Jung So-ra

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Jung So-ra
정소라
Beauty pageant titleholder
Miss Korea 2010 (122).jpg
Born Jung So-ra
(1991-03-10) March 10, 1991 (age 24)[1]
United States[2]
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)[1]
Weight 51.2 kg (113 lb)[1]
Measurements Bust: 33 in (83.8 cm)[1]
Waist: 24 in (61.0 cm)[1]
Hips: 36 in (91.4 cm)[1]
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Korea 2010
Major
competition(s)
Miss Korea 2010
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2011
This is a Korean name; the family name is Jung.

Jung So-ra (Hangul: 정소라; born March 10, 1991), also known as Sora Jung in the Western media, is a Korean beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss Korea 2010 and represented her country in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant.

Early life[edit]

Jung is the daughter of the chairman of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and intends to become a diplomat. She graduated from Shanghai American School in the class of 2009. She had previous attended University of California, Riverside, but now she is currently attending Korea University. She speaks two languages: Korean and English.[2]

Miss Korea 2010[edit]

Jung, who stands 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in) tall, competed as one of 56 finalists in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Korea, held on July 25, 2010 in Seoul, where she became the eventual winner of the title, gaining the right to represent Korea in Miss Universe 2011.[3]

After the pageant, Jung donated all her prize money to the International Vaccine Institute, an organization that develops and distributes vaccines in developing countries. "I made this decision to keep my promise to serve society when I was crowned Miss Korea," she said.[4]

Miss Universe 2011[edit]

As the official representative of her country to the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, broadcast live from São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011, Jung vied to succeed the then Miss Universe titleholder, Ximena Navarrete of Mexico, she was however unplaced in the title holders.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jung So-ra". Miss Korea. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "UC Riverside student crowned 2010 Miss Korea". hanopolis.com. July 27, 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Miss Korea 2010". news.mk.co.kr. July 26, 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Miss Korea Donates Winnings to Int'l Vaccine Institute". The Chosun Ilbo. August 18, 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Mail Online Newspaper, UK. 2012.09.14

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kim Joo-ri
Miss Korea
2010
Succeeded by
Lee Seong-hye