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If you’re a massive K-pop fan, you’ll know AOA stands for Ace of Angels and not American Optometric Association.
AOA is a 7-member South Korean girl band under FNC Music. They are labelmates with CNBLUE, FT Island and Juniel.
The girls are so flexible that they can transform into an instrument playing band with 5 members and to a dancing group with 7 members.
Members include Seolhyun, Choa, Hyejeong, Chanmi, Yuna, Mina, Jimin, and Youkyung. They debuted with the single “Elvis” from their first single album “Angel’s Story”.
Being a member of a K-pop group means resigning your private and personal lives into the public sphere and the seven members of AOA have been subject to various rumours.
But the one rumour that unites them all is the rumour that all of them have undergone AOA plastic surgery.
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll probably know by now that these rumours turn out to be true.
So what say you. Are the girls real or is it all AOA plastic surgery?
Kim Chan Mi aka Chanmi Plastic Surgery Transformation
Let’s start with Kim Chan Mi, stage name Chanmi.
This Daegu native was a very active child, thus prompting her mom to send her to dancing school and ever since then their lives have changed when Chanmi auditioned to be part of the group.
Was it her looks that won her a spot or pure talent? Judging by her pre debut pictures, we don’t think Chanmi was much of a looker.
We’d peg it down to AOA plastic surgery, namely blepharoplasty. As pictured above, Chanmi’s childhood picture shows her with narrow Asian eyes, lacking the extra eyelid crease.
The after picture shows her with bigger, wider, double eyelid eyes that makeup can’t achieve to that extent. This AOA plastic surgery helped Chanmi go up the ladder in the looks department.
The “K-pop combo pack” is not a KFC chicken deal but something Koreans refer to as the nose and eyes plastic surgery that most Korean celebrities undergo when they become stars.
It is almost standard procedure, much like how one has to get a degree to get a job.
Plastic surgery is their ticket to this world and if they can get it why not? Chanmi is no different.
The star has reshaped her nose with rhinoplasty by increasing the nasal bridge and fine tuning the tip to resemble a Concord tip. The before and after is so blatantly obvious, you’d have to be blind to deny this surgery!
Park Cho Ah aka Choa Plastic Surgery Transformation
Next up in the AOA plastic surgery line up is Park Cho Ah, stage name Choa.
While Choa had dreams of becoming a singer since young, her conservative Asian parents were not very supportive so the singer studied Aviation Business Administration instead.
Fate had other plans as one day she bumped into JUNIEL and she told Choa about the FNC audition for girl group AOA.
The rest as they say is history. We wonder if her parents still oppose her career, but more importantly, do they recognize their daughter?
For instance, there’s rumour of her getting double eyelid surgery. Based on the photos above, we think it’s more fact than fiction.
There she is posing for the camera in both pictures, the only difference is the extra crease in her eyelid. Her eyes were naturally big before and they seem to have remained in size horizontally.
She might have also gotten aegyo sal surgery judging by the tiny puffs of fat underneath her eyes which were absent in the before picture.
This AOA plastic surgery is very obvious but in a good way as it makes her look so much better than before.
Denial is the name of the game but there’s no denying this AOA plastic surgery nose job on Choa.
We prefer her nose in the after picture where it’s tall, slim and with a pointed, well defined tip unlike her previous nose where it lacked height and had no well-defined tip.
Your nasal cartilage might grow but certainly not to the extent of morphing into a different shape! This AOA plastic surgery is a 9 on the obvious scale.
Shin Hye Jeong aka Hyejeong Plastic Surgery Transformation
AOA plastic surgery debutante number 3 is none other than Shin Hye Jeong, stage name Hyejeong.
The singer is a self confessed shy kid so it’s a surprise that she chose this line of career when she debuted on the SBS drama “A Gentleman’s Dignity” prior to joining AOA.
Hyejeong like her fellow group members has definitely been subject to the AOA plastic surgery machine, but can we tell what she’s done?
Hyejeong already had big cute round eyes as a kid. The only thing that marred her pretty face was her nose.
So it’s only natural Hyejeong felt the need to get AOA plastic surgery for it. While the tip remains the same, the length and height of the bridge has been increases as well as slimmed down to give her a longer, narrower nose.
The overall outcome of this AOA plastic surgery gives her a well balanced facial profile.
What other AOA plastic surgery did Hyejeong get? We suspect she’s also had a chin impant. As show above, the celebrity had a short round chin that wasn’t harmonious with the size of the rest of her face.
In the after picture we see her with a longer, more pointed chin. Unlike V line surgery which improves only the frontal view, chin implants help improve the front and profile view as well, although the level of results depends on how big an implant is inserted inside.
This AOA plastic surgery, while only slight in appearance does make a difference to Hyejeong’s looks and we can only say it’s a difference for the better.
Shin Ji Min aka Jimin Plastic Surgery Transformation
In K-pop circles, there is constant speculation as to whether or not someone is a real beauty and the definition of “real” here is someone who’s not had any work done to their faces. Unfortunately this term can’t be applied to Shin Ji Min, stage name Jimin.
The talented rapper was interested in music from a young age and learned to play the guitar, harmonica and piano.
Jimin suffered from Carpal Tunnel syndrome and underwent surgery 3 years ago. That’s not the only surgery she’s had though.
Our AOA plastic surgery sources say she’s had other procedures done for more aesthetic purposes.
This AOA plastic surgery collage highlights her eyes. Jimin has really big eyes in the second picture where she has the much coveted double eyelids.
