Miss Universe Korea

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Miss Universe Korea
미스 유니버스 코리아
Formation 2016
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Seoul
Miss Universe
Official language
Park Jeong-ah
Parent organization
Website http://www.missuniversekorea.co.kr

Miss Universe Korea (Korean: 미스 유니버스 코리아) is a national beauty pageant responsible for selecting South Korea's representative to the Miss Universe pageant.[1] The very first Miss Universe Korea pageant was held on October 23, 2016.


In 1957 the first Miss Korea competition took place in 1957 and was sponsored by the Korean newspaper Hankook Ilbo. The winner of Miss Korea traditionally competed at the Miss Universe between 1957 and 2015. In 2016 the new pageant comes from Park jeong-ah pageant and holds a pageant, Miss Universe Korea competition.


Miss Universe Korea expects to hold a pageant with confidently beautiful motto. The main sponsor is coming from Park Jeong-ah management (PJP). Miss Universe Korea starts in 2016 will select the winner to Miss Universe per year.


The winner of Miss Universe Korea represents her country at the Miss Universe. On occasion, when the winner does not qualify (due to age) for either contest, a runner-up is sent.

Year Miss Universe Korea Notes
2016–2017 Cho Se-whee Cho was competing at the Miss Korea 2014, representing Gyeonggi. She was also first runner-up of Miss Gyeonggi in 2014

Miss Universe Korea (2016–present)[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as Semi-Finalists
Year Miss Universe Korea Placement Special Awards Notes
1954 - 2015 List of Representative for Miss Universe
2016 Jenny Kim Miss Congeniality[2] Appointed from Miss World Korea by Park Jeong-ah, national director of Miss Universe and Miss World Korea. Next she was promoted to Miss Supranational 2017 in Poland on December 2,2017.
2017 Cho Se-whee Best National Costume
(Top 16)
Miss Universe Korea 2016 pageant winner, Miss Universe Korea 2017


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Miss Korea
(Hanju E&M)
Miss Universe franchise holder for Korea
Miss Universe Korea

Succeeded by