10 Best Female Guests in Running Man

It’s always fun to watch Running Man members get excited when there is a beautiful guest on the show. In the early days, Haha would always flirt with the women, Kang Gary couldn’t bring himself to talk to them, and the Commander usually had a love story. The dynamics have changed a little but it doesn’t change the fact that RM is still a sucker for female guests.

However, not every female guest does well on the show. Some turn out to be total busts and only a few are a great fit. Here are 10 of the best!

#10 Sulli

Sulli (with Kang Gary and Haha a.k.a. 2 Kids) won the Math race.
Sulli (with Kang Gary and Haha a.k.a. 2 Kids) won the Math race.

Appearances on Running Man


55, 75, 129, 152-154


  • Her partnership with the two kids when they created a team dance.
  • Her partnership with Yoo Jae Suk in the couple race.

Why She Was a Great Guest

Sulli is always a pleasure to watch on Running Man. Her mere presence lights up the whole show. The best thing about her is her childish nature which makes her a perfect match for Kang Gary, Haha, and Yoo Jae Suk.

Though she’s not strong like Ha Ji Won or fierce like Lee Hyori, she has that certain “Whatever! Let’s go!” kind of attitude. It’s clear that she just enjoys the show and the people she’s with. Her positive aura is why it’s always a nice experience having her on the show.

Sulli in Episode 153

Some Cute Moments from Sulli

#9. Han Hye Jin

Han Hye Jin teamed-up with the two kids in the Asian Race to win the golden sword. The two kids gave her the prize.
Han Hye Jin teamed-up with the two kids in the Asian Race to win the golden sword. The two kids gave her the prize.

Appearances on Running Man


133-134, 136


  • When she competed 2 vs 1 against Lee Kwang Soo and Lee Dong Wook.
  • When she asked the PD, “Am I too sexy?” when they asked her not to lean too much.
  • When she danced to Idol songs in a game.

Why She Was a Great Guest

From the time she first appeared on-screen in Running Man to her last episode, Han Hye Jin went all out. She didn’t act prim and proper like other beautiful actresses who have been on the show. She was just playing the game from the get-go. When she was being lifted to a certain location, the PD asked her to lean back because her shirt was hanging low and was showing her . . . errr . . . chest. Instead of being embarrassed, she just smiled and asked, “Am I too sexy?”

She also went all out in the nametag-tearing competition too. She even ambushed Lee Dong Wook and fought two guys on her own.

Han Hye Jin on Episode 136

Star Date: Guerrilla Interview with Han Hye-jin

#8. Park Ye Jin

Park Ye Jin reunited with Yoo Jae Suk after leaving Family Outing several years ago.
Park Ye Jin reunited with Yoo Jae Suk after leaving Family Outing several years ago.

Appearances on Running Man


37, 67-68


  • She was the only guest in RM to finish a mission while two Running Man members were still present.
  • She “cursed” which was pretty funny.
  • She scared everyone, including Song Ji Hyo.

Why She Was a Great Guest

In Family Outing, everyone was always scared of her because she always meant business and held the knife (for cooking.) She carried that fierceness with her into Running Man and scared everyone, especially her two former castmates from Family Outing.

Yoo Jae Suk had already caught her but she still managed to hustle her way into the last challenge even though Yoo Jae Suk was fully aware of what she was doing.

She also went one-on-one with Song Ji Hyo and beat her, something even Lee Hyori couldn’t do in Family Outing.

Park Ye-jin in Episode 37

Park Ye Jin Relay Race on Family Outing

#7. Shin Bong Sun

Appearances on Running Man


9, 43, 56


  • She always showed a ton of affection for Kim Jong Kook. She fought two men just to buy some time for him and keep him from being taken out.
  • She also bribed Kang Gary to go home so she could have Kim Jong Kook to herself.
  • No one figured out how to take her out even though she was caught by three Running Men.

Why She Was a Great Guest

Her love interest with Kim Jong Kook was both enduring and funny. Every time she comes on the show, she makes sure she ends up with Kim Jong Kook, and every time she is teamed up, she is the one who ends up making sacrifices for Kim Jong Kook. She is his protector and her desire to protect Kim Jong Kook is also her primary motivation in every challenge.

