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Lee Young-ja is the first woman to win grand prize at KBS Entertainment Awards

On December 22 at the 2018 KBS Entertainment Awards, comedian Lee Young-ja was given the Grand Prize award for the night. While any entertainer would be pleased with such an honor, for Lee and women in entertainment, it was a first.

In particular, this was the first time that Lee has gotten the prize in her 27 years in the industry. In addition to that, she is also the very first woman to in the history of the KBS Entertainment Awards to received the honor.

When named the recipient, Lee said that “there are so many people who thanked me for being funny, and I was touched and grateful.” Like those who thanked her, the comedian also mentioned the people in the industry who have helped her along the way including Shin Dong-yeop and Jung Chan-woo.

She's been around for so long! And she's been killing it on Omniscient Interfering View since the pilot.

source: KPopLove via joins
carmine_pink 24th-Dec-2018 02:08 am (UTC)
She's awesome! And totally doesn't look 50.
scionofawhisper 24th-Dec-2018 04:49 am (UTC)
Damn, she's amazing for making it here, like damn, I don't know how she does it. She must get verbally abused all the time for her weight, and for being a woman, and being in a man's world like that, I don't know how she does it. Men terrify me, ha.
premonitioner 24th-Dec-2018 07:04 am (UTC)
if you watch her on Hello Counsellor, she's veeeeery good at turning comments about her weight and appearance around and putting those shitty ass male comedians in their place. i love it when she does it.
dropthecrates 24th-Dec-2018 07:24 am (UTC)
ngl i watch hello counsellor specifically for her, i love those moments too! she also pre-emptively makes herself the butt of those jokes occasionally, i used to do the same thing w/ a different topic so i empathise but i wish she'd chew them out more often
premonitioner 24th-Dec-2018 07:29 am (UTC)
hopefully now that she's been awarded with this she'll be like 'hmmm, what's that? can't hear you over the sound of my grand prize'.

my favourite comeback of hers was her yelling at one of the other hosts bc he implied that she'd eat anything. 'i'm fat bc i love GOOD food! i have high standards, won't eat any old thing!'
hillando 24th-Dec-2018 12:29 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I love her, her and Yoo Jaesuk are pretty much the only comedians/hosts I tune in for

And wow, first time a woman won the award? I want to be surprised, but somehow I'm not....
dustysock 24th-Dec-2018 09:04 pm (UTC)
Well deserved! She's amazing ♥
babyjenkski 26th-Dec-2018 02:10 pm (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations!
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