Despite the trend among many female celebrities in Korea, who choose to have plastic surgery on their face, Girl’s Generation (SNSD)’s Yoona has always been named one of the rare natural beauties in the country.
As the star of the week, we thought a look into Yoona’s beauty from the time she was a child to now was worth our attention.
Yoona from Childhood to High School
Netizens began spreading Yoona’s childhood photos in online communities when SNSD made a head-turning debut.
Whoever spread the photos, and whatever their intentions were, they revealed that the SNSD member was indeed a natural beauty.
Even as a baby, Yoona still has the ′deer-like′ eyes that make us adore her.
Yoona′s face becomes more recognizable as she enters her teenage years.
Growing up in Korea, Yoona had to wear uniforms throughout middle and high school, but she still stood out among her classmates.
Even without the magic of Photoshop, Yoona′s high school photo came out just as good as any of her other photos, proving that she really can′t take a bad picture.
Yoona as an SM Trainee
More photos of Yoona were revealed through online communities, from her time as an SM trainee - while some of the other faces are recognizable, it′s pretty much only Yoona who looks...exactly...the...same.
Yoona as a Cosmetics Model
Yoona has always been sought after as a model in the beauty industry due to her flawless skin even with minimal makeup on.
She was cast as the model of CleanClear Korea, during the earlier part of her career and was later cast as the main model for Korean cosmetics brand Innisfree.
Proof that Yoona is a Natural Beauty
If you′re still wondering if Yoona really is a natural beauty, when so many Korean celebrities got plastic surgery on their face, experts have claimed that she is indeed plastic-free.
In 2011, Y-Star′s Gung Geum Ta took a poll on the street, asking "Which female celebrity do you think is a ‘natural beauty?’" and the selected celebrities’ pictures were taken to a plastic surgeon to see if they were really natural.
The selected celebrities included Go Hyun Jung, Kim Ha Neul, Son Ye Jin, Im Soo Jung, Choi Kang Hee, Park Ha Sun, singers SNSD’s Yoona, Kara’s Goo Hara, G. Na, Davichi’s Kang Min Kyung, 2NE1’s Park Bom and more.
After carefully analyzing their photos, the surgeon claimed that the only ones that did not get plastic surgery on their face were SNSD’s Yoona, Choi Kang Hee and Park Ha Sun among those selected.
She was also ranked number one on DC Inside’s poll in 2012, asking ‘which cosmetics model do you think would look prettier without makeup.’
So - basically, Yoona is a natural beauty who never fails to amaze her fans with her looks, whether it’s for a performance, drama or campaign.
Photo credit: Girl’s Generation’s Facebook, Online Communities, CleanClear, Innisfree, YK Star, SM Entertainment