BBC Three Series Exposes The Dark Side Of K-Pop
A white British man who has had 15 surgeries to mimic the look of his favourite K-Pop star insisted he is 'not trying to change race and look Korean' in a new documentary about beauty standards.
Being British East Asian: Sex, Beauty & Bodies, which is currently streaming on iPlayer, sees journalist Elaine Chong explore how many British Asians feel caught between the cultures of West and East, with episode two exploring beauty and plastic surgery.
Among the contributors is British K-Pop singer and enthusiast Oli London, 30, who has had £125,000 worth of surgery to recreate the look of his favourite star Jimin, from K-Pop super band BTS.
'Basically BTS debuted in 2013 and I was actually living in Korea at the time, and I was watching some TV and BTS performed and I was just amazed by all of them,' he said.
Oli first hit headlines in February 2019 after news broke that he'd spent over £75,000 on surgeries to look like K-pop star.
The K-Pop enthusiast pictured in Seoul's streets
Oli London, 30, from London, has undergone 15 plastic surgeries and spent over £125, 우리카지노 000 in a bid to look like Jimin, of K-Pop group BTS (right)
'I want my entire lifestyle to revolve around K-pop and I want my entire look to look like Jimin because for me he is perfection, his jaw shape, his lips his voice, everything.'
Oli revealed he is trolled online for 'trying to appear Asian' but insisted he is not trying to change his race and is merely showing an appreciation for Korean culture.
He said: 'I get trolled so much onl
They say "you'll never be a Korean pop star", even though I've had two top-eight hits on the iTunes chart. I think particularly the issue people seem to have with me is because I'm British I'm not Korean.'