Korean-beauty-contest-plastic-surgery-620x350What happened to the phrase “beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder “  Looks like its extinct –at least in South Korea. One in five girls go through some kind of surgery to improve their looks. Girls as young as twelve are getting their face altered.


Even a resume requires a headshot and employers pay close attention to how beautiful is the applicant! Just the qualifications and capability will not fetch the woman the job, she also has to be beautiful.  Pressures must be skyrocketing.


The parents are all for the plastic surgery –they want their girls to look beautiful at all cost because beauty brings in a lot of benefits. They are all getting double eyelids, and ,getting a nose job done is as common as visiting a dentist.



South Korea is the country with the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world and they have defined the beautiful face to have wide eyes, a pointed chin and a narrow nose.