• foladisqus

    i have to say that that new girl lee hi is definitely not the norm, but i guess she is not considered an idol singer…she young, but i think she is what i would consider an “average” girl to look like. i do think korean idols are super thin, though

    • ANANAS

      I hope they don’t give her and the 15& girls a hard time. The girls are young and though they will lose weight naturally because of the schedules and exercise. I hope they don’t get pressured into doing ridiculous diets and going under the knife because they don’t have “ideal” proportions. They are a breath of fresh air in KPop looks. 

    • shannie4888

      I think Lee Hi is pretty and she is a bit thick, but she does look normal. I think she looks better than most idols who are stick thin and the ones that look quite unnatural. 

  • kpopfan6

    I don’t know why people keep saying the Jo twins look scary. When it comes to looks they’re not that different from other thin, child-like looking male idols. I never found them creepy at all, I just think they look like really tall 10-year-old boys :P

    As for Jaejoong, I think he’s very good looking but it’s not technically his physical features that make him seem unnatural. I think it’s just that.his face and demeanor often seem very cold, expressionless, or robotic.

    • Bichlien Vu

       “When it comes to looks they’re not that different from other thin,
      child-like looking male idols. I never found them creepy at all, I just
      think they look like really tall 10-year-old boys :P”
      So…you’re saying that they’re different from kids, but then you say they look like 10 year olds?
      Am I missing something?
      Still, it’s also unhealthy to view them as such young boys, because really, if you were an old woman, and wrote like an old woman, this would be wrong of too many levels.

      • kpopfan6

        What? I didn’t say they were different from kids. They’re only 17 so they’re still “kids” in the sense that they’re not adults. In Kpop, it’s very common for idols to look very young for their age (no matter what their true age is) so it’s not a big deal.

        I said they LOOK 10-years-old, not that I VIEW them as 10-year-old children (just like Jaejoong might have feminine features but I don’t view him as a woman). The 10-year-old comment is directed only to their physical appearance because they indeed look much younger than 17. But anyone who’s familiar with Boyfriend knows that the Jo twins pretty much act their own age and are just like other idols.

        I don’t know where your comment is coming from, but yes you are clearly missing something. xD

  • wickedwondrous

    Since when was Taeyeon known to have an ant waist?

  • wickedwondrous

    Since when was Taeyeon known to have an ant waist?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Cottle/1297801414 Jessica Cottle

    I have to admit that many idols look unnatural but I disagree about Jaejoong. In the earlier days they dolled him up A LOT and made him look more pretty than masculine. He’s actually really handsome and natural looking. He’s also really funny and quick-witted but because he wasn’t allowed to speak when he debuted, people associate him with the cold, city guy, unapproachable…I think his aura has something to do with it.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention Goo Hara for the ant waist. :P

    And that picture of Jaejooong… I don’t like it. Then again, I never liked that hair on him. ._.

    Honestly, ever since I got into Kpop I’ve started to be more aware of some physical features I had never even considered before. Especially face size. Never thought about it in my life, but when I got into Kpop, I’ve wondered if my face is too big. :P

    I started to realize recently that worrying about beauty ideals in a country halfway around the globe from me is kind of ridiculous though. XP

    • http://twitter.com/PlumAusten Plum Austen

      Good for you (y)!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQ53WK5K4DPXQ5DIBKDELB6WPE Camille

    This is why my fave is Yunho. He’s good-looking but not good-looking in a pretty way. More likely to describe his face as “handsome” instead of “pretty.” He’s good-looking in a way that even guys acknowledge it. Probably why he has many fanboys.

    I love platinum blond O-Jung.Ban.Hap era Jaejoong, but his looks are just outrageously too pretty to be real.

    • ANANAS

      Also why I like T.O.P he is handsome more than pretty. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/dim.tso Dim Tso

    Kpop artists, both male and female are indeed a bit too skinny for their own good. It’s obvious.
    I wouldn’t say they’re well below their healthy weight however….probably only a little bit.

    I’m not following the sentiment about big eyes. They make people look like anime characters. 

    I dislike the “skinnier, the better” mentality they have in korea(and japan). 
    I do find quite a few kpop ladies beautiful, but I am somewhat turned off by how skinny and generally “petite” they make the companies force them to be through dieting and whatnot.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Anime characters are supposed to be cute. They follow the Asian ideal of big eyes being cute. 

  • http://twitter.com/PlumAusten Plum Austen

    Standards of beauty are subjective, and don’t follow any logic. Otherwise, there would not be any demand for “fairness” cosmetic products or for “fair spouse” in matrimonial ads in India – a country where Lord Krishna – the dark-skinned one is worshiped. I may not like it, I may not subscribe to the same notions – but I am not disturbed certain beauty trait requirements in K-POP. Small face, large eyes, well endowed chest and backside are not just exclusive to K-POP anyways (Example: “I like big b___s, I cannot lie”) . What bothers me is how idol behavior appears to encourage eating disorders. There is nothing remotely beautiful about malnourished idol showing off her “ant-like” waist. All I can see is the punishment that person’s body is being subject to, and the many girls who are going to subject their body to the same torture. Eating disorders lead to death and girls (and young women) are horrifyingly vulnerable to this disease. I think it is unconscionable on part of any person or culture to encourage this – be it K-POP, Indian or Western culture. Yes – genetics play a role in body type, and in a genetically homogeneous society, it is normal to set certain ideals of beauty and body type. But nowadays, no one lives in a vacuum. You may like one type of beauty, but that does not give you the right to consider all other types as ugly. My advice to K-POP: If you want to conquer this world, know that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and color. Please consider very carefully how you present yourself to the world because your actions may have unintended,   and irreversible consequences.

  • http://twitter.com/Myrmicinae Brendicienta

    I don´t think Taeyeon has an ant waist, she´s very petit and has a child like body. She has Barbie-like feet, though. Watch her feet here: http://youtu.be/8iUi6Wh8AKc

  • VLF218

    SM really did Jaejoong up in his early days but now that he’s grown up and his style has changed you can really see how handsome he is (I love that dork).  It’s messed up that they have so many unrealistic beauty standards that can’t be obtained, but it’s not only them so I can’t really talk.  

    The twins creep me out hardcore.  It’s like they’re looking into my soul through the camera….

    • hapacalgirl

       You and me both.  They seem like sweet kids but whenever I see the twins I feel as though if I stare too long they will haunt me in my sleep.

