Korean pop sensation PSY has told how music bosses urged him to undergo cosmetic surgery to enhance his looks before he found fame.
The Gangnam Style hit-maker, who made history this month as the first South Korean pop star to top the U.K. charts, admits he was horrified when label chiefs demanded he undergo a drastic image overhaul.
He recalls, "The agency heard my raps and were picturing a six-foot tall, sharp-looking, trendy guy. But the CEO opened our meeting with the statement, 'What are we going to do with this?' Staff said, 'How about we make him wear a cool mask?'
"Everyone was coming up with solutions to my 'looks problem'. They said, 'How about a bit of plastic surgery here and there?'
"The CEO's response to that was, 'Just a bit?' In the end they reached no conclusions and just walked out of the room."
PSY has since found success around the globe - his video for Gangnam Style has been viewed over 353 million times on YouTube.com, making it one of the most watched clips of 2012.