TEMPO.CO, Jakarta -Korean beauty standards are not progressive and have influenced thousands of women worldwide to change themselves with the help of various expensive plastic surgeries. It is ubiquitous in South Korea to get plastic and cosmetic surgery to justify these standards, which are the objectification of the human body without superficial individuality.
But gen Z changed this convention and ushered in an era of inclusive beauty standards. Like some of these K-pop idols don’t follow the old-fashioned beauty standards and look more beautiful with their unique features and fan base, growing in the millions. Some Korean beauty standards include a V-shaped face, porcelain white skin, clean skin, thigh gap, double eyelids, heart-shaped lips, long nose, and parallel teeth.
Although it may look different due to following beauty standards, remember as Kim Namjoon, the leader of the BTS group, said, “Even if you’re not perfect, you’re a limited edition.”
Launching the Times of India page, here are some K-Pop idols with unique beauty features
- Jennie Kim
Jennie Kim, a world-famous South Korean girl group ‘Blackpink,’ breaks V-line facial beauty standards with her round face, chubby cheeks, and short chin, making her look much younger than her biological age. Blackpink’s Jennie can look fierce in her music videos and be just as adorable with her dimples.
Ahn Hye-jin, known professionally by her stage name Hwasa is a South Korean girl group ‘Mamamoo.’ She broke the white porcelain stereotype with her Asian tan. “If I don’t match today’s beauty standards, I will become a new and different standard,” said Hwasa Mamamoo during one of her concerts.
Lee Yong-bok is half Korean as his parents are Korean, but he was born in Sydney, Australia, and is a South Korean boy band, ‘Stray Kids.’ With his little brown freckles all over the place, Felix violates Korean beauty standards of flawless skin.
- Joy Red Velvet
Park Soo-young, known by her stage name Joy, is a member of the South Korean girl group ‘Red Velvet’ and has starred in many Korean television dramas. Red Velvet’s Joy breaks the thigh gap beauty standard with her long but slightly chubby legs. There is no thigh gap between her thighs, but she gives a very dynamic, fashionable, and healthy image to her younger fans.
Hwang Yeji, the member/leader of the South Korean girl group ‘Itzy,’ breaks the ridiculous beauty standard of double eyelids with her sharp monolids and slanted tail. Her cat eyes gave her a mysterious yet profound vibe.
Chou Tzu-yu is a Taiwanese singer and the youngest member of the South Korean girl group ‘Twice.’ Tzuyu is one of the most beautiful female idols in K-pop history and breaks these regressive beauty standards voluminous, thin pink lips.
Kim Do-Yeon is a South Korean girl group ‘WJMK, short for Wuju Meki, and has starred in many amazing Korean television shows. Doyeon beats the beauty standard of a high straight nose bridge with a wide nose bridge and seductive aura. Many people have opted for rhinoplasty, but Doyeon is proud of her unique features. She is the youngest person to be on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine at the age of 21.
Im Na-Yeon is the oldest member of the South Korean girl group ‘Twice’ and violates the unreasonable beauty standard of her teeth parallel to her bunny teeth.