• 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
  • 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.