Three women who visited South Korea for plastic surgery were rendered so unrecognizable that airport officials detained them, because they looked nothing like their passport photos, a viral photo shows.
The trio had visited South Korea during China’s Golden Week holiday last week, Asia Wire reported.
But when they arrived at the unnamed airport for the return trip — seen in the photo with severely swollen faces and bandages around their heads — immigration officers at passport control didn’t believe them when they tried to prove their identity, despite displaying their tickets and various documents, according to the report.
It wasn’t clear how long they remained at the airport — and if they were able to return to China as of Monday morning.
The photo racked up 51,000 likes and 23,000 shares on social media, according to the report.
South Korea has become a popular destination for Chinese women looking to go under the knife — even offering cosmetic package treatments followed by safari trips in Africa.