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Meet 'Miss Korea 2017' Seo Jae Won!

By beansss   Friday, July 7, 2017   113,167   734   1



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On July 7 at Seoul's Universal Arts Center, the final round of the '2017 Miss Korea' beauty pageant crowned its winner!

The title of 'Miss Korea 2017' went to Seo Jae Won, a 21-year old from the Gyeongi province. In 2nd place came Jung Da Hye (21, Seoul) and Lee Han Na (20, Philippines), while four other contestants took 3rd place. 

The pageant was MC-ed by Tony An and former 'Miss Korea' and actress Oh Hyun Kyung. This year marks the 61st year of the '2017 Miss Korea' pageant, with 51 contestants competing in round one, then narrowed down to 33 for the final round. 

'Miss Korea 2017' Seo Jae Won has a degree in Korean ballet from the Korea National University of Arts. She is 175.2cm and 54 kgs, and hopes to become a professional ballerina. 

Congratulations! Check out her winning speech below. 
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k_pop_insider Sunday, July 9, 2017

when did the miss korea pageant become the miss plastic pageant? all the winners have no natural beauty.. I guess it makes sense since korea has a lot of people who have done surgery, but still.. it's a beauty contest and natural beauty should rank higher than plastic beauty

pink_oracle k_pop_insider Sunday, July 9, 2017

Natural beauty has never had an invitation to a beauty pageant in any country. When selecting the most beautiful the truth is we're looking for the most stand out.

lovelunaa Saturday, July 8, 2017

more like miss plastic 2017

StinkyKing Saturday, July 8, 2017

She killed the bathing suit segment:

StinkyKing Saturday, July 8, 2017

Nekochan_chan Saturday, July 8, 2017

Unfortunately, the importance of one's appearance is too high in a country like South Korea, but I will never understand why would anyone want to be a Miss of anything. Nonetheless, this girl is very beautiful.

Nekochan_chan Saturday, July 8, 2017

As Lee Bo Young said: "I auditioned for it because I heard it’s easy to get a job when you’re a Miss Korea. I wanted to put on the resume that I had won Miss Korea because it felt like I was left alone in the society."

federick Saturday, July 8, 2017

SK needs to step up their game in international pageants.

pink_oracle Saturday, July 8, 2017

Does she then go on to compete for SK in Miss World?

bangeryun94 pink_oracle Sunday, July 9, 2017

Or Miss Universe.

Kevyy Saturday, July 8, 2017

Idiots saying she is skinny but she is almost twice the size of most kpop idols...If anything her body type is kinda like Yura's of GsD.

bangeryun94 Kevyy Sunday, July 9, 2017

She is 5'10 and only 119 lbs. She is severely underweight.

Kevyy bangeryun94 Sunday, July 9, 2017

Yet she still looks perfectly healthy look at her legs and arms they are no sticks at all. Also you can't judge an Asian based on weight because their bones are way lighter than Western people.

Joha_B2uty Kevyy Sunday, July 9, 2017

Idols are not beauty queens XD, so it doesn't matter if they are skinny or not. On the other hand just watch any Miss Universe they all got curves and healthy bodies, i think she needs more gym, and nope her body type isn't like Yura, are you serious? they are totally different, Yura has more legs and hips.

Kevyy Joha_B2uty Sunday, July 9, 2017

I said 'Kinda like Yura' not exactly like Yura, because she is one of those idols who is NOT a stick figure. And I'll be more specific incase people think I only mean her, yes there are other idols who are not all skinny.

bangeryun94 Kevyy Sunday, July 9, 2017

I can judge anybody I see who is bony. I'm an Asian. Her arms and legs have no tone what so ever. As skinny as she is I'm willing to bet she has no muscle. And who fucking told you that BONES are lighter?

Kevyy bangeryun94 Sunday, July 9, 2017

Actually let me edit it and do explain. Asians their bones are smaller and less dense than white or black people which explains why they would weigh less. And if you don't believe me and go 'who fucking told you bla bla' then I suggest to go to scientists. Also she is in no way bony and she doesn't need to be all lean and ripped she looks fine. I honestly don't see why you think she looks very underweight or in poor health.

bangeryun94 Kevyy Monday, July 10, 2017

Well for 1. I'm Korean. I'm a dancer and a competitive swimmer. I teach yoga. I have degrees in nutrition and physical therapy. I have 4% body fat and she is 8 inches taller than me but only 13 lbs more than me. I DID NOT say shit about her being in poor health but if she keeps on not getting vitamins by not eating so she can stay bony, she's going to ruin her skin and her other organs. Anything else you want to know? Any doctor i.e. SCIENTIST, will tell you she is at least 20 lbs underweight.

Iamalittledai5y Kevyy Monday, July 10, 2017

She is a ballet dancer, you have to be a certain size for ballet.

Kevyy bangeryun94 Monday, July 10, 2017

Whatever you want to believe tbh I don't care if you are an American Korean.

bangeryun94 Kevyy Monday, July 10, 2017

I'm a Korean Korean. You know, where she just won the title. And frankly it doesn't bloody matter what country I'm Korean IN. I've disagreed with your opinion and now you're upset about it.

Kevyy bangeryun94 Monday, July 10, 2017

You're living in America because your English is way too good for a Korean in Korea. I am not upset at all since I am not the one who had to start using curse words. But it all doesn't matter you believe what you want with your degrees.

bangeryun94 Kevyy Monday, July 10, 2017

No you fucking douchebag, I do NOT live in America! I went to school in Great Britain. They speak brilliant English there. And don't you ever call me a liar again. If you're too young and too god damned sensitive to have your ridiculous opinions questioned don't respond. How's that for cursing at your little tween sensibilities?

Kevyy bangeryun94 Monday, July 10, 2017

Lol douchebag is not an English word, nor do they use inch or lbs to measure a human. Also I never used the word liar you just thought that in your little 90s mind. Think and do whatever you want I saw you got 4k hate on here so I am not taking you serious anymore.

themightymoron Saturday, July 8, 2017

my fave is still 2015's kim jung jin.

JYJRainbow themightymoron Sunday, July 9, 2017

mine is kim yoo mi miss korea 2012, she have a a very warm smile. the one in 2mp my house mv

Sineya Saturday, July 8, 2017

It is refreshing to see a girl who is pretty, yes, but also seems to be natural and more like "the girl next door" type. The previous one was gorgeous tho.

Iamalittledai5y Sineya Monday, July 10, 2017

Yeah, her body seems pretty athletic, from her ballet dancing I am sure.

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