Kim Yu-mi (beauty pageant titleholder)

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Kim Yu-mi
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Kim Yu-mi

(1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 28)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
TitleMiss Korea 2012[1][2]
Beauty pageant titleholder
AgencyStarhaus Entertainment
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorBlack
Miss Korea 2012
Miss Universe 2013[1][3]
(Did not place)

Kim Yu-mi (Hangul: 김유미, born April 26, 1990), also known as Yumi Kim, is a South Korean beauty pageant titleholder and actress who was crowned Miss Korea 2012, Miss Universe Korea 2013 and represented her country in the Miss Universe 2013 pageant.[1][2][3] She is currently represented by Starhaus Entertainment.


Kim Yu-mi is a film major at Konkuk University in South Korea.[3]


Miss Korea 2012[edit]

Kim Yu-mi was crowned Miss Korea 2012 in an event held at Kyung Hee University Grand Peace Palace in Seoul on July 6, 2012 beating out 53 other contestants.[3] Since first time, HanKook Daily News, also known as Miss Korea Organization, announced the Miss Korea winner's title name as ′Miss Universe Korea′ during Miss Korea 2012 pageant. Yu-mi became Miss Korea 2012 and Miss Universe Korea 2013 at that final night.[1] Also, Yu-mi won "Miss Photogenic" 2012. The outgoing titleholder Miss Korea 2011 Lee Seong-hye named Miss Universe Korea 2012 through the Miss Korea Organization, HanKook Daily News during Miss Korea 2012 pageant.

Miss Universe 2013[edit]

Kim Yu-mi participated in the Miss Universe 2013 representing Korea but failed to place in the semifinals.[1][2][3]


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2014 Naeil's Cantabile Chae Do-kyung KBS2
2015 The Dearest Lady Kang Se-ran MBC
2017 Radiant Office Lee Hyo-ri MBC

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2014 Three People Toy
2015 My House 2PM

Cosmetic surgery controversy[edit]

Shortly after winning the 2012 Miss Korea pageant, younger photos of Ms. Kim appeared online showing a dramatic difference in her appearance before and after cosmetic surgery, causing a stir in the Korean media about the prevalence of cosmetic surgery. To which she responded in an interview “I was shocked that the papers made it out like I claimed to have been a natural beauty, I never once said that I was born beautiful.”[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Kim Yu-mi Crowned Miss Korea 2012". July 6, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Miss Korea Organization - Miss Universe Korea 2013 Kim Yu-mi Archived 2012-08-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d e "Kim Yu-mi crowned Miss Korea 2012". The Korea Times. July 6, 2012. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Miss Korea’s Plastic Surgery Scandal After Photos Surface « KoreAm Journal – Korean America's Premier Magazine". Retrieved 2014-05-07.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lee Seong-hye
Miss Korea
Succeeded by
Yoo Ye-bin