Below is the English translation from allkpop on the exact article discussing netizen reaction toward such very objectively empirical study:
Now, hold your horses. We know this means another celebration for the legion of fangirls.
For an open-minded person, one would come to the conclusion that this is actually a survey. Data were of course produced outside the observations of the researchers themselves based upon preexisting criteria generally acknowledged by the scientific community. Hence, all of the rankings have been wholly reliant toward population perception and interests--meaning, yes, the horde. Who would think there's such scientific benchmark for beauty? Only a loyal fangirl would do so given that the K-Pop is a powerful agent in Korea's steady rise as a cultural power. With such, the recent
I think we know why.
Courtesy of an earlier koreaBANG article
|Land of the Morning Calm needs to be rephrased|
Speaking of BOOM (LOLZ), we'd surely stay tune to the baddest comeback of 2NE1 this summer! Here is a recent pic of the cutest and sexiest vocalist, mannequin a la Park Bom, in her taxidermy form. A living proof of Seoul-teukbyeolshi beauty
|Bom: One of the only few women who exist in South Korea|
Meanwhile, on the other spectrum of Korean beauty...
Inasmuch as how another propaganda of reality distortion tries to fuel mounting justifications of fangirls and Koreaboos alike, the Korean mindset of aesthetics would surely be ego-boosted to another exponential level breeding a new set (and a younger generation) of superficially-bounded morons. The tantamount silver lining between natural and modified has already been and would be continuously further blurred. Such reality would be a bigger incentive for fans to allocate more effort in validating that their idols never had plastic surgery such as here and here. And this would also contribute to more chances of fangirls enshrining their idols as the main stewards of real Korean beauty.
|yes, ma'am. very natural|
But, what's K-Pop without all these, right? LOL!
|Never seen the difference LOL|
|Hyomin already spilled it|
Netizens who heard the news said, “Seoul is the only city to make the top 10 in cities with beautiful women ~ I am so proud“, “Number 9 on the top 10 list? Aren’t we number 1?” and “In the example as to why Seoul ranks in the top 10 cities with the most beautiful women they did not use .”