Plastic surgery is quite common in the K-Pop industry, especially when it comes to getting work done on the nose and eyes. While some idols seem to get very subtle work done that may not even be noticeable, some netizens believe that certain idols had “poor” work done on their nose that ended up “backfiring.” Whether or not that’s true, these are 4 K-Pop idols who have been the subject of such criticism.
Keep in mind the instances of idols looking like they had bad nose jobs may just be due to weird contouring, bad lighting, or poor editing
1. Kei (former Lovelyz)
There’s no denying that Kei is a beauty, but there was a point where netizens believed that the former Lovelyz member had a nose job done that didn’t do justice to her visuals. It was during Kei’s appearance on the show Sugar Man back in 2020 when comments began popping up musing over the change in her nose that hinted at plastic surgery.
Because of the change and possibly misalignment of her nostrils, comments about Kei having a “failed nose job” were made in the wake of the episode. What makes things even worse, if true, is that some speculate her label at the time forced her to get the procedure done.
What most concerned fans was that her nostrils appeared too small and that it might make breathing difficult for Kei. Fortunately, many people also commented that she was still beautiful regardless of the possible work done, and it’s true!
2. Naeun (former Apink)
After being gone from the public on a break for a while in 2018, Naeun appeared at a Shu Uemura event and her appearance had people speculating that she might have had work done on her nose, and possibly more of her face as well since she appeared “odd” to some. The tip of her nose, in particular, looked noticeably sharper than before, and her bridge seemed taller as well.
Because of this, some fans lamented that the alleged work wasn’t needed and that she’d already had a perfect nose beforehand. Others, however, thought that she hadn’t had a nose job done at all, but it was just due to lighting or poor angles in the photos.
Sharper makeup and contouring could have also given Naeun the “weird” appearance at the event. Regardless of what it was, Naeun was a visual of Apink for a reason when she was still a member, and she could still hold the position today!
3. Winter (aespa)
Winter’s alleged work on her nose is a bit of an odd case. Photos of her perfectly straight and pointed nose have received a lot of praise, even being called the “best” nose in K-Pop and looking as though it had come from a mold. Those with more critical opinions, however, think that her nose is too pointed and that it’s obvious she had work done when compared to her pre-debut pictures.
What has been commented on, perhaps, the most about Winter’s nose is that it seems to change drastically in shape in short periods of time, from sharper and taller to rounder and softer. The most likely case for this is the use of makeup to make it look different at different times, though many are still convinced that she has definitely had work done on it.
Others have made the comments that if Winter did have a nose job, then her doctor did a perfect job, considering how desirable her nose shape is for a lot of people! The idea that her nose is “too perfect” seems a bit silly.
4. Nayeon (TWICE)
During promotions for TWICE’s Formula of Love: O+T=<3 album in late 2021, Nayeon got some unwanted attention towards her appearance in the promotion photos leading up to the album’s release. Netizens were commenting on her “oddly high” nose bridge and sharp nose tip in the photos, which they believe were different than how her nose looked beforehand.
Some even went so far as to claim they “didn’t recognize her,” since they believed her nose used to have a lower bridge and wider wings. Since her nose appeared slimmer and sharper overall, people thought the alleged changes to her nose gave her an overall fiercer look.
Once again, however, many came to Nayeon’s defense to say that her nose had always looked like it did in the promotions, or if nothing else, that it looked different due to lighting and makeup, and possibly over-editing in the photos. Whatever the case, Nayeon is still as adorable as she’s always been!