Meet The Controversial Winner of Miss Korea 2018 | ASIAN BOSS

We talked to Miss Korea 2018, Soo Min Kim, to discuss the issue of Korean beauty standards and body-shaming.
Special thanks to Soomin for sharing her story.
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  1. Sand Shrew

    Sand Shrew

    19 segundos atrás

    Is she going to join Miss Universe 2019?

  2. Sasmita Bangera

    Sasmita Bangera

    32 minutos atrás

    How can people in Korea be so mean,to say her so much,only on basis of looks.

  3. Xiu Vu

    Xiu Vu

    36 minutos atrás

    She is amazing

  4. amtusyaafi


    Hora atrás

    she's beauty inside out :)

  5. messi slays

    messi slays

    4 horas atrás

    Being only pretty is not enough for winning peageant ..most importantly you need to have brain like her lol 😂 Koreans are really weird in terms of beauty standards 😹😹

  6. Nyl Mabini

    Nyl Mabini

    4 horas atrás

    5o kg considered as chubby? okay I'm not going there anymore HAAHHHAHA.

  7. Ladie Ballesteros

    Ladie Ballesteros

    4 horas atrás

    She speaks with elegance..Her English speaking skill is superb...She is beautiful...She is slim...definitely not fat....She is the change Korea is waiting for when it comes to beauty standard...BEAUTY AND BRAIN.

  8. Matthew Jan Luna

    Matthew Jan Luna

    6 horas atrás

    I like how she put opinions in every questions that is being thrown and how she shares her thoughts clearly, a lot of people being discriminate because of their weight and I also felt that as a teenager in high school, I wish that she will use her platform to redefine to change the standard beauty not only on korea but also to the world that is waiting for the change. Hey Miss Korea you deserve to represent your country because of your strong will and dedication to put up something to the public❤️

  9. olivia


    6 horas atrás

    i'm the same height and i weigh like 64kgs lol and i'm healthy so i don't know what they're all on about... she's beautiful!!

  10. D. Graze

    D. Graze

    7 horas atrás

    korean netizen behavior are linked to the level of stress. they are doing a rude things just to pent their stress over their daily lives. i think if korea didn't want to lose more and more people in personal perspective. they need to reduce stress level first, because this is not about telling netizen to do not wrote bad things. and for person who get bad word from internet, they need to remember that, those people are the bad people, as long as you can do what you suppose to do well, those bad netizen shouldn't have affecting you're mental. i always gratefull, that my country has a less stress level, and being religious country are really makes people have better perspective.

  11. Shakshi Gautam

    Shakshi Gautam

    8 horas atrás

    If she is fat i'm an elephant 😂

  12. Kate Versoza

    Kate Versoza

    8 horas atrás

    i can’t go to korea then they’ll think i’m a monster

  13. Syera i

    Syera i

    9 horas atrás

    she is not fat at all. come on lah netizens !!! she is pretty inside and outside

  14. Bubbly Boo

    Bubbly Boo

    11 horas atrás

    Without you realized beauty industry like other industry are scary....they can change our beauty standard for their own profit... beautiful men and women that we see on the magazine or drama are not real, they're not like that in real life.....for me this girl is more than beautiful to represent korean women....we all know for sure, not all korean women are Song Hye-kyo or Kim seriously.....

  15. Kusum Indoria

    Kusum Indoria

    11 horas atrás

    I was like scrolling down the comments and liking every other comment that said they cried while watching this because I cried too.

  16. FocusFanatic


    11 horas atrás

    The funny thing is I don't consider south Koreans to be particularly pretty

  17. Elizabeth Ra

    Elizabeth Ra

    12 horas atrás

    What they call thicc in the US is overweight in Korea. Sad to see that everyone shames each other when we should all be unified as a country. And to allow little girls hope and dream to be thin and unhealthily underweight is disgusting. I've been fortunate to live in the states but to see how my people really treat each other just because of size and weight is really truly saddening.

  18. Mia


    14 horas atrás

    so sweet and gentle like a fairytale princess I'm actually in love with her omg. her kindness and humanity is amazing. you see all these beauty pageant winners with 0 brains and 0 soul and here she is so beautifully inspiring. I really love her story and I feel like I really connect with her. she's just so human and down to earth ugh god she's amazing

  19. Hazel Cohen

    Hazel Cohen

    15 horas atrás

    They are adults no candy and not going to the bathroom alone? I get some may be bulimic or on drugs what really won’t be any surprise being underweight and anorexic is somewhat ideal but still the level of controlling is just weird

  20. aminini


    17 horas atrás

    I weight 52kg 5'5 and it's pretty uncommon for me not to be the skinniest of a group or my immediate surrounding. I'm north american. That is crazy.

