Is f(x) member Sulli the reincarnated beautiful gisaeng Lee Nan Hyang? (Gisaeng = Korean version of Geisha).
The talk of Sulli’s resemblance to the legendary gisaeng Lee Nan Hyang is one of the hottest topics on the internet right now and the picture of the two side-by-side shows exactly why. The picture above was posted on an online community board titled, ‘One of Joseon‘s Three Most Beautiful Gisaeng Lee Nan Hyang’.
Lee Nan Hyang was born in Pyungyang in the year 1900 and she passed away in 1979. She was considered to be one of the three most beautiful gisaengs in Korea at the time, but she was just as famous for her vocal talent.
The word ‘Gisaeng’ and the profession has a very negative connotation in today’s world, but back then these women were considered more like artists and singers. It’s also notable to mention that Lee Na Hyang had been given a song by the master composer Ha Kyu Il and she even recorded the song on an album. Currently the album is on display at the Korean Classical Music Records Museum.
The reason that Lee Nan Hyang has become such a hot topic after so many years is because of how eerily similar she looks to Sulli. The sleepy eyes, the lips, and even the shape of the face is exactly the same, so much so that the netizens are saying Sulli’s the reincarnated Lee Nan Hyang.
After this post was made some have said the picture was faked and that it was a composite photography. However, this picture is actually a scan from a pamphlet that’s given out at the museum on special occasions.
Source: My Daily via Nate, kpopfever.net