These Pictures Show How Korea’s Beauty Standards Have Changed Over Time

To see how Korea’s beauty standards have changed over the years, it’s best to take a peek at the lookers of history for some comparison.

1. Crown Prince Hyomyeong

A prince known for his love for dance and good looks, Crown Prince Hyomyeong depicts many of the features that were considered handsome back in the day. A spacious forehead, sharp nose, and slanted monolid eyes to name a few.

2. Munjong of Joseon

Next to step into the limelight is the fifth king of the Joseon dynasty, Munjong of Joseon. To continue the list of favored features, a large body built with wide shoulders and fair skin were also considered very handsome.

3. Prince Yi Wu

The last prince of Korea, Prince Yi Wu is next on line. In addition to all the features listed above, thin and long lips and thin hair charmed all passer-bys decades ago.

4. Handsome commoners

To step away from the royalty for a moment, here are stunners from the world of commoners.

5. Today

Today, idols like BTS Jin and ASTRO Cha Eunwoo are considered top visuals, with smooth skin, full features, and delicate face shapes with a prominent nose.