In terms of beauty and fashion, Korea is now considered the top competitor. With every day new revolutions and forward steps, the Korean fashion and film industry is setting new standards, a way to victory, a way to the sky.
According to a recent survey in Korea, it was estimated that 20 percent of the total Korean young girls undergo cosmetic surgeries. This percentage is quite more significant than the other countries. This survey also highlights the importance of beauty for Koreans.
So as Korean models are very concerned about their appearance; if we tell you about their beauty standards, then small v-shaped faces, pale and flawless skin and straight eyebrows with large eyes are considered their priorities. Of course, most notably their slim figures.
Hell actual is the fact that Korean K-pop has more followers than any industry has. The reason behind this is the talented models and actresses with excellent performances.
Here I have created a list of the top 10 Korean models with their achievements and lifestyle.
1) Park Soo-Joo:
In the Korean media industry Park Suju has a special place with a huge fan following. She was born in South Korea, and later she moved to Anaheim, California. There she got a degree in architecture from California University.
Park was first seen in 2010 in an advertisement for BCBG Max Azria. As a fashion model, she walked for many famous brands, including Chanel, Vivienne Wem stwood, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Rick Owens, Lanvin, and LOEWE.
Park has also made her appearance on the covers of Vogue Italia, Glamour, Dazed, W, i-D, CR Fashion Book, Vogue, Paper, and Teen Vogue, and many others.
Currently, Park is associated with Women Management (New York), IMG Models (Paris, Sydney, Milan), Storm Management (London), Nomad Management (Miami Beach, Los Angeles), and Esteem Models (Seoul)
Choi is a well-known model in the fashion industry. Choi was born in Bucheon, South Korea. She started her modeling career during High School.
As a fashion model, Choi has walked for big names in the industry. The list is very long, and it includes Alexander Wang, Fendi, Versace, Louis Vuitton’s, Prada, Gucci, Miu Miu, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Celine, Moschino, Loewe, Michael Kors, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Lanvin, and Dior and many more.
Choi has achieved massive success throughout her career. She won the third cycle of a reality show, Korea’s Next Top Model. Moreover, she has promoted more than 60 international campaigns successfully.
In 2019 Choi married Kove Lee, who is a photographer. They married in Bali, Indonesia. She wore a beautiful black dress at her wedding that a famous Italian fashion designer gifted at the event.
3) Kang Seung-Hyun:
Hyoni Kang is the first Asian model who won Ford’s Model of The World contest when she was only eighteen. As a fashion model, she debuted her career through a spring modeling show in New York.
Hyoni became the fashion model of many international designers and brands, including Phillip Lim, DKNY, Halston, and Michael Kors. But, of course, she didn’t stop here, but she also made her appearance on the covers of many reputed magazines like Korean Vogue, Teen Vogue, Marie Claire, and Chinese Vogue.
Hyoni is not only a model but also a businesswoman. In 2009 she launched her brand named Reborn Process. Presently her fashion house is located in SoHo, New York. Besides her brand, she is also collaborating with some Korean fashion brands of chic handbags.
In 2012 she wrote, directed, and produced a fashion film on Hyoni’s TV. In the movie, she gave tips on fashion and features. Hyoni’s TV YouTube channel was last updated on July 21, 2016.
4) Jang Yoon-Ju:
Jang came to this world in 1980 and started her career at the age of seventeen. With hosting, acting, modeling, and singing, she is considered one of the most successful women in the media industry.
She made her acting debut through an action comedy film named Veteran. This film became the fifth highest-grossing film in South Korea and made her a celebrity. Besides modeling, Jang was also interested in singing. She released her two albums, Dream in 2008 and I’m Fine in 2012.
On television, Jang was seen in I Am a Model 1, Music Travel Lalala, and Yoon-Ju Yoon-JU’s Magic Recipe, Infinite Challenge, The Lovebirds 2, Pajama Friends, Weekend Playlist, Get It Beauty, and many more.
Jang won the title of Best Radio DJ and KBS Entertainment Awards. She was also nominated for 52nd Grand Bell Awards and 57th Baeksang Arts Awards. With her fellows and friends, Jang wrote a book titled “Top Model.” The book covers the topics like her industry experience, fashion, and styling.
5) Han Hye-Jin:
Han is a top-class and famous South Korean actress who was born on October 27, 1981. She made her acting debut in 2001 through a short film titled Magic Thumping. In 2005 her breakthrough was through a television series Be Strong, Geum-soon! Which brought her a lot of fame and recognition.
This 36 years old young and beautiful model was stared in Friends, Romance, I Love You, TV Novel You Are a Star, Be Strong, Geum-soon!, Terroir, The Thorn Birds, One Warm Word, The Doctors, Hold me Tight, and many more. Her recent project was Mothers in 2020.
