Woman Crush Wednesday: “Boys Over Flowers'” Geum Jan Di
I’ve always been told that great things come in pairs. So what would Man Crush Monday be… without Woman Crush Wednesday? Welcome to the first edition of our new Wednesday special!
Similar to our Monday counterpart, every week, a very unique woman will be featured for her captivating charm and irresistible quirks. She might have made hearts skip a beat or became someone’s new role model. It’s even possible that wishes have been made to find a real person just like her to befriend or love. Whatever the case may be, there is something truly special about these lovely ladies.
The first woman to make it on our list is Geum Jan Di from “Boys Over Flowers.” She was just an average girl until her equally as average life was completely turned upside down after an outright amusing rescue of a suicidal student. (I’ve never seen someone so determined to successfully deliver laundry!) Due to her insistence on getting the money for his dry cleaning bill, I mean, her heroic act, Geum Jan Di gained admission into the prestigious Shinhwa High School on scholarship and there, we see, firsthand, five reasons that make her adorably crush-worthy (spoilers ahead!).
1. Geum Jan Di is gutsy.
“My idea of fun is to make dumb, rich kids suffer!”
As if she wasn’t already courageous enough to speak her mind about the intense hatred she had for the most feared man in school, she also had the audacity to shove her ice cream cone in his face. Amusingly enough, her surprise attack held so much strength, Goo Jun Pyo actually flew backwards before falling, quite possibly for the very first time, into an undignified heap.
Geum Jan Di also gets bonus points for:
- Tossing her hard earned money at him – as if Goo Jun Pyo wasn’t already one of the richest men in the country. (Talk about role reversal here!)
- Slapping dirty towels across the left side of his face.
- Performing a beautiful spinning kick to Goo Jun Pyo’s face (right side this time!), shocking everyone in the vicinity.
- Punching him, again in the face, after realizing he had tricked her into “kissing” him.
2. Geum Jan Di’s facial expressions will brighten even the darkest of days.
No matter what the situation may be, her heart is written on her sleeve. One look at her quirky facial expressions is enough to let you know whether or not you’re an idiot, utterly ridiculous, or in some serious trouble. It’s actually really refreshing to see such a wide range of emotions without caring about appearances and Geum Jan Di is confident enough in herself to not worry about those superficial things. She’s comfortable in her own skin and that is a certain type of sexy. Or so they say. In actuality, Geum Jan Di is just all sorts of cute and adorable.
3. Geum Jan Di is loyal.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been best friends since kindergarten, have known each other for a few weeks, or are rivals in love. If you are a great friend to Geum Jan Di, then she will be the most loyal friend in return. She puts friendship before self, much less things like money or status. Don’t mistaken her for lacking a backbone though, because if you betray her, she’ll still stand for justice if you get bullied, but it’s over between the two of you! Which, truthfully, would be quite a shame!
4. Geum Jan Di is never wasteful.
“How many eggs is this? Flour is expensive these days. What a waste! How many pancakes would this batter have made?”
Perhaps some may say this is a flaw, but I personally find this trait to be very endearing. Geum Jan Di is always calculating costs and trying to find the best deal. She blanches at the thought of spending 5,000 won for lunch and scolds Goo Jun Pyo for taking his wealth for granted by reckless spending. She prefers living simply rather than lavishly and that is completely admirable. (And hassle-free for the men!)
5. Geum Jan Di is multitalented.
For the ambitious ones, you’ll love this characteristic in particular! Geum Jan Di isn’t only a competitive swimmer, but she’s a pro at being warmhearted, sincere, and valuable. It doesn’t seem like much, but those traits are what eventually brought her to the medical path where, apparently, she’s successful! Well… she will be with a few more attempts. Hehe. Not only that, but it was her spunk that broke through Goo Jun Pyo’s barriers, reconciled family members, and chased away others’ loneliness.
And there you have it, five reasons why Geum Jan Di rocks our Woman Crush Wednesday list! Which reason did you like best or was there a certain trait you love in particular that wasn’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments below and tell us who your Woman Crush Wednesday is!