Netflix just recently dropped Lookism, one of the most anticipated Korean anime series. It stars Park Hyeong Seok (Daniel Park), an overweight and short man who wants to find his place in the world. Now that he can distinguish himself from the crowd, who does Park Hyeong Seok (Daniel Park) end up with in Lookism?
Lookism is an eight-episode Netflix ONA released on December 8, 2022. It was supposed to be released earlier, but it was postponed to honor the victims of the Halloween Itaewon crowd asphyxiation tragedy.
Lookism, as the term implies, refers to people's assessment of someone's beauty and attractiveness and whether they meet their standards.
Discrimination based on someone's weight, for example, is a form of lookism.
To avoid spoilers, this article will only discuss the events of the Netflix anime and will not go further into the Lookism webtoon.
Does Park Hyeong Seok (Daniel Park) Get a Girlfriend in Lookism?
No, Park Hyeong Seok (Daniel Park) did not get a girlfriend in Lookism.
Park Hyeong Seok is struggling to fit in at school, let alone attract a woman, in his short and overweight body.
In the eyes of his female classmates, Hyeong Seok is social trash who would be better off becoming a pig than a human.
While Hyeong Seok tries hard not to creep out anyone, especially the girls, his tendency to overthink every situation he has with a random girl only leads to him being beaten up by someone superior to him.
However, when Hyeong Seok has the opportunity to stand out from the crowd with his attractive and toned body, a slew of girls, particularly Ha Neul Park, flock to him.
Despite his unusual circumstances, Hyeong Seok never took advantage of them because he was still haunted by the discrimination and bullying he had endured previously; thus, he never bothered to find a girlfriend at all.
Does Park Hyeong Seok (Daniel Park) Like Soo Jung Choi (Crystal Choi) in Lookism?
In Lookism, it is unclear whether Park Hyeong Seok likes Soo Jung Choi, but his actions and behavior toward Soo Jung suggest that he does.
Soo Jung, unlike other girls, is a deity in Hyeong Seok's eyes, not only because she was the first to treat him well in his overweight body, but also because she always roots for him even though they've only recently met.
During the school festival, Hyeong Seok, in his handsome body, comes across Soo Jung, who is behaving quite differently than the girl he knew in the convenience store.
As a result, Hyeong Seok is confused about Soo Jung rather than crushing on her by the end of Lookism.
Who Does Park Hyeong Seok (Daniel Park) End Up With in Lookism?
Park Hyeong Seok did not find love in Lookism because he simply does not have the time. Instead of hanging out with Ha Neul or anyone else in his class, Hyeong Seok chose to hang out with Deok Hwa and Ji Ho.
After all, Hyeong Seok is extremely shy in front of girls because he lacks significant experience with the female species.
If he gets uncomfortable in front of them, he will not be able to date at all.
In addition, Hyeong Seok realizes that he is still the same person he was before, except that he now has a beautiful body that can conceal his helplessness.
What is important for Hyeong Seok is to find a partner who accepts his original body and appearance, rather than someone who is only interested in his handsome second body.
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