The latest reporting on the prevalence of plastic surgery in South Korea came from Reddit, mocking uncanny resemblance of the participants of the Daegu branch of annual beauty pageant Miss Korea, culminating in the below viral image from Imgur:
Known globally for its cosmetic surgery craze, South Korea indeed remains unopposed in the global plastic surgery table, giving the impression that the secret of South Korean beauty lies as much in cosmetic surgery as it does in national genes.
Miss Korea 2012 was dubbed ‘Miss Plastic 2012‘ by netizens for her open use of plastic surgery. Little less known is the growing willingness with which South Korean men go under the knife.
Although many netizens jumped to the cliched conclusion of so-called ‘medically-induced postnatal twinning syndrome’, when the pre-makeup photos (or, as some netizens suggest, pre-photoshop photos) of the participants emerged on Ilbe, the truth was a bit more disappointing.
Looking at the True Faces of Miss Korea
I am at loss for words… Ju-jul-muk?
[ju-jul-muk: Meaning 'I will bow in gratitude for the sexual intercourse for which I am about to have with this girl']
Comments from Ilbe:
Is this Transforma Korea?
Have you no shame, number 9?
Number 1 not bad
I’m seriously going to murder number 17…
Thinking there’d be at least one pretty woman, but now it’s time wasted. FUCK
Photoshop, fuck… It made them look alike… this is not the plastic surgeon’s work, it’s’shopped.
What kind confidence does the bitch like number 13 have to crawl out and compete?
Number 5, 7, and 9, come and greet your customers you sluts.. Number 14, in you go. If they ask for someone else you are dead.
Real pretty ones are not competing but the fugly ones with plastic surgery
Wow, have they no fucking consciences?
No doubt Chosen [Korea] is backward-nida wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww [nida: a Korean equivalent of 'desu' which is a copula, often used for mocking effect by Japanese netizens]
Reminded of the overseas prostitutes?
They all look very unique, so proud
I just watched the Victoria’s Secret lingerie show, so these girls look all very much like squid [Squid: A term describing the flat Mongoloid facial features]
5, 1 not bad. But their noses all the same ke ke ke ke ke ke
I heard this is all the rage abroad as well, fuck this is embarrassing you morons
Fuck, everyone with a chalk up their nose [bun-pil: a stick of chalk, referring to their very un-Korean straight, aquiline nose characteristic of white Caucasian] ke ke ke ke ke ke, I am going to puke ke ke ke ke ke ke
Is the point of Miss Korea finding average looker among the fugly ones?
Other than 5, 6, 12 I can’t believe they even considered entering given their fugly faces
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