Korean Woman Gets Plastic Surgery to Look Like Miranda Kerr
  • by Audrey Magazine
  • October 3, 2013

Story by James S. Kim

Complete makeovers aren’t uncommon. Some of us at some point might need a change in how we do things or in how we look. The question is, then, how far are you willing to change, and what type of person are you willing to become?

For one South Korean woman, it was a question of whom. On a recent episode of Martian X-Files, a Korean reality TV show that spotlights eccentric and unique non-celebrities, one of the guests was a woman who underwent plastic surgery to look like Australian model Miranda Kerr.

The wannabe emphasized that she only had work done on her eyes and nose, according to Soompi. Even from a young age, she said, people would tell her mother that she looked like an “adorable non-Korean child” and asked if her father was from overseas. One time, the guest and her mother got into a taxi. The driver, thinking that they were foreigners, asked where they were from and was surprised when they responded in Korean.

The segment followed the guest as she goes through her makeup ritual. She begins with the universal step one, foundation. The next step is her eyebrows, to which she adds a sharp taper to imitate Kerr’s. She spends the most time on the eyes, then adds some emphasis to her lips to round out the cosmetics portion.

The final step is to add in the colored contacts, given that the hair is the proper style and color. Add in some posing sessions in front of the mirror, and she’s good to go.

So why the obsession with Miranda Kerr, who visited Seoul to great fanfare last June. Some say that Kerr’s appeal is because her looks are a perfect combination of cute and sexy, a look many East Asian young women wish to achieve. For some, by any means necessary.

For those unwilling to go under the knife, here’s an extensive but relatively painless step-by-step makeup tutorial on creating the Miranda Kerr look by YouTube makeup artist Michelle Phan.

This story was originally published by KoreAm Journal


  1. As a black woman being the parent of two half Japanese children, this really disturbs me. I just want to know WHY is it always WHITE women that Asian women are trying to look like? Are they trying to look more white in effort to land a ‘white’ man? That mythical ‘white knight in shining armor’? It makes me wonder if there is that much self hatred among Asian women about their features? I personally find Asian women BEAUTIFUL and am proud that my children share their fathers Japanese features. Kimora? Amarie? Beautiful Asian features on both, right?!?! Of course!! But why is that Asian women always want to look more….white? They should ask Miranda Kerr, ‘what Asian feature would you adopt?’ Ask any white woman that question. I can pretty much tell you the answer on that one. I think (and hope) that would offend you as an Asian woman? Do Asian women not see themselves (or other women of color) as beautiful? Are there ever any cases of them wanting to look like Kerry Washington or Megan Good? I find it TRULY SAD AND DISGUSTING that they do not and cannot like themselves and that they would go to the point of altering themselves physically to look like a white woman. Honestly, when I see Asian women with altered/white features, they look like clowns to me. Like a burn victim whose face has been scared with a smear. Have Asian women EVER thought of the fact that ‘white women’ sure as heck are not trying to ‘look like Asians’ or ‘blacks’ for that matter. Is our beauty substandard to ‘white beauty’? I think they think so because you never hear of anyone trying to adopt Asian, Black or Latin features do you? Well maybe white women do when it comes to getting ‘fuller’ lips (aka black lips) and even still, they look like idiots when they do! True idiots, and if people tell them they look ‘sexy,’ they are seriously lying. How many lip jobs have you seen that look good/natural? You could probably count them on one hand. Maybe women of color need to put the major fashion magazines down and get into loving yourself. Though I see it more prevalent with Asian women, please understand that this same rant goes for black women and Latin women as well. Viveca Fox…. WHY! You were so beautiful before you tried to ‘whitefy’ your nose. You too LaToya Jackson! I feel sorry for these women. I know my kids will never have this problem because they’ve learned from day one…..love who you are!

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