Park So Dam’s character, Ahn Jeong Ha, works as a promising makeup artist. She is an avid fan of Sa Hye Jun. Though one of her colleague is unhappy about her success, Jeong Ha remains positive and determined to reach her goals.
Then, an opportunity knocks, to finally meet his idol – as a makeup artist at a fashion show, where Hye Jun is scheduled to walk. Facing Hye Jun, Jeong Ha maintained a calm composure, but deep inside, her mind and heart are in chaos.
Afterwards, Hae Hyo asked her if she could continue his makeup because the one in charge of his makeup went away momentarily. She immediately declined, as what she has experienced the other day, when her colleague accused her of stealing clients.
But after making up her mind, she proceeds finishing Hae Hyo’s makeup. At that moment, her colleague returns and downright humiliate her in front of the two.
The Cruel Side of the Industry
Unpaid Talent Fee and Wages
Record of Youth shows how harsh the reality and tough the industry is. Sa Hye Jun is outraged to his modelling agency for not paying him. The CEO insists on not giving what he deserves and continues mocking and saying downgrading remarks to him. To fully end his sufferings with caused by his rotten boss, he signed the termination of his contract.
The passionate admirer / sponsor
The pilot episodes has also revealed that Hye Jun has another passionate admirer. After the modelling show, Hye Jun interrupts the two men who are talking about the show and asks the producer of the show if he can be paid quickly. Then, the other man overheard their conversation and offers him money.
Suddenly, a flashback reveals that he harbors intense feelings for Hye Jun. However, Hye Jun does not reciprocate his feelings and declines the offer.
Meanwhile, in the present day, they meet again and he still offers Hye Jun money and to be his agent and sponsor for his career. And for the second time, Hye Jun rejects him.
Privilege to the rich
Both friends, Hye Jun and Hae Hyo auditioned for the same movie role. The two root for each other and they pledge that no matter who gets chosen, they’ll still congratulate each other.
However, they thought they are in an honest competition, but they are not. Hae Hyo’s mother (Shin Ae Ra) bribes the assistant director of the film to cast his son.
That the actor chosen for the film is based on popularity and not on their acting skills, said by Hye Jun’s potential manager Lee Min Jae (Shin Dong Mi).