Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Lee Min-ji is Miss Universe Korea 2016

Lee Min-ji is Miss Universe Korea 2016. She was crowned Miss Korea 2015 mid this year at Universal Arts Center in Seoul which made her the official delegate for Miss Universe 2016 contest. The 1.72m titleholder was crowned by her predecessor Miss Korea 2014 Kim Seo-yeon is curently at Miss Universe 2015 in Las Vegas.

From left — Semi-finalist So Ah-reum, Miss Korea 2015 Lee Min-ji, and a runner-up Kim Ye-rim

24-year-old Lee from Gyeonggi Province majored in Vocals at Sungshin Women's University. Her runners up were Kim Jung Jin, 20, of Sejong, and Kim Ye-rin, 19, of Jeju. Semi-finalists were Park Ah-reum, 24, of Daegu, So Ah-reum, 22, of Jeju, and Choi Myung-kyung, 21, of Daegu.

Korea's peak placement was over 25 years ago when Jang Yoon-jeong of 1988 finished as 1st runner up (the same year and highest placement at Miss World). Afterwards, Lee Ha-nui of 2007 also made a close attempt to the crown but ended as 3rd runner up. Another remarkable period of success was in 1959-1963 when Korea delegates made Top 15 consecutively.

Photo Credit:  The Korea Times

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