south korean phenomenon: the “gangnam unni” (강남 언니), women who have undergone surgery to achieve so-called east-asian ideals of beauty, resulting in nearly identical appearance
(gangnam-gu, an affluent district of seoul, south korea, is home to thousands of plastic surgery and dermatology clinics where procedures ranging from double eyelid incisions to jaw bone shaving, acne removal to skin bleaching, is commonplace. the word “unni” is the korean equivalent of older sister, except used exclusively by females.)
these are the Miss Korea 2013 contestants. 20 of them. it’s insane.