Recently-crowned Miss Korea Kim Yu-mi admitted on a Korean television show broadcast on Wednesday, that she had gone under the knife prior to joining the beauty pageant, reported Korean media.
This revelation comes after a photo of Kim from her high school yearbook surfaced on the internet recently.
The yearbook photo showed a girl who had small eyes and a broad face, a girl who looked completely different from the doe-eyed beauty that won the Miss Korea 2012 pageant – Korea’s oldest beauty pageant – earlier this month.
“I knew my old photos would turn up, but I was shocked the newspapers made it sound like I had claimed to be a natural beauty,” said Kim.
“I never said I was born beautiful.”
The 21-year-old university student added that she knows some people will be disappointed after finding out that she has had work done, but pointed out that she had never deliberately concealed that fact.
She also expressed that she intends to make a name for herself with her “inner beauty” instead of her looks from now on.
Check her out in her swimsuit!