The winner of the Miss Korea 2012 pageant is getting ready to participate in the Miss Universe 2013 contest being held in Moscow next month.
Kim Yumi was seen posing in front of cameras at the welcome dinner with participants from other nations.
“There are difficulties with staying overseas for so long, but I feel the responsibility to do my best,” she told the Korea Times.
Kim drew additional attention after winning the crown in 2012, after high school photos showed her with a vastly different physical appearance. She freely admitted to undergoing plastic surgery and was surprised when a scandal ensued.
The Miss Universe 2013 contest begins on Nov. 9 and will be broadcast on NBC.
The winner of the Miss Korea pageant typically reigns for one year, conducting promotional activities before participating in the Miss Universe contest.
Miss Korea with Miss Israel.