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Harisu Bio

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Lee Kyung-eun 하리수

Born: Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Birthday: February 17, 1975

Horoscope Sign: Aquarius

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Smartasses Magazine Top 100 - Female EmpowermentHarisu Bio – Smartasses Magazine Lee Kyung-eun 하리수 (born February 17, 1975) is the stage name of Lee Kyung-eun (originally Lee Kyung-yeop) a pop singer, model and actress from South Korea. Her stage name is an adaptation of the English phrase hot issue. Harisu is one of five children. On May 19, 2007, Harisu married boyfriend Micky Jung, whom she had been dating for two years.

Harisu made her acting debut in 1991 while still a boy, as a supporting actor in a high school TV drama series. She was working as a nightclub singer when she was discovered by a talent agency. Harisu first gained public attention in 2001, after appearing in a television commercial for DoDo Cosmetics, which hinted at her being transsexual. It turned out to be a big success and quickly established her as a celebrity, allowing her to branch out into other fields such as music and acting. Her first major acting role was in the 2001 film Yellow Hair 2. Later that year, Harisu published her autobiography, Eve from Adam, and entered the K-pop music scene with her debut album, Temptation.

Born biologically male, Harisu underwent sex reassignment surgery in the 1990’s. She is noted for being South Korea’s first transgender entertainer, and in 2002 became only the second person in Korea to legally change their gender. She is routinely described as being “more beautiful than a woman”. Harisu identified as female from an early age, and by the time she graduated from the all-boys Naksaeng High School, she was already undergoing hormone replacement therapy. It was for this reason that she was exempted from the military service usually required of males in South Korea, being rejected on the grounds of “mental illness”. By the end of the 1990’s, Harisu had undergone breast augmentation, sex reassignment surgery, rhinoplasty, and an increase of hips. Her decision to undergo sex reassignment surgery placed a strain on her relationship with her family, but they have since accepted her and show great pride in her career.

She has named Madonna and Janet Jackson as her musical influences. In 2004, she drew attention by promoting sanitary napkins in a series of advertisements for Taiwanese company UFT, for which she was paid an estimated W100 million per ad.

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Why we think she’s hot:

Some girls were gawky ugly ducklings as children, and grew up to be amazingly gorgeous leggy supermodels. In Harisu’s case, she happened to be born a male… and grew up to be an amazingly gorgeous leggy supermodel.

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