    • hapacalgirl

       You and me both.  They seem like sweet kids but whenever I see the twins I feel as though if I stare too long they will haunt me in my sleep.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chibijoshie Josh Chinnery

        I’ve been avoiding Boyfriend’s music for that exact reason…

  • minbun

    Speaking of body proportions, has anyone seen Sooyoung’s legs recently? Apparently described as “long and shapely”. Long, yes. Shapely… not so much. Those things are sticks

    • http://twitter.com/Najkki ♥ 나즈마 ☆ Najma ♥

      I know :”( I worry about that girl seriously…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    A Boyfriend fan I know freaked out when I told her the twins looked like Puss n Boots no offense meant to Bestfriends. I like Jaejoong and all but I woudnt prefer all people to look like him.I find some or mostly Korean beauty standards ridiculous.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    A Boyfriend fan I know freaked out when I told her the twins looked like Puss n Boots no offense meant to Bestfriends. I like Jaejoong and all but I woudnt prefer all people to look like him.I find some or mostly Korean beauty standards ridiculous.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    A Boyfriend fan I know freaked out when I told her the twins looked like Puss n Boots no offense meant to Bestfriends. I like Jaejoong and all but I woudnt prefer all people to look like him.I find some or mostly Korean beauty standards ridiculous.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    A Boyfriend fan I know freaked out when I told her the twins looked like Puss n Boots no offense meant to Bestfriends. I like Jaejoong and all but I woudnt prefer all people to look like him.I find some or mostly Korean beauty standards ridiculous.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R5BKARJWK7NNOXYOIUSP76YJW4 Aj

    A Boyfriend fan I know freaked out when I told her the twins looked like Puss n Boots no offense meant to Bestfriends. I like Jaejoong and all but I woudnt prefer all people to look like him.I find some or mostly Korean beauty standards ridiculous.

  • Trinkets

    In my dream world, every group would have a nutritionist that made sure that their intake matched their (rigorous) activities. I seriously don’t understand the fascination with stick figures. Healthy=sexy. 

    On a side note, i’ve always had a complex over the fact that my face is so small compared to my tall body. Learning about different beauty ideals around the world can sometimes actually help you find different aspects to appreciate about yourself (except, of course, that i don’t have gigantic eyes and a non-existant nose to go with my small face :P). To me, people who are perfect are boring. Things that stick out makes people interesting (like changmins ears, that totz why he’s my bias lol).

  • b55555b

    what in the world is a X-line??

    • ErinMHz

      The impossible combination of curvy and skinny. If you look at an X, the lines at the top and bottom are wide, indicating a big chest and butt. The middle, where the two lines intersect is tiny, indicating a super tiny waist. It’s like an exaggerated hourglass figure.

      • b55555b

        i see, but nothing’s impossible, if it is the way you described it (exaggerated hourglass..) i have seen it!! on a real person!! a non famous person!! gasp!! ugh.. typing that out made me sound like a tenny bopper.. *cringe* lol. but seriously i have. she’s a tiny little person with a huge chest and butt. it was a little unnatural to see.. o_0

  • b55555b

    what in the world is a X-line??

  • yoyoyoyoyo

    Jaejoong? In that picture he looks really unnatural… but it looks like it’s photoshopped (and the blonde hair doesn’t help.) If you look at his unedited selcas he’s not as unnatural as it seems like he is. :)

  • whereex

    When I was in Korea, I kept getting comments about my “small face.”  (Seriously… top things I heard it Korea: 1) “Where are you from?” 2) “How old are you?”  3) “Are you Christian?” 4) “You have a small face!”

    After being VERY confused about this, I asked my Korean friends what it meant.  Their explanation to me was that “small face” doesn’t necessarily mean your face is small, it’s more about the shape of your bone structure.  Like, if your cheekbones are big and well defined, that’s a big face.  But with a small face the cheekbones are concave and sort of blend into your cheeks so your face just looks round.  Same with your eyebrow and eye socket– they shouldn’t have definition, but sort of smoothly blend with your eyes lying flat on the surface of your face, not sunken in or sticking out.

    If you look at idols you can sort of get the picture, none of them have a lot of bone definition in their faces (hence: small face). 

    From my understanding it really has nothing to do with the actual size of your face.  Still a bizarre beauty standard, though.

  • http://twitter.com/AeisHDkpop UndyingBBCWarrior

    I find guys with small eyes more attractive like Daesung, Seonggyu, etc. I also like guys that are tall and heavy like Jung Min was in his SS501 days before he lost the weight. And I like lots of thigh fat but that might be because I’m obsessed with it. I mean, I look at everyone’s legs and there is not one exception out there. Also I am not a freak.

  • http://twitter.com/wwzxwz wei wei

    I found Jaejoong’s face absolutely creepy since the beginning of time and I was never really able to get into him thereafter. It’s not about how ‘fake’ some haters or non haters would say he is… it’s just that he looks really out of this world. Almost like a mannequin. Not fake. Just not very real. He is actually pretty/beautiful/handsome, but just not appealingly pretty to me (hmmm…). Nevertheless, how he appears so insecure of himself really turns me off sometimes. Otherwise, I have no problems listening to his music.
    Beauty standards are indeed different after all. LOL. Effeminate males are kinda popular but too much eye candy will make people sick. Practicality wise, an average joe might be better. Music wise, average or not, it really depends on how good you are. If it’s a beauty pageant then I think most of the Kpop idols (both gender) are far prettier than the ‘miss so and so’ of my country’s beauty contest. Ironic but true. 
    I wonder how much Koreans understand about golden ratio though (in regards to the title). Will they consider the Caucasian actors or actresses with the golden ratios perfect too?
    Mona Lisa was said to have the golden proportion too… idk 0.0

  • cancertwin2

    Yes perfect isn’t always the best way to go.
    I like my idols with a bit of imperfection.

    I think that most long time Cassies know by now that Jaejoong isn’t actually perfect.

    His look (especially during the early DBSK days) was achieved by cheating his angles, the right placement of his hair (the reason he hardly ever used to show is forehead is because he has a big head so he’d used bangs to sculpt his face which in turn made him appear feminine). That’s the reason he now shows his forehead more in JYJ because it makes him seem masculine. And of course the use of makeup and circle lenses to make his eyes appear huge.

    Though SME marketed him as the perfect specimen and he popularized the whole “visual” movement in idol groups, fans know that he is really insecure and a complete spazz.

