16-year-old Singapore girl asked to have Botox treatment on K-pop show

10 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Source: The Straits Times OnlineShe is only 16 but Singaporean aspiring K-pop star Anthea Wang was offered a free cosmetic procedure at a Seoul plastic surgeon's clinic recently.During the clinic visit, Anthea, a contestant on television talent show K-pop Star Hunt's second season, was told: "Your jaw is square, nose is humped and you have bad skin."She turned down the offer of fillers, a scene in episode eight of the TV talent show, which airs in Singapore on Saturday on Channel M (StarHub Channel 824)."We're still young, why would I want to do this?" she says adamantly, now back in Singapore after filming the show in Seoul for three weeks in October last year.She had competed with other hopefuls - from the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan - for a trainee contract with South Korean record label Cube Entertainment.Anthea was eliminated after a bad performance of Jessie J's Who's Laughing Now at her first big challenge. Besides forgetting the lyrics, her voice was not up to par as "it was really cold and we weren't allowed to wear our coats", she says.

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