and having a great pair of hips are perhaps one and the same if one just so happens to be a contestant in a “hip beauty contest” like the one that was recently held in Tokyo, Japan.

What will they think of next?

Now what I would like to know is if “hip” has the same meaning in Japan as it does in Korea? In Korea, when someone talks about a person’s hips they are referring to the buttocks.

(Pic borrowed from JoongAng Daily)