I have a friend who has high standards when it comes to physical appearance and personality in men and the standard is that they have to have the visuals of an old rock musician from 70s-90s... or preferably be a rock musician from the 70s-90s but she too young for that lol
For kpop, definitely!! I have a friend who is quite aware of this and knows that kpop has risen her standards in men but for a physical appearance (jimin being the standard lol). She doesn't look at personality since this is an entertainment industry. You're expected to have a proper attitude (or to put it in a harsh way, be one-dimensional). That doesn't mean all idols are hiding their real self it's just that they can't always show it cuz being an idol is a job first and foremost.
I have my fair share of having this type of standard sometimes when I look at appearance and personality but I think it mostly impacts the way I behave you kno...
from a weeb to a k0reab00
Wait does your friend only look for people with Jimin like appearances? Cos she's gonna struggle