A Peek into the Youth Plastic Surgery Frenzy
Skin whitening, eyelid surgery, nose jobs, face injections, etc…. These cosmetic surgery procedures have become more and more popular in China. Many young girls choose the eyelid surgery as a graduation present, or even travel to Korea to have their faces carved up so that they can return to their friends looking beautiful. For those who cannot afford an expensive surgery, participate in the Chengdu TV show MyLife Beautiful Asia Project: winners can receive free cosmetic surgery for free.
Two American students, Ben Mullinkosson and Bobby Moser came to China and were shocked to discover that young, healthy, good-looking girls restructure their faces so they could look more like a Westerner (Caucasian). They decided to film an 18-year-old girl who entered the cosmetic surgery competition, and document this process of “saying goodbye to her face”.
This documentary is titled What I Hate About Myself, and Ben and Bobby have successfully reached their goal on Kickstarter. The duo pledged $2,400 for the film’s post-production and distribution expenses.