Korean Beauty Standards: Another Pressure Point

Working in a middle school full of adolescent girls is like being transported back in time to a teenage world of worries, insecurities, and an ever-present wish to change pretty much everything about yourself- hair, skin, body- in fact, if you look for it, you can pretty much find fault with anything, and that’s exactly what teenagers do.

Free Dazzle Acoustic Night

Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 22:00

Come down to PNU


Join us at



Saturday 4/28

For an acoustic set

from 4 Busan locals:



SKA Wakers

CCC Band

Get drinks
to get ready for the show

Set starts at 10 pm

3.000 won = draft beer
4,000 won = vodka drinks
4,000 won = gin & tonics

Are Daegu girls prettier? Fearless blogger seeks to find the answer

Author's note: A version of this article appeared in February 2010's issue of the Groove Magazine.

A friend recently asked me if I had heard about how Daegu women were the “prettiest”. No, I hadn't, I replied - but it might be an interesting topic worth studying, I thought. My trusty Moon guidebook on South Korea mentions the topic - hardly the only voice to pay attention to, but certainly a point in the theory's favor. Needless to say, it was worth finding out for myself. Off I went using Korea's excellent express bus system - albeit with an expectation that every Dae-gurl was somehow a supermodel just waiting to be discovered.

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