South Korea has one of the highest rates of plastic surgery per capita in the world, and the results are terrifying. Gawker has the full story, based on reports from a Japanese blog covering South Korea, but the visual proof is more than enough. Here are all the Miss Korea 2013 contestants, and here’s a GIF showing the eerie similarities.
Jezebel adds, from an article published earlier this year:
There’s a full-length mirror and a scale on every single floor of the all-girls high school where Julia Lurie works. She’s an American teaching English in South Korea…One in five women in Seoul have undergone some kind of procedure. Most popular: Eyelid surgery, to make the eyes “more Western,” and getting your jawbone shaved or chiseled down for a less-square and more V-shaped look. (Via)
And in case you were wondering:
You aren’t racist. Those women in fact do look unnervingly similar and yes, Koreans think so too. This is because they all get the exact same plastic surgeries and the surgeons follow the same formulas for noses and eyes and everything else they’ve had done (fillers, cheek and forehead implants, eye surgery, nose surgery, jaw reduction, breast job, calf muscle job, fat grafting etc). Every single one of them has had nose and eye surgery. Those faces cost those girls thousands. (Via)
Guess America finally has some “same face” competition.