On the November 29 airing of MBC's 'Radio Star', Hong Soo Ah confronted the rumors regarding cosmetic surgery and finally admitted to going under the knife for the first time on a broadcast.
The actress explained, "I was looking at the screen after filming a movie and the producer told me that I will look prettier if I slightly get work done on my eyes. I was also feeling a limit to my role choices. I wanted to be an actress with a wide range. Now, they love me in China."
Hong Soo Ah also shared she was almost rejected at a Chinese airport. She explained, "There was a press conference in Beijing. It was a schedule where I had to fly back in the evening. But the airport employee looked at my passport photo and said it wasn't me (in the photo). So I unintentionally had to reveal, 'It's me. I got surgery.'"
As to why she decided to enter the Chinese market, Hong Soo Ah said, "I didn't have any productions in Korea. I really wanted to act. And I was given an offer for a Chinese film. I didn't go there to make money. I just really wanted to act. That was back 2014. I also came to learn the language since I had to live."
When asked if her popularity is as great as actress Choo Ja Hyun, Hong Soo Ah replied, "No", then smiled and added, "I'm a bit popular."