The Miss World Korea Organization announced on their Website that 22 years old Jung Eun-ju from Seoul was handpicked to represent Korea at Miss World 2015 which will be held in Sanya, China later this year. The Miss World Korea Pageant has been postponed till next year, Jung was the first Runner Up at Miss World Korea 2014. Kyung-min Doe, Top 7 finalist at Miss World 2011, was Korea’s last placement at Miss World Pageant.
Korea’s journey at Miss World
Korea debuted at Miss World in 1959. The first runner-up of Miss Korea title went to Miss World. Sometimes other girls were sent due to age issues. Since 2011, Korea is holding a separate pageant for Miss World. In 1960, Korea got their first placement in Miss World. Korea has placed in 1963, 1965, 1988, 1993, 1995, 2005, 2009, 2011 also. Korea did not compete in 1972 and 2002. Korea got their highest placement with Choi Yeon-hee who finished as 1st runner-up in 19988. Korea won “Best Evening Gown” in 2001 & 2007. Korea won the first official “Beauty with a purpose” fast-track contest. It was in year 2005. Korea has also won “Queen of Asia & Oceania” in 2009 with Kim Joo-ri.