When we talk of beauty pageants, we can’t skip the fact that South Korea is one of the anticipated countries due to its beauty standards. Prior to their profession as famous actresses now, let’s take a look at some of the leading Korean ladies who once graced the Miss Universe stage!
Kim Sung Ryung – 1988 Miss Korea
She represented South Korea at the Miss Universe 1989 pageant. She recently made an appearance in the drama adaptation of The Beauty Inside when Han Se Kye (Seo Hyun Jin) transformed into her while she was on a plane with Seo Do Jae (Lee Min Ki).
Oh Hyun Kyung – 1989 Miss Korea
She was the pride of South Korea at the Miss Universe 1990 pageant. Early this year, she played the role of Nam Joo-ha, Soo-ho’s legal mother and CEO of JH Entertainment in the drama, Radio Romance.
Kim Sarang – 2000 Miss Korea
She won the Best National Costume at the Miss Universe 2001 pageant.
She was part of the hit drama series Secret Garden, as Yoon Seul, Oska’s first love and Kim Joo-won’s fiancé.
Honey Lee (Lee Ha Nui) – 2006 Miss Korea
She represented her country at the Miss Universe 2007 pageant and placed 3rd runner-up. She played the role of Song Yi Yeon in Come Back Mister, a famous actress who struggled after scandal and Han Gi-tak’s love interest.
Aside from them, these are some of the actresses we know today who also competed in the beauty pageants in South Korea: