Thursday, March 23, 2017

Going Under the Knife

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One K-pop girl group decided to show the "before" and "after" results of their cosmetic surgery through two music videos.

In the aptly named first video titled "Becoming Prettier (Before)", all four members of Korean group Six Bomb are seen receiving plastic surgery consultation.

The video was first released in February 2017.

The follow up video, named – you guessed it – "Becoming Prettier (After)," which shows the girls walking out of the hospital with their post-surgery results, was released a month later in March.

In the video, they dance in an operating theatre, as the surgery lights pulse in time with the beat.

The surgery cost $88,000 (100 million won) for all four girls, with a clinic confirming that they had all gone through operations "above the waist".

“We all wanted to get some surgeries done to look prettier... and thought, ‘Why not perform a song about it instead of trying to conceal it?’", lead singer of the group Dain told AFP.

Not surprisingly, most netizens were positive about the girls' decision to document their experience.

"Good for them. They're brave enough to literally come out and say they got plastic surgery, unlike other K-pop idols", one said on YouTube.

"It takes a lot of bravery to be so open and honest about plastic surgery", another said.

Plastic surgery is common amongst K-pop stars, although documenting the process in this manner is relatively unheard of.

South Korea was previously named the "plastic surgery capital of the world" in a Business Insider report – and it is estimated that this type of surgery in the country are around 20 procedures per 1,000 people.



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