BY Katrina Pallop
on Dec 18, 2012
If all goes according to plan tomorrow for Park Guen-hye, she’ll have secured the presidency of South Korea before the day is out. At present, Park is favored over her opponent Moon Jae-in. Though the margin is very slim indeed, it’s very likely that Park will take tomorrow’s election and become South Korea’s first female president.
Though she may very well be elected tomorrow, Park’s campaign has not exactly been a cake walk. Read More
BY Intern Mimi
on Oct 10, 2012
Have you ever brought a picture of your favorite celebrity to your stylist, and said, “Yes, this is what I want. Do you see how her hair hits her chin ever so slightly? Make my hair just like that.” The stylist nods her head in approval and begins snipping away until you resemble Rachel McAdams, or Heidi Klum, or Rihanna. At least from behind, anyway.
A recent interview with South Korean plastic surgeons from The Wall Street Journal illuminates the increasingly popular trend of male clients bringing in pictures of celebrities they want to look like. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Oct 28, 2011
Movies based on real life stories get people talking. It’s not very often though that those same movies get a government to rethink its laws. But that’s exactly what happened in South Korea after a movie based on the true story of a sexual abuse scandal at a school for the deaf was released last month. Read More
on Sep 27, 2011
There’s a new label for women floating around on the Internet: bagel girls. A Konglish (Korean + English) combination of baby-faced and glamorous, the phrase started popping up about a year ago on websites dedicated to K-pop and South Korean celebrities. South Korean stars, especially actresses and singers, are praised as bagel girls for the contrast between what fans have called their youthful “baby faces” and “glamorous” bodies. Read More