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Hang Mioku: The Model Who Ruined Her Face Forever
If you’ve never heard of Hang Mioku you probably haven’t seen how she looks now. Once a successful model and singer, now famous for her irreversible facial mistake…
Now more than ever, people come to conclusions by the way we look, instead of the way we truly are. Plastic surgeries are so trendy, and libraries are so empty. Social media has created a new measurement for success and overall beauty, and it’s mostly assessed on the way we look.
To me, being unique is more beautiful than any plastic surgery. When I personally scroll on social media, and look at the influencers with tons of plastic surgery, they are all copy/paste. They have the same nose, the cheeks, the botox, the lifters and whatever you call the rest. They are all the same. To me that’s not unique, but that’s just my personal opinion… not that you asked for it!
We’ve heard all sorts of stories, like this Bulgarian lips model who claims to have the biggest lips in the world. Or the billionaire socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein who had so many plastic surgeries.
But another story is the Korean model Hang Mioku. She took it way too far and became an online sensation for what she did to her face.
Hang was born in South Korea on 8th of July 1963 – which makes her 59 years old today.
In the 80s, Mioku worked as a model and a singer and was pursuing a modeling career. She had to keep her appearance top notch to shine in the spotlight against the competition.
Capital of plastic surgery
If you look at the image above, you’ll see a naturally beautiful woman. A bright wide, smile, dark hair and beautiful dark eyes. But it looked like she wanted more than that.
When she was 28 years old, she went under the knife. Soon, it became her obsession.
South Korea is the highest per capita rate of cosmetic surgery in the world. Seoul has more than 500 aesthetic centers alone.
In a city where everyone goes under the knife, people constantly compare themselves, which can easily become an addiction. We want to keep up with the competition, especially in the business where looks pay well. That’s what happend to Hang.
She moved to Korea, but the addiction didn’t stop there…
At one point her parents didn’t recognized her and they were petrified that she might ruin her life. They took her to the hospital to get help, but had to stop because they couldn’t afford the treatments anymore.
Instead of taking another path, she went to do some more cosmetic surgery…
Wajah Hang Mioku setelah menyuntikkan silikon dan minyak goreng beberapa kali.~ #HangMioku pic.twitter.com/s1UXPGyD3f— Dilla (@DNaburju) August 6, 2013
Looking at the pictures above, you can probably see how far she went to look “beautiful.”
When she had a hard time finding plastic surgeon willing to take on her, because she was not feeling well, a black market “doctor” sold her a bottle of silicone. The “doctor” told her she could inject it herself, which gave terrible results.
But that’s not all!
Hang, who is said to have two children, didn’t stop with her homecooked experiments. She somehow thought that injecting cooking oil in her face is a good idea… another big mistake.
After injecting the oil, Hang became completely unrecognizable. Kids were pointing fingers towards her, and called her “standing fan” because of her swollen face…
Hang Mioku today
After social media made her viral, Hang received a lot of donations and was finally able to pay for some necessary surgeries. In 2008, doctors removed 60 grams of foreign substance from her face and 200 grams from her neck.
After dozens of operations, Hang still looks disfigured. Her experiments and disease to go under the knife did some irreversible damage.
According to Daily Mail, now Hang works at a recycled clothing store today, called The Beautiful Shop.
We haven’t heard from Hang for a while, but we hope she’s doing well.
This is a wake-up call to all the people out there: addiction is complex disease of the brain and body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite serious health and social consequences.
Please, PLEASE seek for medical help before it’s too late.
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