5 Female K-Pop Idols Who Exposed Photoshopping

They reminded fans what they really look like!

South Korea has high beauty standards, especially for its music artists. Hence, why K-Pop idols are “idols.” So, their companies will often edit their photos before posting. Their skin is often airbrushed and lightened, and body parts are smaller.


yes a majority of idols pics are edited (SOME BY THEIR OWN CHOICE) but is that rlly a surprise? we’re stuck in a cycle where we expect perfect -> they feel pressured and edit to be perfect -> we think it’s real and look to them for goals -> theyre pressured to maintain it #kpop #aespa #bts #ive #wonyoung #newjeans #lesserafim #straykids

♬ original sound – kpop insta vs reality

Sometimes, the editing gets extreme, not by the idols’ choice. So, some idols have exposed the Photoshopping by posting original or behind-the-scenes. Check them out below.

1. TWICE’s Tzuyu

Tzuyu posted the original version on Instagram to remind ONCEs what she really looks like!


2. (G)I-DLE’s Miyeon

Miyeon uploaded unedited behind-the-scenes photos from her Soju ad.

Miyeon | @noodle.zip/Instagram

3. LOONA’s Hyeju

The retouched photos were deleted and replaced by the original.

4. ITZY’s Yeji

Yeji shared an unedited behind-the-scenes photo from ITZY’s fanmeeting concept photos.

5. LE SSERAFIM’s Kazuha

Kazuha shared unedited behind-the-scenes photos from her makeup ad.

| Etude