Shin Bong Sun in Episode Nine

Shin Bong Sun Pulls a Prank

#6. Moon Geun Young

Appearances on Running Man




  • Her romantic interest in Kim Jong Kook.
  • Her relentless nametag-tearing.
  • Her desire to be a permanent member of Running Man and be Kang Gary’s Monday Girlfriend (which she told him too!)

Why She Was a Great Guest

She brought her A-game and played along with the cast. She openly said she was a fan of Kang Gary but when Kim Jong Kook said he is a big fan and the rest of the cast teased them, she played along. She even dared Kim Jong Kook to a one-on-one staring contest, which Kim Jong Kook lost.

Moon Geun Young in Episode 114

Moon Geun Young Makes Cookies

#5. Lee Bo Young

Her Appearance on Running Man




  • She scolded everyone in Running Man for complaining too much and not doing the challenges right.
  • Yoo Jae Suk complained that Lee Bo Young was too competitive.
  • Lee Bo Young asked if Kim Jong Kook was ashamed of her because she was too competitive.

Why She Was a Great Guest

As mentioned above, she was very competitive. During the pressure mat game, everyone, including the commander, were wincing in pain. Lee Bo Young took it like a man and put every guy to shame.

Lee Bo Young on Controller of the Heart

#4. Lee Hyori

Her Appearance on Running Man




  • Her relentless cheating.
  • Her great smile.

Why She Was a Great Guest

While she was on Family Outing, she had already taken the role of a fierce and strong woman who doesn’t have qualms about doing whatever she can to get ahead. She carried that through in Running Man, playing the same character for which she is known. Even though she was the very first guest, she was actually more experienced than other Running Man members in variety shows at that time.

As it turned out, she was the one who “guided” the others and gave the episode some semblance of organization.

Lee Hyori — Bad Girls

#3. Ha Ji Won

Her Appearance on Running Man




  • She repeatedly outwitted other members in the badminton game.
  • Her secret garden parody at the beginning of the show.

Why She Was a Great Guest

Ha Ji Won is athletic and competitive and she gave her all in the competitions. She also played it Running Man style. She competed at the same level as the Running Man cast, bantering and strategizing and identifying loopholes so she could get ahead.

It resulted in a lot of laughter and Running Man members were astounded at her wit several times.

Guerrilla Date with Ha Ji Won

#2. Ryu Hyun Kyung

Her Appearance on Running Man




  • She took out Yoo Jae Suk in a one-on-one nametag tearing battle.
  • She did the robot dance upon request.
  • She sang a final number with Kim Jong Kook, Haha, and Kang Gary, which was one of the best moments of Running Man ever.

Why She Was a Great Guest

She gave it her all . . . and then some. She was one of those guests that does whatever is required of them. She doesn’t care about what she looks like or the final result of the show. She does it, enjoys it, and leaves the rest to chance.

She is very close to Kang Gary and Haha and it was obvious on-screen. In Haha’s words, she is the female Kang Gary. This also made Kim Jong Kook comfortable with her too and the dynamics of their team felt like an upgraded Commander and two kids. It was fun, carefree, and crazy.

Ryu Hyun Kyung in Episode 143

#1. Han Hyo Joo

Her Appearances on Running Man


123-124, 151-152


  • Being taken down by Haha.
  • Being cheated the first time she came to the show.
  • Getting KJK as her servant.
  • Great revenge on Haha on her second guesting.

Why She Was a Great Guest

Unlike other guests, Han Hyo Joo is truly one of the boys and is treated as such. Nobody goes easy on her. In fact, the boys are easier on Song Ji Hyo than they are on Han Hyo Joo and that’s why it’s fun to watch her with the rest of the cast.

She is not very strong physically but she knows how to think and strategize. On her last guest appearance, she was matched against SJH in a wrestling game. Everyone knows that SJH is a strong woman, but Han Hyo Joo still won the wrestling match through sheer strategy.

She can banter with the cast and is quick on her feet. On the second day of her first guest appearance, she went around and played with the cast, which resulted in her winning Kim Jong Kook as her servant.

