Kim Tae-hee in the Drama ‘Yong-pal’: Big Changes Transformation and Winning Awards


The Gorgeous Lady, Kim Tae-hee in Drama ‘Yong Pal’

Do you know South Korean actress, Kim Tae-hee? She’s known as one of the legendary actress and starred in many dramas or movie. The actress who has a real name as Kim Tae-hee (김태희) was born in Ulsan, South Korea, March 29, 1990 and she made her debut since 2001.

Kim Tae-hee is best known for her roles in drama Stairway to Heaven (2003), Love Story in Harvard (2004), Iris (2009), My Princess (2011), and Yong-pal (2015). Kim Tae-hee gained her popularity as an actress from 2009 until she made her appearance on Action – Medical drama, Yong Pal on 2015 with co-artist Joo Won.

Yong Pal is one of Korean drama who has the highest rating in history as they had a lot of well-known casts including actress Kim Tae-hee. Well, if you’re curious about Kim Tae-hee’s appearance in Yong Pal, let’s check out this article below to see her!

Kim Tae-hee in Yong Pal

Yong Pal (용팔이) is a South Korean drama starring many popular actress and actor, such as Joo Won, Kim Tae-hee, Chae Jung-an and Jo Hyun-jae. The drama genre is about Action, Medical, and Romance which is directed by Oh Jin-suk and written by Jang Hyuk-rin. Yong Pal originally has 16 episodes in total but due to the high ratings, it was extended by 2 episodes and aired on SBS from August 5 – October 1, 2015.

The story of Yong Pal tells us about a life of the heiress, Han Yeo-jin (played by Kim Tae-hee), who has been in a coma for 3 years and finally recovers with the help of a talented surgeon named Kim Tae-hyun (played by Joo Won).

In this story, Kim Tae-hyung (played by Joo Won) has a younger sister who has a sickness and had to go through a surgery of her kidney. It requires an expensive treatment and to earned more money, Kim Tae-hyung (played by Joo Won) went to seek any patience privately who gave him a high fee. Kim Tae-hyung (played by Joo Won) adopted the name as Yong Pal as the surgeon for those who need a medical treatment but they couldn’t do in hospitals since they were dealing with the criminals.

Meanwhile, the female lead role in Yong Pal is Kim Tae-hee who played the character as Han Yeo-jin, who was forced to be in coma by her brother, Han Do-joon (played by Jo Hyun-jae) can automatically be the one who runs their company. At this moment, Kim Tae-hyun (played by Joo Won) desperately needs money for her sister’s kidney surgery and he met Han Yeo-jin who said that she will give him the money if he helped her to escape after she woke up from coma.

Han Yeo-jin completely woke up from her coma and secretly made an escape plan with Joo Won. The two bond during a late night talks while packed up their planning. While Han Do-joon decided to kill Han Yeo-jin by faking her suicide, she made it out alive and Kim Tae-hyun ended up by having a serious gunshot. Luckily, Kim Tae-hyun has a trusted nurses and doctors who helped him fake the scene of Han Yeo-jin’s death. Kim Tae-hyun recovered for a while and both of them escaped to a church.

In this scene, we can see that there’s a chemistry between Kim Tae-hyun and Han Yeo-jin as a lovers. There are some romance that happened quickly for some episodes after action and serious scenes.

Everything become a chaos after Kim Tae-hyun forced back to the hospital and knowing Han Do-joon’s plan to keep Han Yeo-jin in the coma suddenly dying. The real Han Yeo-jin back to the hospital and she tried to protect Kim Tae-hyun with reclaiming her real name.

At the time when there’s a Han Yeo-jin funeral, she showed up and revealed herself in front of Kim Tae-hyun’s presence and intimidating Han Do-joon who already did such a crime in the past.

Han Yeo-jin and Kim Tae-hyun ended up with marrying each other and Han Yeo-jin back into her previous position as the chairwoman of the company but she has another plan to take a revenge on everyone who was involved while making her in a coma, including her brother Han Do-joon.

Han Yeo-jin made arranged the accident to made Han Do-joon in a coma and placed him in the same room that she was kept before. Kim Tae-hyun who knew Han Yeo-jin dark revenge pleaded her to cancelled off her plans but she wasn’t happy with his decision.

Things become more complicated as Han Yeo-jin and Kim Tae-hyun didn’t bond together and as the result, Kim Tae-hyun decided to leave and asked Han Yeo-jin to go with him but she rejected his offer.

6 months has passed, Kim Tae-hyun lived with his sister who’s slowly recovering from her illness in a small village. He’s still waiting for Han Yeo-jin to realized that she wanted to be with him but it turned out Han Yeo-jin wasn’t in a good atmosphere as the wife of Han Do-joon, Chae Young, had revenge for the death of her husband.

