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K-pop Singers

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I really like k-pop, although I listen more to the male groups than girl groups. I love 2NE1, Dara is my ultimate thinspo! I have also recently started listening to Orange Caramel, because of Nana (Afterschool) and I love her body. She has so long, slim legs. I honestly feel that even the male kpop singers are thinspo, a lot of them are pretty skinny. But my favorite Korean thinspo comes from watching Korean dramas/series, there's rarely anyone even "average" body-wise, in the main cast. Korean dramas work kind of like appetite suppressant for me, I can't think about eating while I'm watching so many skinny girls, haha.
 

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Sooyoung's legs are amazing, definitely one of the main things that stops me from eating

Although one of my issues with K-pop in particular is that I always find myself analysing who has gained/lost rather than appreciating the music/dance/acting whenever there's a new video.
 

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Reviving this thread because the girl in the baggy blue shirt is my new leg inspiration.
Also, catchy!

 

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I actually really don't like k-pop at all, which may be reactionary to the limited amount I've been exposed to :wtf:
Although the girls are skinny, I somehow don't really like their aesthetic that much as I think they don't look very... interesting? a lot of the time. It just kind of seems like they're churned out by a company from a certain template in order to maximize profits and I find it hard to tell most of them apart (not racist cuz i'm asian :p )
 

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Oh no they definitely are churned out.

The companies get them around 13-14, put them all through singing/dancing/language classes and pick the best ones to go into groups. They have no say in what they do at all, they sing the songs that get written for them, learn their dances and get in the cars the company gets for them to go to the events their company wants them to. Then they sell them to the fans and advertisers for merchanidise money.

That said, they're never allowed to get fat and the songs are catchy.
 
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I sometimes wish this is how they handled things in the US. Not the churning out part, but maintaining a certain body image, essentially giving them the boot if they get too big. Having pride in your appearance, etc. So many don't seem to have that, certain ones come to mind.
 
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I actually really don't like k-pop at all, which may be reactionary to the limited amount I've been exposed to :wtf:
Although the girls are skinny, I somehow don't really like their aesthetic that much as I think they don't look very... interesting? a lot of the time. It just kind of seems like they're churned out by a company from a certain template in order to maximize profits and I find it hard to tell most of them apart (not racist cuz i'm asian :p )
Haven't most of them had (the same) cosmetic surgery? That might explain why they all look very very similar. :p I'm not a fan of K-pop and I don't follow these stars, so I don't really look at their faces but only their bodies if they're skinny. I have to admit though as I lose weight, I'm becoming more of a fan of super skinny + bones + tiny bit of muscle instead of just really small measurements. I don't understand how some of these girls don't have protruding bones (the preferred 'skinny fat' asian look), because I have a small asian frame too and certain things stick out.
 

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I don't understand how some of these girls don't have protruding bones (the preferred 'skinny fat' asian look), because I have a small asian frame too and certain things stick out.
Well there a plastic surgery to shave down facial bones, I imagine it works for the other ones too.
Like here:
 

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Haven't most of them had (the same) cosmetic surgery?
Yeees haha I know a girl in my grade who was trying to become an "idol" and then got dropped by the label cause she couldn't lose the weight due to going out all the time and getting drunk off her chubby ass :rolleyes: but they baasically do double eyelid surgery and a nose job as like a "foundation," and then most will also get implants in their chin and forehead to make their face appear more 3 dimensional, and also cuts on the front and backs of their eyes to make them appear larger. There's so many surgeries in Korea it's ridiculous, I'm pretty sure plastic surgeon offices are nearly as common as convenience stores... some of them look soooo sketchy that I am often genuinely really curious as to who goes there. I mean it's your face, and it's mostly a permanent decision :confused: Botox is so common that it's not even seen as surgery, especially chin botoxes that paralyze the chewing muscle so that it atrophies due to disuse so your face appears more V shaped. It only lasts around 6 months max so it's a pretty consistent process though
Of the more wtf kind, there's surgeries to make your mouth "tails" i.e. the ends of your mouth curl up a bit even when you relax your facial muscles so you look more "welcoming," there's surgery to get fat injected under your eyes called "aegyo sal" (which I personally really don't like...) http://www.kpopsurgery.com/procedures-explained/what-is-aegyo-sal/ , dimple surgery.... etc.etc.etc.
 
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Yeees haha I know a girl in my grade who was trying to become an "idol" and then got dropped by the label cause she couldn't lose the weight due to going out all the time and getting drunk off her chubby ass :rolleyes: but they baasically do double eyelid surgery and a nose job as like a "foundation," and then most will also get implants in their chin and forehead to make their face appear more 3 dimensional, and also cuts on the front and backs of their eyes to make them appear larger. There's so many surgeries in Korea it's ridiculous, I'm pretty sure plastic surgeon offices are nearly as common as convenience stores... some of them look soooo sketchy that I am often genuinely really curious as to who goes there. I mean it's your face, and it's mostly a permanent decision :confused: Botox is so common that it's not even seen as surgery, especially chin botoxes that paralyze the chewing muscle so that it atrophies due to disuse so your face appears more V shaped. It only lasts around 6 months max so it's a pretty consistent process though
Of the more wtf kind, there's surgeries to make your mouth "tails" i.e. the ends of your mouth curl up a bit even when you relax your facial muscles so you look more "welcoming," there's surgery to get fat injected under your eyes called "aegyo sal" (which I personally really don't like...) http://www.kpopsurgery.com/procedures-explained/what-is-aegyo-sal/ , dimple surgery.... etc.etc.etc.
Isn't that called the "permanent smile" surgery? :lol: The aesthetic is so different in Asia and North America... like I love my jawline. I'm actively starving to make it more prominent (I have a weak jawline). I would never even want to shave it down. There is also a HUGE different in eyebrow preferences across cultures (eyebrows of Chinese celebs/instagram girls bother me to no end - eyebrows are supposed to have a curve, not look like straight caterpillars!!) The only surgery that I think most people would benefit from is slight/discrete rhinoplasty bc imo, most people have imperfect noses. The instagram girls from Singapore/Malaysia are pretty bad too in terms of plastic surgery, so I guess it's just so common there. And obviously everything you said re: Korean celebs.
 

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I have to mention though, Korean plastic surgery is amazing as far as their results and finesse.
I love how they create these softened features.
Besides, given the number of procedures per capita, those at the top of their field in South Korea must have developed massive skill and dexterity.
If I ever got any work done, I'd probably fly there just because.
 
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No wonder Korean idols all look like Final Fantasy Characters then. I wish I could use SM Ent's plastic surgeon for free lol.

Now for some thinspo that I wanted to post. I love me some kpop skinnyness.









Reasons why she's my favourite, lbr. Such a nice example of non-bony skinny.
 
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VICE do a very interesting documentary on double eyelid surgery



Wow, this was really interesting. I'm not sure if it's completely unbiased but it's difficult to engage what a culture is really like without living there.

On a random note, it seems like comparing female aesthetics to fruit is very popular among various countries.