A Korean woman has admitted getting a series of plastic surgery in an attempt to look like her celebrity idol Miranda Kerr who is known as one of Victoria Secret’s popular angels. While now that she looks like the model’s long-lost twin sister, some people still think that her “inspiration” to go under the knife is an unhealthy one.
Hong Yuh Reum, who is now a budding model, has appeared on a Japanese TV show that tackles the issue of extreme plastic surgery and told the audience that seeing Kerr for the first time in a magazine inspired her to undergo surgical enhancements.
“I knew I wanted to be like her,” the Korean model said, referring to Kerr’s “baby face and sultry body.”
In a separate interview, Hong’s said the Australian model was the only one who captivated her attention despite the presence of other beautiful supermodels while watching Victoria Secret’s runway show, which she saw in TV.
During the show, Hong’s “before” plastic surgery photos were presented that revealed that she was attractive even prior to her surgical enhancements.
Hong has admitted that some people discouraged her to go under the knife, telling her that she would look like a “plastic surgery monster.” But since she sparingly and carefully used surgical enhancements, no one can deny that she looks naturally pretty.
But despite her seemingly successful surgical enhancements, even some plastic surgeons have expressed their concern that her “goals” are not that healthy.
In US, the vast majority of patients only ask for “ subtle improvements” rather than “complete overhaul,” a trend which is the exact opposite in many Asian countries where extreme plastic surgeries have almost become the social norm.
For instance, in Korea and China invasive procedures that can significantly change the shape of the face—such as jaw reduction and cheek shaving—are quite common these days.