BY Adrienne Stanley | Jun 12, 2015 10:25 AM EDT
IU portrays a spoiled diva in "Producer," but she continues to display a down-to-earth attitude, in real life. The solo vocalist and actress became the focus of attention by Korean netizens on Pann, for her thrifty wardrobe.
Fans discovered that one of her recent outfits consisted of a t-shirt that sold for around $13 USD, which was paired with sandals that had a retail value of approximately $36 USD. While they did not reveal the cost of the denim jumper she was wearing in the photos, it is apparent that her outfit consisted of items that could be easily attained by the general public.
According to Netizen Buzz, one of the top comments on Pann stated, "IU makes those clothes look like they are from luxury brands."
"Warm and Cozy" star Kang Sora also received attention for her economical clothing choices. In December 2014, she was the focus of both praise and confusion for wearing a $35 dress to the red carpet and during the ceremony of the Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). MAMA is one of the preeminent music events for Korean pop, with screen stars in attendance to present the awards. The dress garnered enough attention to prompt a response from her agency. "It's true that the H&M dress Kang Sora wore to 2014 MAMA was $35 (39,000 KRW)," said a representative.
IU and her agency have yet to respond to the attention she is receiving for her wardrobe. She continues to deliver a solid performance as Cindy, a former child star and K-pop idol, in "Producer." Audiences are waiting with baited breath to discover if Baek Seung Chan (Kim Soo Hyun) Cindy over Tak Ye Jin (Gong Hyo Jin).
About the writer: Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor for KDramastars. She is also a contributing writer for MTV Iggy and CJ Entertainment's KCON blog. Her passions include a love of K-pop and Asian drama. When she is not writing she is hanging out on Twitter (@retrogirladdy).
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