My first segment of "Stuff Koreans Do" will discuss the topic of beauty ideals. I have yet to write a proper blog post about this, but beauty standards are taken extremely seriously here. Korea is one (if not THE) world-wide leader of cosmetic and plastic surgeries--but more about that in another post. In this post, I want to tell you about one of the first questions I encounter when meeting a group of Koreans. It never fails, upon meeting a new group of people, someone will always ask me or my friends to pick:
"Who is the best looking/most attractive?"
(of the group)
When asked this, I typically try to dodge the question the best I can. I will compliment each of them on something, or say looks don't really matter, or something along those lines, because who wants to answer that??? Anyways, this is definitely a question that gets brought up when meeting new people and although I come to expect it now, I still find it strange.