Its luster lost, Miss Korea's crown now a relic 2013/06/08, Source,
Miss Korea contestants in 1978. The beauty pageant, whose 57th edition runs tonight, has become an entertainment show that interests few.
"Miss Korea", the latest song by Lee Hyo-lee, one of Korea's most influential pop divas, is topping weekly charts and making headlines in recent days. In the song, she sings, "I'm a Miss Korea / I am the world's coolest girl ... Would luxury bags make me shine? / Is there anything I wouldn't do to get beautiful?" The singer, who released her first studio album in three years, said that the song - which she composed and wrote - seeks to give hope and encouragement to today's women and is based on the motif of Miss Korea, which is something that she had dreamed of becoming when she was young,...More
S. Korea Is the King of Cosmetic Surgery 2013/03/03, Source,
Cosmetic surgery is costly. There are also serious complications and risks associated with cosmetic surgery, from blot clots to infections and in some cases death. Another major risk, of course, is that the outcome is never guaranteed. A doctor can speculate how a patient will look after their procedure, but the result may be different than what the patient expected. Further surgeries may then be required to repair the problem, resulting in additional money spent and more exposure to other risks.
Despite these risks, researchers are discovering significant increases in the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery. Even teenagers, as young as 12, are having cosmetic procedures.
According to a new study from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, approximately 15 million cosmetic procedures were performed worldwide by licensed cosmetic surgeons in 2011, up almost 5 percent since 2010.
Where is most cosmetic surgery performed? If you answered the USA, you are correct. When it comes to sheer numbers, more cosmetic surgery procedures are carried out in America than anywhere else, with over 3 million performed in 2011. America is followed by Brazil, China, and Japan,...More
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