Over the past few years, several plastic surgeons have revealed that BLACKPINK‘s Jennie is one of the most popular visual stars at cosmetic clinics. Numerous plastic surgery patients bring Jennie’s pictures to their appointments hoping to get her look—but just why is her look so highly sought? Two plastic surgeons with experience in the K-Pop industry explained all in a new “Comment Defenders” video with AYO on YouTube.
As the directors of Moon Clinic, a popular cosmetic treatment facility in Gangnam, Park Moon Soo, and Kook Hwa have performed numerous treatments—to the point that Park has even dined with a K-Pop star. So, who better to explain why so many plastic surgery patients ask to look like BLACKPINK’s Jennie?
Whose picture do you bring for plastic surgery? I’m gonna get Botox for my face line and square jaw, and am I’m gonna bring BLACKPINK Jennie’s or [DIA] Jung Chaeyeon’s?
— AYO commenter
First and foremost, Kook Hwa clarified that there’s no need to bring a celebrity’s photo to a non-invasive surgical procedure like Botox since these treatments can’t actually change the shape of your face—no matter how much to look like Jennie.
With that in mind, Park Moon Soo went on to explain why Jennie’s visuals are so popular among cosmetic surgery patients. First, he said Jennie has a uniquely short chin and small jaw. These features make her look even younger than her real age of 25 years old.
However, on top of that, he explained that Jennie also has “slanted eyes and thick lips.” In contrast to her cute jawline, this makes the BLACKPINK star look sexy. It’s this, says Park Moon Soo, that makes her visuals so desirable to cosmetic surgery patients.
I think a lot of people ask for looking cute and sexy at the same time.
— Park Moon Soo
As such, patients who already have a sexy face come into the clinic for treatments that will make them look cuter—such as jawline tailoring. Conversely, those who already have a cute image want lip fillers or similar treatments that make them look sexier.
That said, Kook Hwa notes that many celebrities have slim and small faces in common, along with well-formed facial features. As such, if you’re considering plastic surgery, she recommends bringing photos of celebrities who have a more similar image to your own rather than striving to replicate Jennie’s unique beauty.