I don’t have the answer.
But I distinctly remembered that the Koreans girls were once seen as the poor cousins of Japanese girls. Japanese girls were the cute/sexy/hot ones while the Koreans girls were… well, motherly. In a Kim Jong Il manner.
Is it the Korean dramas that sport ridiculously looking gay dudes who sent girls swooning over some stupid sit-up scene? A nefarious soft power projection by the South Korea gov? The vast improvement in skillsets of the Korean plastic surgeons? All of the above?
Anyway, who cares? A couple of years down the road, I’ll be too old to be looking at teenage girls prancing on the stage without feeling like a dirty old bastard. Might as well enjoy the ride it last.
Random Korean girl group