically. This definitely catapulted Lee Ju-eun into becoming a household name, having appeared in dramas across all three of the major national TV channels in Korea. There hasn’t been a future project set yet for Lee Ju-eun, but hopefully she will be soon cast in another drama where she stars as the main female lead.

Plastic Surgery Accusations

Lim Ju-eun’s plastic surgery allegations started popping up after she starred in multiple dramas as the antagonist, and the negative feelings viewers felt transferred over into the real life, making her the target of this visually-aimed scandal. Even though none of the evidence is conclusive or crucial in pointing out the differences, let’s take a deeper look at the accusations made against her beauty and facial feature modifications!


As seen in the above pictures depicting Lee Ju-eun in her youth and the early days of her career, the facial features described previously are present, yet her hooded eyes seem more like mono lids instead ones that are double lidded yet, with hidden creases. This caused some warning alarms to ring among fans and casual viewers alike as, in more recent pictures, it seems that her eyes are rather hooded and not exactly mono lids.

This eye shape can be achieved through various procedures such as eyelid surgery, eyelid threading, and eye cutting. Eye cutting, in particular, refers to a procedure in which the corners of the eyes are cut to define the eyes differently than before. These procedures are very common among Korean people, as it is in their nature to always seek the beauty ideals that have been long-established by society. The big, open, and wide eyes are one of those ideals that the society strives for. These invasive and non-invasive procedures have become common among the youth because of this.

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Another point of interest amongst Lee Ju-eun’s facial features is her dainty and sloped nose. Noses are a big deal in Korea, as they define a face’s center and determine the beauty of a person’s profile. In Lee Ju-eun’s case, she has a very dainty, button nose with a rounder tip that slopes nicely, and a very slight definition around the bridge area. This nose is quite ideal to fans and the public alike, since it represents a very feminine image and can’t be achieved through any other facial alterations.

The nose can be achieved through several invasive and non-invasive surgeries such as nose threading and using fillers, in which the procedure aims to beautify the nose through definition and illusions to make the nose look smaller and thinner than it already is.


The picture above is the one people used to justify accusations about having eyelid surgery, and eyelid crease difference that occured on Lee Ju-eun’s face. The picture is taken from one her more recent dramas, showing that she indeed has multiple eyelid creases that form a more defined crease when her eyes are open. Aside from that, a lot of viewers have also said that people who’ve gone under the knife to modify their eyes would have eyelid creases even when their eyes are closed, not a smooth and even eyelid. Thus this picture, strongly suggests that Lee Ju-eun has gone through the eyelid modification surgery known as threading.

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The nose has also undergone a change it seems, as her rounded tip has turned slightly more sharp, thin and defined over the years. As seen in the photo above, from the front-facing angle, it doesn’t seem like much, but from a slightly sideways view, the nose’s transformation becomes a little more obvious. Although there doesn’t seem to be any improvement regarding the height or definition of the nose bridge, the nose tip just seems a little bit higher and a little bit smaller than the previous iteration. This is usually achieved through fillers instead of threading, unlike previous assumptions.

So what do you think of Lee Ju-eun’s transformation? Is it too subtle to tell or a very obvious procedure? Do you think any of this matters for her career in the long term? or does it only add to her charms and beauty? Feel free to leave a comment on your thoughts down below!

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