Korean pop wannabes seek perfect dance steps, noses

Korean pop music leads many teens to practice dance moves, for perfect synchronization, and to consider plastic surgery, for the perfect face.

K-pop is the country's biggest musical export

Korean pop wannabes

9 years ago
Duration 2:29
Korean pop involves plastic surgery and perfect synchronization, CBC's Catherine Mercier reports. 2:29

Pop is South Korea's biggest musical export, typified by sugary looks, slick choreography and catchy tunes, CBC's Catherine Mercier reports.

K-pop is popular throughout most of Asia and leads many teens to rehearse dance moves, for perfect synchronization, and to consider plastic surgery, for a perfect face.

Despite the notable exception of Gangnam Style singer PSY, Koreans need to be thin and beautiful if they hope to make it, those in the business say.

To see Mercier's full report, click the above link.