The small V-shaped face, fair skin, symmetrical eyebrows, slim bodies and double eyelids are just a few features that the beauty standards of female K-pop stars place great importance on.
The primary aesthetic goal is to portray idols as innocent and juvenile. Female beauty standards have also improved over time.
Even though some female artists are still the target of this harmful trend, many stars have defied these beauty standards. To thrive in the business, idols undergo various procedures and methods to meet these standards.
The majority of icons are criticized for not meeting these criteria, and sometimes idols even undergo cosmetic surgery.
Many idols have suffered from unrealistic and harmful beauty standards, and the K-pop industry has long criticized idols for forcing them to meet these standards. We have put together 5 extreme beauty criteria that can have terrible consequences.
WARNING : We don’t blame or make fun of idols who may have followed these trends. On the contrary, we want to shed light on these sometimes unrealistic beauty standards that can endanger the health of celebrities.
- Thigh gap
The area between a person’s inner thighs is known as the thigh gap. For K-pop female idols, it is considered one of the most important criteria of beauty. To maintain this, the idols engage in many exercises and diets.
However, people sometimes undergo procedures to live up to this strict ideal.
One of the directors of the famed Gangnam Moon Clinic cosmetic surgery center, Park Moon-soo, exposed the truth about K-pop idols’ procedures in a YouTube video titled “Comment Defenders” with AYO. He added that he had worked with female K-pop singers and, as the media frequently points out, many of them had undergone leg liposuction.
- hip pads/bra pads
The requirement that female K-pop idols have specific X- and S-shaped bodies is another toxic beauty standard.
Unfortunately, idols have to undergo a variety of procedures, adhere to strict diets, and even wear hip and bra pads to maintain their figure proportions in order to meet this standard.
For similar reasons, curvy female K-pop idols are rare. Eating disorders significantly affect the health and well-being of idols. Fans love to see female K-pop celebrities in such features, but the cruel truth is that maintaining their figure comes at the expense of the idols’ overall health.
In addition to using bra and hip pads, people also use diet pills, liposuction, breast augmentation, fat burning, and other surgeries and treatments. The idols have also drastically reduced their weight and body mass to preserve their figure in an unhealthy way.
The most tragic aspect is that even after undergoing these treatments, female idols can still face criticism for wearing hip padding/bra. ITZY’s Yuna is a recent illustration of this scenario. She was accused of wearing hip padding on a Korean forum. The star faced heavy criticism for this, but several netizens defended the performer.
Tina, a former member of Blady, also revealed in a video that wearing pads that meet a particular industry standard for female idols has almost become the norm. She also admitted that to improve their physique, she and her co-workers had to wear hip or bra pads.
- heart shaped lips
Having plump or heart-shaped lips is another beauty criterion frequently adored by admirers. The lower lip should be fuller than the upper lip in this situation. Additionally, idols should have an upward lip line when smiling.
Idols typically undergo multiple procedures, including fillers, as required by agencies to meet these standards. While many female idols, such as Red Velvet’s Joy, fit this beauty standard, others refused to follow this trend, such as Apink’s Bomi and MAMAMOO’s Moonbyul who showed how different can also be. to be beautiful.
- Pointy nose
It’s become pretty typical for idols to have that quality. Rhinoplasty may be necessary in some cases for a small pointed nose. The beauty criteria for female idols requires them to have a small face that complements a small pointed nose.
Many idols, meanwhile, have shunned this fashion. Weki Meki’s Doyeon is a well-known example of someone who defied the beauty norm by having a wide, tall, and straight nose bridge.
However, several female idols have faced criticism even after choosing treatments that meet these criteria. The mental health of idols is also affected.
AESPA’s Winter and TWICE’s Nayeon are two examples of people who have been accused of undergoing cosmetic surgery, and have been criticized for it.
- Glass Skin
Translucent skin is another widely accepted criterion of beauty among female celebrities. The unattainable ideal of having glass skin – flawless skin – can achieve the sanity of an idol.
Many procedures are used to achieve this porcelain-white complexion, which leaves the idol’s complexion free of wrinkles, pimples, and blemishes. Botox, fillers, laser procedures and other therapies are among the treatments.
Among idols, practices like laundering have also been prevalent. Moreover, it has become popular enough to modify images of idols to meet this standard. To achieve this look, they frequently follow a rigorous skincare regimen.
But unhealthy standards force K-pop idols to use excessive makeup, which leads to acne and other skin problems. While it’s true that many idols have such natural skin tones, such as TWICE’s Chaeyoung and Kard’s Somin, many others who don’t conform to the norm have faced backlash from users. Internet.
However, several idols have defied these rules, going so far as to reveal their true skin tones. Such harmful norms do not apply to idols like Eunchae and Sakura from Le Sserafim or Hwasa from MAMAMOO.
One of the most discussed topics has long been the Korean beauty standard. Artists and fans believe that the K-pop business will thrive without maintaining such harmful beauty standards due to its progressive nature and current idols that defy convention.
It would help spread a positive message and encourage admiration for idols for who they really are.
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