At this point, we Kpop fans have all known too well about how strict Korean beauty standards are. It is applied to all Kpop artists, especially female idols.
The more beauty traits a female idol possesses like:
Snow white skin (25%)
V-line face (20%)
Big double-lidded eyes (15%)
Small and straight nose (30%)
Plump heart-shaped lips (10%)
the more she will be considered ideal and praised by other people.
While some of them are really struggling with perfecting their appearance to better fit the standards, these following female idols are blessed with the inherent natural beauty that effortlessly meets almost all those strict Korean beauty traits. Keep watching to know who they are.
Nakyung (Fromis 9)
The visual of Fromis 9 has always been compared to Tzuyu, for she really looks like TWICE’s maknae, from the high cheekbones, pretty nose, big round eyes and an elegant smile.
However, while Tzuyu has a more angular face shape and naturally tan skin, Nakyung’s face is more of a V-shape and her complexion is snow white, plus her lips are more heart-shaped.
Thus, in terms of Korean beauty standards, she scores more points than Tzuyu. Though not as famous as other visuals in Kpop, Nakyung’s beauty is clearly one of the best, many people admitted they were shocked to see how gorgeous she looks.
To conclude, Nakyung reaches 100% of the Korean beauty standards.
Talking about the beauty goddess of KPOP gen 2, a lot of people would remember Naeun of Apink.
Even before her debut, Naeun has become the focus of Korean media thanks to her exceptional beauty.
Naeun has a very feminine and innocent look, which is well preferred by Koreans. She owns a small and delicate V-line face, her side profiles are even praised by plastic surgeons.
Even though her nose is not too straight and high, it is small and suits her face very well. Her double-lidded eyes are big and dreamy, and her skin is snow white. Though her lips do not have the shape of a heart, they are small and plump.
Overall, Naeun reaches about 85% of the Korean beauty standards, 15% was minus for her low nose bridge and her lips are not quite heart-shaped.
SM’s rookie AESPA is drawing lots of attention at the moment. Among the four members, Karina is said to be the one with a strange beauty as if she came from the future.
Korean netizens appreciate that Karina has many standard traits: Oval shape, perfect V-line chin, big eyes, small and high nose.
Her head was even praised for being proportional to her neck and body, not too small or too big. However, her lips are not quite heart-shaped and her skin is not truly snow white.
Many people even say that Karina is actually prettier than the series of teaser photos released by SM Entertainment.
Fans left many praises for Karina like:
“Pretty as graphics”
“At first, I didn’t understand how she could be the center but the more you look, the more attractive she is”
“Is she a real person? Like computer graphics, really pretty”.
Therefore, newbie Karina reaches about 90% of the Korean beauty standards, 10% was minus due to her lips and the controversy around her appearance, some people aren’t into her futuristic look.
Of course, Jisoo belongs to this list. All BLACKPINK members have their own attractiveness, but Jisoo receives special attention for her traditional Korean beauty.
Jisoo’s face is V-line, her eyes are big, double-lidded and her lips are the standard heart-shaped ones.
In an interview, Jisoo said that she’s proud of her heart-shaped lips the most because it makes her face look brighter when smiling.
Moreover, Jisoo’s nose is not only small but also very straight, which compliments her eyes and lips perfectly.
Overall, Jisoo reaches about 95% of the Korean beauty standards, just a little short because her skin is not truly snow white.
Irene (Red Velvet)
Right after Irene debuted, Korean netizens gave her the nickname “beauty goddess” of SM’s gen 3. It can’t be counted how many times Irene’s beauty is praised by fans and the media.
Even popular idols like TWICE and Chanyeol (EXO) have once admitted Irene is a true beauty. Irene has a genuine V-line face, not the kind that looks too pointy.
She also got the rest of the beauty standards: snow white skin, big double-lidded eyes, straight, small nose and heart-shaped lips.
6 years have passed since her debut, but Irene doesn’t look 29 at all. Instead, she often outshines younger juniors and continuously entered the Top 5 most beautiful Kpop beauties in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020 on the Nate forum’s vote.
In 2018, she was in the 1st rank of it. There are hardly any pictures of her being ugly.
So, needless to say, Irene reaches 100% of the Korean beauty standards.
When she first appeared in the Korean entertainment industry as a member of the SNSD girl group, Yoona immediately received huge attention from Kpop fans.
She was soon recognized as one of the most beautiful female idols of gen 2. Her natural and innocent appearance is really what Kpop fans were looking for.
