Recently, Singaporean blogger Xiaxue outed Youtuber Peter Coffin for allegedly having an 8-month relationship with a fake girlfriend that’s actually himself. Peter Coffin, together with his “girlfriend”, a very beautiful Kimi Kobayashi, has insulted Xiaxue several times on Twitter, leading the latter’s curiosity about “Kimi Kobayashi”. She found out that “Kimi” is using the pictures of Lee Na Young (이나영), our Korean ulzzang.
While the online world is heated up about this incident – some saying that Peter Coffin deserves it and others accusing Xiaxue of cyber-bullying – one thing that probably everyone agreed with is that the only innocent victim in this incident is Lee Na Young, whose pictures have been used by the imposter to go with crude captions and imagery.
Let’s take a closer look at who Lee Na Young is and look at the difference between her and “Kimi Kobayashi”.
1. Crude comedian vs cute Eomchinddal
Kimi Kobayashi: Portrayed by imposter as crude and vulgar. She frequently tweets racist jokes, sexist jokes and dirty jokes.
Lee Na Young: Nicknamed “Eomchinddal” (this means, someone who has both good personality and looks) by netizens, Ulzzang Lee Na Young has a clean and innocent image.
2. Japanese vs Korean
Kimi Kobayashi: Kimi Kobayashi is a Japanese who lives in New York, according to the person behind this persona. That’s despite “having cola in Japan” with Korean words at the background.
Lee Na Young: A native of Gyeongju(경주) . She studied in Dongguk University (동국대학교) and is the winner of Miss Gyeongbuk (A beauty peagent in Korea) in 2007.
3. 18 vs 26
Kimi Kobayashi: She is 18 this year.
Lee Na Young: Born on 17 February 1985, which makes her 26 (Korean age 27) this year.
Other interesting facts about Lee Na Young:
-Lee Na Young was an English Literature student.
-She gained internet popularity after being spotted in the audience at a KBS TV programme and viewers found her pretty.
-Despite her internet popularity, she humbly said that she was surprised and feels “shy” about the attention and that she is not signed by any entertainment company.