On the December 27 airing of MBC's 'Radio Star', JooE confessed that she had a nose job and said, "I used my ear cartilage to heighten my nose but I was upset because you couldn't really tell." She added, "I got the surgery done when I was a freshman in high school but I heard people say that I'm a celebrity who was prettier before debut."
JooE also shared a funny story regarding her nose job. The idol explained that she hid her cosmetic surgery from her agency when auditioning because she didn't think she'll pass. However, she did, and she eventually had no choice but to confess to undergoing the knife as the agency suggested she get a nose job without knowing that she already got it done.