This Dec. 12, 2006 photo shows Ratphila Chairungkit in Bangkok, Thailand, shortly before embarking on five years of cosmetic surgeries to redesign her face and look less "working class." Her dream was... more 
This Dec. 12, 2006 photo shows Ratphila Chairungkit in Bangkok, Thailand, shortly before embarking on five years of cosmetic surgeries to redesign her face and look less "working class." Her dream was to look less Thai and more like Jennifer Lopez, so the 25-year-old street food vendor went to the Internet and typed in "cheap Botox." Thailand is swarming with cheap but risky cosmetic clinics, thanks to two powerful forces: Their prices are designed to attract the poor, and Thai society defines beauty as fair and delicate. It looks down on the ethnic facial features associated with the lower classes — the wide noses and dark skin most of the country possess. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Ratphila Chairungkit) EDITORIAL USE ONLY less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Courtesy of Ratphila Chairungkit
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 2:55 AM EDT