These girls are changing the face of K-beauty. On September 7, 2018, the annual Jstyle Muse Contest held its third competition between plus-size models in South Korea. Check out an in-depth interview with some of Korea’s most prominent plus-size models:
I am 174 centimeters (5 feet 8 inches) tall and weigh 76 kilograms (167 lbs). That means my body mass index (BMI) is 25.1. The international standard for obesity is 30. To be labeled obese, I need to gain 15 more kilograms — roughly the weight of a large Welsh
“Don’t girls normally weigh less than 50kg?” “If you weigh over 50, how can talk openly about your weight?” “ARE YOU CRAZY?” Meet the women giving the middle finger to South Korea’s pervasive culture of fat-shaming.