Since stars who have undergone plastic surgery often find themselves facing criticism and scrutiny, many K-Pop idols choose to keep quiet about their procedures. These 9 idols, however, boldly confessed to having nose jobs (also known as rhinoplasty).
1. JooE (MOMOLAND)
On an episode of JTBC’s Knowing Bros in 2018, MOMOLAND’s JooE revealed her brush with plastic surgery while talking about her ear piercings.
JooE told the hosts that she had cartilage taken from her right ear and used as part of a nose job.
2. Chaeyeon (DIA)
DIA’s Chaeyeon talked about her nose job on an episode of MBC’s Video Star in 2016.
The hosts asked Chaeyeon if she had double eyelid surgery, but she explained that her eyelids are natural. Instead, her nose was the feature she had surgery on.
3. Heechul (Super Junior)
While Super Junior’s Heechul was serving his mandatory military duty as a public service officer, he got into a traffic accident and had to have his nose repaired. However, after the surgery, his nose was flatter than it had been before.
To get back to his original look, Heechul elected to have a cosmetic nose job procedure.
Jessi is one Korean star who doesn’t shy away from talking about her plastic surgeries. One of the procedures she’s had done in the past was rhinoplasty.
Jessi also underwent breast enlargement as well as double eyelid surgery.
5. Minzy (2NE1)
Since YG Entertainment’s founder Yang Hyun Suk had previously expressed his disdain for plastic surgery, 2NE1’s Minzy wasn’t sure if she should get a nose job at first.
However, while undergoing surgery to treat her rhinitis, she received the CEO’s blessing and underwent a cosmetic nose job too.
6. Soyou (SISTAR)
Unfortunately, former SISTAR member Soyou decided to have plastic surgery because of hateful comments.
After netizens’ scrutiny took a toll on her mental health, Soyou underwent a nose job to relieve the public pressure.
7. Dongwan (Shinhwa)
Shinhwa’s Dongwon was one of the earliest stars to admit to having plastic surgery.
In 2017, he told listeners of MC Mong’s Pleasure and Pain that he had a nose job before debuting because of an accident with a falling speaker.
8. Seo Inyoung (formerly of Jewelry)
Two members of since-disbanded group Jewelry had nose jobs. Seo Inyoung once told fans she’d never had plastic surgery on her body.
However, she did confess to having a nose job.
9. Kim Yewon (formerly of Jewelry)
Fellow Jewelry member Kim Yewon also admitted to having rhinoplasty.
On an episode of MBC’s We Got Married in 2015, she told her fake husband Henry that she had minor work done on her nose after a fortune teller uncovered her secret.