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First Lady Ha Hee-ra in KBS’s President

With Runaway Plan B now over, KBS turns its attention to new drama President, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays opposite that other presidential show, Daemul. You can bet there’ll be a lot of interest in comparing the two, even though Daemul is heading into its final stretch and will only be overlapping with President for a couple weeks.

I’m also willing to bet that we’ll see a lot of comparisons between the two leading ladies, although one is a sitting president (Daemul’s Go Hyun-jung) and the other a wife to a congressman-turned-president (that’s this drama’s Ha Hee-ra, pictured here, who happens to be the real-life wife of the drama’s leading man Choi Su-jong).

As we all know, whether you love it or hate it, talk of First Ladies inevitably turns to dissections of her appearance. How she dresses. How she wears her hair. How she comports herself. Whether she’s a Jackie O or a Hillary. And so on. Already Ha’s character is being aligned more in the Jackie category, thanks to her elegant styling and classically chic clothing, which is built on a foundation of blacks and whites, mixed with solid bold colors. (Pearls, broaches, oversize sunglasses and long gloves are some particular favorites.) Since she’s also a strong-minded and intelligent university professor in her own right, perhaps she’s got a dash of Michelle Obama as well, although I suppose her luxury designer wardrobe and high-priced jewelry make her a bit inaccessible for that comparison.

What makes Ha’s character stand out is that she’s not a mere trophy wife, but takes an active part in campaigning for her husband when he jumps into the running for president. Bold and pro-active, she’s described as a “woman of steel.”

President premieres this week; Episode 1 airs on December 15.

Via Mk.co.kr

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She looks so plastic!!

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she seriously does....

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she's natural. and welcome to the entertainment industry but you are required to look flawless. either you get jealous commentors trying to put down others for being to hot or insecure ppl judging celebs for being ugly to make themselves feel better. so what are you?

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Observer you've been writing really rude comments in this topic. What's your motive seriously grow up.

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Your mouth sting like toilet bowl. Please brush your before talking to me!!

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i only saw csj in greenfield with chae rim in 2003 and now he looks different... his make up?

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that NOSE; if it can be referred to as such… omo X 1000000

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She looks manipulative in the last picture...

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she looks like she is one of the villains in the drama.

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So, I'm not the only one who think she looks like an evil one. Not an evil mom of Gu Jun Pyo, but an evil mom in Shining Inheritance.

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This woman I like. So maybe I'll be taking a look at this.

On another note, Michelle Obama sometimes dresses in very expensive stuff. Her love of Jason Wu for one thing.

But I bow down to the First Lady. The classiest and most intelligent in YEARS.

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Sorry, Jackie is still the best. This Mrs. Obama to me looks like a wrestler, may she has a bit more brain as compared to Jackie, that's about it. At least, unlike Clinton, you voted one, you get two liars!!

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hahar. i gather his wife has anti-fans :P

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Wow... I'm sorry... but how much plastic surgery has she had.

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Looks like the mouth and lips for sure!!

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I love Ha Hee Ra! Loved her to bits since way way long time ago when she starred in a KBS family drama, 당신 옆이 좋아 (http://beside.kbs.co.kr/).

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classy and elegant, and someone you wouldn't want to mess with!

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Has anyone watched Daemul? Is it any good?

When I first heard about its premise I was intrigued and then I saw the promo pics and trailer, and I totally lost interest. So, I'm curious if it has turned out to be worth watching after all.

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I also like the premise but was hesitant to watch it but after watching the first couple episodes I found it interesting so it's worth checking out.

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I guess it just depends on what you enjoy watching. I, myself, have been following Daemul since it first aired, and I admit that some of the political aspects of the drama can be a bit confusing and somewhat boring at times. After a while though, I found all the yelling and speeches and bribery (etc.) quite intriguing that it made me want to find out what happened next. Of course, Daemul also has it's side plots of non-political stuff such as the relationships between the four main leads: Kwon Sang Woo with Ko Hyun Jung... Cha In Pyo with Lee Soo Kyung, and sometimes that is mixed up a little bit too (although maybe in more subtle ways compared to your typical romantic Kdrama plotline). What keeps me interested is how the drama manages to incorporate these relationships in with the all the political drama going on while also sprucing it up with some moments of lighthearted comedy.

So yeah.. basically, if the politics in Daemul are not your cup of tea, then I promise that the romance and light comedy will make it worthwhile. (:

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Gave up, after watching up to episode 16 because the real life cabbage wars and the actual parliament fighting seem far more interesting. Also, this GHJ's acting does hold up. KSW is the one who has held up the entire drama. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of him. Once his onscreen dad was murdered, I gave up watching. I found the actor who played his dad is the best actor among the crowd....

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Will there be any Runaway: plan B summary?

