11:12 pm - 02/16/2013
How different are western and eastern beauty standards?
The Telzone posts a series of caps of Park Jin Young's guesting on Radio Star where he talks about how he had initially prepared Min for an American debut. When asked why Min, he explained that she's considered physically attractive in America but not so much in Korea.
The OP then puts up another set of caps where 'all the K-Pop' surveyed foreigners on the most attractive miss A members. Jia came in 4th, Min came in 3rd, Fei came in 2nd, and Suzy came in 1st.
OP concludes that Park Jin Young does not really know what Americans want.
1. [+29] I remember when Park Kyung Lim said that she was considered beautiful and popular when she was studying abroad in America. I asked my friend in America to ask her classmates to choose between Kim Hee Sun and Park Kyung Lim and they 100% chose Kim Hee Sun. I think to Americans, people that look like Park Kyung Lim are just different to them, not necessarily pretty...
2. [+25] Korean women are mistaken when they think that Americans think slanted, monolid eyes are beautiful. They just think it's different or exotic, don't misunderstand them thinking they think it's beautiful. It doesn't matter whether you're from the west or the east, everyone can recognize a beautiful woman and a handsome man.
3. [+25] Whether or not your eyes are big or small... I think whichever celebrity we find pretty, westerners will find pretty as well
"I think standards are the same across the world.."
"The only monolidded woman that westerners would find pretty would be Kim Yuna... Who in the world would call Park Kyung Lim pretty??? Don't think foreigners have trash for eyes..."
"Honestly, I think foreigners would prefer Suzy over people that look like CL or Min. Don't treat westerners like they're some alien monster. They have the same eyes/standards of beauty that we do."
"My unni who studied abroad in England said that westerners and easterners have the same beauty standards. I think they just find some eastern features exotic, and that doesn't necessarily mean that they find those features beautiful, you know?"
"I think the difference is that Asians call other ugly Asians ugly but westerners will call the same ugly person as 'exotic' or 'Asian looking'."
"I'm surprised foreigners found Suzy pretty. I thought they would prefer the sexy, glamorous looking types, not so much the innocent look."
"Well considering that Hyoyeon comparatively has less popularity in SNSD in Korea but #1 popularity overseas, I guess standards do differ a bit."
"I think America doesn't judge someone based on a standard of pretty or ugly... If you're pretty, you're pretty, if you're ugly, you're unique or different... Koreans can't stand ugly features for some reason."
Source: netizen buzz & telzone
"Well considering that Hyoyeon comparatively has less popularity in SNSD in Korea but #1 popularity overseas, I guess standards do differ a bit." I agree with you random netizen.
What are your thoughts everyone?