About the beauty traits, she has a very bright complexion, a perfect V-line face, small and straight nose, big double-lidded eyes, and her lips, though some might say they’re a little thin and not heart-shaped, I think they fit her face as she has a really nice smile.
With her inherent beauty, Yoona is trusted to be ambassadors for many cosmetic brands.
If Jisoo is described as a pageant queen, Irene is a noble lady, then Yoona is probably a princess, she’s indeed one of the most iconic beauties in Kpop history.
In short, Yoona reaches about 95% of the Korean beauty standards, 5% was minor due to her thin lips.
In “Produce 48,” Kim Minju overwhelmed both other trainees and judges with her beauty. She even ranked the 2nd most beautiful contestants of this program.
She has a feminine face, soft side profiles with a pair of big, double-lidded eyes, V-line chin and a porcelain white complexion.
Fans believe that this 20-year-old beauty will reach even higher, some people said her beauty is the combination between Jennie (BLACKPINK) and Tzuyu (Twice).
Minju’s face has that elegant and gentle lines reminiscent of Tzuyu; she also exudes a sharp and cold vibe that’s attached to Jennie. Having just debuted 2 years, Minju has been making a mark in Kpop with pure beauty and a humble, progressive personality.
Although her name has not completely popped up, the female idol is expected to become more prominent in the future.
Overall, Minju reaches about 90% of the Korean beauty standards, she couldn’t reach 100% due to her relatively prominent cheekbones, which are not favored in Korea.
Although she did not resonate much in produce 101, Nayoung is still the public center when talking about Korean standard beauty.
Her white glass skin, bright smile, and straight nose make Nayoung receive a lot of compliments from Netizens besides her surreal and sexy body.
Just like Minjoo, she doesn’t have a V-line face. However, the overall look is very harmonious, which reaches the standard of Korean girls.
Moreover, she is really suitable for her girl-crushed image. Nayoung’s face is friendly to everyone.
Not being the center of the group, Nayoeng is still receiving attention with her outstanding appearance.
Miyeon’s beauty has already drawn a lot of attention after her missed chance of debuting with BlackPink. But not until the perfect appearance on Amazing Saturday that her beauty has literally gone super viral.
Miyeon became a guest on the TV show Amazing Saturday. After appearing on the show, Miyeon has become the topic of discussion on social media because of her standard Korean beauty.
Many idols make people disappointed when on television, but Miyeon is another case. She also makes netizens admire her because of her flawless beautiful face and pure aura.
Even on television, no camera angle can reduce Miyeon’s beauty.
She is praised for having a small face, perfect lines from big round eyes, a high nose bridge, and a pretty smile.
In particular, Miyeon’s high nose also gives her an extremely pretty face angle when in the picture.
Some netizens even joked that they would smile and accept that with her gorgeousness, even if she gave them bad words.
Debuting at the age of only 15 years old, Wonyoung owns the height and face that is considered “the most beautiful, the highest peak” in the new idol generation.
It’s not difficult to understand Wonyoung is receiving a lot of attention from the Korean public.
Despite her skinny body, Wonyoung still possesses a youthful round face like the full moon, double eyelids, straight nose and most notably, beautiful heart-shaped lips.
Wonyoung is expected to become the top KPOP beauty along with Irene, Tzuyu and Jisoo.
Because she is too pretty, many people often mistake her for the visual position of IZ*ONE when she’s just the center.
Wonyoung is not only famous for the angel beauty but also for maintaining a pure, innocent style that is true to her age.
Undoubtedly, Wonyoung reaches 100% of the Korean beauty standards. Everything about her appearance is perfect.
While working in S.E.S, Eugene undertook the role of “representative face,” being the most beautiful and famous member.
For the first time appearing on television with the song “I’m your girl”, Eugene has immediately attracted the audience’s attention thanks to her innocent beauty, freshness, and unique charm.
The singer was even given the title “Olivia Hussey of Korea”. Eugene’s beauty was not only famous among audiences, but she was also the crush of many big stars such as Tony Ahn (HOT group), Shin Hye Sung (Shinhwa group), Kangta (HOT), Lee Ji Hoon, Yun Ho (DBSK), etc.
Twenty years ago, in an era when beauty methods and photo editing technology weren’t very advanced, Eugene’s beauty still stood out. She constantly appeared on beauty charts, many Korean beauty experts appreciated her features, from her high and straight nose bridge to her famous heart-shaped lips, which has become the standard for Korean beauty.
To conclude, with her legendary beauty, Eugene reaches 100% of the Korean beauty standards.
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