  21. grdn rs

    grdn rs

    19 horas atrás

    If people wanted to judge Miss Korea solely based on looks then there wouldn’t be a questionnaire segment to showcase the women’s personality and intellect. I think she’s got a very great personality and she’s pretty. If Koreans want to just have a competition based on looks they have that ulzzang competition for that. I think it’s really nasty people are shaming her body when she’s healthy and happy.

  22. Johnny DeCastro

    Johnny DeCastro

    Dia atrás

    Meanwhile in America you have people fighting to make "sphere" a body type

  23. Tatin Minam

    Tatin Minam

    Dia atrás

    Those who think she is overweight are the fools.

  24. 대인박


    Dia atrás

    'It doesn't get much stricter than South Korea'..why is this guy so negative about South Korea his motherland all the time? Do you know that average weight of Japanese women are actually lower than that of South Korean women and by quite a margin? I think this guy is typical self-hating Korean American.

  25. Stacie Cherill Dickson

    Stacie Cherill Dickson

    Dia atrás

    She is gorgeous ! To me this reminds me of colorism in the black community ! Demolish all evil beauty standards ! Everyone is gorgeous ! 👸🏻

  26. Ram PP

    Ram PP

    Dia atrás

    So beautiful and smart

  27. Itsna Yuni Hidayati

    Itsna Yuni Hidayati

    Dia atrás

    If her natural beauty, smart brain, and great personality didnt suit to represents korea, so what kind of women should represent korea? 😌

  28. Hirwa Damor

    Hirwa Damor

    Dia atrás

    Oh she's such a beauty😍♥️How can people even create nonsense controversies?

  29. Peter Strider

    Peter Strider

    Dia atrás

    What an intelligent interview with such a grounded and intelligent (and beautiful) woman. Respect to her and her family. Thank you to the interviewer. I sincerely hope her mission is a success!

  30. hdytlhusna


    Dia atrás

    I kinda ship them.

  31. yang pasti bukan kimihime

    yang pasti bukan kimihime

    Dia atrás

    her english is so good or is this a dub

  32. uwuseokie


    Dia atrás

    When she talked about her dad I really felt for her. Who wants to see their parents hurt because of people and you can’t control it? But her as a human being is really kind and has perspective and I hope that this is how most people feel about her and hope they won’t get hurt by comments that are not true.

  33. noemita494


    Dia atrás

    The joke is she checks most of their criteria for beauty standards (thin, tall, pale skin, high nose, big eyes, small face) but they still weren't satisfied lol they're crazy

  34. lancy meyer

    lancy meyer

    Dia atrás

    korean should be proud that she is your miss Korea.what's wrong with those haters.fat and ugly?fats in ur brain and cataracts on ur eyes!

  35. Musandpoet DL

    Musandpoet DL

    Dia atrás

    I support her for who she is. I’m proud as a Korean that she’s representing Korea, not for her looks, but for her personality, individuality, and how she thinks out of this beauty standard.



    Dia atrás

    she is really a wife materials. andd at least she doesn't fake her personality.

  37. KelvinCrLin


    Dia atrás

    Shes attractive, smart and showed great personality.~ shes so slim!!!

  38. Naoki


    Dia atrás

    173 cm with 58kg ?? THATS NORMAL KOREA.

  39. ay lin

    ay lin

    Dia atrás

    Koreans should give away all the foods to Syria then

  40. Hashnavi Rajan

    Hashnavi Rajan

    Dia atrás

    Korean beauty standards are so unhealthy. when she said her weight and height, i was like that's much more perfect than being underweight. YOU GO GIRL. YOLO. so do what you desire, be happy, and be who u are.

  41. La Cite

    La Cite

    Dia atrás

    Soo Min Kim is NOT fat, considering her height and weight. She's a natural beauty who is very rare now as many young women who participated in beauty pageants underwent plastic surgeries. Bravo for the judges who could see her natural beauty! She can be a role model for young Korean women who would like to participate in a beauty pageant in the future.

