SEOUL, July 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Second generation Korean compatriots in the United States are gaining attention after giving homeless women a makeover.
Second generation Korean Americans working as a make-up artist, film producer, and photographer in Los Angeles shot ‘homeless makeover’ videos to bring new hope to homeless people.
In the first episode, they introduced Aunty Green, a 54-year-old homeless woman, getting a makeover on their YouTube channel on Tuesday.
Green used to be a chef, until she lost her home due to financial difficulties. She’s been living without a home for five years.
The second generation Koreans reserved a local hotel room and gave Green a makeover. Wearing a dress decorated with flowers, scarf, and a hat, Green gave a shy smile as she looked at herself in a mirror.
Green then got into a Rolls-Royce limousine waiting outside to drive around Santa Monica beach, and walk into a restaurant in Koreatown with her new friends.
“I’m so happy and greatful to meet you guys,“ Green said. “I’m still very hopeful, especially now that I meet you guys, very encouraged that things will get better.”
Jeong Jin-wook, a second-generation Korean hair designer, first hosted the event for the homeless after meeting with them as a voluntary hairdresser and saw how much they had been suffering during the coronavirus outbreak.
“I took courage to deliver hope to the homeless by finding a new self in the mirror,” he said. “I plan to continue the project.”
Ashley Song (firstname.lastname@example.org)