Exactly my thoughts. Just another Western girl who came to Korea and felt “ugly” because she’s bigger than most Korean girls. Nothing new. They come and go every year.
I completely disagree with the author. Women all over the world have issues with their looks. It’s not unique to Korea. If the writer felt “ugly” here, that’s her deal. She can’t blame her self-esteem issues on other people. Yes, Korea hasahigh rate of plastic surgery, but so does America! It seems to me that the author failed to understand the people and its culture, expecting it to be just like home. Well, it’s not.