South Korea at major beauty pageants

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This is a list of South Korea's representatives and their placements at the Big Four international beauty pageants. The country has not yet won any crown.

Hundreds of beauty pageants are conducted yearly, but the Big Four are considered the most prestigious,[1] widely covered and broadcast by media.[2] The Wall Street Journal,[3] BBC News,[4] CNN,[5] Xinhua News Agency,[6] and global news agencies such as Reuters[7] and Agence France-Presse[8][9] collectively refer to the four major pageants as "Big Four" namely: Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International and Miss Earth.[10][11][12]

The South Korea franchise holders of the four major beauty pageants are the following:

  • Jenny Thorn – Miss Queen Korea for both Miss Universe and Miss World
  • Hanju E&M – Miss Korea for both Miss International and Miss Earth

South Korea's Big Four Titleholders[edit]

South Korea has been represented in the Big Four international beauty pageants, the four major international beauty pageants for women.[3][13] These are Miss World, Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Earth.[14][15][16]

Color Key
  •      Miss Universe winner
  •      Miss World winner
  •      Miss International winner
  •      Miss Earth winner
  •      Ended as Runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the Finalists, Semi-finalists or Quarter-finalists
YEAR MISS UNIVERSE MISS WORLD MISS INTERNATIONAL MISS EARTH
2021 TBA Park Ji-jeong
TBA
TBA TBA
2020 Park Ha-ri ↑ No Pageant Held ×
2019 Lee Yeon-joo Lim Ji-yeon × Woo Hee-jun
2018 Baek Ji-hyun Bo Ah Cho Seo Ye-jin Song Su-hyun
2017 Cho Se-whee Kim Ha-eun
Top 10
Seung Woo-nam Lee Hanna
2016 Jenny Kim Wang Hyun
Top 11
Kim Min-jung Lee Chae-young
Top 16
2015 Kim Seo-yeon Jung Eun-ju Park Ah-reum Han Ho-jeong
2014 Yoo Ye-bin Song Hwa-young Lee Seo-bin Shin Su-min
Top 16
2013 Kim Yu-mi Park Min-ji Han Ji-eun Choi Song-yi
3rd Runner-Up
2012 Lee Sung-hye Kim Seong-min Lee Jeong-bin Kim Sa-ra
Top 16
2011 Chong So-ra Doh Kyung-min
Top 7
Kim Hye-sun Kim E-seul
2010 Kim Joo-ri Kim Hye-young Ko Hyeon-young
Top 15
Lee Gui-joo
2009 Na Ri Kim Joo-ri
Top 16
Seo Eun-mi
1st Runner-Up
Park Ye-ju
Top 16
2008 Lee Ji-sun Choi Bo-in Kim Min-jeong Seo Seol-hee
Top 16
2007 Lee Ha-nui
3rd Runner-Up
Cho Eun-ju Park Ka-won
Top 15
Yoo Ji-eun
2006 Kim Joo-hee Park Sharon Jang Yun-seo
2nd Runner-Up
Park Hee-jung
2005 Kim So-young Oh Eun-young
Top 6
Lee Kyoung-eun Yoo Hye-mi
Top 16
2004 Choi Yun-young Han Kyoung-jin Kim In-ha
Top 15
Cho Hye-jin
2003 Keum Na-na Park Ji-yea Shin Ji-su
Top 12
Oh Yoo-mi
2002 Kim Min-Kyoung × Gi Yun-ju
Top 12
Lee Jin-ah
2001 Kim Sa-rang Seo Hyun-jin Baek Myoung-hee
Top 12
↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 2001 in Manila, Philippines. South Korea sent the first delegate in 2002.)
2000 Kim Yeon-ju Shin Jung-sun Son Tae-young
1st Runner-Up
1999 Choi Ji-hyun Han Na-na Lee Jae-won
1998 Kim Ji-yeon Kim Kun-woo Cho Hye-young