    Even though he became one of the most popular members of DBSK as time went on, in the beginning he was actually the least popular. Why did Cassies detest him? Because of his good looks and cold personality. He wasn’t allowed to talk so fans thought he was a conceded asshole and they wanted nothing to do with him. It got so bad that he was actually going to be kicked out of the group.

    I’m sure Cassies have heard about DBSK’s first fan meeting in which none of the fans wanted to go into his line. The other four members had to beg fans to go see their hyung. One Cassie walked right up to Jaejoong and said “I don’t like you”. All he could do was smile.

    It wasn’t until after going to Japan where he was able to show his real silly, clumsy personality that he became popular in the group. He and SME realized that fans needed to see the real Jaejoong not the perfect person he was pretending to be.

    Once they got back to Korea, he became the loud mouthed dork of DBSK which endeared him to fans.

    The moral being that perfection can be boring and a major turn off.

  • cancertwin2

    Yes perfect isn’t always the best way to go.
    I like my idols with a bit of imperfection.

    I think that most long time Cassies know by now that Jaejoong isn’t actually perfect.

    His look (especially during the early DBSK days) was achieved by cheating his angles, the right placement of his hair (the reason he hardly ever used to show is forehead is because he has a big head so he’d used bangs to sculpt his face which in turn made him appear feminine). That’s the reason he now shows his forehead more in JYJ because it makes him seem masculine. And of course the use of makeup and circle lenses to make his eyes appear huge.

    Though SME marketed him as the perfect specimen and he popularized the whole “visual” movement in idol groups, fans know that he is really insecure and a complete spazz.

    Even though he became one of the most popular members of DBSK as time went on, in the beginning he was actually the least popular. Why did Cassies detest him? Because of his good looks and cold personality. He wasn’t allowed to talk so fans thought he was a conceded asshole and they wanted nothing to do with him. It got so bad that he was actually going to be kicked out of the group.

    I’m sure Cassies have heard about DBSK’s first fan meeting in which none of the fans wanted to go into his line. The other four members had to beg fans to go see their hyung. One Cassie walked right up to Jaejoong and said “I don’t like you”. All he could do was smile.

    It wasn’t until after going to Japan where he was able to show his real silly, clumsy personality that he became popular in the group. He and SME realized that fans needed to see the real Jaejoong not the perfect person he was pretending to be.

    Once they got back to Korea, he became the loud mouthed dork of DBSK which endeared him to fans.

    The moral being that perfection can be boring and a major turn off.

    • Ditu3ka

       Thank you. It´s a beautiful example of manufacturing of idols.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5JWLOENJVT24KU7ZTJZH3XOOXM Alexandra

    I maybe stoned to death, but i’ve never understood the beauty and perfection of Jaejoong, ive never been physically attracted to him.. 

    • asianromance

      In his DBSK days- especially the earlier days- Jaejoong looked just like one of those hot guys from japanese anime and manga and video games.  I used to love his looks when I was younger, but now I do feel like there is something creepily unnatural and perfect about his look back then. Now that he has matured and left SM, his style’s gotten less idol-like and more…real?  

  • seewrite

    While I do take in the faces first (really could not give two hoots what line the body has), I always find myself liking the stranger looking (male) ones and find them more interesting.  And the ones with awesome eyebrows (TOP, Dongwoo of Infinite, and Siwon too but I got over his looks in about two months) or big noses (the only reason I looked twice at Chansung).  And by big I mean slightly wider and longer bridges. But the eyebrows thing is probably because I have such a problem with mine (my left is alright, but my right one reaches the arch and then just stops) and the nose one is because I come from a maltese family and they all have big noses while I don’t.

    Also I don’t see the Jo twins as particularly freaky, mainly because my eyes are far bigger than theirs will ever be, even with surgery and circle lenses aiding them.  But unlike the twins, when I stare into the camera, it just looks like I’m about to hurt you.  (i’m a nice person, honestly)

    Jaejoong.  I don’t know what is about him but to me he seems fragile.  Like he has some inner war going on inside every now and then.  But that’s just me.

    But after all that, if they don’t have the personality, I just couldn’t care less.

    • WonderfulZingMin

      I believe someday Jaejoong will just snap and (in nicer words) say bye-bye to the world. Even if i don’t really love Jaejoong I hope god i’m wrong because i don’t wish this to anybody.

      • Sophia

        What do you mean “bye bye to this world”? As in end his life?

      • Sophia

        What do you mean “bye bye to this world”? As in end his life?

      • seewrite

        While I wouldn’t go so far as to say he would go that far, I’ve thought there have been times in photos (not necessarily photo shoots) that he’s let the veil down behind his eyes and a sadness shows through.  He kind of reminds me of the mona lisa.  She’s smiling but I always found her to look a little sad.  Not depressed.  Jaejoong gives off that vibe to me at times. 

        • seewrite

          But I will say he does look a lot happier lately so who knows?

        • seewrite

          But I will say he does look a lot happier lately so who knows?

        • seewrite

          But I will say he does look a lot happier lately so who knows?

        • seewrite

          But I will say he does look a lot happier lately so who knows?

          • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

            Ya, I noticed he is happier now. iIm glad, he was starting to turn very emo and I was seriously worried about him.

        • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

          All I got out of this is that Jaejoong is a renowned piece of artwork. 

          …I meant that to sound cheeky like I was praising JJ’s looks, but now that I think about it more deeply it’s kinda true. He’s so well known for his looks that sometimes it seems like the pressure of stardom has made him so sad.

      • Crazy2ne1lover

        True, he always seems like he is being tortured .. I whenever I see him I think he’s holding something back inside…but is trying so hard to keep it in….like you said I don’t wish this for anyone

      • Ditu3ka

         Yeah, he seems to be little emo in private but for public he´s putting on his smilling face and 4D personality (and 4D personality doesn´t contradict being emo, you know … happy times … unhappy times … happy times … brooding.

        • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

          Idk, he seems pretty depressed in public too. His Twitter posts are a little :O sometimes. :/

      • JaejoongGirl

        do you mean he will die, do you know how much i LOVE HIM, to death! What?!

        I’m so confuse, and i love jae looks okay
        Jae looks real
        Okay, i like him because of his other worldly looks.
        And yes, i know mnay find him to feminine, and creepy looking because of his eyes, but.

        Do you mean my baby will die!

