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200 Pounds Beauty
Hanna Kang is an overweight phone sex part-timer and a ghost singer for Ammy, a famous pop singer who actually lip syncs. Instead of being famous for her own amazing vocal talent, Han-na sings backstage during Ammy's performance and Ammy takes all the credit, while Han-na records all of Ammy's songs. Other than that, Hanna has a huge crush for Sang-jun who's a director and his arrogant father owns the entertainment company. One day, Ammy purposely insults Hanna's weight in front of Sang-jun during his birthday party, knowing well that Han-na likes him. While crying in the bathroom, Hanna overhears Sang-jun telling Ammy that even though they are just using Hanna for her voice, they must be kind to her so she will not walk out on them. Heartbroken, Hanna attempts suicide with a gas leak but is interrupted by a phone call from one of her phone sex regulars who happens to be a top plastic surgeon. She asks him to perform a head-to-toe plastic surgery operation on her, for which she'll pay him back later on, but he denies her request. She then tries to blackmail him with recorded tapes and destroys them in front of him to convince him about the depth of her insecurity and pain in being fat. The surgeon refuses to operate further on Hanna, but Hanna threatens to inform his wife about his secret fascination. Then, Hanna makes a moving speech that she does not want to undergo surgery merely to be beautiful, but for the sake of love and as a vote of confidence so that she can live a happy life, and the surgeon is deeply moved in the end. Hanna puts herself in seclusion for a year as she recovers from the changes from the surgery and weight loss.
When she comes back from the hospital, Hanna is incredibly beautiful and slender. Not even her best friend Jung-min recognizes her until a trip to the bathroom shows she still has her back tattoo. At a restaurant, Hanna is made aware that Ammy blames her for making her postpone the recording of her 2nd album and that she was forced to do a sitcom show. With Jung-min's help, Hanna creates a new identity for herself; she is now a Korean-American from California named Jenny. After auditioning to be Ammy's secret vocalist again, she earns her own recording contract instead from Sang-jun, claiming that she is "all-natural". In the meantime, Ammy, oblivious just like everyone else of Hanna's new identity, is afraid of a possible competition with Jenny for album sales and desperately tries to find Han-na so that she can record her own postponed album (since she can't sing the songs herself) by spending time with Han-na's father who is in a hospital due to mental problems, possibly Alzheimer's. She hopes that in spending time with him, he can help her find Han-na so she can convince her to come back and help record her 2nd album. While in the bathroom, Ammy gets a call from Sang-jun who tells her that he isn't pleased with her attempts to find her ghost singer so she can finish her postponed 2nd album. He orders Ammy to give up her search for Hanna and give Jenny a chance to help her finish her album. He already had given up searching for Hanna and wants her to do the same. Sang-jun also orders Ammy to focus on memorizing her lines for a show(that he got her in much to her detest) or she'll lose her job. Disgusted with the reminder of memorizing her lines for the sitcom and being threatened with losing her job, Ammy tells him that she'll find Hanna because like a dog, she'll come running back to her. Meanwhile, romance begins to blossom between Jenny and Sang-jun, as he continues to promote Jenny, in effect boosting Hanna's confidence in her new self. However, after spending time with Han-na's father and Jenny, Ammy eventually realizes that Jenny is actually Hanna in disguise. She begins her attack on Hanna right away in an attempt at revenge for making her postpone the release of her 2nd album.
I have also seen this personally and absolutely loved it... I love the actress who plays Hanna/Jenny - Kim Ah-joong but was not really please with the actor who played Sang-jun - Joo Jin-mo that while attractive his acting left something to be desired... He was ok but I like Ah-joong's acting better... Now I do admit that I felt all the actors had chemistry with each other and so that made it very pleasant to watch... You should check it out!!!
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