Author: Go Hyun-Jung
Publisher: Joongang M&B
260 pages | 230*180mm
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About This Book
Add actress Go Hyun-jung to the list of actors-turned-authors; the Daemul and Queen Seon-deok star has published a book of beauty secrets titled, appropriately enough, Go Hyun-jungís Secrets.
The book covers Go Hyun-jungís everyday life in ďdocumentary format,� which, uh, okay. (I suppose we can deduce that it means there are photos and short descriptions/essays/ blurbs describing her life, but still. Oh well; this wouldnít be the first time the word documentary was stretched to describe one of her projects.)
With its publication, Go joins other actors like Eugene and Song Joong-ki, who have both put out similar books within the past year or so. And I suppose if youíre going to peddle a beauty book, it helps to be known for beauty; Go was even a beauty pageant queen back in the day. Er, maybe princess is a better word; she was the Miss Korea runner-up back in 1989. (Trivia! A few other Miss Koreas in the biz include Secret Gardenís Kim Sa-rang, as well as Mrs. Kwon Sang-woo, Sohn Tae-young, who was a runner-up in the same year. And, of course, thereís also Honey Lee from 2007.)
The book was released on the 29th, and Go held a press conference where she unveiled the volume and answered questions from the media. Mostly about the kind of beauty regimen she follows, and what kind of tips are given in the book. Go said, ďIt may not be anything special, but Iíd been thinking that Iíd like to share about the kinds of things Iím doing. Then the publisher came to me with the proposal, and I thought that with a book, Iíd be able to express myself honestly.�
Asked what kind of message sheíd like to convey to readers, she said, ďI want to tell them not to believe too much in the appearance of actresses on television. There are a lot of beautiful actresses who shine there, but people in this line of work receive help from numerous other staff members, and present themselves to you all only after endless picking and choosing. I saw a certain person somewhere, and thought she was beautiful. But I donít think we ought to compare ourselves to them, thinking, ĎI wish I could be like that.� Everyone is beautiful in and of themselves. I want to tell people not to compare themselves against someone else and rate ourselves lower.�
Lovely sentiment, although Iím sure itís easier said than done. Particularly when youíre a top star who, at the age of 40, looks even better than she did twenty years ago. In fact, itís enough to make you suspicious that she hasnít, oh, sold her soul for that baby face. Itís too unfair to just chalk it up to winning the jackpot at life.
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