South Korean singer and television personality, Lee Hyori, recently sparked a heated debate on the significance of outer beauty during a live broadcast event. This interaction with her fans was strategically timed with the release of her latest single, "HOODIE E BANBAJI."

During the session, Lee Hyori revealed her plans to feature on several popular YouTube channels, including "No Back Tak Jae-hoon," driven by her wish to reconnect with the charismatic Tak Jae-hoon. This announcement followed her recent guest appearance on Shin Dong-yup's YouTube channel, where she fondly recalled, "I had an enjoyable conversation with Shin Dong-yup after a significant hiatus."

However, the highlight of the broadcast was Lee Hyori's candid discussion on personal appearance. In the past, she championed the idea that looks weren't everything, emphasizing the importance of one's inner qualities. But her perspective has evolved. She confessed, "My most prominent concern revolves around my physical appearance. In the past, I used to advocate that looks were not the be-all and end-all, emphasizing the importance of one's inner qualities. However, I have come to recognize that while inner attributes are undoubtedly significant, outward appearances also play a pivotal role, necessitating diligent maintenance."

Lee Hyori further elaborated on the pressures of her role as a model for advertisements. She emphasized the importance of consistent maintenance of her appearance rather than seeking last-minute drastic improvements.

Despite her celebrity status, Lee Hyori's humility shone through. She graciously accepted compliments from fans about her looks, even acknowledging age-related wrinkles and cheek sagging when she smiles. In a touching moment, when a fan described her as their "life's role model," Lee Hyori expressed gratitude and reflected on how such compliments inspire her to lead a better life.

Netizens weighed in on the beauty debate:

  • "Outer beauty may open doors, but it's inner beauty that keeps them open."
  • "Lee Hyori is a great example of someone who embodies both outer and inner beauty. She's inspiring!"
  • "Beauty is subjective. What matters most is how you feel about yourself, not what others think."
  • "Outer beauty can be enhanced or changed, but inner beauty is genuine and unique to each person."

Lee Hyori also shared her admiration for individuals who have influenced her, such as Youn Yuh-jung, Uhm Jung-hwa, and Kim Wan-sun, highlighting her evolving perspective on learning.

Lee Hyori's live broadcast not only served as a platform for her to connect with her fans but also provided a window into her thoughts on various facets of her life. Her candid and relatable demeanor resonated with her audience, reaffirming the strong bond between Lee Hyori and her loyal supporters.