  • Judith Mopalia

    Nice timing, I’ve been thinking laltely about what the first things that attract me are, and here’s my bias – the first thing I notice is hair.  I care less about color, altough dark is always better than light.  Long is good but not too long – shoulder length is the longest (we’re not hippies any more!) and chin length is ideal.  Super short – Army style – is a turn off.  Weird is also a turnoff (sorry, Big Bang!)  Second bias is cheekbones – prominent is best, which is why Daseung (hey, Big Bang’s back!) is a heart throb for me.  “Perfect” is boring, I like a face with character. 

    • seewrite

      Yep.  Faces with character are good.  But I don’t mind weird.  In fact, the weirder the better.  And that doesn’t just go for k-pop to me.  Anybody that looks a little left of centre or has an odd personality trait I’d much rather watch, read about and listen to.
      So like Daesung is a heartthrob for you, I’d have to say I’ve finally boarded a ship fully.  Dongwoo (Infinite) is the best thing since fire, the wheel, sliced bread and wifi for me.  Hell, he’s the only reason I got into Infinite in the first place (after Sungjong put me off but he’s grown on me) when I saw a about six seconds of him on a k-pop montage acting like dork and hearing his laugh (which is ten kinds of awesome).  I knew he was my kind of person.

      And the fact that he’s a bunch of contradictions is just an added bonus.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10741745 Saphy Liem

        your comparison of Dongwoo (Infinite) to life-changing inventions is really really hilarious!

        But I must agree though, the ones who have really distinct features (natural or otherwise), interesting quirks, wacky 4D personalities or are a bunch of contradictions rolled into one, really appeals to me. Perhaps, its because I see myself as slightly on the 4D side.

        This applies to everyone in entertainment for me. Though most people do not like Jung Juri, I am an avid fan of hers because she’s wacky and her features are not very common in the K-universe. Jaejoong was really scary for me at first, but its also his creepily perfect features that have drawn me in. His ethereal, scarily robotic, seemingly unnatural perfection is also one of his strongest points, because it makes him stand out. He is easily recognizable because of his different he looks.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10741745 Saphy Liem

        your comparison of Dongwoo (Infinite) to life-changing inventions is really really hilarious!

        But I must agree though, the ones who have really distinct features (natural or otherwise), interesting quirks, wacky 4D personalities or are a bunch of contradictions rolled into one, really appeals to me. Perhaps, its because I see myself as slightly on the 4D side.

        This applies to everyone in entertainment for me. Though most people do not like Jung Juri, I am an avid fan of hers because she’s wacky and her features are not very common in the K-universe. Jaejoong was really scary for me at first, but its also his creepily perfect features that have drawn me in. His ethereal, scarily robotic, seemingly unnatural perfection is also one of his strongest points, because it makes him stand out. He is easily recognizable because of his different he looks.

      • Judith Mopalia

         Oh, I totally agree about weird in general being attractive – I just don’t go for weird hair, because hair is a basic for me.  So it’s hard for me to see Taeyang as attractive because the hairstyles get in the way. 

  • yuki kokoro

    I also think that the twins are creepy but for me, Niel from TeenTop is creepier. 

    Also, these big irises lenses are creepy to me. I don’t care about neon hair and heavy make up or even colored lenses but these lenses creep the hell out of me.

    Also, I seriously don’t understand how idols that dance and train for hours can have so much skinny legs (I’m looking at you Taemin)

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      Taemin’s weight scares me. I know he’s naturally skinny and all, but he’s still underweight, no matter how you look at it.

      • find_nothing_here

        Um…do you know his weight?

        Taemin’s a dancer, and dancers don’t tend to get bulky like body-builders do.  If he was doing something like, I bet he would look similar to Kai, but even Kai isn’t that muscly.

        I don’t deny that he tends to look a little starved whenever they have a ton of schedules, but that happens to all idols honestly.  But it’s not like he isn’t eating enough.  Whenever there’s food he’s sure to go for it.  And if you look at his body…it looks fine.  He has decently sized arms and a little tummy too. :)  Thin, yes, but keep in mind that the black jeans he often wears are slimming.

        Now if you want to talk about someone who’s seriously underweight (and also my bias), take Ryeowook.  Poor bb, I just want to give him a sandwich.  T.T

        • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

          If Taemin is the height and weight on his profile (179 cm and 53 kg), then he’s underweight no matter what his body type is. I’m not saying this based on the fact that his legs are skinny, actually. What got me worried was reading his profile. 

          • find_nothing_here

            Those profiles haven’t changed since 2008 or something.  :/  I wouldn’t take them at face value.  Profiles lie all the time, especially when it comes to height.

            That does seem awfully thin, (I weight 50 kg and I’m 164) but you have to remember that BMI is actually a really bad measure of your health.  I was apparently underweight for the longest time in hs, and I still basically ate whatever I wanted.

          • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

            I know BMI isn’t the most reliable measurement, but the one I used was especially for Asians. I don’t know if that makes a difference, but based on his profile info, he would be very underweight, so I think he’d still be underweight even if BMI isn’t completely accurate.

            As you said, profiles can lie. I’m pretty sure those were the current ones, though. 

          • find_nothing_here

            I still think he doesn’t look underweight though. :/  Like I feel if he wasn’t eating enough he’d look starved or something, but he looks perfectly healthy to me.  Some people just are slender.

            Now, when Key was on that diet, he definitely looked starved.  His legs looked so boney and I was secretly rooting for Jonghyun to buy a bunch of food and make him spoil his diet.  Thank goodness he looks healthy now.

  • EatAllThePancakes

    To be honest dolls in general scare the crap out of me,especially baby dolls, so it’s not surprising that I find real people who look or try to emulate them scary as well. Don’t tell any one this, but dolls becoming life size(or not, but it would be scarier if they were life size)and moving on their own free will has always been a nightmare of mine. A lot of kpop idols don’t help with this strange fear I have.

    Remember just because it’s cute doesn’t mean it can’t kill you.

  • shannie4888

    Kpop beauty standards can be strange. Before I got into Kpop, I never thought about the size of my face and whether I had honey thighs and the like. The thing I despise about Kpop is that everyone is so obsessed with beauty almost to an unhealthy extreme. It seems like someone is always injecting or fixing something. I don’t have a problem with getting plastic surgery, but I think that it has a bad influence on teens and young children, just like the beauty standards do in the West for young women (and some men). 

    In the U.S. most of the population is overweight, so while the public is concerned with beauty, everybody just pretty much lives the way they want to. Being overweight is definitely not a good thing, but just to compare our beauty standards to Korea’s for argument’s sake. While the American public has a fascination with beauty, we realize that aspiring to certain beauty standards are unattainable. 

