At this risk of putting on my Brian Fellow’s hat, I’m going to wade in to topic that I have no context other than what I’ve casually seen through Korean TV and other forms of media.
The question is: Who’s cooler, Lee Hyori or Jun Ji-hyun?
Both women are beautiful and talented and both have at one point or another carpet bombed Korean mass media. I really honestly don’t know that much about them, but I can give you some impressions as a former expat and you can make up your own mind.
Con: Doesn’t seem very nice.
Lee Hyori seems like that really hot chick you might see at a bar but would never, ever get up the courage to chat up. Something about her just seems off putting. She seems like the kind of woman who would size you up and then cut you down with just a word before returning to her drink. I have seen her on Korean TV trying to go the I’m-just-one-of-the-guys route, but I’m not buying it. I have heard a lot of Koreans say they don’t like her much because they have their suspicions as to how she became so famous so quickly, but whatever.
Pro: Very hot
Con: Too Sweet for her own good?
I have to admit that I’m partial to Jun Ji-Hyun. She won my heart – and that of virtually every person in Korea – with her performance in My Sassy Girl a few years back. She was Korea’s Sweet Heart for a long time and the “Naver Girl.” Jun Ji-hyun seems like she’s honestly a nice person and a guy could easily fall in love with her without realizing it. Yet she seems a little to cute at times. I wonder if she’s outgrown the too-cute-by-half phase that so many Korean girls go through. Or maybe it’s all just an act and she’s really mean. Who knows?
Both women are hot and it’d be an honor to buy them dinner and go to a noraebang with them, if you get my drift. It’s just with Lee Hyori I’d be nervous about making the first move.
Pictures from Wikipedia.