Chae Young made a scenes to take over Han Yeo-jn’s position as the chairwoman by slowly added a poison for her. Han Yeo-jin ended up living her live with a liver cancer but she’s unaware for it since the hospital didn’t reveal the result of the tests.

Han Yeo-jin decided to leave the company and back to Kim Tae-hyun but she couldn’t do that since her condition become unstable. Kim Tae-hyun finally found a way to break out inside her house and revealed what everyone did to her and reported the case to the police.

At the final episode, Han Yeo-jin rushed to the hospital and Kim Tae-hyun begged for Chief Lee, as the head surgeon, to save her life but it failed. Kim Tae-hyun desperately tried to save Han Yeo-jin but in the end he has to say goodbye to his loved ones.

In the extended episode, there was a scene that Han Yeo-jin’s surgery was successful and when she awakened, Kim Tae-hyun asked her if she remember about him by saying “Do you know who I am?” and she answered, “Yong Pal”.

Style in the Drama

As a lead role, there’s a must in appearance to have a good looking and great make up. In Yong Pal, Kim Tae-hee played the character as a chairwoman who was in a coma for 3 years.

Let’s check out Kim Tae-hee’s style in Yong Pal below!


In early episodes, Han Yeo-jin was seen laying on her bed in a coma, but it was clearly seen that the nurses who taking care of her wearing a make-up on Han Yeo-jin’s face so that she will always look fresh and beautiful. As a reference, you can choose the lipstick from Innisfree Cream Mellow Lipstick No. 9 Blueberry Burgundy.

As soon as Han Yeo-jin awakened from coma, she become the chairwoman of the company and living her life with a decision to take a revenge for everyone who was involved to put her in a coma.

Han Yeo-jin dressed up mostly in a business woman suit or an elegant dress with a natural yet flawless make-up that makes her look stunning.

The make-up stylist wear a bold lipstick color on Han Yeo-jin which made her looks elegant. You can try to wear the lipstick from Innisfree Color Glow Lipstick No. 6 Maple Burgundy Pink to look a like the chairwoman, Han Yeo-jin.

If you want to try a nude make-up look from Han Yeo-jin, you can wear the lipstick from Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips Talk Chiffon Beige to create an innocent looks.

Short Hair

Let’s see how beautiful Kim Tae-hee’s appearance in Yong Pal with her short hair!

Chemistry with Joo-won

For every viewers who had been watching Yong Pal must have known the romance between Kim Tae-hyun and Yeo-jin who played as lovers. The two knew each other for the first time through this drama and both get praised for their act and chemistry together.

On an interview, Joo Won confessed about his feelings to Kim Tae-hee by saying that the woman who’s in reality married with a singer, Rain, thought that she was actually has a presence like a goddess. Joo Won also said that Kim Tae-hee is not only look pretty from her appearance but she indeed has a inner beauty.

Meanwhile, Kim Tae-hee also had a confession when it comes to her co-star, Joo Won, when they both took the lead role in Yong Pal. She said that Joo Won is a very charming person and cute. Joo Won is really friendly so he could easily make friends with anyone.

The one who really anticipate to become the partner with Kim Tae-hee is Joo Won. When he knew that he will be paired with Kim Tae-hee, he was so happy and suddenly flattering the production staff to made him a couple with Kim Tae-hee noona. In a joking way, Joo Won said, “It must be a dream for every actor to filmed with Kim Tae-hee. I’m so glad to get the chance.”

Seeing their chemistry together in Yong Pal, the viewers might think that Kim Tae-hee and Joo Won are on the same age. But it’s actually not, Kim Tae-hee is 7 years older than Joo Won which she was born in 1980 and Joo Won was born in 1987.

Winning Awards

Kim Tae-hee received awards and nominated for her appearance in Yong Pal.

Kim Tae-hee won as the Top Excellence Award, Actress at the 8th Korea Drama Awards (2015), Best couple award with Joo Won, Top 10 Stars  and Top Excellence Award, Miniseries, Actress at the SBS Drama Awards (2015)

Beside that, Kim Tae-hee also nominated as the Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries at the 4th APAN Star Awards.

Latest News

On February 26, 2019, there’s a happy news that came from the celebrity couple, Rain and Kim Tae-hee.

BS Company as Kim Tae-hee’s agency has announced that the actress who gained her popularity through television drama Yong Pal (2015) recently pregnant with he second child.

Kim Tae-hee has delivered her first daughter in October 2017 and she is expected to give birth this September. The actress who played as Han Yeo-jin in drama Yong Pal has become the mother of two children and she is very excited for another blessing that will be happening soon.

BS Company added gives further explanation as the actress condition is stable and she’s focusing on taking care of the baby. The agency also expressed their gratitude to everyone who watched over Kim Tae-hee and her little family with love.

Well, that was all for the information of Kim Tae-hee’s appearance on the drama Yong Pal until the latest update of her life. Let us keep support Kim Tae-hee’s personal life and career in the future so that we can see her again as cast in television drama or movies!