On a TV program aired last Thursday, a distressed mother decided to turn to the media for help to stop her 29-year-old daughter’s plastic surgery habit. She even went so far as to threaten to disown her if she would not stop changing her looks.
During the talk show aired by Dragon TV, the 61-year-old mom told her daughter, who had blown 800,000 yuan ($122,000) on 20 plastic surgery operations over just the past two years, that she felt heartbroken by her ever-changing face, Tencent reports.
“Every time I see her, she looks different. I can hardly recognize her even though I’m her mother,” she told the audience, via SCMP. “Now my daughter’s face has been totally reshaped, all her aunts say she looks rather like a monster. How can I not be worried?”
The daughter, Yu Bing, who runs a clothing business with friends, said that she has a strong desire to be another Fan Bingbing, a superstar Chinese actress, famous for her white skin, pointed chin, big eyes and fine nose, though Fan strongly denies they are the results of plastic surgery — even though her friends already regard her as a “good-looking girl.”
Yu told the audience that she had gone under the knife for jaw contorting, nose reconstruction and double eyelids operations; however, she was still unsatisfied with how she looked, believing that her “eyes are too small” and her “jaw too long.”
When asked about what 2016 has in store, Yu responded that she plans to “grow taller” this year by getting a surgery in which a doctor would break her shin bones to insert implants, giving her a few extra centimeters in height.
After hearing this, her mom broke down into tears. She said that she was worried her daughter would soon end up dead on the operation table. Despite her mother’s obvious grief, Yu’s expression didn’t change. “I’m not smiling. Actually, I want to cry too. But I’ve just done a surgery that curled my lips upward.”
Moved by her mom’s compassion, Yu apologized at the end of the program. Since it happened on TV, it has to be true.
We just hope that Yu doesn’t end up dead or like one of these Chinese women who protested on the streets of Seoul, denouncing the shady intermediaries and hospitals responsible after suffering botched plastic surgery operations performed in Korea.
Or, you know, like this girl:
By Lucy Liu