  42. Christian C. Lawas

    Christian C. Lawas

    2 dias atrás

    Try exploring more also with the Philippines when it comes to beauty pageants. 😉

  43. Aldo Sherman

    Aldo Sherman

    2 dias atrás

    At least she speaks english well compared to the rest of her bashers. She expresses herself well. Her bashers should be ashamed of themselves.

  44. AOGIRI


    2 dias atrás

    I love her personality... She's way too good to represent Miss Korea 2018..

  45. aisha0000000000 0000000000

    aisha0000000000 0000000000

    2 dias atrás

    funny how high korean standards are when they themselves aren’t really pretty. i mean who the hell gave them the idea of beauty standards? i would underdtand if 90% of their population are composed of gorgeous people but i’ve been to korea and they’re all not that good looking. so i am so confused why they are so obsessed with weight and beauty when their average citizen isn’t even really pretty looking at all by world standard

  46. Haneul Basumatary

    Haneul Basumatary

    2 dias atrás

    She's so calm and composed and the way she handle things just shows how classy she is. Definitely worth being Miss Korea

  47. God is great

    God is great

    2 dias atrás

    She had hard time(emotionally) even though she won miss korea title... What's this? In our country if they win such titles they will be living rest of their life like princess....

    • God is great

      God is great

      2 dias atrás

      +Matt Jennings India.... Have you heard about Aishwarya Rai

    • Matt Jennings

      Matt Jennings

      2 dias atrás

      and where do you hail from?

  48. I V

    I V

    2 dias atrás

    Honestly, people feel sorry for this girl and her father for being affected by completely idiotic critics? Oh please, save your pity and compassion who are really suffering. They shouldn’t even be affected by it, she is beautiful and she won. Shrug off those idiot haters and stop with the self pity. Not even worth the thought. WHERE IS YOUR COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE AND ANIMALS THAT TRULY SUFFER? This is inane!

  49. Rift


    2 dias atrás

    When I see the thumbnail I thought that she isn't really pretty, considering there are so many beautiful women in Korea.. But after this interview I think that she is a very beautiful person with a beautiful soul within her..

  50. Aero Nomer

    Aero Nomer

    2 dias atrás

    She is gorgeous

  51. RichyB 7777

    RichyB 7777

    2 dias atrás

    They got a very diffrent defintion of fat over there in Korea heh. Wtf do they want walking bones??😂 I need me some ass in a woman bruh

  52. 여자귀여워


    2 dias atrás

    I'm 5'4 and 40kg😭😭😭 oml I really feel fcking phat oml I'm just gonna starve myself and look like a SKINNY legend

  53. Hina.Hyuga


    2 dias atrás

    If you pause at 7:15... They all look the same 😲

  54. love yixing

    love yixing

    3 dias atrás

    Don’t you gain a bit of weight from muscles?? Cause i did weight training, and i went from 115 to like 119 Ibs

  55. fejiro favour

    fejiro favour

    3 dias atrás

    You are beautiful and just amazing.bit really breaks my heart I can't even imagine how her parents must feel. I am just in love with your person, keep being the wonderful person you are and don't let anyone or anything they say make you feel less beautiful than you are. I really wish you happiness

  56. koalapenguin


    3 dias atrás

    As a Korean woman living in the States, the fact that she won the pageant gives me hope for recovering sanity of my native country. I am so grateful for her for playing a healthy role model and displaying what embodiment of integrity, grace, and true beauty looks like.

  57. Tim Yang

    Tim Yang

    3 dias atrás

    Being skinny is not as attractive as being fit and athletic. I don't get why skinny models are the beauty pageant standards when most people on instagram follow fit athletic girls that have a nice shape to them.

  58. name can be anything

    name can be anything

    3 dias atrás

    she deserves it. omg such a goodhearted girl.

  59. Nicholas Seeto

    Nicholas Seeto

    3 dias atrás

    huh? fat?

  60. Shubham Verma

    Shubham Verma

    3 dias atrás

    But why she is not became ms world

  61. Siti Nurfamiza

    Siti Nurfamiza

    3 dias atrás

    Her english good

  62. ayeitsisabelle


    3 dias atrás

    Shes so poised and professional, and of course so beautiful inside out. Shes grounded. Korea doesn't deserve a woman this good. I can't believe those standards...