Han Hyo Joo on Episode 151

Han Hyo Joo Having Fun Behind the Scenes

Who is Your Favorite Female Guest

  • Sulli
  • Han Hye Jin
  • Park Ye Jin
  • Shin Bong Sun
  • Moon Geun Young
  • Lee Bo Young
  • Lee Hyori
  • Ha Ji Won
  • Ryu Hyun Kyung
  • Han Hyo Joo
  • Others
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Jenny 3 years ago

Lee Hyori appeared for only one episode but her strong presence and performance left such an impression that she is still one of the most talked about guests even till now.

Han Hye Jin is my recent favourite female guest. She is sporting and has infectious laughter. Pity she is moving to England after her marriage which means she will not be appearing on Korean shows any more.

I am a little divided over Shin Bong Son, because I find her unbearable on RM and Infinite Girls, yet pleasant on Happy Together.

someone 3 years ago

i like han hyo jo because she's not a 'plastic' type of woman..she just go all out and being herself instead of acting cool,cute,shy or like like^^

rmlover 2 years ago

I disagree with your opinion on Sulli. (ok i hear fans scolding me but nvm). Her role in the show seems to be only one word - 'pretty and cute'. I don't even get why she can guest in so many episodes when the guest spot can be saved for more well deserving guests. In the idol race 2 episode, she literally just ACTED AS A WEAK SHEEP in front of KJK and let KJK win easily. I mean, yes, KJK is too strong a competitor to win in nametag battle, but seeing how her other male team mates work so hard while she just give the victory up easily angered me. She could have used her wits or something, or maybe, at least, try to battle with him. I mean, SJH and many female guests are girls like her but they still battered off with the males in the show, including KJK. Sulli isn't as entertaining or as active as the female guests listed above. Her image is still fixed to the typical 'cute and innocent' idol image. I really don't get it. -,-

choi jin ri 2 years ago

sulli should be first.

choi jin ri 2 years ago

sulli should be first.

Some 2 years ago

Why isn't SNSD in the top ten

seaellen 2 years ago

2# RyuHyunKyung appears in eps 143. eps 119 was RyuHyunJin, the baseball player

guest2 2 years ago

Gong Hyojin should be on the list! During the nametag tearing game all the running man members were scared of her!!

arina 2 years ago

My fav are Han hyo Joo.Ryu hyun kyung and Gong Hyojin and also noh sayeon..

sulli 2 years ago

sulli is the best;D

LPXIII 2 years ago

to idols' fan boys, no cept for Sulli i haven't seen any female idol guest that can even b matched with those on the list. i Agree with the list specially for the no.1, she's amazing on the show, in fact i'd love her to b a member also =P She's fitted with the show.

Sulli coulnt b no.1 cuz... if you watched the show u'll realize you're just a fan-boy hoping sulli to b no.1. You know i'm right. I totally agree with no.1 on the list, the rest of the rank can change depends on how you like their performances in the show :3

QWGVA 2 years ago

How come Lizzy isn't in here??

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xypherfarrell 2 years ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

@QWGVA, lizzy was a permanent member, not just a guest

mega7x 2 years ago

yaayy sulli is the best for me..

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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

It has been a long time since i watched rm, missed those fun and enjoyable ladies as guests, voted up

carla 2 years ago

I wish there were Park Bo Young on the list. She is fun too

pyk3 2 years ago

Gong hyo jin porque no esta fue muy buena en el capitulo 108 era muy rapida hasta los hombres le tenian miedo cuando kwangsoo tenia al comandante en un rincon ella tenia a todo el resto en la escalera y nadie era capas de acercarse

jvdv 2 years ago

IU and Sohee and Taeyeon are my favourite female guests

user 2 years ago

Lee Siyoung (ep 131) should definitely be on this list. She's too competitive that it was crazy watching her. In addition, she hit Kwangsoo more than once then act as if it was nothing.

asch 2 years ago

I think Gong Hyo Jin and Noh Sa Yeon deserve to be on the list hahaha and for me as far as I know Sunny is the fiercest yet cute? girl idol and deserve a rank too

Ary000 2 years ago

I think Noh Sa Yeon should be on the list. Episodes with her is always funny!

david 2 years ago

I believe Ryu Hyun Kyung is in episode 143, not 119

sushi12 2 years ago

I think Noh Sa Yeon is the best female guest! Every time she appears it's just so uplifting! She's the funniest, really.

