Chinese Detained At Airport Unable To Confirm Identities After Plastic Surgery

Chinese Detained At Airport Unable To Confirm Identities After Plastic Surgery

Chinese Detained At Airport Unable To Confirm Identities After Plastic Surgery

Earlier this week, an incredible photo of three puffy-faced Chinese women apparently stuck at a South Korean airport after plastic surgery left them unrecognizable took the Chinese internet by storm and was promptly picked up by numerous global media outlets to boot.

The incident was said to have happened over the recent Golden Week national holiday in China, where six million Chinese headed overseas.

Chinese reporter Huahua posted the story on Chinese online networking website Weibo with a photograph she said demonstrated the three ladies, as per another Weibo account, Beijing Things Beijingers Don't Know, that reposted the photograph and the story.

Desperate to get home as soon as possible, those three went to the airport while still having the bandages on their swollen faces. Jian even joked that their mothers wouldn't recognize them. The photo was, meanwhile, liked over 51,000 times and shared more than 23,000 times.

It is alleged the women were held for questioning and it's not known if they have been able to confirm their identity.

South Korea is notorious for its enthusiastic, and often controversial, approach to plastic surgery - particularly major facial surgery, which aims to make clients look more "Western".

It was reported that the British and Brazilian TV personality's face no longer matched his passport photo.

"I didn't question what was going on because I have had the same situation when landing in NYC at JFK when I was questioned for one hour then once I told the immigration officer to look me up they all were very apologetic just saying that they were doing their job", he added.

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