    Also, I think the Westernization of Korea has made it desire some Western-like features. I know most Korean beauty standards are still Korean, but I believe the West has definitely had an impact, irregardless of what everybody preaches that Korean beauty standards are always Korean, and not Caucasian or Western influenced. Let me use the face size obsession as a point. In North Korea, the ideal face is one that is rounder and has the more authentic Asian look to it because N. Korea has had no Western influence to really shape it. South Korea, however, with it’s Western influence prefer fist-sized faces and V-lines, which most Asians in Korea don’t have. A rounder face is more common in the East Asian population than a small face with a V-line. That beauty standard is uncommon and often obtained through surgical methods…….not always, but more often than not.

    • ArielLM13

      What I find weird though is that standards is asia that have appeared as a result of westernization, for the most part don’t exsist in the west. For example, I have a small head(or so I’m told). After being told this a few times I took this as an insult and why wouldn’t I? Never here in America do you hear people being praised for their small heads. I have a small figure but more often than not people tell me that should gain weight even though my height to weight ratio(5′ 3″, 115lbs) is perfectly healthy. To quite honest, petite people aren’t exactly the norm in the west anymore, yet people still seem to think that’s what people hear in america are striving for.When I think about female singers In america most of the ones that come to mind aren’t exactly ‘skinny’. Though I will say I do think big eyes is something you see a lot but it’s not advertised.

  • Chyrita Bonita

    Who said Hyuna has an s-line? She is flat on both sides

    • wahooyahoo

      The only idol I can think of at the moment who has any type of curvature is Sunny of SNSD, and nobody ever says anything about how filled out her frame is, yet idols like Hyuna who as you so aptly stated is “flat on both sides” lol keep getting called curvy.

      • Chyrita Bonita

        Yea it seems like in Korea they deem anyone who has fuller breasts as curvy but being curvy is more than just having breasts. But idols like Hyuna have neither of those things sooo…yea. 

      • http://twitter.com/soshifried Cecilia Tria

        Sadly. I think the reason why Sunny isn’t credited for having curves is because she is short.

  • http://twitter.com/lillian23910 Sharon

    I like both. I actually think the Boyfriend twins are adorable, but I always had a thing for big doe type eyes. But then again, I always had a thing for idols who had tiny eyes, bc when they smile it just makes the cutest eye smiles. I agree though that the twins look too skinny.

    As for Jaejoong, he’s damn hot. I don’t know what SM did to him but they made him look perfect. They made his eyes larger, his skin flawless and masked his biggest flaw. His nose is crooked. There is something off about his nose that I only noticed later on when he was not made to wear ton of makeup, had bright lights on him all the time to mask his flaws, and always wore pinkish red lip gloss. I thought that was the real color of his lips!!

    But I also like other Korean idols that don’t fit the beauty standard. I know what your getting at it’s really silly to think that there is only one type of beauty and certain facial features are more attractive than others. Even I said, WTF!? When I learned about honey thighs and bagel body and other silly names. Not everyone likes the same foods or movies, so why should we expect everyone to have the same preference in looks?

    • cancertwin2

      Yep, Jaejoong’s nose is crooked which is why you’ll notice he doesn’t like to do a profile pose. He will only slightly turn his head or pose straight on.

      He actually got picked on a lot by Korean and Japanese fans who didn’t like TVXQ.
      They would say that his nose was f#cked up…which is true.
      He’s already admitted that his nose is his biggest flaw.

      That’s why I find it funny when people say he had PS.
      Sorry but fixing his nose should have been the first procedure!

  • sakurahae

    Honestly, I’ve found that the Idols I’m drawn to looks wise, dont seem to be the fandom considered “hot” ones of the group at least with boy groups.

    For Example, I’ve found Dongwoo from Infinite to be extremely good looking ever since they debuted. I dont know, but he’s just really attractive to me. 

    Zhou Mi from Super Junior – M, even tho i hear a lot about his nose, and Most of my friends didn’t find Changmin from TVXQ attractive for the longest time, Even tho I’ve found him the most attractive of the five for years now.

    I also Find Daesung way more attractive than TOP or anyone else in Big Bang,  i mean idk. I just seems at least in the fandom circles im in, that All the boys i find attractive aren’t the ones my friends are calling attractive.

    *shrug*

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      For me, Dongwoo becomes more good-looking the more I look at him. XD

    • Lemon Girl

      The Daesung thing kind of surprises me. Not that he isn’t good-looking, but in my opinion he’s only average, especially when compared the rest of BIGBANG. (But then again, he is constantly with T.O.P, who can supposedly make ‘girls pregnant just by looking at them’, which underrates Daesung.) In my opinion, it’s Daesung’s beautiful personality and smile – not his physical appearance – that makes me love him a lot.

  • FlaminMinho

    I prefer the natural look by far. I feel the same as the “international netizen community” here: 

    “This has resulted in them being compared to many small animals (such as sugar gliders) and called scary by the international netizen community. On the other hand, the Korean audience seems to find the twins extremely handsome, which speaks to the culture difference in beauty standards.”

    The ulzzang and selcam pictures look frightening to me. However, I don’t think it’s accurate to say it’s a Korean audience vs international netizen community thing at all. Yes, Koreans seem to think big eyes and a small face are important – you always want what you don’t have, but I think a group that goes for this look and in a way encourages people to look this way are the fangirls of the international netizen community. I am mostly talking about the young ones, who are less than 17, many of whom are from Asian countries like China, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines. Many of them go for the “cute” big-eyed look, and don’t really care if plastic surgery is used to achieve this look. Since a large segment of kpop’s market are these girls, the managers are going to try and make the idols look like this, to the extent that many of these Kpop stars undergo surgery before they have fully matured.

    Korean netizens are quite frank about this sort of thing and will show before and after pictures of these idols and discuss the plastic surgery being done. Koreans know perfectly well what’s going on. It’s the “international community” of fans, mostly Asian young ones, who are in denial. They attack Korean netizens when they reveal online their favorite idol has had surgery, and say things like, “It’s not true, it’s the lighting etc”, or if they can’t deny it because it’s obvious, they say, “I don’t care. If so and so thinks he should have surgery, then it’s OK by me.” (Which obviously is not true if the fans get so defensive and upset about the PS being exposed.) 

