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Revised RomanizationEoljjang

Ulzzang (Korean: 얼짱, listen), also spelled as eoljjang (Korean pronunciation: [ʌl.t͈ɕɐŋ]), is a popular South Korean term literally meaning "best face" or "good-looking". A person desiring ulzzang status would gain popularity on the internet through entering contests where their photos are judged and chosen by voters. The trend is unisex and is practised by both males and females.[1]

The popularity and influence of Korean popular culture throughout Asia has led to ulzzangs becoming a trend in Asian countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and certain parts of South Asia.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. ^ "How to be an Ulzzang". Ulzzang.net. Archived from the original on July 1, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Gyaru vs ulzzang make-up: which one should you really go for?". Asia.be.com. August 30, 2015. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  3. ^ Soh, Elizabeth (October 29, 2012). "Korean 'Ulzzang' beauty mania comes to Singapore". Yahoo Style. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Krents, Tatyana (November 30, 2015). "The most fashionable country on Earth and its global influence". Popsop. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  5. ^ Cindi Loo. "Korea Ulzzang subculture joins list of impossible beauty obsessions - Theantdaily". Archived from the original on July 18, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)