Cosmetic surgery is a common thing in the idol world, especially to female Kpop idols.
Alongside talent, appearance is a crucial element in the Kpop world. That’s why many female idols have opted for plastic surgery to look perfect in the audience’s eyes.
Probably the sexiest Kpop artist, Jessi pursues a seductive and free-spirited image, which is reminiscent of singers in the West. However, the rapper once shared that plastic surgery is something she still regrets today. According to Jessi, she rushed to make the decision under her agency’s urge and her uninformed wish to look better.
“Before debut, I was not photogenic at all. My company said I would look less intense with an eye job, but after I got the double lid procedure, I only looked fiercer. The first time I see my face after surgery, I bursted out into tears”, the rapper said.
Famous in both Korea and Japan, Sakura drew a lot of attention upon debuting with LE SSERAFIM. However, many questions were raised about the idol’s visuals, with some suspecting that Sakura had got a nose job and other minor procedures. They also added that Sakura looked way better during her days with IZ*ONE, and whatever surgeries the idol had was probably not for the better.
According to netizens, while Sakura indeed has stronger features than before, her appearance has lost its uniqueness. They preferred the more feminine and dreamy Sakura during her time in IZ*ONE, Produce 48, and HKT48.
As “Bboom Bboom” became the talk of town in 2019, Momoland’s JooE also rose to fame. This female idol, unlike others, proudly admitted to having had plastic surgery, and only received praise for it. According to netizens, JooE’s visuals improved considerably after her nose job.
Now, the female idol is a completely different story with an outstanding appearance. Her change from blonde hair to darker hair colors also amplified her looks. It seems that JooE made a smart decision with her cosmetic surgery.
Members of the famous Kpop group Sister also freely shared their experiences with plastic surgeries. Hyolyn, for starters, admitted on the show “Star Family Show Mamma mia” that she got a double lid surgery. The change really enhanced her eyes and made the idol more intense than originally.
Another member, Soyou, also discussed her procedures on the talk show “Radio Star”. To the surprise of the audience, the female idol admitted that she has visited a plastic surgeon after reading negative comments about her looks.
Plastic surgery isn’t exactly welcomed by the public, but many idols have settled on this option to look more pleasant. While fans express regrets over some cases, they largely understand their idols’ decision.