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Miss Korea
TypeBeauty Pageant
Official language

Miss Korea (Korean: 미스코리아) is an annual national beauty pageant responsible for selecting Korea's representative to the Miss Universe pageant.

The current titleholder is Lee Seong-hye. She won the title on August 3, 2011 in Seoul.


The first Miss Korea competition took place in 1957 and was sponsored by the Korean newspaper HanKook Daily News. Each year, approximately fifty women compete in Seoul, South Korea, and seven are selected by a panel of judges. The 1st place winner "Jin"(진) is crowned the official Miss Korea and competes in Miss Universe. Additionally, there are two "Sun"(선) finalists: first runner up goes to Miss International, and second runner up goes to Miss Earth. Lastly, four "Mi" (미) finalists (equivalent to semi-finalists) are chosen.

On March 16 2011, the president of Miss World Organization Julia Morley announced the newly launched Miss World Korea pageant. Until 2010, Miss Korea would also select the representative to Miss World. The woman chosen in this new competition will represent Korea at Miss World 2011.[1]

Representatives to Miss Universe

Korea debuted at Miss Universe in 1954.

Year Winner Awards
1954 Kae Sun-hae
1955 Kim Mee-jong
1956 Dong Kim-mom
1957 Park Hyun-ok
1958 Oh Geum-sun
1959 Oh Hyun-ju Semi-finalist
1960 Son Mi-hee-ja Semi-finalist
1961 Seo Yang-hee Semi-finalist
1962 Seo Bun-ju Semi-finalist
1963 Kim Myoung-ja 4th runner-up
1964 Shin Jung-hyun
1965 Kim Eun-ji
1966 Yoon Gui-young
1967 Hong Joung-ae
1968 Kim Yoon-jung
1969 Lim Hyun-jung
1970 Yoo Young-ae
1971 Noh Mi-ae
1972 Park Yeon-joo
1973 Kim Young-ju
1974 Kim Jae-kyu Best National Costume
1975 Seo Young-ok
1976 Chung Kwang-Hyun
1977 Kim Sung-hee Best National Costume
1978 Son Jung-eun
1979 Seo Jae-hwa
1980 Kim Eun-jung Top 12
1981 Lee Eun-jung
1982 Park Sun-hee
1983 Kim Jong-Jung Best National Costume
1984 Lim Mi-sook
1985 Choi Young-ok
1986 Bae Young-ran
1987 Kim Ji-eun
1988 Jang Yoon-jeong[2] 1st runner-up
1989 Kim Sung-young
1990 Oh Hyun-kyoung
1991 Seo Jung-min
1992 Lee Young-hyun
1993 Yoo Ha-young
1994 Gong Sun-young
1995 Han Sung-ju
1996 Kim Yun-jung
1997 Lee Eun-hee
1998 Kim Ji-yeon
1999 Choi Ji-hyun
2000 Kim Young-ju
2001 Kim Sa-rang Best National Costume
2002 Kim Min-Kyoung
2003 Geum Na-na
2004 Choi Yun-yong
2005 Kim So-young
2006 Kim Ju-hee
2007 Lee Ha-nui[2] 3rd runner-up
2008 Lee Ji-sun
2009 Rina
2010 Kim Joo-ri
2011 Jung So-ra[3]
2012 Lee Seong-hye

Representatives to Miss International

Korea debuted at Miss International in 1960.

Years Winners Awards
1960 Kim Jung-ja
1968 Hee Ja-kim Top 15
2000 Son Tae-young 1st runner-up
2001 Baek Myoung-hee Semi-finalist & Best National Costume
2002 Gi Yun-ju Top 12 & Best National Costume
2003 Shin Ji-Su Top 12
2004 Kim In-ha Top 15
2005 Lee Kyoung-eun
2006 Jang Yun-seo 2nd runner-up
2007 Park Ka-on Top 15
2008 Kim Min-jeong
2009 Seo Eun-mi 1st Runner-up
2010 Ko Hyeon-yeong Top 15

Representatives to Miss Earth

Korea debuted at Miss Earth in 2002.

Years Winners Awards
2002 Lee Jin-ah Best National Costume
2003 Oh Yoo-mi
2004 Cho Hye-jin
2005 Yoo Hye-mi Top 16 & Best National Costume
2006 Park Hee-jung
2007 Yoo Ji-eun
2008 Seo Seol-hee Top 16
2009 Park Ye-ju Top 16
2010 Lee Gui-joo

Representatives to Miss World

Korea debuted at Miss World in 1959.

Year Winner Awards
1959 Seo Jung-ae
1960 Lee Young-hee Semi-finalist
1961 Hyun Chang-ae
1962 Chung Tae-ja
1963 Choi Keum-shil Semi-finalist
1964 Yoon Mi-hee
1965 Lee Eun-ah Semi-finalist
1966 Chung Eul-sun
1967 Chung Young-hwa
1968 Lee Ji-eun
1969 Kim Seung-hee
1970 Lee Jung-hee
1971 Lee Young-eun
1972 Chung Keum-ok (did not compete)
1973 An Soon-young
1974 Shim Kyoung-sook
1975 Lee Sung-hee
1976 Shim Byoung-sook
1977 Kim Soon-ae
1978 Je Eun-jin
1979 Hong Yeo-jin
1980 Chang Sun-ja
1981 Lee Han-na
1982 Choi Sung-yoon
1983 Seo Min-sook
1984 Lee Joo-hee
1985 Park Eun-kyoung
1986 An Jung-mi
1987 Chung Myoung-sun
1988 Choi Yeon-hee 1st runner-up
1989 Kim Hye-ree
1990 Ko Hyeon-jeong
1991 Kim Tae-hwa
1992 Lee Mi-young
1993 Lee Seung-yeon Semi-finalist
1994 Chae Yeon-hee
1995 Choi Yoon-young Finalist
1996 Seol Soo-jin
1997 Kim Jin-ah
1998 Kim Kun-woo
1999 Han Na-na
2000 Shin Jung-sun
2001 Seo Hyun-jin Best Evening Gown
2002 Chang Yoo-kyoung (withdrew)
2003 Park Ji-yea
2004 Han Kyoung-jin
2005 Oh Eun-young Top 6
2006 Sharon Park
2007 Cho Eun-ju Best Evening Gown
2008 Choi Bo-in
2009 Kim Joo-ri Top 16
Beauty Queen of Asia & Oceania
2010 Kim Hye-young

Trivia transactions

  • Miss Korea pageant says began was joined on the hottest cover girl of the month issue of Maxim Korea.[citation needed]
  • Prior to select for Miss Korea pageant was held to select the representative goes bringing to the Miss Universe Pageant promoting the other during the period, North Korea is replacing cancelled Pageant upon the first reactor, will take join us be held against in Around the Countries and to Seoul, there many such as China, Japan, Israel, Australia, Germany and US
  • South Korea hosted promote with Seoul and Busan to participate by annual Coronation of Miss Asia Pacific World 2011 starts October 15.
  • Relation opposed in South Korea, within a short period meeting members program visit to Washington D.C., Pageant said our important participated Foundation go to report ahead in US


  1. ^ "Korea launched Miss World 2011". mediainnews.com. March 17, 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. Text "%26search_items%3DcGFydF9pZHglM0QxMjM%3D" ignored (help)
  2. ^ a b "Ex-Miss Korea Tops Internet News". The Korea Times. June 3, 2007. Retrieved 10-10-2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Miss Korea 2010". news.mk.co.kr. July 26, 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2011.

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