Do You Make A Distinction Between "Visual" And "Body"?

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  1. emanresu

    emanresu Tzuyu Fanboy

    Mar 21, 2016
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    Do You Make A Distinction Between "Visual" And "Body"?

    In my time here on Allkpop I've often seen a practice that has always struck me as odd.

    The separation of someone's "visual" or "beauty" from that of the aesthetic appeal of their "body".

    It comes up a lot in conversation as visuals tend to be frequent topics on the forum.

    How do I mean this?

    Well someone will say something like.

    "She's not the prettiest but she has a great body."


    "Guy A is more handsome but Guy B has a better body."

    Further with the discussion of female idols especially, I've noticed that many tend to place greater emphasis on facial beauty than on beauty of the body.

    I don't know whether it follows gender lines or whether it's just common with a lot of people in discussion of kpop or what.

    It's always struck me as different than how I assess beauty.

    For me personally, one's attraction is the cohesive blend of both body and facial appeal.

    I can't really extract the two and see them in separate terms as one informs the other.

    Thoughts? How do you see it?

    Do you make a distinction?

    Do you place greater emphasis on one or the other?

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  2. Leean_Taeyong

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  3. Meloverse

    Meloverse ♔ Snake Princess ♔

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    I mean look at someone like Monsta X Wonho- he has a great body from what I've seen, but facially? Easily one of the poorest visuals I've seen in kpop.

    On the other hand, my bias who I adore has the ideal face for someone with my taste - but his body isn't anything impressive. He's just a stick for the most part.
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  4. Yseki

    Yseki Diesel

    Aug 17, 2017
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    Being Cute
    Body usually means form while not talking about everything. Though I find a lot of kpop fans (mostly on twitter) to be shallow and treat idols like hunks of meat.
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  5. IQYZS

    IQYZS Married to @igloo

    Feb 20, 2018
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    Definitely. I can't really explain why. Maybe because their face is the first thing we really look at?
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  6. Lulu_Key

    Lulu_Key Veteran

    Mar 5, 2016
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    Yes, there is a distinction for me and it happens unknowingly, not just for kpop but also i real life.
    For real life I think having a nice and fit body is more important since that is sth you change about yourself and its the result of someone's life style and hard work while face is sth you are born with.
    For kpop I tend to pay more attention to clothes and makeup that the body and the face when it comes to ggs.
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  7. LovelySerenity

    Mar 15, 2016
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    I can see what people mean, but I look at the visuals as a whole XD
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  8. crispina_aguilera


    Mar 26, 2018
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    full time tiffany pollard stan
    thot topic
    I mean. The k-pop standard is generally stick-skinny so I don't really pay attention to bodies unless that idol is known for having a great one (Joy, Cheng Xiao, etc.)
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  9. syugga

    syugga Super Rookie

    Jan 28, 2017
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    family disappointment
    this hurt me so much since i think he's rlly pretty. ahh but beauty is subjective, yes.
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  10. gay6

    gay6 Rookie

    Oct 20, 2017
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    dowoon's arms <3
    ur sig is so hot i cried

    anyway.. yeah! visuals are definitely only the face that i take into account when saying "she has great visuals" or "he's a really good visual." if they have a great body too that's a plus.

    for example ^^ someone mentioned above tht wonho, while he has a great body, isn't that good looking (imo)

    and, say, young k who i think is really really good looking, has a pretty average normal body hahahha
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  11. syugga

    syugga Super Rookie

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    family disappointment
    brian is actually looking pretty chubby this days it makes me so happy lmao he eating good
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  12. Abeamus

    Abeamus Married to @Couponski

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    I think that distinction is there naturally since if you are complimenting someones face you'll generally use handsome, cute, pretty, beautiful, etc. but if you are saying something about their body you'll go more into words like hot and sexy
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  13. emanresu

    emanresu Tzuyu Fanboy

    Mar 21, 2016
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    Okay. I will!

  14. gay6

    gay6 Rookie

    Oct 20, 2017
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    dowoon's arms <3
    YES his face is chubbier its good and cute
  15. d0_kyunqso

    d0_kyunqso Public Figure

    Dec 2, 2016
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    ♡ yunho's gf ♡
    i think i make a distinction too but in general i always am more attracted to the face anyways and sometimes when you like your bias you like their body and physical features in general after that too i guess?

    a mix of both is good for me though too
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