The award for most ridiculous travel story of the week goes to…these three!
The three girls, all in their 20’s decided to head to South Korea together where the costs of plastic and cosmetic surgery are extremely cheap and represents a booming consumer economy. Unfortunately for the pals, they surgery left them ‘slightly’ swollen (we hope temporarily!) and as result, they looked nothing like their passport photographs.
When quizzed as to their identity and despite all being completely above board, the lack of resemblance to their passports meant they were detained by the South Korean Immigration Office and barred from returning home to China.
The rather comical picture above has since gone mega-viral because of course it has and while being shared countless times via Chinese social network Weibo, we don’t know whether the girls finally made it home yet. Presumably, they did or will eventually but here’s a handy travel tip: Don’t leave the country and expect to return home when looking like AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT PERSON!!
According to The Independent over 500,000 Chinese citizens, a year fly abroad to undertake medical procedures with Seoul traditionally being the destination of choice.
This story originally appeared on @NYPost.