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Park Shin-hye in spring colors for First Look
by | February 8, 2013 | 94 Comments

I love this photo shoot. It feels like candy, springtime, and magical fairy dust. Her hair even looks like dollops of whipped cream, for crying out loud. Here’s Park Shin-hye in a rosy-cheeked pastel-colored shoot for First Look that just puts a smile on my face and makes me wish winter would hurry up and move the hell along.

In the interview for the spread, Park is asked about her seemingly endless luck with flower boy casts, which you figure might be true of lots of actresses, but she does seem to have quite the record, from You’re Beautiful to You’ve Fallen For Me to her current series Flower Boy Next Door. Park: “It’s not something I planned; I think I’m just lucky. There were a lot of projects that were fantasies realized, for female audiences, and I think I’m just at the age where those types of roles are easiest. (Laughs)”

She was asked about her character Go Dok-mi’s style, which is getting a lot of attention these days for its quirky, offbeat nature — both cute in a soonjung manhwa-inspired style but also just a nice departure from every single drama heroine out there. Park: “Because the character scrimps and saves, and because she creates her own little world, even while at home she wears lots of layers. I really like it because even while shooting in the dead of winter I’m not cold. (Laughs) It’s also fun because it’s a style I haven’t tried before.”

She was asked about the neighborhood that serves as Flower Boy Next Door’s world, and how strange it is that there’s a giant officetel complex that’s really so close to a tiny old apartment building. Park: “I was surprised too. The number of floors is a little different [than on the show], but there is a short apartment really does look right into a tall one like that. The insides are all built as sets, which is amazing too. Rather than have it open though, it’s built like a row of separate apartments, one after the other, like one floor of an actual apartment building. Because the camera can’t roam freely in that space, I think Go Dok-mi’s loneliness is that much more evident. Like an Iwai Shunji movie.”

Flower Boy Next Door airs Mondays and Tuesdays on tvN.

Via First Look


94 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Leona

    She’s a pretty model, but I like her more when she acts.
    Frankly I was expecting more than a few dramas and a movie from her.

    • 1.1 Chris

      hoping for another comedy romance with Jang Geun Suk.

  2. am

    The styling in the first pic reminds me of Frida Kahlo

    • 2.1 Rexy

      I totally thought that too when I saw it as well! πŸ™‚

    • 2.2 Maris

      Maybe slightly in case of the hairstyle with flowers but nothing else.

      • 2.2.1 Rexy

        From the torso up, yes.

  3. mommai

    This was a much cuter and more fun photo shoot than most actresses have. I really like the color scheme in her photos, plus she’s really pretty πŸ™‚

  4. Laurita

    She looks just so beautiful πŸ™‚

  5. asdjfkl

    <3 <3 <3

  6. SH

    I love the last two jackets. So pretty.

  7. Mystisith

    Healthy and natural. Would like to see more actresses (and women) like that. PS: I want that blue knitted top.

    • 7.1 pogo

      As long as I get dibs on that pin coat in the third pic, we’re good πŸ™‚

  8. MariD

    Some girls have all the luck. How gorgeous is she. And it’s all natural!!! ( yes I know that photoshoots are airbrush) but she’s been around for a while and if she had had “work” done it be very noticeable. If I believed in reincarnation I would signing up to be her in my next life.

  9. a fan

    I really love her and glad that she has received so much love for FBND and TGOR7.
    She is talented, hard working, generous and so down to earth. She deserves it
    Even now she still take public transportation. I mean she girl is one of the kind

  10. 10 pogo

    This photoshoot is just so prettyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

    I’m amazed by how completely Park Shin-hye seems to transform when in character – Go Dok-mi looks and feels nothing like Go Mi-nyeo or even Lee Kyu-won, and that does deeper than just them having different wardrobes.

    Also her looks get played down quite a bit in her dramas sometimes, so it’s nice to be reminded that there really is a pretty girl under all those layers and that messy hair (though it is obvious on film in close-ups)

    • 10.1 Toystar

      Agreed Dok-mi says very little but PSH still has a commanding presence she’s so good!

    • 10.2 Maris

      Yes, I agree. That is why I think she is such a good actress and a model. She can totally immerse herself into a role and look good in anything. Although love her wardrobe in FBND, its great seeing her in a totally different look. Is it because she is a natural beauty and is able to express unlimited variation of expressions ?

  11. 11 pogo

    I also liked the Ellegirl (?) or was it Vogue Girl Korea(?) photoshoot she did with Park Se-young, though that might have been partly motivated by the fact that School 2013 and FBND were having a real-life intersection of sorts thanks to their choice of actresses)

    • 11.1 a fan

      u mean Ceci? I hate that shoot lol
      Everything was bad styling even the poses. This is just way better

    • 11.2 a fan

      and no it’s because they are same an agency. Salt has been pushing Shinhye to promote Seyoung Thank to PSH, PSY got a cover shoot even she wasn’t the leading lady…

      • 11.2.1 pogo

        well, according to the writers’ original plan for School she was the leading lady among the younger cast, if you take magazine lead times into account the photoshoot was probably done before the decision to drop the love storylines was announced.

        • a fan

          well korean fans say otherwise… about this photoshoot
          it doesn’t matter anymore. I just hope their agency treats PSH well

          • a fan

            as this I mean the ceci photoshoot, you can read it in netizenbuzz…

          • errr

            i think people need to stop being so obsessedly believing towards any certain site. and chill a bit. you’ll never know what’s the truth unless you’re there witnessing stuffs. but choose to believe the ever-hateful words from netizen? ouch.

          • shoo

            well… fools believe whatever they want to believe… and they are everywhere especially in the internet…

        • haha

          she is still a rookie and rookie usually don’t get … covershoot. If it wasn’t for Shinhye she ‘d not have that treatment.

  12. 12 Mollee

    She has stubby thumbs…. Like me!

  13. 13 Soo Won

    im usually really critical when it comes to calling a girl beautiful (whereas i can find gorgeousness in like MOST of the boys out there!) but i have to admit she DOES look REALLY beautiful in these pics! sigh…

  14. 14 canxi

    I love this shoot. I really want her lime green shoes.

  15. 15 hohliu

    I wonder if we will have a Kim Hyun-joong and Park Shin-hye combination? Will be interesting to see if she can draw him out of his shell and relaxed while acting with her.

    • 15.1 a fan

      no please, she has enough idol partners. She needs good partners to bring the best out of her
      Lee Seung Gi, and JW are the next in my list lol

    • 15.2 Maris

      I would love her to be paired with LSG. They are perfect together in everything they have done together. But you are correct in saying that normally she does make people relaxed around her. Have not watched JW. Must see a drama of his but don’t know which one to start with.

      • 15.2.1 pogo

        Maris – if you want a Joo-won drama as a starter (and PSH would play very well with him imo) , I would suggest either Baker King Kim Tak Gu or – if you have the patience – Ojakkyo Brothers. Gaksital is great but may make you cry too much.

        • Maris

          Thanks pogo for the suggestions. Very much appreciated. πŸ™‚

    • 15.3 pogo

      I actually want to see her with the OTHER Kim Hyun-joong, i.e. the boy we now know and love as Kim Woo-bin.

    • 15.4 canxi

      She was in that So Ji Sub music video with Yoo Seung Ho and now I want them to be in a drama together really, very badly. T_T

      • 15.4.1 damianna

        they look soo good together right. i replayed the mv like, dozens of times. unfortunately we’ll have to wait until his army service thingy is done…

        • Lilian

          Ooh…Park Shin Hye + Yoo Seung Ho/Kim Woo Bin/Lee Jong Suk sounds good to me. I saw the MV too. and I love it XD

          • damianna

            the mv has continuation right? when will yoo seung hoo leave then? hmm… they compliment each other so well and both have acting chops too

  16. 16 Esther

    wow she looks really different from usual in these pics… so sexy!!! <3 <3

  17. 17 crazykel

    She’s so pretty in this shoot, and I love the clothes and hair. PSH has really impressed me with FBND.

