A South Korean press reporter used glasses on TELEVISION in a significant break with the nation ' s crazy appeal requirements for ladies

SouthKorean Lim Hyeon- ju completely makeup and contact lenses, and in her glasses. MBC News/ YouTube/BusinessInsider


A South Korean news anchor defied her nation’s strict appeal standards for ladies by choosing to ditch her contact lenses and incorrect eyelashes, and use glasses on air rather.

LimHyeon- ju, who generally gets up at 2: 40 a.m. every day for her 6 a.m. broadcast, began appearing last month on the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) early morning program with a set of black-and-gold, round-framed glasses.

Malebroadcasters on South Korea frequently appear on air using glasses, however this was the very first time a female speaker for a significant TELEVISION network had actually done so, inning accordance with Korea’s Yonhap News company

Lim’s eyes had actually ended up being exhausted and so dry from using contact lenses and incorrect lashes every day that she needed to utilize synthetic tears to dampen them, the anchor informedYonhap Due to the fact that her eyes were so dry, She included that she discovered it hard to work.

Shecomposed in an Instagram post, which has actually gathered numerous messages of assistance:

” I need to get up early in the early morning for the early morning news, however when I have inadequate sleeping time and brief preparation time, I in some cases wish to use glasses. If I minimized my time and tiredness, I felt I might focus more on the news. […]

“Viewers are also focusing on the nature on the news, not the appearance of the anchor.”

Limincluded that she “needed a little courage” to use glasses on air initially, however has actually given that ended up being motivated by her countless messages of assistance that she would continue to do so. She has routinely used glasses in her broadcasts since.

Lim, here on May 2, has routinely used glasses in her day-to-day broadcasts. MBC News/ YouTube

SouthKorean ladies are held to infamously high requirements for appeal —– the nation has the most plastic surgeries per capita worldwide, with practically one million treatmentsevery year.

Notusing a complete face of makeup to work —– no matter the market —– can likewise be considered less than professional in particular South Korean workplaces, Quartzreported

A current survey likewise discovered that majority of 552 South Korean employees surveyed stated they had actually never ever seen a female colleague in glasses in the past —– despite the fact that 70% of South Korea’s population under 30 are reported to be near-sighted, Quartz kept in mind.

Furthermore, due to the fact that South Korean task posts generally need pictures, along with requesting candidates’ height and weight, lots of candidates have actually stated they felt forced to appear appealing.

A 2016 study by a nationwide task website discovered that more than 60% of personnels workers discovered that a candidate’s look impacted his/her possibilities at getting the task.

Cosmeticsurgical treatment being marketed plainly in a South Korean train station. AhnYoung- joon/AP

Onein 3 South Korean ladies in between 19 and 29 have actually currently gone through plastic surgery, GallupKorea discovered in 2015

Themost popular treatment is the “double-eyelid”surgical treatment, which produces creases in the eyelids that lead to the look of larger eyes. Another popular one is the “smile surgery,” that makes the individual appear like they have a somewhat upturned mouth at all times.

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