"Little Psy" (Hwang Min-Woo, b.2005) has a Vietnamese mother and a Korean father.
The number of Vietnamese mail-order brides has soared since the mid-2000s. [Chosun Ilbo]
Most of the mixed-couples involve a Southeast-Asian "mail-order bride" and a rural Korean man. (There is a shortage of marriage-age women in rural South Korea).
I've seen signs on buses and on the subway for mail-order brides from Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, and (mysteriously) Kyrgyzstan. Those businesses are doing well, I guess:
One in every three babies born to multicultural families had a Vietnamese mother in 2011, according to Statistics Korea. Out of 22,000 mixed-race newborns, the largest proportion or 35.8 percent (7,880) were born to Vietnamese mothers last year. Chinese mothers came second at 26.4 percent, followed by Filipina (8.1 percent), Cambodian (5.3 percent), Japanese (3.7 percent) and Mongolian (1.3 percent.)
Overall, a total of 471,000 babies were born in Korea last year [...]
This all sounds alarming to the typical Korean, who cherishes the "one blood" myth.
If Little-Psy were not known to have a Vietnamese mother, would anyone have known it from his appereance? I'm certain that most Koreans would claim they could spot such a thing, but I wonder.