Reporter who had ‘Drastic’ Korean Cosmetic Surgery Debunked
You've probably heard about the reporter who ruined her face in another recent case of ‘Korean Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong’. But, hold on!
Why is this story being blown out of proportion here? Yup, there is statistical data from The Economist which states that 16 in 1,000 Koreans had undergone surgery in 2010 – but Korean Plastic Surgery is not what it seems; according to Korean newspaper Chosun.com, when you take a closer look, you’ll see that half of those procedures are actually non-invasive surgeries such as peeling and botox.
From her pictures, we’d say that it has a very bad angle to it. If you look at this video, you’ll see that this is how she actually looks:
Not quite as horrendously “ruined” as other media sources have made it out to be! Remember when people mistakenly thought all the 2013 Korean beauty pageants looked the same (from surgery work)? Real before-after images (before the pageant and during the pageant) shown had displayed the truth: none of them had looked the same. Meaning, none of them had done extensive surgery. Ah, the power of make-up and photoshop can make a huge difference. The same could be said for this Korean reporter here.
The only reasons why so many people taken this case so seriously is because (a) There is this belief that Korea has an obsession with cosmetic surgery, so whoever does surgery is immediately hounded upon (b) Bad photo angle and (c) Jumping to conclusions.
While it is obvious that she has done some work on her face, think about the U.S! Many Western countries are guilty for the same reasons; many have done extreme plastic surgery procedures as well! It’s definitely not just the “crazy” Asians with their Korean eye surgery obsessions aka double eyelid surgery! 'Drastic' case of Korean cosmetic surgery debunked!
Don’t believe that the West is just as 'extreme' as Korea can be when it comes to plastic surgery? Just look at these extreme plastic surgery cases from the West!
Tiger lady, anyone?
Wow, real-life Ken!
And ofcourse, how about real-life Barbie?
Disclaimer: (The pictures above were derived from the blogosphere and are not associated with Seoul TouchUp).