Did Song Ji-hyo Do Plastic Surgery?
Contrary to most female celebrities who guested on the show, Song Ji-hyo rarely uses makeup during the films of Running Man. Despite the minimal styling, Song Ji-hyo’s facial features still stand out among other female guests who are pampered in makeup. As a result, many people praised Song Ji-hyo for her natural beauty. In March 2016, Running Man even did a mathematical calculation about the golden ratio of Song Ji-hyo’s face.
Although the netizens are supportive about Song Ji-hyo’s stunning visuals, it turned out that the female Running Man member is not really a natural beauty as she has changed some of her facial features. Let’s see the comparison below!
As you can see, Song Ji-hyo is alleged to have done double eyelids surgery in order to enhance the eyelids that she naturally has. Her old eyes were already big but in the present time, the lids are even more prominent due to the procedure. The second facial feature that Song Ji-hyo has fixed is her nose which used to have a short bridge with button-like tip. In the present time, Song Ji-hyo has the ideal nose in the tall and slender form.
Lastly, Song Ji-hyo’s jaw was also handled by the plastic surgeon as her jaw used to be square and angular, whereas currently, the actress has the v-shape jaw. It is suspected that Song Ji-hyo did a jaw reduction and a zygoma reduction in order to make her jaw sharper. In spite of the various plastic surgery procedures that she has undergone, Song Ji-hyo was naturally pretty, don’t you agree, dear readers?
Song Ji-hyo and Gary’s Relationship
The first male celebrity who was linked to Song Ji-hyo is one of her Running Man fellow cast, Gary. They are dubbed as ‘Monday Couple’ by HaHa because they only interact on Mondays. There are many cute moments between Song Ji-hyo and Gary, such as Gary who saved Song Ji-hyo’s number as ‘Mung Ji’ (blurry Jihyo) and Gary confessing that he once viewed Song Ji-hyo as a woman. At the beginning of 2015, a picture of Song Ji-hyo and Gary being close to each other after the party of entertainment awards was revealed.
As you can see, in the picture above the couple looked intimate as Song Ji-hyo sat in Gary’s lap. Many netizens were surprised about Song Ji-hyo and Gary’s intimacy, ‘What’s Dispatch doing instead of catching things like this?’, ‘Oh daebak, they must be really dating?’, and ‘That’s a type of skinship you just can’t pull off without someone you’re super close to…’. As a result of their scandalous picture, Song Ji-hyo and Gary’s international fans became even more demanding, asking the pair to not only remain as the on-screen couple but also date in real life.
Despite the overwhelming urge, the international fans of Song Ji-hyo and Gary also put a good cause as they named a forest after the Monday couple in July 2015. Korean netizens have different opinions regarding the matter, ‘I feel like going this far puts Song Ji Hyo and Gary in an awkward position. It’s like telling them not to get married to anyone else… kind of overboard’, ‘Running Man must be popular overseas for international fans to build a forest for the Monday Couple. I hope the show continues to receive love’, and ‘People should differentiate between variety and reality. This is such a private matter, people are caring way too much about who’s dating who when it doesn’t concern them’.
After the changing sentiment from the public on top of the overused love line between them, it was finally confirmed that Song Ji-hyo and Gary’s relationship is merely a co-worker as in April 2017, the media outlets reported that Gary has married to a non-celebrity woman. Unfortunately, Gary never told his Running Man members about the happy news, including Song Ji-hyo whom he had a love line in the program with.
Song Ji-hyo expressed her disappointment to the media that she found out about Gary’s wedding through the news, “I sent a congratulatory message to him but he never replied it”. The netizens sympathized with Song Ji-hyo, ‘Wow, I’d be really upset though… Not even replying to her is too much, Gary-ssi?’, ‘I wonder if Gary is just bad at managing his relationships. Running Man should be considered family to him by this point but he did not even reply to their messages?’, and ‘I guess Gary’s variety image has all been an act? This is why so many people think celebrities are two-faced’. Regardless of the unfortunate conclusion, we agree that Song Ji-hyo and Gary had one of the rare undeniable chemistry!
Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook’s Relationship
The second male celebrity who is linked to Song Ji-hyo is another Running Man cast Kim Jong-kook. They are dubbed as ‘Ace Couple’ and ‘Nevis Swing Couple’. In late 2017, Song Ji-hyo addressed the dating rumor between her and Kim Jong-kook, “I know that according to fans, there is a love line between me and Kim Jong Kook. There were even reports of the two of us getting married”.
Ji Suk-jin replied in a joking manner that he would bet his entire fortune that Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook are not dating. HaHa then suggestively said that Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook should date in order to claim Ji Suk-jin’s fortune and break up afterward.
On 18 March 2018, Song Ji-hyo appeared as a special MC of My Ugly Duckling where Kim Jong-kook’s mother appeared as well. It turned out that Song Ji-hyo has met Kim Jong-kook’s mother as they took the same plane overseas for Running Man event. The host then asked whether Song Ji-hyo acknowledged her dating rumor with Kim Jong-kook, “Did you think when you saw it, ‘Ah, there’s really no such thing as a secret in this world’?”.
Song Ji-hyo stated her opinion, “We are a good friend so when the article came out, we laughed when we talked about it”. Seemed disappointed, Kim Jong-kook’s mother said that it looks like Song Ji-hyo does not like her son in spite of them being co-workers for years, “The only thing that has come out has been scandals, there’s been nothing”. Song Ji-hyo politely explained after her brief surprise toward Kim Jong-kook’s mother’s statement, “It is not like that. The reason is that when you are working with someone, you should not mix feelings in it. We are always being physical and fighting on the show so there are no feelings involved”.
Six days later, Song Ji-hyo appeared on jTBC’s Knowing Brothers along with Lee El, her fellow actress in film Wind Wind Wind. The cast of the show asked Song Ji-hyo whether she had been cheated by her boyfriend, which she replied honestly that she indeed had experienced it. Kang Ho-dong then stated that Kim Jong-kook is not the type to cheat, as well as thinking aloud that Song Ji-hyo’s talking style reminded him of Kim Jong-kook. The question about Kim Jong-kook keep ongoing until Song Ji-hyo refuted the rumor, “We saw each other every week for eight years, so obviously we are going to be similar. If we saw each other for eight years, we are now. There is no progress towards or even hope for romance. Don’t try to connect us”.
Not only Kang Ho-dong, but Super Junior’s Kim Hee-chul was also teasing Song Ji-hyo about Kim Jong-kook being her alarm (because Kim Jong-kook has a strong voice) which the actress stated firmly once again, “Stop connecting us. Kim Jong-kook has his own life, and he probably does not like it either”. Heechul backed off, saying that no one in the studio thinks that she and Kim Jong-kook are dating. Instead of letting go the issue, Song Ji-hyo jokingly teased, “What if we are actually dating?” Seeing the surprise from Knowing Brothers cast, Song Ji-hyo explained, “This is why I don’t like talking about it”. Whether the dating rumor between Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook turned out to be true in the future, we surely agree that their chemistry as a game collaborator is interesting to see!