Disclaimer: This post may include unexpected spoilers but I’ll try to write with minimal spoilers as I can!
We all know how Hallyu Wave has influenced us like a storm. From dramas, music, cosmetics, food, and now, webtoons!
Now, we would like to introduce you to one of the nakakakilig and interesting reads when it comes to Webtoon: True Beauty.
About the Series
The story revolves about the life of Jugyeong Lim, a girl who was onced bullied for not being pretty enough. Thanks to the power of make-up and Youtube tutorials, she learned how make-up can make her become a campus crush and later on became an influencer. She later on meets Suho Lee and Seojun Han who will turn her beautiful and normal life upside down.
Jugyeong gains her confidence attending school and meeting new friends whenever she has her make-up on. Since she came from a family with good genes, she is challenged to cope up with beauty standards. Later on, she unexpectedly stumbles upon Suho revealing her bare face.
Get to discover how Jugyeong learns how she can love herself even without her make-up on, and be torn on which leading guy to ship with her!
Meet the Characters
Jugyeong can be described as a bubbly yet self-conscious having surrounded by a good looking family aside from her. She loves to read comics and developed a crush with Suho. The two later on develops a friendship when Suho started tutoring her and their friendship grows deeper especially when Suho saw Jugyeong’s original face. Jugyeong also meets Seojun, who will later on become one of her best friend.
Suho can be described as someone who’s cold and loves to isolate himself from everyone. He is not good with communicating due to the past events that happened in his life. However, due to his handsome looks, his female classmates can’t avoid being attracted to him. Suho later on he develops a friendship with Jugyeong when he accidentally bumped into her without make up.He also shares a distant friendship with Seojun Han as the two were idol trainees before.
Seojun appears to have a strong personality. He didn’t came from a well off family as some chapters shows how he is struggling to help his family with their financial dues. Seojun worked with Suho as an idol trainee in their younger days but grew distant with an unfortunate incident.
Is it a good read?
This webtoon do not only focuses on a teen love story but also gives us a glimpse of how mental health struggle can affect a person. Despite its on-going status, True Beauty can give us life lessons and realizations that can change our perspective in terms of finding the real definition of beauty. It is also worth the weekly wait!
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