Single’s Inferno star Shin Ji-yeon is accused of FAKING her enviable figure by wearing padded leggings… after fans of the South Korean dating show said she ‘looks like a Westerner’
Fan favourite Shin Ji-yeon earned attention on the show for her enviable figure, but some viewers later suspected she may have been wearing padded leggings to enhance her shape.
The 24-year-old neuroscience student has now addressed the rumours in a Q&A on her YouTube channel.
Did she or didn’t she? Single’s Inferno star Shin Ji-yeon has been forced to respond to accusations she wore padded leggings to achieve a curvier figure in the hit Netflix series
The brunette denied using hip pads or padded leggings to create her hourglass shape, which some fans said made her look more ‘Western’ than her co-stars.
‘I didn’t wear it,’ she insisted, before adding: ‘My hip is originally wide.’
Ji-yeon’s body became a hot topic in Korea after the participants on Single’s Inferno had to strip down to sportswear or swimsuits for a challenge.
‘Whoa, I was really surprised when I saw her body,’ said one viewer.
Stunner: The neuroscience student earned praise from Korean viewers for her hourglass shape
‘She’s wearing a rash guard that barely exposes her skin and yet she looks outstanding. Her pelvis is really nice. She looks like a Westerner.’
Another wrote: ‘She’s smart, has a beautiful body, and also a gorgeous small face. She looks like she comes from a wealthy family. She has great body proportions and aura. How could she have it all?’
It comes after Ji-yeon’s co-star Song Ji-a, better known by her online moniker Freezia, was recently called out for wearing fake designer clothes on the show.
‘I didn’t wear it!’ Speaking to fans in a YouTube Q&A, the brunette beauty adamantly denied using hip pads or padded leggings to create her enviable curves
Fans later discovered the influencer had also used designer knock-offs to build her following on Instagram and YouTube by creating a false image of herself.
The 25-year-old had portrayed herself as a ‘golden spoon’ – a Korean term for somebody born into a wealthy family – but it was later discovered to be a sham.
Ji-a has since issued two public apologies and wiped her social media accounts clean, and is now on a hiatus from the entertainment industry.
‘She looks like a westerner!’ Ji-yeon’s body became a hot topic in Korea after the participants on Single’s Inferno had to strip down to sportswear or swimmers for a challenge on the show
Secret trick: Padded leggings are becoming increasingly more popular, not just in Korea but across the world
In the meantime, Ji-yeon’s star has continued to rise, with the student recently landing Instagram sponsorship deals with brands like Alexander Wang.
Single’s Inferno premiered on Netflix in December and has become a blockbuster hit both in Asia and internationally.
The slow-paced series follows a group of sexy singletons stranded on a deserted island and forced to live together.
Fake it till you make it! It comes after Ji-yeon’s co-star Song Ji-a (pictured), better known by her online moniker Freezia, was recently called out for wearing fake designer clothes on the show
With limited supplies and the searing summer heat, they must work together to survive the outdoors while competing in challenges each day.
In a surprising twist, the singles aren’t allowed to share their ages or occupations with each other, and must instead rely on their ‘natural charms’ to form a connection.
If they do manage to couple up, they’re able to escape the ‘inferno’ for the night and head to ‘paradise’ – a luxury hotel nearby where they can say and do anything.
In a similar style to Gogglebox, a group of Korean celebrities and comedians watch and react to the action in real time throughout the course of the episodes.
Cancelled: Ji-a has since issued two public apologies and wiped her social media accounts clean, and is now on a hiatus from the entertainment industry