- Small, high nose and prominent cheekbones
- Big eyes with double lids
- Small, feminine jaw
- Sun-kissed skin
- White, straight teeth
- Tall, proportional figure
Now, let's look at what was considered beautiful? Depending on the country, these answers can vary to a surprising extent:
This particular beauty standard has a seriously bad rep in America (most likely in Asia as well)-- Korea has particularly gained international attention for its "obsession" with plastic surgery. I've seen many people cringe as they tell me how in Korea, plastic surgery is a graduation present. Here is a photo that I often see when I look up "Korean Plastic Surgery," revealing how because of plastic surgery, many women in Korea are beginning to look the same:
The thing that differs between plastic surgery and these other things is that it is much more permanent. Is that what makes it unnatural, what makes it wrong in the eyes of so many people?
Stay tuned for Monday's post WHAT MAKES YOU BEAUTIFUL: PART 2 -- LET ME IN featuring the famous Korean show about plastic surgery, Let Me In.
Until next time,