In the world of K-pop, looking like your favorite idol has become a trend that has crossed cultural boundaries. Saint Von Colucci, a 22-year-old Canadian actor, was no exception. His goal was to achieve a striking resemblance to BTS’ Jimin through a series of plastic surgeries. However, his dream tragically came to an end when he passed away at a Korean hospital due to complications from a previous procedure.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Saint Von Colucci underwent 12 surgeries over the course of a year, including jaw surgery, eyebrow lift, nose job, and lip reduction, spending a total of $220,000 to achieve his desired look. The actor’s publicist, Eric Blake, confirmed that the recent surgery was meant to remove a chin implant that had been inserted a few months prior. Unfortunately, the procedure resulted in an infection that ultimately led to his untimely death.
Blake revealed that Saint Von Colucci was aware of the risks associated with chin implants but was still eager to have the procedure done. The actor had long been dissatisfied with his jawline and wanted to have a more defined “V” shape, a common trend in East Asian countries.
The Canadian actor made the move to South Korea in 2019 to pursue his dreams of becoming a K-pop idol. He trained as a singer and songwriter and was set to make his acting debut in a new Korean drama set to air in the US this October. In the show, he was cast as a wealthy European exchange student who, overnight, becomes a K-pop idol.
Eric Blake expressed his deep sadness at the loss of Saint Von Colucci, describing him as hardworking and passionate about his craft. The actor had faced many challenges due to his Western features while looking for work in South Korea, but he remained determined to make a name for himself in the entertainment industry.
The tragic passing of Saint Von Colucci serves as a reminder of the dangers of cosmetic surgery and the importance of carefully considering the risks involved. As the pursuit of physical perfection continues to gain popularity, it’s crucial to prioritize safety above all else.