After School’s UEE and Lizzy Extreme Weight Loss
After School is one of the girl-groups from South Korea who made their debut in 2009 under Pledis Entertainment, and was very popular back then as one of the strongest second-generation girl-groups. After School is the hitmaker behind K-Pop songs such as Bang!, Diva, Flashback, and First Love. Although they are no longer active and promoting together, the members are still having their own individual schedules.
After School’s UEE and Lizzy have been promoting as an actress and singer. Their appearance gets notice by fans, who have observed that they have both had an extreme weight loss over time. What happened with their weight and body transformation?
Let’s find out more about After School’s UEE and Lizzy’s body appearance throughout the years in this article below!
After School’s UEE
After School’s UEE has the real name Kim Yoo-jin (김유진), and was born in Daegu on April 9, 1988. She made her debut in entertainment by becoming an idol in a girl-group under Pledis Entertainment. UEE’s real height is 173 cm, which made her look like a model, but in her rookie days with After School, she was known for her weight because she wasn’t as slim as the other members.
UEE made her debut at 21 years old, and she worked hard during the promotions days and comebacks with After School. Since then, she’s gained attention by her appearance in many variety shows and for body transformation by losing weight.
In the section below, we’re going to see the difference on UEE’s body, which has been getting slimmer.
During this year, UEE promoted as an actress and appeared in drama Hogu’s Love, which was aired on tvN from February 9 to March 31, 2015.
This drama tells the story of a man named Kang Hogu (played by Choi Woo-shik), who in his life had never had a serious girlfriend. So far, women who are close to him have only taken advantage of his kindness and left him in the friendzone.
Kang Hogu himself still has feelings for a Korean swimmer who used to go to school with him, Do Do-hee (played by UEE). Do-hee is described as a tough and competitive woman. Because of frustration from not getting first place, Do-hee is also known to often swear. When they meet again, Hogu doesn’t waste his chance to approach Do-hee. What Hogu doesn’t know is that Do-hee is pregnant with the child of her ex-boyfriend, who is now a successful lawyer, Byun Kang-chul (played by Im Seulong).
If we look at this picture from the Hogu’s Love’s press conference, UEE look healthy, but actually very slim at that time. She seemed to lose a lot of weight during this era, and the v-line shape on her face really stood out. UEE’s appearance in Hogu’s Love represents an athlete by having a proportional body weight
In 2016, UEE starred in another K-Drama, titled Night Light, that was aired on MBC from November 21, 2016 – January 24, 2017.
UEE has increasingly confirmed her status as a melodrama-specialist actress by starring in Night Light, a 20-episode drama aired on MBC. She appeared with two other actors who were also popular, Lee Yo-won and Jin Goo.
Night Light is a story of three people who were enslaved to greed in search of wealth and power. UEE plays Lee Se-jin, a poor and disadvantaged woman who works hard to get out of poverty. During this era, UEE has a thinner body, and she looks very different than she did in the previous drama.
UEE looked very thin, and her face became slimmer than before. Many people commented on her tragic weight loss during this time, which seemed emphasized by her new, bobbed haircut. If we look at the picture above, UEE looked so stunning with the fashion style she wore, but her appearance during Night Light made it more obvious that she did exercise and diet to lose weight.
During this era, UEE appeared in another drama, titled Manhole. The drama also starred Kim Jae-joong, Baro, and Jung Hye-sung.
Manhole was aired on KBS2, and wasthe story of a man who went to the past to prevent the girl he loved so far from marrying someone else. What is surprising is that, although the drama stars four well-known actors, the ratings were so poor that its eighth episode recorded the lowest rating of all time for a drama broadcast on a regular timeslot, which is 1.4%.
During the promotion for Manhole, UEE still maintained her body shape of the previous year. She still had the bobbed hair, too. Although she received many comments about her drastic weight loss, UEE could be seen smiling in public, and showing that she was okay after the diet and weight loss.
After the news about the casting for Manhole, netizens started to respond to them precisely the opposite. If Jaejoong was greeted enthusiastically, UEE was actually flooded with negative comments.
The main problem is, of course, a matter of acting ability. Although often a main character, the actress who was once an idol of After School is often criticized. This time, the netters also made insinuations about her visual, which was considered increasingly thin and strange.
“Okay, the casting doesn’t make me look forward to this drama,” commented one netter. “UEE is like aunties,” added another. “Of course I can’t accept UEE,” said another. “UEE again? Even though a newcomer artist must start from the bottom. She can’t even act, her expression is also not exciting at all,” concluded another.
UEE starred in a K-Drama titled My Only One, that was aired on KBS2 from September 15, 2018 – March 17, 2019, and tells a story about a woman named Kim Do-ran (played by UEE) whose life was turned upside down after her father (Choi Soo-jong) returned to his real life. For 28 years, the father had been hiding his identity, and finally explained why he had disappeared so long.
Through this drama, UEE was reunited with actor Lee Jang-woo, since the two had previously met and worked together as MCs on Music Bank for a year. Because they already understood each other’s characters, they didn’t need extra time to get to know each other. As a result, the two also had no difficulties when acting.
Although UEE mostly wore baggy clothes and fashion styles that didn’t reveal her body, it was seen through the picture above that UEE still looked thin and slim, just like her previous appearance in Manhole. If we look slight lightly on her shoulder until her arms, UEE looks thin, but she’s still as beautiful as always.