In the first picture her eyes are big, but not as big as it is in the second picture. Her eyes have also become horizontally longer which leads us to believe she’s had lateral canthoplasty coupled with blepharoplasty to fix her eyes.
These AOA plastic surgery procedures help increase length of the eyes as well as achieve that extra fold in the small flap of skin that covers your eyes, otherwise known as the eyelid.
We’ll say her new big eyes make her look extra cute and very much like a Manga drawing come to life.
While Jimin’s AOA plastic surgery on her eyes was a success, we think the outcome of AOA plastic surgery on her nose was less obvious.
The nose looks almost the same in both pictures, except that it’s slightly longer and higher in the after picture.
We think Jimin probably just had a silicon implant added in to increase nasal height and that’s about it as the tip looks the same.
This AOA plastic surgery would’ve been better if she had shaved down the alars as well. But oh well, it’s still a decent nose job done.
From the before and after pictures above, we can tell Jimin has had V line surgery. Her jaw used to be bulky and U shaped before, now it has tapered down nicely to form the ultimate V shape towards the end.
This surgery shaves down the mandible bone to give it a sleeker, more narrow look from the front and at 45 degree angles. This surgery adds length to Jimin’s face and makes it look narrower overall.
Kim Seol Hyun aka Seolhyun Plastic Surgery Transformation
Who’s next in our debunking of AOA plastic surgery rumours? Why it’s none other than Kim Seol Hyun of course. Seolhyun (as she is known to fans) is big on plastic surgery.
She admitted to getting braces done during her pre debut days. What other AOA plastic surgery has she done?
We’ll start with the less invasive ones first.
What non-invasive AOA plastic surgery procedure do you think Seolhyun got done here?
Well if you noticed the more defined jawline with less chubbiness, then you noticed right.
We think Seolhyun got Botox injections done to her masseter to reduce the size of her jaw muscles. In the first picture, she’s hardly smiling and yet her jaw looks wide and chubby with not much definition.
In the second picture, she’s smiling broadly but still manages to look slimmer thanks to this non-invasive AOA plastic surgery called Botox that helps slim the jawline without having to cut open the face.
We don’t think it’s jaw augmentation as her chubby face was more down to baby fat and enlarged masseter muscles than bone definition.
Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a silicone implant. We have reason to believe Seolhyun’s nose is anything but natural and all down to A0A plastic surgery as we compare the before and after pictures of her.
How else would her nose suddenly get taller and slimmer? We can also see the tip of her nose has been raised and is in better shape than it was previously.
What other AOA plastic surgery is Seoulhyun guilty of? Well if you’ve been a long time reader of PlastyTalk you’d be able to guess by now the next obvious procedure she’s had.
It’s none other than lateral canthoplasty. The one obvious thing in the collage above is how her eyes seem to stretch out horizontally in the after picture, thus making them look longer, wider and bigger.
Seolhyun also had a case of ptosis eyes, as observed in the before picture where her left eyelid drops over her iris more than the other one.
This has obviously been corrected through ptosis surgery where the levator muscle is tightened. Seolhyuns eyes are now big, wide and most certainly not droopy thanks to this AOA plastic surgery.
Seo Yu Na aka Yuna Plastic Surgery Transformation
Next up in the AOA plastic surgery is Seo Yu Na, aka Yuna.
From a young age, Yuna knew she wanted to become a singer and her dedication to this dream was proved when she went all the way to Seoul from Busan to practice singing and attend auditions.
Her hard work has paid off as Yuna is now a member of AOA. What else did she do while in Seoul and before her AOA days?
We think Yuna had some pre debut AOA plastic surgery done.
The first AOA plastic surgery she got done was to her eyes. This before and after montage clearly shows the procedure done: blepharoplasty.
Yuna had typically Asian eyes. Thankfully though her eyes weren’t mere slits and we can see her iris.
But Yuna obviously wanted to get bigger eyes and double eyelids (as pictured in the after picture) hence the AOA plastic surgery done to fix this.
Yuna also had her nose done if these before and after pictures are to be compares. Her nose has definitely become slimmer and taller at the bridge which works to balance out her features nicely.
We think Yuna had an implant inserted inside and also raised the columella, thus giving her a higher tip and more delicate looking nostrils.
This AOA plastic surgery has worked wonders for Yuna, who otherwise would have had to walk around with a flat ugly nose.
Kwon Min A aka Mina Plastic Surgery Transformation
Fellow Busan native Mina, real name Kwon Min A also harboured dreams of becoming a K-pop star.
Like Yuna, Mina also moved to Seoul to pursue a career in singing. Like Yuna, we also know Mina got AOA plastic surgery to further enhance her face and get to where she is today.
This AOA plastic surgery shows a before and after picture of Mina.
Mina had a short bridge and dorsum which was later lengthened to give her a longer slimmer nose.
The tip has been reshaped to give her a more concord end, although unfortunately, the thickness of the alar can’t be reduced, thus giving away the fact that she had AOA plastic surgery done.
Now that we’ve covered the seven AOA plastic surgery member by member, let’s now focus on their transformation as a group.
AOA plastic surgery has no doubt transformed these seven angels into the K-pop idols they are today.
This personal metamorphosis has taken them to unprecedented heights on the professional front.
A lunchtime, minimal-downtime procedure for V-shaping the mid-lower face for more youthful, heart-shaped proportions. A combination of the popular Korean Ultra V-lift using PDO threads with Botox for jaw slimming and fillers for chin enhancement.