All Access

5 K-DRAMA Actresses Who Were Actually TOP STUDENTS in School

Aside from their exemplary acting chops, these K-drama actresses are also aces in school.
IMAGE Instagram (L) hyuniiiiiii_95917 (R) wow_kimsohyun

You may have met your favorite K-drama stars on screen as talented actresses who can expertly cry on cue, drop comedic punchlines in perfect timing, or make you feel all giddy with their lovely smiles. But before they made it to your TV screens, they were pretty much like you and I—students!

But aside from their exemplary acting chops, these K-drama actresses are also aces in school. Below, we round up all the K-drama actress who were actually top students in school, too!

Kim Tae Hee

Before Kim Tae Hee was a huge star, she's actually everyone's crush back in college! She wasn't just adored for her beautiful face, she's also admired for her intelligence. The Hi, Bye Mama star studied in the prestigious Seoul National Univeristy under the department of natural science and the then-popular apparel studies. 

Soompi writes that her "college entrance exam placed her at the nation’s top 1 to 1.5 percent. According to college entrance experts, at the time when Kim Tae Hee took the exam, the cutoff line for Seoul university was 10 points higher and above 380, which means she scored somewhere between 385 to 390 out of 400." Impressive!

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Nam Ji Hyun

Nam Ji Hyun was a hundred percent invested in completing her education. In fact, she actually took time off shooting Suspicious Partner back then to go back to school. The actress started college in 2014, when she was granted an early admission to attend Sogang University and majored in Psychology.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

When asked why she liked studying, the actress shared in an interview, "I feel as though shooting dramas and films is like doing something special for me, while going back to school is like going back to where I belong," the actress said in an interview.

Kim So Hyun

Kim So Hyun was a former child actress who grew up before our eyes. From her notable role in Moon Embracing the Sun, we've instantly become her fans for her impressive acting talent. But did you know she's also a star student? The Love Alarm actress was revealed to have stellar transcript records back in school where she has received "91.50 in Korean, 87.40 in Mathematics, and 92.78 in Science."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Yoo In Na

In an episode of SBS’s Heroes, we come to discover that Yoo In Na is a bright young woman who had no trouble acing her classes in school. Soompi quotes the Touch Your Heart star, "When I was in elementary school, there was a time I placed number one until I was in fourth grade, like everyone else, I was pretty good at studying." So cool!

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Ha Yeon Joo

The It's Okay, That's Love actress is not just a looker. In fact, she's one of the smartest actresses in South Korea. Did you know she's got an IQ of 156? She's also a member of MENSA! In an interview, Yeon Joo shares, "The fact that I’m accepted as a Mensa member, which only allows 2% of the world’s brightest is very fascinating. Because this is my first time taking an IQ test, I just answered it without much thought."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

your REACTION
HEART

42

OMG

20

CUTE

5

YAY

1

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
Comments
About the author
Steph Sison for Preview.ph
VIEW OTHER ARTICLES FROM Steph

Create your content

Photo
Video
SoundCloud
Hi, you!
Title
Body Text
*1st 15 seconds will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
*File size limit (up to 60MB)
or
Upload Video
*For the direct video upload option, only the first 15 seconds of the video will be uploaded
*File size limit (up to 60MB)

By submitting your post, you agree to Candymag's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Thank you for submitting your post.
You will be notified via email once your entry has been approved by the Candy team.

Submitted posts will be subject to the approval of the Candy Team.

A few reminders:

  1. Candy Bulletin is an online platform where users can upload original work, personal passion projects, and other forms of self-expression, for the purpose of sharing with the community.
  2. You can upload photos of your curated OOTDs, 15-second videos, essays, poems, and more, as long as the submitted work is original, follows copyright laws, and free of any nudity, pornography, or profanity.
  3. You are encouraged to comment on one another's posts, as long as everyone remains respectful.
Submit Another Post View More Posts
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
We got to talk to a public school teacher to share how students, teachers, and even parents are dealing with studying from home.
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
LOAD MORE ARTICLES
your REACTION
Pick a sticker to view stories by reaction!
/////////////////////////////
CONNECT WITH US