Being Kpop idols, there are many things required from the industry, as well as from fans. Not only should they own the skill as stars, but they also have to meet the beauty standards. However, these Kpop idols break the beauty standards and success in their careers.
What are the Korean beauty standards?
According to Kpop & Kdrama fans, Korean beauty standards for Kpop idols include:
- V-line face
- Porcelain white skin
- Spotless skin
- Thigh gap
- Doubled eyelid
- Heart-shaped lips
- High straight nose bridge
- Aligned teeth
Kpop Idols who break Korean beauty standards
1. BLACKPINK Jennie
Jennie naturally owns a round face, chubby cheeks, and short chin. None of Jennie’s natural face shape is on Korean beauty standards. However, BLACKPINK Jennie becomes one of the Kpop idols who break the Korean beauty standards and is confident.
Moreover, Jennie’s round face and short chin make her look younger than her actual age. Not only that, Jennie’s chubby cheeks might be one of the reasons why she is adorable. Even Jisoo likes to pinch Jennie’s cheeks because she can’t resist all that cuteness.
Who says we only need a V-line face to be beautiful?
2. MAMAMOO Hwasa
We know that some Kpop fans once hated Hwasa because she didn’t meet Korean beauty standards. However, she won’t let the haters bring her down. Look at Hwasa now; she is one of the most popular Kpop idols, even with her own beauty standards.
Hwasa beats the porcelain white skin standard. Hwasa’s dark complexion gives her healthy Western vibes. She looks radiant in her beauty standards.
“If I don’t fit the recent Korean beauty standards, I will become a new and different standards.”MAMAMOO Hwasa
And as information, Korean people will be considered noble when they have porcelain white skin because they don’t need to work under the sun. In contrast, the dark complexion is very admired in the West, and it is a symbol of wealth because they can afford the time and money to travel and sunbathe on beaches.
3. Stray kids Felix
Korean beauty standards stated that you have to have spotless skin without acne or freckles. However, Stray Kids Felix is one of the Kpop idols who break the ‘spotless skin’ Korean beauty standard.
Although Stray Kids Felix felt confused about his freckles at first and even apologized to fans, now we know Felix from his unusual look for Kpop idols. The freckles on his face make him look younger and cuter.
4. Red Velvet Joy
To be considered not overweight, a woman must have a gap between their thighs. If the thighs do not touch each other, it means that you are slim enough.
However, Red Velvet Joy dare to break the ‘thigh gap’ Korean beauty standard. She often appears confidently in mini-skirts or any pants, which allows her to show off her long yet chubby legs. The ‘no thigh gap’ feature of Red Velvet Joy gives her a healthy and dynamic look.
5. ITZY Yeji
We know that most Kpop idols have doubled-eyelids with round eyes. However, given monolids and slanted eyes, ITZY Yeji shows a different beauty standard among the Kpop idols.
ITZY Yeji’s eyes feature gives her a mischievous look. It makes Yeji stands out among the Kpop idols who look sweet and cute. Do you think ITZY Yeji will look as gorgeous as she is now if she has double-lids?
6. TWICE Tzuyu
One of the most beautiful Kpop idols, TWICE Tzuyu, also breaks Korean beauty standards. She doesn’t own heart-shaped lips, but she still can appear attractive at all times.
Besides the ‘heart-shaped lips,’ Tzuyu also breaks the ‘V-Line shape’ standard. She has a naturally round face which makes her looks younger and cuter.
Tzuyu is one more Kpop idol who proves that breaking Korean beauty standards and go with their standards never goes wrong.
7. Weki Meki Doyeon
Having a high nose bridge becomes one of obsession among the Kbeauty. Some Kpop idols are blessed with having a ‘perfect nose’ based on Korean beauty standards.
Nevertheless, Weki Meki Doyeon, without her high nose bridge, can bring up such a different beauty aura whenever she appears. Doyeon once said in an interview that she might not meet the Korean beauty standards, but she has the features of beauty that not many have, especially her nose and lips.
“Now beauty standards don’t mean much anymore. If this (referring to Doyeon’s picture) is not pretty, then I don’t know what is pretty.”Kpop fans
8. TWICE Nayeon
Although she used to be afraid to laugh because she didn’t want to show off her front teeth, but now it has become her trademark. Kpop fans can’t resist the cuteness of Nayeon whenever she smiles or laughs. ONCE even compared her to a cute bunny, Snowball from ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ movie. They even gave TWICE Nayeon the nickname ‘Bunny Unnie.’
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