RB 2 years ago

Gong Hyo Jin and Noh Sa Yeon are good. Shin Se kyung,Son Yejin and Hyuna not bad as well

chi 2 years ago

I agree with han hyo joo as 1 and having hyejin but i think suzy should at least been considered or prefer park bo young, shin se kyung than SBS and ha ji won but good list either way.

woaoa 2 years ago

you overlooked Gong Hyo Jin. she was so fierce that YJS called her "Horror" hyo jin, at the level of Choi Min Soo. She played with all the strategies: attacking, sacrificing (one of Kwangsoo's lives), scolding the PD, tempted to betray at the last minute, getting even/revenge through her death-script

RM lovers 2 years ago

I love uee in the princess and three fools episode :D

marissa 2 years ago

Han hyoo joo she's so natural in all aspects...fighting beautiful lady..

poli13 2 years ago

I respect ur opinion. But i didn't think sulli qualified to be in top 10. She is good but I prefer noh sayeon though. I like guest that is funny through action n words

memesusu 2 years ago

All the Hyos! Hyori, Han Hyo Joo and Gong Hyo Jin were my favs! They were all fierce AND funny! I thought Hyori would be part of the permanent cast after the first episode because she did so well and basically co hosted the whole show with Jaesuk. I'd LOVE to see all three ladies on the show again!

coa 2 years ago

I think Choi Ji Woo should be on that list.

hjm 2 years ago

i think Han jimin was good doe, she very smart :D

TARA 2 years ago


she doesn't fit Running Man. Seriously you should put Gong Hyo Jin on the list. The boys on RM called her appearance "Choi Min Soo". She was one of the strongest appearance in my opinion.

gtmx 2 years ago

Shouldn't Song Ji Hyo be on the list? She started out as a guest didn't she? And she was so good that she made it onto the permanent cast, even getting the nickname Ace! She's also my favourite on RM as well as that of many.

guest 24 months ago

Gong Hyo Jin should be on the list. My favorite was Lee Bo Young. LOL, I was even slightly wishing she could have more of those "coach" moments with Kim Jong Kook.

theJudge 23 months ago

I HATED Moon Geun Young! She acted cocky throughout the episode and the fact that the RM cast worshipped her only added fuel to the fire. Don't know why KJK liked her as she is easily the ugliest guest that's ever been on the show.

My favs are Han Hyo Joo and Hyori. I also like Park Yejin. Also, Sulli sucks!

asdfmong 22 months ago

how bout suzy, lizzy, tuna noona?

Human 20 months ago

I Like Uee...

podori 18 months ago

I think lee yeon hee is good too, I was surprised with her dodgeball skills and she didn't just hide.

renee 16 months ago

Why my favorite Gong hyo jin should not on the list.

Jayy 16 months ago

Narsha should be on this list she was fierce and funny also and why is Sulli here but not Lee Si Young she is a boxer and if that doesn't say strong then i don't know what does she is also really beautiful and funny.

Becky 15 months ago

I like the episode where Shin Min Ah appeared. She was rly cute. Park Bo Young too was adorable.

Rara 15 months ago

I dont think sulli's appearance has a different with another idol, shr doesnt fit this list for me. I think gong hyo jin should add into this list, and moon chae won. Anyway dont replaced the 1st place, it fitted han hyo joo well

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xypherfarrell 15 months ago from Los Angeles, CA Author

@Rara it looks like Sulli will be replaced.

