Hong Yuh Reum, a South Korean model has told how she had plastic surgery to look like her idol, Australian super model, Miranda Kerr. Since the surgery, she now tells it has done wonders for her career.
The revelation came about after appearing on a Japanese tv show where the model sought to discuss how Miranda Kerr was her inspiration for undergoing procedures.
The show is said to primarily focus on the dangers of cosmetic surgery, up to and including death from surgical complications.
Surprisingly the model had nothing but praise for surgery, attributing going under the knife to much of her career success.
Operations to date include procedures on her eyes and nose.
Hong Yuh Reum also admitted wearing blue contact lenses and dying her hair a honey-brown shade, as well as wearing contouring makeup to make her look more like the Australian model, and copying her style.
Hong told prior to her surgeries, people would tell her mother she looked like an ‘adorable non-Korean child.’
Reiterated the model: ‘I didn’t do my forehead. I only did my eyes and nose. Besides that, I haven’t touched anything. I didn’t put anything in my cheeks and it’s all fat.’
‘When I said I wanted to get surgery, everyone around me tried to dissuade me. In fact, people often asked if I had surgery even before I got it. I wanted to look like Miranda Kerr so I decided and went ahead with surgery.’
Hong expressed her disappointment that the former Victoria’s Secret Angel isn’t more popular in South Korea and claimed she was imitating Kerr to help promote her on the Korean Peninsula.
Interestingly Miranda Kerr visited Seoul last June and has appeared in a sketch for SNL Korea.
The popular KoreAm Journal says Kerr is ‘a perfect combination of cute and sexy,’ and embodies a ‘look many East Asian young women wish to achieve.’
Since her procedures and rising into prominence the model has received wide condemnation. Can anyone guess why?
Then there were these comments on the web that made me wonder:
There’s no one answer to that. People do it for different reasons. In this case I’m guessing she thinks the surgery will bring her fame and fortune.
Now I don’t think this is the right way to go about it, I just hope that this won’t harm her mentally in the future.
In South Korea the value of a woman is entirely dependent upon the man she attaches herself to. They remain largely second class citizens. Plastic surgery is just part of the sales effort they need to undertake to get the best for themselves out of life. I agree that it’s sad, but until that aspect of the culture changes the plastic surgeons will still be swimming in the cash.
The surgery itself isn’t exactly my concern really, i get it with wanting to go the path of beauty and improving oneself and all. You got the money to finance it , fine by me.
What baffles me is why she’d decided making her face modified to become some actress’ knockoff , i just can’t buy her reason which simply states that she wants to promote miranda kerr. Why?