Actress Lee Bo Young is best known for her roles in KBS 2TV family drama “My Daughter Seo Young” and SBS drama “I Can Hear Your Voice,” but she has also had a colorful past.
Lee Bo Young appeared on SBS “Healing Camp” on March 3, following actress Kim Hee Ae’s episode.
She revealed that prior to becoming an actress, she was a Miss Korea contestant, almost became an MBC announcer, and also dressed up as an air stewardess as a model for an airline company.
Lee Bo Young said that she had successfully passed the air stewardess examination, but gave it up in order to apply to become an announcer. “At that time, I applied only to MBC, but I was eliminated. Then I found that that MBC was the only broadcasting company that picked one person, while KBS and SBS picked many people. So I thought to myself, ‘Next year I have to apply to all three companies,’ and gave up on becoming an air stewardess.”
She later became the model for Asiana Airlines in 2004, appearing in commercials for the airline company. Her elegant looks and easy smile helped to build a positive image for the airline.
She also talked about her university days, saying that she took the TOEIC exam (an English proficiency test) multiple times in order to find a job. MC Lee Kyung Gyu commented, “This is the first time a guest has talked about the TOEIC exam. It’s a little bit uncomfortable,” causing laughter all around.
Lee Bo Young is currently starring in the new SBS Monday-Tuesday drama “God’s Gift – 14 Days.”