Kiki 15 months ago

Gong hyo jin should be on the lisr

Anon1 15 months ago

Gong Hyo Jin should definitely be on this list~ :D

Minsul Choi 13 months ago

sulli is one the best female guests because the members of running man really likes her a lot.....

chyantrils25 12 months ago

han hyo joo is the best!i love d way she do the challenges..soooo cute and she acted naturally she is just herself and i love it especially that scene im episode 124 where in they have to put atleast 20 pcs of something then hyo joo drop the last one and everybody thought she lost it then the boys burst with laugh so is hyo joo but realize to count and she succeded coz she was able to put

21pcs...hahaha!i really luv that scene i

Sheng 10 months ago

I'm going to agree strongly with Gong Hyo Jin. She was quite funny and very fierce.

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Richard Nieh 10 months ago from Newcastle, UK

I think Suzy is one of the best; not particular about her performance but the running man member's reaction around her was really funny.

LoveYou 8 months ago

I don't even understand why Sulli is in there, don't get me wrong, I really like her but her in running man wasn't good. Han Hyo Joo was still the best female guest for me, she really made me watch her episodes over and over. I think Wang Ji Hye should be in this list, she had similar vibe around her like Hyo Joo. Out of all, Ji Hye and Hyo Joo did the best guesting out of all girls because they were just being their usual self instead pretending a pretty image.

tanya 8 months ago

same here!han hyo joo is the best for me!i too watch here episodes over & over again and still laugh my heart out!man!she is so cute & adorable and very entertaining to watch her expressions,her actions the way she talk to herself while doing the mission hehe i love her!i'm really hoping she appear again in running man...

monchehian_13 7 months ago

dood, where is kyung soo jin?

kalk 7 months ago

Han Hyo Joo is amazing, but what about Suzy? She's the most frequent RM guest and is basically considered the "8th member" along with Nichkhun.

Bobin 5 months ago

Tbh I disagree with Suili (sorry if I spelled her name wrong) ome episode of her when she was the goalie was so annoying. She just stood there and did nothing which made me so annoyed.

hiro 5 months ago

Sulli the best! 5 months ago

why Suzy isn't here? Suzy was a great guest too.

randosgirl 3 months ago

WHERE IS SUZY?? She's the cutest!

ada 3 months ago

2n1??? Minzy?? Hello are you sleeping??

Hm 3 months ago

I like running man's episode which Gong hyo jin to be guest.

1415 3 months ago

I would choose Park Yejin as #1 I know Hyori left a strong impression on us but I like Yejin because every show she was on she won. Yejin is competitive and she can take Jihyo on and we know how strong Jihyo is with other female guest. She's also not afraid to run and very cunning. She's my favorite.

Untitled 3 months ago

I think that Wang Ji Hye should have been on the list. She's a natural. She had a bright personality and always did her best. She never tried to outshine the main guest when she was a guest herself. She is hilarious with Kwang Soo. She also got hurt by her "close friend" while playing the train game and it was only then that the guys paid attention to her. She never complained about anything and just went along with everyone. She's humorous too, especially with her cheer for big nosed brother. All in all, she was a loveable guest.

runningmanfan 3 months ago

omg r u serious? how can lee guk joo, jessi, jang do yeon not be on the list? and there are many other female guests that brought way more flavour to running man than the names you mentioned.

RunningMan2016 2 months ago

Why Park Shin Hye isn't on the list? She's been a guest for 3 episodes now and you can see that she is really competitive. She uses her brain and doesn't just act cute.

SANAA 2 months ago

my favorite episode was 86

i remenber how HA JI WON made the red team win by stealing the name tag from Song Ji Hyo

svdeey 4 weeks ago

Han Hyo Joo is the best !

So natural and innocent..

I recomended Park Bo Young..

She was great on episode 25 (Manhwa theme) when 9 vs 1 race..

She recognize Kang Gary was not arround the member and call him Ahjussi.. lol..

No Sa Yeon also a great female guest !

Mong Ji fan 3 weeks ago

Should include IU and Suzy,they come Rm

many times than other femal guest and ther are very funny

MongJi 2 weeks ago

Yeahh. Of course Han Hyo Joo no. 1... I start know and love her since she come to Runningman. HyoJoo forever!!!

Sia 8 days ago

Park shin hye should be on there. Suzy is annoying. Sulli is useless. Song ji hyo was a permanent member. The Snsd girls should be there.

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