    Also, I think it’s a western vs Asian thing and a teen vs older fan thing when it comes to tastes in facial features. Europeans don’t care about the big eyes look that much in general. Single lids are attractive for them because I suppose it’s an “exotic” look. Asian fans and fans who are very young seem to go gaga over the stars with manufactured looks, and don’t mind that the kpop stars have had multiple surgeries such as jaw-shaving, eyelid surgery and nose thinning before they have even turned twenty. The favorite stars and bands of these people are often the most artificial looking and the most manufactured. 

    To be honest, the plastic surgery turns me off a lot. The boys and girls do look pretty. The plastic surgery is well-done as techniques have improved and the changes made are very subtle in many cases, but it does look artificial, so that I feel like I am looking at robots that have been made to resemble humans. It freaks me out and repulses me. 

    And it’s also intimidating to me because these “perfect” looks are becoming increasingly the “standard” of beauty in the entertainment industry in Korea. 

    But I am under no illusion that western pop stars don’t undergo the knife too. But the changes they make don’t seem to change their appearance as much they do when Asians do it. That’s the difference. 

    Not only that, but it’s a real shame they are doing this sort of surgery to young people who in some cases have not completed puberty. Their faces are still growing and their features are changing so the plastic surgery might make them look weird as their looks change. So they are forced to have surgery again.

    The emphasis on PS encourages body dysmorphism among the idols and some of them lose all sense of proportion and undergo surgery after surgery and end up resembling Michael Jackson. By the time they turn thirty, they look like real freaks, and are not attractive at all. By that time, newer and younger groups have come up, and these stars are quickly forgotten.

  • FlaminMinho

    I prefer the natural look by far. I feel the same as the “international netizen community” here: 

    “This has resulted in them being compared to many small animals (such as sugar gliders) and called scary by the international netizen community. On the other hand, the Korean audience seems to find the twins extremely handsome, which speaks to the culture difference in beauty standards.”

    The ulzzang and selcam pictures look frightening to me. However, I don’t think it’s accurate to say it’s a Korean audience vs international netizen community thing at all. Yes, Koreans seem to think big eyes and a small face are important – you always want what you don’t have, but I think a group that goes for this look and in a way encourages people to look this way are the fangirls of the international netizen community. I am mostly talking about the young ones, who are less than 17, many of whom are from Asian countries like China, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines. Many of them go for the “cute” big-eyed look, and don’t really care if plastic surgery is used to achieve this look. Since a large segment of kpop’s market are these girls, the managers are going to try and make the idols look like this, to the extent that many of these Kpop stars undergo surgery before they have fully matured.

    Korean netizens are quite frank about this sort of thing and will show before and after pictures of these idols and discuss the plastic surgery being done. Koreans know perfectly well what’s going on. It’s the “international community” of fans, mostly Asian young ones, who are in denial. They attack Korean netizens when they reveal online their favorite idol has had surgery, and say things like, “It’s not true, it’s the lighting etc”, or if they can’t deny it because it’s obvious, they say, “I don’t care. If so and so thinks he should have surgery, then it’s OK by me.” (Which obviously is not true if the fans get so defensive and upset about the PS being exposed.) 

    Also, I think it’s a western vs Asian thing and a teen vs older fan thing when it comes to tastes in facial features. Europeans don’t care about the big eyes look that much in general. Single lids are attractive for them because I suppose it’s an “exotic” look. Asian fans and fans who are very young seem to go gaga over the stars with manufactured looks, and don’t mind that the kpop stars have had multiple surgeries such as jaw-shaving, eyelid surgery and nose thinning before they have even turned twenty. The favorite stars and bands of these people are often the most artificial looking and the most manufactured. 

    To be honest, the plastic surgery turns me off a lot. The boys and girls do look pretty. The plastic surgery is well-done as techniques have improved and the changes made are very subtle in many cases, but it does look artificial, so that I feel like I am looking at robots that have been made to resemble humans. It freaks me out and repulses me. 

    And it’s also intimidating to me because these “perfect” looks are becoming increasingly the “standard” of beauty in the entertainment industry in Korea. 

    But I am under no illusion that western pop stars don’t undergo the knife too. But the changes they make don’t seem to change their appearance as much they do when Asians do it. That’s the difference. 

    Not only that, but it’s a real shame they are doing this sort of surgery to young people who in some cases have not completed puberty. Their faces are still growing and their features are changing so the plastic surgery might make them look weird as their looks change. So they are forced to have surgery again.

    The emphasis on PS encourages body dysmorphism among the idols and some of them lose all sense of proportion and undergo surgery after surgery and end up resembling Michael Jackson. By the time they turn thirty, they look like real freaks, and are not attractive at all. By that time, newer and younger groups have come up, and these stars are quickly forgotten.

  • FlaminMinho

    I prefer the natural look by far. I feel the same as the “international netizen community” here: 

    “This has resulted in them being compared to many small animals (such as sugar gliders) and called scary by the international netizen community. On the other hand, the Korean audience seems to find the twins extremely handsome, which speaks to the culture difference in beauty standards.”

    The ulzzang and selcam pictures look frightening to me. However, I don’t think it’s accurate to say it’s a Korean audience vs international netizen community thing at all. Yes, Koreans seem to think big eyes and a small face are important – you always want what you don’t have, but I think a group that goes for this look and in a way encourages people to look this way are the fangirls of the international netizen community. I am mostly talking about the young ones, who are less than 17, many of whom are from Asian countries like China, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines. Many of them go for the “cute” big-eyed look, and don’t really care if plastic surgery is used to achieve this look. Since a large segment of kpop’s market are these girls, the managers are going to try and make the idols look like this, to the extent that many of these Kpop stars undergo surgery before they have fully matured.

    Korean netizens are quite frank about this sort of thing and will show before and after pictures of these idols and discuss the plastic surgery being done. Koreans know perfectly well what’s going on. It’s the “international community” of fans, mostly Asian young ones, who are in denial. They attack Korean netizens when they reveal online their favorite idol has had surgery, and say things like, “It’s not true, it’s the lighting etc”, or if they can’t deny it because it’s obvious, they say, “I don’t care. If so and so thinks he should have surgery, then it’s OK by me.” (Which obviously is not true if the fans get so defensive and upset about the PS being exposed.) 

