23 years of age Yumi Kim was crowned Miss Korea 2012 in an event held at Kyung Hee University Grand Peace Palace in Seoul on July 6, 2012 beating out 53 other contestants.
Since first time, HanKook Daily News as known as Miss Korea Organization was announced Miss Korea winner’s title name is Miss Universe Korea during Miss Korea 2012 pageant. Yumi became Miss Korea 2012, and after that she also get the crown of Miss Universe Korea 2013 at that final night. Because of her beautiful face Yu-mi also won the Miss Photogenic 2012.
Shortly after winning the 2012 Miss Korea pageant, younger photos of Ms. Kim appeared online showing a dramatic difference in her appearance before and after cosmetic surgery, causing a stir in the Korean media about the prevalence of cosmetic surgery. To which she responded in an interview “I was shocked that the papers made it out like I claimed to have been a natural beauty, I never once said that I was born beautiful.”
But after all the controversial issues to her, she admitted that she undergone with cosmetic surgeries, not just her face but as well as her body. Kim said she never intended to hide she had plastic surgery, and although she understands there are some people who will be disappointed, she wants to look forward.