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While filming her documentary series, SuChin saw a woman get the eyelid surgery that she had wanted her entire life. That experience made her have a change of heart.

"Suddenly I saw it, that crease as a scar," she says. "Finally, I could accept the fact that [I] wouldn't be walking into a doctor's office."

SuChin may never have a crease in her eyelid, but she says she still uses tricks to make her eyes look bigger on camera. When she and her mom watch tapes of her MTV gigs, she says they'll make comments like, "Whoa…that was a good eye day!"

"Rather than a good hair day, I have good eye days or bad eye days," she says.

Like many teenagers, SuChin has insecurities about her looks, but she has learned to love herself. "I still feel beautiful without the crease," she says. "Somewhere deep inside, it's struggling free."
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Published on January 01, 2006

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