    Also, I think it’s a western vs Asian thing and a teen vs older fan thing when it comes to tastes in facial features. Europeans don’t care about the big eyes look that much in general. Single lids are attractive for them because I suppose it’s an “exotic” look. Asian fans and fans who are very young seem to go gaga over the stars with manufactured looks, and don’t mind that the kpop stars have had multiple surgeries such as jaw-shaving, eyelid surgery and nose thinning before they have even turned twenty. The favorite stars and bands of these people are often the most artificial looking and the most manufactured. 

    To be honest, the plastic surgery turns me off a lot. The boys and girls do look pretty. The plastic surgery is well-done as techniques have improved and the changes made are very subtle in many cases, but it does look artificial, so that I feel like I am looking at robots that have been made to resemble humans. It freaks me out and repulses me. 

    And it’s also intimidating to me because these “perfect” looks are becoming increasingly the “standard” of beauty in the entertainment industry in Korea. 

    But I am under no illusion that western pop stars don’t undergo the knife too. But the changes they make don’t seem to change their appearance as much they do when Asians do it. That’s the difference. 

    Not only that, but it’s a real shame they are doing this sort of surgery to young people who in some cases have not completed puberty. Their faces are still growing and their features are changing so the plastic surgery might make them look weird as their looks change. So they are forced to have surgery again.

    The emphasis on PS encourages body dysmorphism among the idols and some of them lose all sense of proportion and undergo surgery after surgery and end up resembling Michael Jackson. By the time they turn thirty, they look like real freaks, and are not attractive at all. By that time, newer and younger groups have come up, and these stars are quickly forgotten.

  • Janee’

    Jaejoong reminds me of that creature from death note…Ryuk?

  • Alice

    What I’ve realized is that I find most people attractive if they have a nice skin tone. Skin is everything.

  • Alice

    What I’ve realized is that I find most people attractive if they have a nice skin tone. Skin is everything.

  • http://twitter.com/Noobologie Jub Jub

    I laughed a little at the S-line part in males when you included Xiah Junsu. Have to agree with you on the ‘uncomfortably-weird-overly-perfect’ facial proportions of Jaejoong and the Jo twins. *shudders* Not my cup of tea. For JYJ, I have many friends who swear that Yoochun is the best looking but I still love Junsu’s face the most (even I can’t explain why). I just can’t bring myself to admire Jaejoong’s face and I am actually glad to read that you feel the same since I did wonder before if I am the weird one who can’t really like his features.
    My younger sister once told me that Koreans are weird and she thinks that people outside of SK are more normal so I kinda trust i-fans’ beauty standards more than the Koreans themselves. Oops. :p

    • Ditu3ka

      I´m from Europe and all the people I have ever asked who they find the most attractive in JYJ (ok, I´ve asked like 8 people so far :)), they all said Yoochun and all of them also said Jaejoong looked weird to them.

    • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

      I find Yoochun the most attractive in JYJ. But I think he looked better when DBSK debuted. 

      Idk. For DB5K, I tend to say that they have periods where certain members looked the best, or that it depends on the hairstyle. Generally, though, I think Yoochun looked the best for first couple years after debut, then Jaejoong from 2006 and 2007(minus the bleach-blond hair period for “O”… ._.), then Yunho from 2008-2010, and Changmin starting from KYHD to now. With Junsu being the most attractive when his hair was better. I don’t have a period of time where I thought he was more attractive. I guess I’m just not physically attracted to Junsu. :P

      Just my opinion, you know. Different people, different tastes, though.

      • http://twitter.com/Noobologie Jub Jub

        I once brought 6 of my friends (non-Kpop peeps) to Tony Moly’s shopfront where JYJ’s posters are placed and 4/6 told me that Yoochun is the most handsome. The two votes for Junsu went to me and my best bud though I can tell she was eyeing Yoochun. I didn’t give her a choice. Jaejoong probably didn’t look very appealing in that picture. idk.
        Tbh… I didn’t even find Junsu’s face attractive at all when I first saw him. He just grew on me I guess. Tehee. I still won’t say he has the best and most perfect face (to me) but I still love his face nonetheless. I actually secretly kinda prefer Changmin’s face sometimes when he is looking all dashing, god-like and all. :X It’s just that Junsu’s voice got to me first, being the very oddly attention grabbing one coming from the background of bolero and doushite. I was into Jpop back those years ago and after comparing them to Kpop (which was just dbsk back then)… I jumped on Kpop’s bandwagon. Hmmm :pLooks don’t really matter to me…  In fact, I come across many Jaeharems commenting/complaining about how Jaejoong is appreciated for all the wrong reasons… like just his face and body and stuff instead of his voice, that’s when I actually feel a little more comforted knowing that music listeners nowadays do not simply go for the physical features. Skin deep works since beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. :D

        • http://twitter.com/M_Wys Michaela Wylie

          I’m not attracted to Jaejoong when I just look at his looks. Not very much, anyways. But when I hear him sing…I fall a bit in love. Same with Junsu. I don’t find him particularly appealing, but he’s such a lovely person and such an amazing singer that sometimes he becomes so attractive to me.

    • ahnobitok gonkla

      Talking about male s-line (so odd by the way), Kevin Woo of Ukiss is touted as having one of the best. 

  • http://twitter.com/Noobologie Jub Jub

    I laughed a little at the S-line part in males when you included Xiah Junsu. Have to agree with you on the ‘uncomfortably-weird-overly-perfect’ facial proportions of Jaejoong and the Jo twins. *shudders* Not my cup of tea. For JYJ, I have many friends who swear that Yoochun is the best looking but I still love Junsu’s face the most (even I can’t explain why). I just can’t bring myself to admire Jaejoong’s face and I am actually glad to read that you feel the same since I did wonder before if I am the weird one who can’t really like his features.
    My younger sister once told me that Koreans are weird and she thinks that people outside of SK are more normal so I kinda trust i-fans’ beauty standards more than the Koreans themselves. Oops. :p

