K-Pop idols face the harshest versions of Korean beauty standards. From unhealthy weight loss to the shape of your eyes...
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K-Pop idols face the harshest versions of Korean beauty standards. From unhealthy weight loss to the shape of your eyes, everything gets criticized…and international fans are just about over these petty issues. Here are the 7 basically impossible standards of beauty that global fans wish would never be talked about again.
1. Light-colored skin
One of the harshest beauty requirements of the K-Pop industry is the preference for light-colored skin. This is considered as the most important factor for any idols.
However, many idols prove that darker skin tones deserve to have a place on the stage, as well.
Besides fair skin, skin with no flaw is also a major factor for K-Pop idols. However, Stray Kids Felix has proved that his freckles are just so cute and this feature couldn't hide his handsome face at all.
2. Slim face
After a fair skin is a slim face that any K-pop idols should have. The slim face used to be one of the biggest desire for not only idols but also fans. Many devices or surgery techniques have been created for having a slim face.
However, face with a rounder shape are beautiful as well.
3. Skinny body
There is an unwritten law in K-pop that you will look 5-kilogram heavier when appearing on screen, that's why idols should have a skinny body to look more even and firm. This standard has created many consequences like idols with anorexia nervosa, under-weight idols with healthy risks.
Nowadays, international fans seem to like their favorite idols with curvy figures. They bring out a healthier image that fans could at least, not worrying about their idols' health anymore.
4. Small, child-like face
Small and child-like face is a typical beauty standard in K-Pop industry as this kinds of face make idols more adorable and catching eyes.
But it's just in the past. Though child-like face is still adored, longer-shaped face is still stunning and has it owns charisma.
5. Double eye-lids
Though double eye-lids are what K-pop idols used to desire, single eye-lids are slowly prove its own beauty when there are more and more idols with single eye-lids but they still look beautiful and shine in their own way.
Red Velvet Seulgi
6. Slim, straight nose
Seems like netizens love everything in "small-sized", like a small face or a slim, straight nose. But for international fans, any shapes of nose are gorgeous.
Weki Meki Doyeon
7. Straight, even teeth
Most idols have a “perfect” smile consisting of straight, white teeth.
But these names has shown that uneven teeth are beautiful as well.