Jenny Kim has been appointed as Miss Universe Korea 2016 by Miss Universe Korea organizers. She will compete at Miss Universe 2016 to be held at the Philippines in January 2017. Jenny Kim was 1st Runner-up in Miss World Korea 2015.
Interestingly the first edition of Miss Universe Korea is to be held today (23rd October 2016). The winner will go to Miss Universe 2017. Until this year, Miss Korea winner would go to Miss Universe. The last Miss Korea to participate in Miss Universe was Kim Seo-yeon. She competed in Miss Universe 2015.
Korea at Miss Universe
Korea has done a decent job at Miss Universe till now. They made it to the Top 15 for 5 years during 1959-1963. Next placement of Korea was achieved by Kim Eun-jung in Miss Universe 1980; she was Top 12. The highest placement of Korea till now was achieved in Miss Universe 1988 by Jang Yoon-jeong, who finished as 1st Runner-up. The last Miss Korea to place in Top 5 of Miss Universe was Lee Ha-nui, also known as Honey Lee. She was 3rd Runner-up in Miss Universe 2007. Will Jenny Kim place in Miss Universe 2016? Time will only tell.