Lee Hyori Opens Up About Pressure to Look Good in the Public Eye

On the July 29 broadcast of SBS’ talk show “Magic Eye,” Lee Hyori and the show’s other MCs and guests engaged in a discussion on the topic of “appearance,” including the pressure to look good as a celebrity in the public eye.

During their discussion, Lee Hyori shared a behind-the-scenes story about what happened after she took part in a lingerie photo shoot.

She explained, “I once shot a lingerie advertisement. It was a photo shoot where I sat at a desk, and after seeing the photos, a 36-year-old housewife, who’s the same age as me, left a comment saying, ‘I’m envious that her stomach fat doesn’t fold even when she’s sitting. I really want to die.’”

Hyori added on, “After seeing that comment, I felt irresponsible as a celebrity. So I asked the photographer for the before and after photoshop pictures. I wanted to post it, but it wasn’t my stomach fat that was the problem, it was my legs that were too short. I couldn’t get myself to post it up,” causing laughter.

Through this incident, Hyori expressed her realization that she still lacks the courage to display her flaws, due to the pressure of having to care about her appearance because she is a celebrity.
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