Jung So-ra, a 19-year-old university student, was crowned Miss Korea 2010 on Sunday.ã€€
The pageant winner beat 55 competitors at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, after going through a range of programs from community service activities to a swimsuit contest.
Jung, who currently is enrolled at the University of California, Riverside, said that she wants to be a diplomat. She speaks English, Chinese and Japanese aside from her native Korean.
Jung will represent South Korea in the Miss World 2010 and Miss Universe 2011 competitions.
She has admirable qualities including her multilingual ability, but her father is now in the spotlight, as well.
Her father, Jung Han-young, is CEO of Humantech China and chairman of Korean Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, according to local reports.
The father of Miss Korea of 2010 is a well-known figure among Korean immigrants in Shanghai, China, not only for his outstanding position in the local business community, but for his career that includes a stint as an actor in MBC, one of the three biggest TV
|Jung So-ra (Yonhap News) |
The senior Jung was reportedly very proud of his daughter when she advanced to the second place in a preliminary stage, beating other competitors from Seoul.
“My wife took good care of kids’ physical appearance since they were very young. Also, my daughter, So-ra is a girl with lots of talents just like me,” he was quoted as saying in an interview after the preliminary stage on July 6.
However, Jung So-ra, the winner of the country's biggest beauty contest, does not have interest in entertainment, saying that she rather wants to engage in studying and volunteering, according to reports.