21-year-old Student Triumphs as 'Miss Universe Korea' Misses out on 'Miss Congeniality' Title
After months of preparation there can only be one winner and today a 21-year-old student beat 54 other participants to win Miss Korea.
Victorious: After winning first place Yoo Ye-bin was given a tiara, sash and flowers
Winner Yoo Ye-bin, a college student took the crown in Seoul.
She will now go on to represent South Korea for this year's Miss Universe beauty pageant.
The 20 finalists already hit the headlines this year when their photos were posted on Reddit fuelling speculation that many of them had undergone surgery and prompting users to criticise the Asian nation's growing trend to go under the knife.
South Koreans currently have more plastic surgery than in any other country according to recent figures, with the craze particularly popular among 19 to 49-year-olds.
The popularity of surgery, particularly among the young, has been blamed by some on a desire to look more 'western' fuelled by an obsession with celebrity culture.
Congratulations: Yoo Ye-bin is congratulated by contestants during the contest
Strike a pose: South Korean contestants perform during the 2013 Miss Korea beauty contest in Seoul today
Pick me! The contestants all smile and wave in the hope of winning the coveted title
All of the women vying for the crown of Miss Korea 2013 have dark, perfectly trussed hair, either tumbling over their shoulders or neatly tied up, pale skin, bright eyes and a perfect bright white smile.
And their apparent similarity prompted Reddit user ShenTheWise to post their pictures online, suggesting that many of those vying for the Miss Korea title this year have had similar surgery.
He captioned the image: 'Korea’s plastic surgery mayhem is finally converging on the same face.'
Source: DailyMail UK