• Sara Catingan

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  • Warren Lauzon

    I find it interesting to compare Korean “looks” standards vs US/British standards for pop groups. Of the top 100 international (mostly US and British) sellers over the past 30 years, not a single one would have met the beauty standards imposed on K-pop stars. The one recent (only?) international hit by a K-pop star has been by PSY – who is not usually referred as a hunk or flower boy.

    Perhaps eventually talent will start winning out over looks?

  • Warren Lauzon

    I find it interesting to compare Korean “looks” standards vs US/British standards for pop groups. Of the top 100 international (mostly US and British) sellers over the past 30 years, not a single one would have met the beauty standards imposed on K-pop stars. The one recent (only?) international hit by a K-pop star has been by PSY – who is not usually referred as a hunk or flower boy.

    Perhaps eventually talent will start winning out over looks?

  • Warren Lauzon

    I find it interesting to compare Korean “looks” standards vs US/British standards for pop groups. Of the top 100 international (mostly US and British) sellers over the past 30 years, not a single one would have met the beauty standards imposed on K-pop stars. The one recent (only?) international hit by a K-pop star has been by PSY – who is not usually referred as a hunk or flower boy.

    Perhaps eventually talent will start winning out over looks?

  • Warren Lauzon

    I find it interesting to compare Korean “looks” standards vs US/British standards for pop groups. Of the top 100 international (mostly US and British) sellers over the past 30 years, not a single one would have met the beauty standards imposed on K-pop stars. The one recent (only?) international hit by a K-pop star has been by PSY – who is not usually referred as a hunk or flower boy.

    Perhaps eventually talent will start winning out over looks?

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Candykiss

    Jo twins are natural and they were child actors and you can see they look the same!!~

    I actually know alot of International Kpop fans who think they are attractive~

    Everyone has their own preferences whether personal or cultural

  • Ji Min

    i think the korean idea of beauty is way too extreme

    i don’t see why there has to be a ‘perfect’ way to look

    surely it’s up to the individual what they find attractive? korea should learn this saying: “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

    I think these idols are too skinny, i’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being thin, but some of them just take it too far

    take Hyuna for example, you can see her ribs!!!
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp1n15SlSE1qb0b9ro1_500.jpg
    http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/405618_466691453380667_1005964909_n.jpg

    i just think the people in korea need to step back and take a look at what they’re doing to themselves because they have natural beauty and they don’t need the double eyelids, the ‘x lines’ or whatever
    i don’t see why they can’t be happy the way they are, and that goes for the rest of the world to be honest

  • BishieAddict

    Interesting article. I am into anime and that’s why JJ appealed to me back then. I hated the platinum blonde though. I liked him the best with the brown hair, just before he left sm. Nowadays I think he just looks worn out.
    The big eyes/circular lens though creeps me out.

  • thechushik

    Unfortunately, regarding kpop star’s legs (snsd, wondergirls, etc) the reason why they look so long and skinny and perfect is because they go through surgery to remove the muscle so when they are standing, you cant see that muscle flex. Harsh reality.:/

  • Agnes Tran

    To be honest, I prefer the “perfect, doll-like” look of Jaejoong and the twins to the “average joe” look. Maybe it’s because I was born and lived in Asia during the beginning of my life, I’m used to the more effeminate, unnatural look. The fact that I’m obsessed with anime and manga doesn’t really help either, even before I knew what kpop was, I’ve always liked the flawless look of anime characters and immediately find anyone who looks manga-ish attractive. But then again, it’s just a matter of taste, not everyone likes the same thing. For example, many of my friends who listen to American music find lil Wayne

    P.S. I find the Jo twins insanely adorable >.<

  • Ayah Kamal