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Old 07-23-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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there are many east asians with natural larger eyes.....
of course arrogant westerners like to believe they are the standard of beauty in Asia..but in reality most asians like light skin...not pink skin...if we wanted pink skin we would be admiring pigs for their pink skin
Then why are 30% of Korean women getting plastic surgery (overwhelmingly on the eyes)? They're making their eyes bigger because Caucasian features are the standard of beauty throughout the world, even in Asia. Yes, East Asians have always admired light skin, but now Caucasian features are considered attractive as well.

It's not just an Asian problem though, it's like that all over the world. Africans are known for using skin whiteners, and many African-Americans chemically straighten their hair or wear weaves.

 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:01 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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there are many east asians with natural larger eyes.....
of course arrogant westerners like to believe they are the standard of beauty in Asia..but in reality most asians like light skin...not pink skin...if we wanted pink skin we would be admiring pigs for their pink skin
Yes but look at the before and after photos. Not all E.Asians are the same, Koreans rarely have very large eyes naturally. That's more S.Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipinos, and some Japanese.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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Then why are 30% of Korean women getting plastic surgery (overwhelmingly on the eyes)? They're making their eyes bigger because Caucasian features are the standard of beauty throughout the world, even in Asia. Yes, East Asians have always admired light skin, but now Caucasian features are considered attractive as well.

It's not just an Asian problem though, it's like that all over the world. Africans are known for using skin whiteners, and many African-Americans chemically straighten their hair or wear weaves.
you would think they would look caucasian if that was true...
none of the celebs there look remotely caucasian...PS is more for enhancing your natural beauty

besides i doubt people in asia wanna look like this

Hollywood celeb
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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you would think they would look caucasian if that was true...
none of the celebs there look remotely caucasian...PS is more for enhancing your natural beauty

besides i doubt people in asia wanna look like this

Hollywood celeb
of course they're not gonna look Caucasian, there's only so much you can do. A black girl with weave will not fool anyone into thinking that she's white, but it's just little things to become more Caucasian-like. Just like the eye surgery. And you said yourself in the other post that whites are put on a pedestal. They're on a pedestal for the standard of beauty as well. East Asia isn't exempt from that
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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Good points Smtchll. Some want to deny that the standard of beauty is more Euro-centric, but they know it's true deep down.
 
Old 07-23-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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Good points Smtchll. Some want to deny that the standard of beauty is more Euro-centric, but they know it's true deep down.
this girl was voted prettiest kdrama actress in an online poll

does she look caucasian to you...in your dreams
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but of course euros love to see themselves in the most attractive people of other races...quite hilarious

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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this girl was voted prettiest kdrama actress in an online poll

does she look caucasian to you...in your dreams


but of course euros love to see themselves in the most attractive people of other races...quite hilarious
Wow ONE example totally disproves my point? I could cite 10 who DO support my point.

FYI I'm Asian myself though not Korean.
 
Old 07-24-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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I will never understand the desire to whiten the skin. I have been to the weddings of many Malay women, both colleagues and former students, and they never look better than normal when they use skin whitener. In fact, the whitening makes them look sick, fake, plastic. I like the olive brown skin color that many have. It certainly looks better than pale white.
 
Old 07-24-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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Yeah.In those areas

having tan skin means that you work outdoor and have too much exposure to sunlight.That reflects that your social status is low and same as your income.

And people with whiter skin always give impression that they are white collar workers,who always stay in the office.

White skin is always more attractive than tan skin.

Guess they just have a different beauty standard.
 
Old 07-24-2012, 09:24 PM
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To be terse:

darker skin---poor, laborer, lower class
pale/lighter skin--upper class, professional,etc.
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