Han was awarded on many platforms like SBS Entertainment Awards, Korean Women link, SBS Entertainment Awards, MBC Drama Awards, and Korea Visual Arts Festival.
The model was dating a singer, Naul, for ten years. However, in 2015 she married Ki Sung-yueng, a footballer. With an age gap of thirteen years, the couple is spending a happy life with one beautiful daughter.
6) Bae Yoon Young:
Bae is considered the youngest and successful Korean model and actress. At the age of 23, she has achieved much fame, and her career is continuously ascending.
With exclusive Barbie-like features, Bae is depicting the Koreans beauty. In addition, the confidence in her personality is another good thing that attracts people to her.
Bae stepped into the industry through a Korean Stylist. In 2015, Bae was ranked in the top 50 models. A British magazine, Vogue, also rated her as the top model of 2018.
She debuted her career through a fashion house. Later Bae was offered to walk for many noted designer’s houses, including Chloé, Kenzo, Loewe, Chanel, Fenty x Puma, Céline, Valentino, Paco Rabanne, Marni, Versace, Moschino, Fendi, Christopher Kane, and Christian Dior, among others.
7) Park Shin-Hye:
Park is a famous Korean actress and model with a magical smile. However, Park’s other most notable thing is her features that entirely depict Korean beauty factors. She started her career through a music video named “Flower.”
She has also taken the formal training of acting, dancing, and singing as well. In the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list, Park is ranked at the 40th number. She has also won the title of “Most Popular Actress.”
With more than seventeen years in the industry, Park has done many outstanding projects. The list includes Stairway to Heaven, Tree to Heaven. You’re Beautiful, The Heirs, Pinocchio, Memories of the Alhambra, Sisyphus: The Myth, Green Days: Dinosaur and I, and many more.
Her excellent acting skills and perfect modeling traits make her different from the other models of the industry. Currently, Park is in a relationship with a South Korean actor Choi Tae-Joon since 2017.
8) Yeon Jung:
Jung is best known for her flame-red hair and blazing personality. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. According to British Vogue, Jung is Korea’s next top model. She has a tall height of 5 ft and 10 in approximately.
Jung has been featured in Vogue Girl Korea, Nylon Korea, and ELLE Wedding. Besides this, she also participated in many campaigns, including for many prominent designers and fashion houses.
Jung has walked for Tory Burch, Topshop Unique, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, Bottega Veneta, Emilio Pucci, Chanel, Miu Miu, Giambattista Valli, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, H&M, Jacquemus, Burberry, Acne Studios, Roberto Cavalli, Diesel Black Gold, Versus (Versace), Narciso Rodriguez and Paco Rabanne.
Vogue magazines have her face on their covers for many years. She was also nominated as a top newcomer in the fashion industry. Currently, Jung is associated with multiple agencies, including The Society Management (New York), Elite Model Management, Nomad Management, and ESteem Models agency.
9) Irene Kim:
Irene is the American- born Korean model. She studied Textile design at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Irene has her name in those few models who came to the fashion industry after getting the degree.
She started her career in 2012. Till today she has walked for Mulberry, Ferragamo, MATCHESFASHION, MaxMara, Calvin Klein, Chanel. As a model and influencer, she made her appearance on magazine covers for Harper’s Bazaar Korea, Elle Thailand, Cosmopolitan Korea, Marie Claire Taiwan, Grazia Magazine China, and W Korea.
Of course, besides modeling and acting, she also persuaded her career with a professional degree in textile design. In 2018 Irene launched her brand named IRENEISGOOD LABEL. As a style influencer, her collection is trendy in the young elite generation. She is also introducing Korean fashion and culture to the world.
10) Kang Ji-young:
Jiyoung was born in South Korea on January 18, 1994. In 2012 she graduated from Muhak Women’s High School. She is a multi-talented Korean artist who got international recognition in a short span.
She started her career as a K-pop singer and was also a part of the South Korean girl group Kara. Jiyoung is considered the only female singer featured on CDTV Japan’s, a music television program where she was ranked 21.
In acting and modeling, she made her first appearance in the 19th Tokyo Girls Collection fashion show. Later Jiyoung was seen in films including Assassination Classroom, Assassination Classroom: Graduation, Reon, Watashi no Jinsei Nanoni, Yaru Onna -She’s a Killer-, And, Live, Love and the Grand Tug-of-war and Dosukoi! Sukehira.
On multiple platforms, Jiyoung did excellent work and successfully admired the audience. As a result, she has a great fan following in Korea, Japan, the U.S, and many other parts of the world.
In the fashion world, Korean models are the hottest faces that are slowly taking over the world. However, these cute and perfect face models have no match in their beauty and are now ready to shine.
With every passing day, new models are coming up with gorgeous figures and beautiful faces. Of course, they are super talented too, and every film industry wants them to work for. These models are setting new standards with their preferences and appearances.