The Voice's break-out star Elly Oh has revealed she was told to "fix her face" if she ever wanted to become a K-pop sensation.
The reality show contestant said she'd tried to break into the K-pop scene as a teenager but was told she wasn't pretty enough.
"I wanted to become a K-pop singer when I was 18," she said. "(But) some management company said I have to fix my face first."
"In Korea . . . I'm not the pretty face, honestly."
The 29-year-old, who is being tipped to win this year's Nine singing competition, said she now felt lucky when people told her she was "very cute".
And she added she would love to work with Psy, the South Korean star whose Gangnam Style video has been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. The song became a global sensation and brought the K-pop trend to the world after it was uploaded in July 2012.
Oh also revealed to SBS Pop Asia that her mentor, Ricky Martin, is so good looking in real life it's like gazing upon "a Michelangelo".