10/11/2017 12:00:31 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Three Chinese women were barred from boarding a flight home in a South Korea airport because their faces were reportedly unrecognisable from their passport photos
The three friends had flown to Seoul, a popular destination for nip-and-tuck procedures, to go under the knife, according to reports.
On Sunday, Oct 8, Chinese TV presenter Jian Huahua shared a photo on Chinese microblogging website Weibo of the three unidentified women stranded at the airport, their swollen faces cocooned in bandages.
Ms Jian mentioned in her post, which has now been removed, that the women were detained and questioned by immigration authorities due to difficulties in identifying them. Despite showing their tickets and travel documents, the women could not convince officials that they were indeed the same people in the passport photos.
According to Apple Daily, Ms Jian had said in her caption, “Even your own mother would not recognise you.”
The image of the travellers went viral, with some commenting on how frightening or humorous the situation was and others criticising their decision to go under the knife.
It is unclear whether the women had made it to their home country.