Watch out, S-line, W-line, U-line, M-line, and V-line, there’s a new line on the block, which means it’s only a matter of time before the “I-line” becomes the new aspirational goal for the body-image-obsessed.
As you may know, S-lines refer to a woman’s curves, to put it nicely (or tits-n-ass, to put it more bluntly). The V-line refers to a thin face without all that face pudge or, yunno, pesky jawbone marring the way to an ideal oval shape. (Jaw shaving is a popular procedure for this.) A second V-line refers to cleavage. And now, netizens have coined the “I-line” to refer to the stick-thin figures of actresses like Jung Ryeo-won, above, or the newly slimmed Han Ji-hye, below.
The article refers to the I-line in a context of too thin, but you know it’s going to be taken by some as something to aspire to, and that’s just silly because nobody looks good in the shape of an I. The term seems to be pointed at actresses who aren’t merely thin but recently thin, Jung being a prime example. The response comes after seeing new pictures of her at a public appearance on November 13, to which the actress showed up looking alarmingly thin and with a face so slimmed that it was described as “sunken” and “hollow.” She had reportedly started an exercise and diet regimen for a movie, Melos, but is now worrying fans with the continued weight loss.
Another actress drawing concerns is Han Ji-hye, who recently posted unofficial CF photos on her mini-homepage, stating herself that “I think I’ve lost too much weight. I should probably eat more…”
Other celebs indicated as part of this trend include Choi Ji-woo and Boa, who’ve both displayed slimmer physiques lately, prompting fan concerns of anorexia.
Via Star News
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