The Changing Face of Korean Women

One of April’s most popular Internet images consisted of face shots of the current 20 contestants for Miss South Korea — showing all 20 appeared eerily similar, and Westernized. “Korea’s plastic surgery mayhem is finally converging on the same face,” one website said. “Girls here consider eye surgery just like using makeup,” a South Korean commenter wrote. “I loved this episode of ‘The Twilight Zone,’ ” another commentator wrote. The country has the world’s highest rate of cosmetic surgery per capita.