  18. 18 Maris

    She is lovely here. She has such a vast range of looks and expressions that its no wonder she is such a good actress. I have got used to seeing her in news for the last few months that I am already dreading the end of this drama. Do hope she will have other projects this year. Love the hairstyles. Normally see her hair down.

  19. 19 Fasiris Fay

    Wow, she looks gorgeous! So pretty and fresh…I want all her clothes! >_<

  20. 20 crazedlu

    Eee! Love it!

  21. 21 Ennayra

    I love this photoshoot. Can I have the dress from the first picture? This post makes me want another episode of FBND, lol.

  22. 22 dramabliss

    I love Park Shin-hye in every drama I’ve seen her.
    While watching FBND close-ups of her, I am amazed (and impressed) time again with her natural look. Her nose is a bit big than normal, which only is evidence that she has not gone any surgical transformation which seems to have become the norm for Korean stars. I think she’s all the more beautiful for that. It’s getting tiresome to see Korean stars and idols getting to have the same look because of cosmetic surgery.

    • 22.1 bd

      Plenty of Korean actresses who don’t look alike – Kim Tae-hee, Jeon Ji-hyun, Shin Min-ah, Son Ye-jin, Song Hye-gyo, Soo Ae, Han Ga-in, Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Yeon-hee, Bae Doo-na, Moon Geun-young, Han Hyo-joo, Yoon Eun-hye, Shin Eun-kyung, Kim Hee-sun, Ha Ji-won, Kim Sun-a, Han Ji-hye, Lee Na-young, Han Ji-min, Hong Soo-ah, Sung Yuri, Kim Ha-neul, Jung Yoo-mi (both of them), Im Soo-jung, Kim So-eun, etc.

      Anyway, PSH is more “cute=pretty” than gorgeous, but she looks really good in these pics.

  23. 23 stellar


  24. 24 Maricel

    I love her β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯

  25. 25 kumi

    I like when her two front teeth show. And they do, in all these pics! πŸ™‚

  26. 26 Abbie

    So adorable! I absolutely lover her! One of my favorite young actresses!

  27. 27 Kristyy

    She looks like Yoon Eun Hye in the last photo. So beautiful :))

  28. 28 snow_white

    she is my favorite actress!! so graceful πŸ™‚

  29. 29 JoowonLover;P

    Shunji?! lol
    Gaksital reference…. πŸ˜€

    • 29.1 verte

      Lol, that’s what I thought too!

  30. 30 Tiff

    Soooo pretty! Love her dress in the first pic!

  31. 31 peaches

    must be nice to be born with a pretty face like that:’)

  32. 32 kfangurl

    Aw, she looks lovely in these pix! Sweet, natural & very pretty <3

  33. 33 Almontel

    Pleasantly sweet and beautiful….i love this shoot too!

    it showcases her true beauty because she very rarely have any make up on…her skin is flawless and porcelain white..

    my dtr even loves the dress!!!

    i love everything, from head to toe…

  34. 34 DAEBAK!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL HER LOOKS. So pretty, beautiful and adorable! I just can’t find any fault, no, I will not point at anything wrong because there is nothing wrong for me here. She is amazing in these shots. I want my pics to look like this. Heck, I want all her clothes and makeup and hair and accesories and bags! hehehe I can’t wait for winter to end. I just hybernate during winter. I am enjoying FBND very much^^ Have I said that I LOVE ALL HER SHOTS!

  35. 35 saranga

    she’s gotten so much prettier! she’s lost her baby fat from you’ve fallen for me, and is looking better for it πŸ™‚

  36. 36 BattleAngel

    I love her! She looks so beautiful! This photo shoot is so pretty, cute, sweet and gorgeous!

