[TV – KDrama] Baby-faced Beauty: An Introduction and Preview

We will be seeing a lot of Korean dramas premiering this May. One of them is from KBS entitled Baby-faced Beauty or Youthful Beauty starring the forever young looking Jang Na Ra (My Love Patzzi), Daniel Choi (High Kick), Ryu Jin (Capital Scandal) and Kim Min Seo (Sungkyunkwan Scandal). It will take the time slot vacated by another drama, Crime Squad which is the Monday-Tuesday slot at 21:55.

Title: 동안미녀 / Dongahn Mi Nyeo / Baby-faced Beauty
Chinese Title : 童顔美女 / 娃娃脸美女
Also Known as: Youthful Beauty / Pretty Young Woman
Genre: Romance, comedy
Episodes: 18
Broadcast network: KBS
Broadcast period: 2011-May-02 to 2011-June-28
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 21:55


The story of Lee So Young (Jang Na Ra), a 34-year-old woman who’s saddled with family debt and only has a high school qualifications, but dreams of becoming a fashion designer. Her youthful appearance is her only advantage; she is mistaken for a 25-year-old university graduate and subsequently lands her dream job when she’s hired by a fashion design company, where she meets Choi Jin Wook (Daniel Choi), a man who looks more mature than his young age.


“Absolute baby face, old maid, Lee So Young (34 years old) – Jang Na Ra

Lee So Young has an extremely young appearance and joins a fashion company by pretending to be nine years younger than her actual age. She becomes successful both in her work and love in the drama.

“Old-faced MD, Choi Jin Wook, has just met his worst enemy (27 years old) – Daniel Choi”

Choi Jin Wook joins a fashion company by abandoning his promising position as the heir to the famous restaurant selling pork hocks. He is a “cute” man in the drama; at the same time, he shows an obsession about his ex-girlfriend in the drama. In addition, he experiences difficulties every time he works within the company, so he will be fingered as someone to watch by his boss. 

“Cold-hearted, chic CEO Seung Il (35 years old) – Ryu Jin”

Ji Seung Il is obsessed with fashion in the drama. He has a young daughter (Ahn Seo Hyun) from a previous relationship.

“Single-minded designer Yoon Seo (26 years old) – Kim Min Seo”


Yoon Hee Suk as No Yong Joon
Hyun Young as Ji Joo Hee
Oh Yeon Seo as Lee So Jin

Design Team

Hong Rok Gi (홍록기) as Manager Jang Ki Hong
Son Hwa Ryung as Assistant Manager Jang Mi Soon
Yoo Yun Ji as Park Na Ra
Kim Mi Kyung as Director Baek
Na Young Hee as Managing Director Hyun Ji Sook

Other People

Ahn Seo Hyun as Ji Hyun Yi
Kim Hye Ok as Jung Ok (So Young’s mother)
Kim Gyu Chul as So Young’s father
Kim Bo Yoon (김보윤) as Kwon Hye Jung
Park Chul Min as Sun Nam
Jung Joo Eun


Chief Producer: Lee Gun Joon
Producer: Hong Suk Goo
Director: Lee Jin Suh, Lee So Yun
Screenwriter: Jung Do Yoon (정도윤), Oh Sun Hyung (오선형)


[Source: koreandrama.org/Video: KBSdrama at YouTube]

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