10 K-Drama Characters Who Challenged Beauty Standards

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at March 17, 2020

It's challenging to define beauty in this judgemental society we live in. If you have fair skin, long luscious hair, acne-free, skinny, tall, and of young age then you've passed, meaning you're good enough in their eyes. Otherwise, you'll be subjected to unjust scrutiny. Sad but true, that's how beauty standards were set.

In the entertainment scene, there are definitive points you have to meet before you can be labeled as protagonist-worthy. It's either you get cast as the annoying kontrabida, a sidekick, or a mere passerby. But thanks to some of our dearest K-dramas, this whole idea of "beautiful" has become diverse. They've proven that just because you're "different," it doesn't mean that you can't get a happy ending. See the characters who have taught us to be confident in our kind of beautiful in the gallery above!

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