  • Kai Wen Kim

    Shouldn’t Sooyoung’s legs be a better example of a malfunctioned girl idol legs than Yoona’s?
    Here a pic of Sooyoung’s legs: http://static.allkpop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/20110828_sooyoung.jpg
    Here a pic of the group, notice how Sooyoung’s legs look slimmer than the rest. Btw, keeping in mind she is the tallest member: http://img.ohkpop.com/2012/01/31/FK65As89.jpg
    Lastly here is a pic of the Shikshins:http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8ydrfR2WF1qan6eto1_500.jpg
    It is common knowledge between SONEs that they are the resident long&skinny legs of SNSD (at least Sooyoung is) even though eat more than the rest of the group, earning them the nickname Shikshins, or goddesses of food.
    Even though they are claimed to eat a lot, they easily burned the food intake via their ever nonstop, tight schedule. Let’s not forget the rumored ‘SNSD diet,’ thought they debunked it by stating they spend more $ on food than Super Juniors does, it hard not to wonder about it. Also, on the show she MC for, Sooyoung’s legs measured couple inches longer than her co-MC, dispute he’s taller than her.
    I noticed how in their recent Japanese promotions only Sooyoung thighs are covered to the knee (check the album cover for Paparazzi & Flower Power) while other members all proudfully displayed their legs. Emphasis on her legs in PV’s never appeared (Here is a still from their Japanese debut single, Genie PV, the long and obvious skin-and-bone legs in the center are Sooyoung’s: http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l7q6ogOEg01qb1ovyo1_500.PNG) Did SM notice how skinny she is and no is trying to cover it up? Why can’t they just let her gain some weight?
    I love SNSD to death, but their weight is kinda worrying me. Hopefully SM will notice that have fix it. Fover 9!

  • ArielLM13

    Personally I find dolls creepy. Sure they can be pretty but they are also lifeless, which means they are also souless. Now maybe it’s because I’m black but ‘skinny’ has never been sold to me as a possitive thing. It’s always been about girls with a big a**, thick thighs, and a well sized chest. I myself am petite but I’ve recieved a bit of flack for that through life. “You’re too skinny” “You should eat more” “You have no a**”. Not to mention here in the southern part of the states, being bigger is just prefered(you know, the thicker girls), which has made me feel uncomfortable before. I’m at that age where you stop growing. I’m small and despite what the media tells people, everything is not made to accomidate small or ‘skinny’ people. Now I know a lot of people think ‘skinny people have it made but we don’t. If you’ve never been a size 0 or 1, you probably don’t know some stores don’t even bother to carry the sizes because they don’t have enough demand. That results in people my size having to search elsewhere or resort to going to the kids section for clothes that fit. Beauty standards of all kinds are for the most part bull. Just strive to be healthy.

  • Sh O

    Kai’s proportion is amazing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jordan-Mykal-Cross/682105091 Jordan Mykal Cross

    with all of my friends, (mostly Korean), i find that NO ONE ever agrees with me on who i find attractive in Kpop.   Most of my friends love G-dragon in Big Bang.  I am preferable towards Top, and Taeyang.  With Suju, it’s Shindong, and Siwon, when everyone seems to love Heechul, and KyuHyun.  In the new group Attack, i seem to be the only one who thinks Ji Yong is hot.  And with the girls, i love CL and Minzy, when everyone loves Dara and Bom.  In Girls Generation, i love Sunny, and Jessica.  LOL I don’t get it.  Everyone i love no one else seems to LMAO

    • ahnobitok gonkla

      Oh my goodness. I am glad I am not alone in this. Most of my friends also love Kpop and some are Asian. And we do disagree on who we find attractive. I find Sooyoung the most attractive, theirs is Yoona, especially Yoona’s skin. Suju it’s Eunyuk and Shindong. Kangin was in the army then. Theirs is Heechul too. I could go on and on.

  • MamaWack

    This comment “When you put these two things together, tall height and skinny leg size, it generally results in the idol looking like a giant stick figure” made me instantly think of Big Bang Theory Sheldon also known as the praying mantis. lol, (sorry just watch a marathon of big bang theory)Anyways on Jaejoong when I first got into DBSK, I hated Jaejoong because he was so damn pretty he was prettier than me which is just wrong to me, he’s the first man I would ever call beautiful. Took me a whole year to like him because yes I was jealous.
    The twins scare the living crap out of me, every time I see them they just look like they will come out of my laptop and kill me, seriously their eyes scare I don’t get the hype with them.
    Minzy use to have an s-line but she’s getting chubbier and chubbier and she’s losing all the curves she had, still curvy but just a bit chubbier now. 
    That’s my two cents on some of these ‘perfect’ proportion idols

  • MamaWack

    This comment “When you put these two things together, tall height and skinny leg size, it generally results in the idol looking like a giant stick figure” made me instantly think of Big Bang Theory Sheldon also known as the praying mantis. lol, (sorry just watch a marathon of big bang theory)Anyways on Jaejoong when I first got into DBSK, I hated Jaejoong because he was so damn pretty he was prettier than me which is just wrong to me, he’s the first man I would ever call beautiful. Took me a whole year to like him because yes I was jealous.
    The twins scare the living crap out of me, every time I see them they just look like they will come out of my laptop and kill me, seriously their eyes scare I don’t get the hype with them.
    Minzy use to have an s-line but she’s getting chubbier and chubbier and she’s losing all the curves she had, still curvy but just a bit chubbier now. 
    That’s my two cents on some of these ‘perfect’ proportion idols

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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
  • oxdox

    This was 2 years ago but I don’t care lol.Jaejoong – with or without surgery – is in my opinion really beautiful. I appreciate his perfection mostly ‘cos I’ve come to realization he’s such a little dork,not stuck up or conceited ‘cos of his looks but also ‘cos he simply is perfect. I always thought Goo Hara had a perfect face but then I saw her on shows and I didn’t like her personality. Many people say Hyorin is ugly while to me her personality(watching her on shows,how down to earth she is etc.) makes her perfect.
    First time I saw Jae I thought he was so gorgeous I just couldn’t believe a guy could be prettier than girls(actually I could ‘cos I found out about Suju aka Heechul before TVXQ so yeah). But the amazing thing about Jae is that he can look handsome and beautiful,it just depends on how he styles his hair,how he dresses,how his make up is done etc. and the same goes for Heechul too. I’ve also noticed that despite their company(ex company in Jae’s case) both of them actually are and do act a little bit feminine. Someone said Jae now wears his bangs up ever since he’s in JYJ. That’s not entirely correct. When he has activities with JYJ or acting activities, then he always has his bangs up and I know it’s ‘cos the stylists do his look. But when Jae has solo album promotions(aka he has a say on most things concerning his album,his look…) or if he doesn’t have activities at all,he always styles his bangs down which makes him look pretty and I’m pretty sure he’s aware of that (like Heechul lol) given all those selcas(mostly of his face,you can always see his hair down) he posts on his Twitter.

  • Taeyongfan

    I like it when the idols are so perfect until they look fake, I don’t know if its because I’m a elitist but that’s just how i feel.