Full Profile and Facts of Miss Korea; From 2010 to 2019


Gorgeous and Intelligent Korean Representatives

Beauty pageants are common things worldwide. Every country has its national competition for beauty pageants, including South Korea. The Miss Korea pageant has been taking place since 1956, and every year approximately 50 Korean women compete in this competition. Korea is known for its high standard of beauty, proven by the high demand for plastic surgery there. Not only that, you are asked to be “perfect” if you are a public figure, especially in the entertainment industry. The pressure is really high, but the winner of the competition manages to fulfill the standard. Let’s take a look at the beautiful and clever Korean representatives from 2010 until the latest one here. Check it out!

Miss Korea 2010: Jung So-ra


Name:  Jung So-ra (정소라)

Date of Birth: March 10, 1991

Place of Birth: California, United States

Height: 171 cm

Weight: 49.2 kg

Body Measurements: 33-24-36

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Brown

Education:  U.C. Riverside/Korea University (move)

Hobbies: Cooking, Yoga, and Dance

Specialty: Speaks four languages (Korean, English, Chinese and Japanese) and Shooting

Facts About Jung So-ra

  • Sora is the daughter of the CEO of Humantech China and chairman of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
  • She was crowned as Miss Korea after beating 55 finalists, when she was only 19 years old
  • To keep her promise, Sora donated all the prize money that she got from Miss Korea (W20 million) to the International Vaccine Institute
  • After winning Miss Korea, she represented Korea as Miss Universe 2011
  • Her dream is to be a diplomat
  • The winner of the country’s biggest beauty contest does not have interest in entertainment. She rather engages in studying and volunteering.
  • Sora’s instagram account is @soraroo

Miss Korea 2011: Lee Sung-hye


Name: Lee Sung-hye (이성혜)

Date of Birth: November 11, 1988

Place of Birth: South Korea

Height: 170.2 cm

Weight: 52.2 kg

Body Measurements: 35-25-35

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

Education: Parsons School of Design in New York City

Hobby: Yoga and photography

Specialty: Korean Dance and Five Drum Dance

Facts About Lee Sung-hye

  • She was crowned as Miss Korea when she was 22 years old, beating out 53 other contestants
  • Lee represented her country in Miss Universe 2012 after winning the Miss Korea title
  • Her major is fashion design
  • She started her acting career in 2013, in a movie called “Model Student”
  • Other credits in Lee’s filmography are “The Shining Eun-Soo” and “Whisper”
  • She wants to be a fashion business CEO
  • She spent 13 years of her life in the United States
  • Her favorite shopping spots in Seoul are Samcheongdong and Galleria Department Store in Apgujeong
  • Han River and Namsan are her favorite places around Seoul
  • The gift she would like to recommend the most from Korea is tteok, sticky Korean rice cakes
  • Her instagram is @sunghyelee_jireh or @sunghyelee_official

Miss Korea 2012: Kim Yu-mi


Name: Kim Yu-mi (김유미)

Date of Birth: April 26, 1990

Place of Birth: South Korea

Height: 175.5 cm

Weight: 58.1 kg

Body Measurements: 35-23-35

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

Education: Konkuk University in South Korea

Hobby: Reading and listening to music

Specialty: Korean Dance and playing piano

Facts About Kim Yu-mi

  • Crowned as Miss Korea 2012 when she was 21 years old, she beat out 53 other contestants
  • She became Miss Universe 2013 on the same night when she was crowned as Miss Korea 2012
  • In 2012 she also became Miss Photogenic
  • Her major is film studies
  • She debuted as an actress in 2014, acting as Chae Do-gyeong in “Naeil’s Cantabile.”
  • Other dramas that she acted are “The Dearest Lady” and “Radiant Office”
  • She was involved in a cosmetic surgery controversy after her younger photos appeared online. There’s a dramatic difference in her appearance before and after cosmetic surgery. Kim admitted that her beauty is not a natural beauty, and never once said that she was born beautiful
  • Her instagram is @kimyumi426

Miss Korea 2013: Yoo Ye-bin


Name: Yoo Ye-bin (유예빈)

Date of Birth: January 30, 1992

Place of Birth: Daegu, South Korea

Height: 171.1 cm

Weight: 52.1 kg

Body Measurements: 33-23-36

Education: Gyeongsang National University

Hobby: Cooking and Listening to music

Specialty: Yoga and Dance

Facts About Yoo Ye-bin

  • She was 21 years old when she crowned as Miss Korea 2013, beating out 54 girls
  • She’s the wall breaker of the winners, because she came from Daegu province after 11 years straight of the winner coming from Seoul
  • She’s happy that she’s born from her parents so she wouldn’t have any large surgical expenses
  • Yoo joined this competition because of her teacher’s recommendation
  • Her major is textiles
  • She represented Korea for Miss Universe 2014
  • She appeared in “Player”, a Korean television series in 2018

Miss Korea 2014: Kim Seo-yeon


Name: Kim Seo-yeon (김서연)

Date of Birth: May 19, 1992

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 172.8 cm

Weight: 51.4 kg

Body Measurements: 33-24-35

Hair Color: Brown

Eye Color: Black

Education: Ewha Woman’s University in South Korea

Hobby: Playing piano and violin

Specialty: Playing piano and violin

Goals: News anchor

Facts About Kim Seo-yeon

  • She became Miss Korea 2014 when she was 22 years old, after competing with 50 other contestants
  • Her major is business administration and international relations
  • She represented Korea at the Miss Universe pageant 2015
  • Taurus is her star sign
  • Her instagram is @seoyeonk55

Miss Korea 2015: Lee Min-ji


Name: Lee Min-ji (이민지) / Mandy Lee

Date of Birth: May 10, 1991

Place of Birth: Suwon,South Korea

Height: 172 cm

Weight: 50 kg

Body Measurements: 34-25-36

Hair Color: Brown

Eye Color: Black

Education: Sungshin Women’s University in South Korea

Facts About Lee Min-ji

  • She was 24 years old when crowned as Miss Korea 2015
  • She came from Gyeonggi
  • She participated in Miss Universe 2016 for Korea
  • She is a vocal music graduate
  • Gyeonggi Province is where she comes from
  • Her instagram: @mandyminzy