The images of Karina (aespa) in her middle school photo sparked controversy as she looked so different from the current image.
On July 22, a pre-debut photo of Karina (aespa) appeared on social networks. This is a never-before-seen photo in which Karina took a photo with her middle school classmates. Fans are delighted by the lovely expression of the SM female idol. In the photo, she was wearing a uniform, posing cute, with her lovely face.
In addition to comments praising Karina’s cuteness, there are still many opinions that she has undergone plastic surgery. The leader of aespa’s face in middle school was not as sharp as it is now. Her eyes and nose also looked different from now. In the school photo, Karina showed her big nose and small eyes.
This is not the first time that Karina’s past appearance has become the subject of controversy. In the past photos, aespa’s leader was not as beautiful as she is now. Net users said that it was difficult for fans to justify her change just because of weight loss or “successful puberty”, because her facial skeleton in the past is as different as chalk and cheese.
Currently, the aespa member is often praised as one of the top visuals of Gen 4. She appears on many forums thanks to her “surreal” and “graphical” face. However, there are still many comments disparaging SM for choosing a member who has had plastic surgery like Karina for the aespa lineup.