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I don't think HHR has done that much plastic. She looks pretty much the same as before, just a little older. Besides, plastic is so common in Korea. Look at all the pop idols, they have not reached HHR's age yet, but all these young girls have done tons of plastic.

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Let's see in 20 years time, how your young idol will look like. May be, they will look like those creatures in star wars....

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It's funny that K-drama always have this kind of "copy cat" things going on. Why can't they come up with a new idea, or at least wait a certain period of time to do the similar idea of a drama.

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This is to do with Korean education system which emphasize little on creativity and original idea...

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Yes. I think you need to go their so you can kill the "creative" ideas that you have up your sleeves of trying to find ways to write nonrelative belittling comments of celebrities on this site. seriously atleast try to not make it so obvious.

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just being honest that's all!!

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Just stop. Just because you can hide behind anonymity on the internet doesn't mean you can forget your manners. Although she is a celebrity it doesn't mean its right to deduce her down to her facial features and decide if you want to hate her or not.
ALSO, dramabeans is totally not a hater site. Get out of here if you are going to create such a gossip-y and disgusting environment.

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copycat?? since when did presidential movies have "copyright" funny how you say that. very similar to how koreans say why does every american movie/drama deal with americans saving the world... lol have a broader mind will you? and what does educational system have anything to do with this? that's like saying american movie and television shows all have to do with killing, mafia, sex, because that's all their education system teach them. it's the stupidest and most ignorant thing i've ever heard.

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the drama hasn't even aired and we got people already making ignorant comments. it's called a GENRE. so if you were to watch a american tv show based on doctors you would say that all of these shows are copying each other? detective shows? vampire shows? and then judge that as saying they lack creativeness.. ? wow. YOU NEED TO GET OUT MORE OFTEN. also what does that have to do with educational system that lacks creativeness? have you even been to korea under their education system? most likely not so what gives you the right to judge? if you don't know anything it's best to keep quiet than trying to make yourself seem like a dumbass trying to act smart.

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I don't know why everyone here is accusing her of being so plastic. Ha hee ra is one of the few that has done very little if at all. In fact, Go Hyung jung is the one that has done much plastic surgery. Both of them are veterans actresses that have different strengths. I look forward to this drama bc daemul is a bug mess to me.

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At least she looks good with plastic. But why this GHj still could not fix her pancake face after tonnes of plastics? I wonder?

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Hmm, I'm surprised that so many here are accusing HHR of plastic surgery. It's possible that she had minor tweaks here and there (I don't know), but since she debuted as a child star back in the early 80s, her face hasn't changed much over the years.

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yes, you can thank the very talented korean plastic surgeons who'll make it look very natural.

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because you know much about plastic surgery.

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If she changed much after all these years, that's called bad plastics!!

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she debuted when she was a teen. sorry to break it to you but this world doesn't have a "anti-aging" water that prevents a person from aging for the last 30 years honey. 16.2 you need common sense.

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come on, this is a k-pop site, do you need much common sense? hahahaha.....

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the only comments you've been making is plastic surgery, that's the typical thing a person who lacks talks about when they know they can't try to diss others for their talent. it's a shame really. your intentions are clearly obvious but seriously. get over youself. this isn't allkpop. stop dirtying up the place.

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hehe...you mouth sting like a toilet bowl, please brush your teeth before commenting!!

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Your comments just prove your ignorance. Can you please write in correct ENGLISH?
I understand typos but seriously, Im doubting your credibility because TWICE you have written "you mouth sting like toilet bowl".
Are you aware that it is " your"?

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I agree with Jo here. Observer, please learn to speak English properly before you start embarrassing yourself with your ridiculous and pointless comments.

You are obviously a troll. So, just get out of here and cry yourself a river for your insecurities.

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She looks so young in the first picture...then...kinda old in the last picture. o_o

But she looks so elegant. :D

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She looks fierce!! Not like a woman you wanna mess with. I think I might watch this.

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http://www.askactor.com/images/casts/Korea/2488/Ha_Hee_ra_5221.jpg

Actually she has always had big eyes and lips.

http://tgda.vcmedia.vn/Images/Uploaded/Share/2009/02/20090210085152336/1015.jpg

maybeee her nose. but she's known for being the much loved wife of choi sujong. from what i've seen on variety shows, she's a devoted mother and loving wife and a pretty good actor as well.

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haha, people are so mean. I think it's the Michael Jackson nose that makes her look plastic. She looks the same to me except the pointy nose.

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She looks more Jackie-O in terms of her dress but her character sounds more like Michelle O to me because she is actively involved in campaigning with her husband, and a professor, and a strong woman and character. Sounds like Michelle. Hopefully she won't turn out to be evil

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oooh. I hope so too. :DD

I'm really game for this drama~ all this angst is pure lovely.

I want someone to recap this~~

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