Gangnam beauty refers to someone who’s attractive but looks as if they went through a number of plastic surgeries for a pretty face, a hot body, or both. Gangnam being Seoul’s most affluent area, 36% of plastic surgery clinics in Korea are located there according to Gallup. Gangnam beauty is a euphemism for a plastic beauty or a plastic beast, depending on the context. Both expressions, which are pretty self-explanatory, have been around since the early 2010s.
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