Top 12
1997 Lee Eun-hee Kim Jin-ah Kim Ryang-hee
Top 12
1996 Kim Yun-jung Seol Soo-jin Kim Jung-hwa
Top 10
1995 Han Sung-ju Choi Yoon-young
Top 6
Lee Yoo-ree
Top 10
1994 Goong Sun-young Chae Yeon-hee Sung Hyun-ah
Top 10
1993 Yoo Ha-young Lee Seung-yeon
Top 15
Chang Eun-young
Top 10
1992 Lee Young-hyun Lee Mi-young Yum Jung-ah
2nd Runner-Up
1991 Seo Jung-min Kim Tae-hwa Kwon Jung-joo
Top 10
1990 Oh Hyun-kyung Go Hyun-jung Shin Soh-young
1989 Kim Sung-ryung Kim Hye-ri Kim Hee-jung
Top 10
1988 Jang Yoon-jeong
1st Runner-Up
Choi Yeon-hee
1st Runner-Up
Lee Yoon-hee
Top 10
1987 Kim Ji-eun Chung Myoung-sun Chung Wha-sun
1986 Bae Young-ran An Jung-mi Kim Yoon-jung
1985 Choi Young-ok Park Eun-kyoung Chang Sih-wha
1984 Lim Mi-sook Lee Joo-hee Kim Kyoung-ree
1983 Kim Jong-Jung Seo Min-sook Chung Young-soon
Top 10
1982 Park Sun-hee Choi Sung-yoon Chung Ae-hee
1981 Lee Eun-jung Lee Han-na Park Hyun-joo
1980 Kim Eun-jung
Top 12
Chang Sun-ja Chung Na-young
1979 Seo Jae-hwa Hong Yeo-jin Kim Jin-sun
1978 Son Jung-eun Je Eun-jin Chae Jung-sook
1977 Kim Sung-hee Kim Soon-ae Shin Byoung-ok
1976 Chung Kwang-Hyun Shim Byoung-sook Han Young-ae
1975 Seo Ji-hye Lee Sung-hee Lee Hyang-mok
Top 15
1974 Kim Eun-jung Shim Kyoung-sook Kang Young-sook
Top 15
1973 Kim Young-ju An Soon-young Kim Mae-ja
1972 Park Yeon-joo × Suh Ae-ja
1971 Noh Mi-ae Lee Young-eun Choi Sook-ae
1970 Yoo Young-ae Lee Jung-hee Kim In-sook
Top 15
1969 Lim Hyun-jung Kim Seung-hee Kim Yoo-kyoung
Top 15
1968 Kim Yoon-jung Lee Ji-eun Kim Hee-ja
Top 15
1967 Hong Joung-ae Chung Young-hwa Jin Hyun-soo
1966 Yoon Gui-hyun Chung Eul-sun ↑ No Pageant Held
1965 Kim Eun-ji Lee Eun-ah
Top 15
Kim Min-jin
Top 15
1964 Shin Jung-hyun Yoon Mi-hee Lee Hye-jin
Top 15
1963 Kim Myoung-ja
4th Runner-Up
Choi Keum-shil
Top 15
Choi Yoo-mi
4th Runner-Up
1962 Seo Bum-ju
Top 15
Chung Tae-ja Sohn Yang-ja
1961 Seo Yang-hee
Top 15
Hyun Chang-ae Lee Ok-ja
1960 Son Mi-hee-ja
Top 15
Lee Young-hee
Top 15
Kim Jung-ja
1959 Oh Hyun-ju
Top 15
Seo Jung-ae ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1960 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1968 in Tokyo, Japan.)
1958 Oh Geum-sun ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1951 in England, United Kingdom. South Korea sent their first delegate in 1959.)
1957 Park Hyun-ok
1956 ×
1955 Kim Mee-jong
1954 Kye Sun-hee
1953 ↑ No Pageant Held
(established in 1952 in California, United States and then it was transferred in 1960 in Florida, United States. South Korea sent their first delegate in 1954.)
1952
1951


× Did not compete
No pageant held

Pageant Placements Best result
Miss Universe 8 1st Runner-Up (1988)
Miss World 11 1st Runner-Up (1988)
Miss International 28 1st Runner-Up (2000, 2009)
Miss Earth 7 3rd Runner-Up (2013)
Total 54 1st Runner-Up (1988) (Miss Universe), (1988) (Miss World), (2000, 2009) (Miss International)

See also[edit]

  • Miss Korea
  • Miss Universe Korea
  • Miss World Korea

References[edit]

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