Yup, that is right! This ahjumma finds guys who wear makeup super sexy. If you had told me that 10 years ago, I would have laughed in your face and rolled my eyes. Now I find it fascinating how watching a Asian tv shows could literally shift my personal tastes and ideas on beauty so much. So just for fun I decided to make a list of things that I find attractive after 5 years of a kdrama obsession. Can you relate with any of these examples? Did I miss one? Be sure to leave a comment if you think my list is incomplete.
When I was growing up (Eeeek really dating myself) this was what we thought of when makeup/men/and music was combined. Regardless of my enjoyment in 80's hairband music, I admit that I did not find this particular combo of style sexy.
Did you ever think that a guy in traditional garb, which is similar to a dress, would be sexy? I remember rolling my eyes when I watched my first Sageuk. It is hard to really feel attracted to someone wearing something that Western culture considers feminine. But it only took half a drama before I was completely swooning at the ornate garments and the sexy men wearing them. Now I actually look forward to discussing the different styling of the Hanbok's with other kdrama fans and debating who is sexiest. Here are several of my favorite Sageuk hotties.
One of the funnest things about kpop is the constant changing of idol hairstyles. They go from long to short, braids, mohawks, and also can be found in every color imaginable. There is something just so entertaining to see a different color and style with every new comeback. It is almost more important than the music at times. Who knew that pink could be so sexy on a guy?
So many clothes in every print and style imaginable. Some are super sexy while others completely miss the mark but they are almost always discussion worthy. No matter what they wear, a kdrama character/actor/or idol is judged by their outfits. I had never imagined that such excessive wardrobes existed. Not to mention the extreme importance of outerwear since no outfit is complete without a stylish jacket.
This is another aspect of the entertainment industry that I never thought i would be interested in. In my day the airwaves were overflowing with boy groups. Nsync, BackStreet Boys, 98%, etc... tons of options that all kind of sounded and looked the same. There were no drastic style changes other than natural aging, and the music ranged from so so to super annoying after hearing the same song on the radio a thousand times in a week. So when I became obsessed with kdramas I did not really pay attention to the whole kpop aspect of kentertainment. It was almost a year before I started tiptoeing my way into the kpop world, mostly through seeing actor-idols and then searching for their music on youtube. Slowly but surely, kpop sneaked its way onto my playlists and now I am a firm fan of plethora of various idol groups. And while I don't think they always have the best music, they do make me happy, and that means a lot nowadays.