  37. 37 piggy68gal

    Wow I have to say that she’s looking absolutely stunning in this photoshoot! I really like her styling and the dresses πŸ™‚

  38. 38 kimmi

    Just lovely i really hope she doesnt fall into the cosmtic surgery that pretty much 95% (and thats being nice) of koreans stars do n sadly koreans in the cities. Nowdays you are judge by looks to get any job first in korea even small positions its really sad

    • 38.1 Nilechoclat

      She said she won’t do any surgery and she will accept her look πŸ˜€

    • 38.2 bd

      OK – let’s not exaggerate here.

      There are plenty of actresses who are not known for their looks (character actresses, etc.) and most of the top “beauties” – Kim Tae-hee, Shin Min-ah, Jeon Ji-hyun, Song Hye-gyo, Son Ye-jin, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Yeon-hee, Kim So-eun, etc. are natural.

  39. 39 Viki

    Omg, she’s so pretty πŸ™‚

  40. 40 Nilechoclat

    I love her and I wish her success as I want to watch her more on TV dramas I wish PSH and YEH will act together I want both act unusual Korean drama story between two girls I want something different I wish that will happen πŸ˜€

  41. 41 sam

    Omg I love her

  42. 42 Ellie

    She looks so beautiful in the first picture !

  43. 43 Lilian

    Ooh…she looks good in the photoshoot!
    and this is so true: “I really like it because even while shooting in the dead of winter I’m not cold.”

    We have all probably seen BTS videos of stars quickly rushing to the comfort of warmer clothing /blankets once they are off camera…..Good to know that she is keeping warm =)

  44. 44 df

    wow, when she looks good, she looks DANG good. Just lovely and beautiful and I absolutely adore the styling of the shoot. Because I love these pics so much, I will just ignore the blank, deer in the headlights look in her eyes.

    • 44.1 Steamy Bun

      “blank, deer in the headlights look” is how I would describe her acting too. It started to get on my nerves in FBND. But she is extremely pretty, and very real/healthy looking as someone above mentioned.

  45. 45 2much_soju

    She is soooo pretty in these pictures!
    I love her clothes and her lime shoes too πŸ™‚

  46. 46 dubokki

    shes so pretty <3

  47. 47 Shima

    She. Is. So. Pretty. And has also had one of the most unusual careers, jumping all over the age spectrum with her roles. These days it’s nice to see her get to act her age, and god she just gets prettier and prettier with time!

  48. 48 alone

    i would love to see her paired. with jang geun suk again. but in a movie or drama with good script.

    • 48.1 JJ

      in my case i like seeing her with joo sang wook

    • 48.2 Maris

      I like JGS. They were good in YB but for her growth as an artist she should act with other artists.

      • 48.2.1 pogo

        and for his own growth, JGS needs to take up a role that isn’t some variation on YB’s Taekyung.

        I’d love them to reunite, but in something different.

        • Maris

          Like what? Maybe something that brings JGS back to the world of drama in a character that is not an extension of what we mostly see him in reality.

          • pogo

            That’s what I meant to – he plays rock stars/bad boys well, but his roles pre-YB were more diverse and we know he’s capable of playing other things too.

  49. 49 daniela

    I like her in FBND, she is better and better with each episode.

  50. 50 JJ

    oh my gosh she’s so pretty in all the photos, she’s the type that when you look at her more closely even in this current drama with hardly heavy or no make up visible at all she’s prettier! i luv her cleft chin not really what u may call the typical cleft chin since you can only see a bit dented sort of dot in there & that’s her signature i guess if you will. I luv this actress since tree of heaven & stairway to heaven! i agree with DB i wish winter wld just disappear into thin air coz i envy her spring look!

    • 50.1 Maris

      Yes. I love what I think of as the dimple on her chin. But they say that eyes are the mirror to the soul. In physical appearance, her eyes and skin are the best. Her positive outlook towards life, mannerisms, setting new goals to test her potential and staying humble is what makes me her admirer.

      • 50.1.1 juliana

        i love the pictures of park shin hye she is so beautiful than jung krystal. jung krystal is beautiful too.i love park shin hye because i am her fans

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