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Eoljjang
Hangul 얼짱
Revised Romanization Eoljjang
McCune–Reischauer

Ŭltchang

Eoljjang (Korean: 얼짱), also spelled as Ulzzang or Uljjang (Korean pronunciation: [ʌl.tɕ͈äŋ]), is a popular South Korean term literally meaning "best face" or "good-looking". Originally used as a slang term, this word in the English lexicon has evolved into describing a person that follows specific style of fashion. A person desiring eoljjang status would gain popularity on the internet through entering contests where their photos are judged and chosen by voters, though many became well-known eoljjangs from having popular Cyworld accounts or have gained popularity in school for being attractive.

Many eoljjangs model for popular Korean fashion websites, and some have entered the Korean entertainment business and have since risen to stardom.

Although the word originated in South Korea, followers of such trends could be seen in China and Japan, but can also be found in Taiwan, the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Europe, and Malaysia .[1]

Etymology

The word "eoljjang", literally "best face", is derived from the words eolgul (Korean: "얼굴") meaning "face"; and jjang (Korean: "짱") a slang term meaning "best". The term is often used by netizens for contests competing for the title of "eoljjang", but it has since developed into a subculture or style, rather than a competition event.

Characteristics

Most eoljjangs share similar features. They usually have large eyes (being the main focus), fair skin, small noses and mouths, as well as the typical 'V' line that most "eoljjangs" get done in surgery[citation needed].

The typical hairstyles include anything from a pixie haircut to very long. Usually including bangs or side swept bangs. More than likely, "eoljjangs" will wear curls, loose buns, waves, and many more other interesting hairstyles that are achieved quite simply.

There are a few style trends that are followed, either imitating fashion from Korean magazines.[2][3]

Famous eoljjang

Some teenage eoljjangs have become famous, and the look has become part of Korean pop culture. Many eoljjangs are in popular K-pop idol groups. Some of the more successful eoljjang stars include:

References



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