Lee Sung Kyung Shares She Got Stretch Marks For The First Time After Gaining Weight For ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’

Published on 18/07/2021

Model and actress Lee Sung Kyung revealed she got stretch marks for the first time in her life from gaining weight for her role in ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo‘.

On the July 14th episode of JTBC‘s ‘Seri Money Club‘, Lee Sung Kyung appeared as a guest. Host Park Se Ri complimented Lee Sung Kyung for her acting performance on ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’. She then asked Lee Sung Kyung if she was okay with gaining weight for the roles in drama series when she’s a model.

Lee Sung Kyung replied she wasn’t afraid of gaining weight because the acting was fun. She continued, “It’s a shame I couldn’t gain weight in a healthy way for ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ because I didn’t have enough time.”

Lee Sung Kyung also shared her feelings after filming the drama. “I got stretch marks because I gained weight so rapidly. It was hard seeing stretch marks on me, especially when you can’t get rid of them. But playing Kim Bok Joo was precious to me.”

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Earlier, on July 16, LOCO and Lee Sung Kyung appeared as guests on KBS2‘s ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook‘ to promote their new collaboration duet, “Love“!

Previously, rapper LOCO and actress Lee Sung Kyung joined together for a special collaboration project led by Dingo Music, the ‘Duet Mate Project‘. The two stars were invited to participate in a collaboration single written and composed by the musician couple Rocoberry, a sweet love song.

On this day, joined by the Rocoberry couple, LOCO and Lee Sung Kyung sat down for a chat with MC Yoo Hee Yeol about their duet song “Love”. LOCO commented on his first experience working with an actress for a music project, “When I heard that I would be working with Lee Sung Kyung, I knew that she was so famous for being such a great singer, so I felt that we would make a really good song together. But since we would also be filming an MV and so on, I was a little worried how our height different (or lack thereof) might look…” (Lee Sung Kyung, who was also a model before her debut as an actress, is 175 cm tall.)

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Hearing this, MC Yoo Hee Yeol observed, “See, when I saw you two coming up on stage, I could see Lee Sung Kyung’s respectful character right away. She is such a respectful person because look at her shoes. She is practically wearing ancient Roman warrior shoes. There’s just about a clipboard width of material separating her feet from the ground. Are those shoes? Or is she wearing clipboards?”

Yoo Hee Yeol continued on, while the other guests could not hide their laughter, “But look at LOCO’s shoes. The bottoms of those shoes are about as wide as a package of firm tofu.”

However, Lee Sung Kyung also had something to say about the controversy(?). She stated, “These shoes are actually for me though. I also do not want to look like a giant.” But even as Lee Sung Kyung said this, LOCO butted in and emphasized, “In truth, I am 0.2 cm taller than her.”