Transsexual artist Harisu responds to being called Park Bom look alike

Harisu has responded to comments that she is identical to Park Bom.

Harisu admitted she is often compared to Park Bom Reuters

Harisu has responded to comments that she is identical to Park Bom. The 42-year-old transgender singer/actress admitted she is often compared to the former member of the South Korean girl group 2NE1.

During the latest episode of Video Star, the show's host Park So Yeon told Harisu: "I heard girl group fans have become fans of Harisu because she looks like a girl group member."

She replied: ''I've been often told that I look like former 2NE1 member Park Bom. But I'm older than her. Park Bom is the one who looks like me."

Harisu, whose real name is Lee Kyung-yeop, also opened up about her split with husband, Mickey Jung. The couple divorced this year, after ten years of marriage.

South Korean transsexual entertainer Harisu (L) and rapper Micky Chung march during their marriage ceremony at a wedding hall in Seoul May 19, 2007 Reuters

"Many people think we ended on bad terms but we still keep in contact and maintain a good relationship. We're each now living our own lives," she said.

She continued: "There are a lot of misunderstandings since we ended our marriage after 10 years. We also didn't know that we'd end up getting divorced. My mind was at ease and I just loved being with Micky Jung. But he got busy after starting a business and I got disappointed as the time he spent with me decreased. The number of chances I got to meet with my husband became too few. He also felt sorry for me so we naturally came to split up."

Harisu was born as a male but identified herself as female. She underwent sex reassignment surgery in the 1990s, and rose to fame after starring in a cosmetics commercial in 2002.