  63. jewel and friends

    jewel and friends

    3 dias atrás

    I love Korean people but I hate their beauty standards that you need to be perfect to be beautiful. Most girls are dreaming to have surgery to blend in. They have beautiful faces naturally but I dunno why the technology changes it an instant.

  64. Dam Jackass

    Dam Jackass

    3 dias atrás

    That's his little girl being bullied constantly by the whole country. Dunno what I would feel if my kid experienced that.

  65. frost _16

    frost _16

    3 dias atrás

    Oohh.. why the hate comments💔 She's so precious and has a calm vibe💙

  66. Chee Xiong

    Chee Xiong

    3 dias atrás

    She's natural people just can't deal with it. However, she is at a good weight for her height I just can't believe those shallow people.

  67. cutie126


    3 dias atrás

    I teach in Korea at an elementary school. I have many girls in 4th -6th grade telling me that they're fat and they are on a diet. The kids who tell me this are all skinny, a healthy body weight. When someone here in Korea tells me they're on a diet, it doesn't mean that they are eating a more balanced diet or reducing the amount of rice they eat at every meal. It means starving. Skipping meals... having a sweet potato for their meal (as in one small - medium sweet potato)... People are slowly starting to increase in size, but the clothing market and society is bent on everyone being slender.

  68. Claudio Ikeda

    Claudio Ikeda

    3 dias atrás

    No one could imagine that this Miss Korea could explain all those sick process and the way Korean society deals with beauty and all those stuff...she has my respect! This is a sad story, indeed.

  69. Jax Negrete

    Jax Negrete

    3 dias atrás

    OMG you are SO BEAUTIFUL AND THIN! Don’t let those people get to you. I’m glad you have had this other perspective living in a different country, and that you are using your crown to help change a Terrible beauty standard!! Go Miss Korea, 2018! 🥳

  70. UltimateCardsTCG


    3 dias atrás

    omg i lov her

  71. Rofel Anne Tandoc

    Rofel Anne Tandoc

    3 dias atrás

    I cried for her😥

  72. Lobster Johnson

    Lobster Johnson

    3 dias atrás

    Great personality!

  73. Nikki C

    Nikki C

    4 dias atrás

    Those fat shamers are really sick in the head. Malnourished is the new sexy? 🤢 These guys need to go to a psychiatric doctor.

  74. Bangtan Trash

    Bangtan Trash

    4 dias atrás

    I think she's beautiful. REALLY beautiful inside and out ♥

  75. glad 1114

    glad 1114

    4 dias atrás

    No wonder she won. Kudos to the judges for chosing her. She will do great in motivating the young girls to be confident on who they are . To those who called her fat n ugly, those words probably face them everyday when they face their mirror. Go girl!

  76. Muyun牧雲


    4 dias atrás

    Absolutely Gorgeous Miss Korea 2018

  77. himani anil

    himani anil

    4 dias atrás

    wait more than 50 kilo is chubby? i mean i’m 10 years younger than her and my weight is nearly 50 and i am considered as thin. seriously what the heck

  78. tay loves tae

    tay loves tae

    4 dias atrás

    duuude im 130lbs and 5'9 and people always tell me im too skinny. how can this be considered fat?!?

  79. 13무명씨


    4 dias atrás

    이 분은 참 수수하신 분?



    4 dias atrás

    I’m tall as this beautiful girl, so 1.73, but I weigh a bit more than her... should I kill me or? God, Korean standards are inhuman... BTW Soo Min Kim you’re one of the most gorgeous women I have ever seen in my life, you’re not only pretty, but your personality is amazing too! I love your mindset and how you handle things, please don’t get hurt by these stupid comments and horrible people. You’re a perfect human being. Smile and be always happy 💜💜💜

  81. Kylo Vader

    Kylo Vader

    4 dias atrás

    When the asian boss just sits there watching her cry 😂😂

  82. Evelyn Patricia

    Evelyn Patricia

    5 dias atrás

    What is beauty really

  83. 위츠커Wietske


    5 dias atrás

    She is so well spoken and intelligent. 100% deserve to be miss Korea.

  84. iiiuuvgtfgd kih13567%

    iiiuuvgtfgd kih13567%

    5 dias atrás

    i don't think anyone can be the most beautiful because it could only be in this contest . when only most ugly girls Registered so it's only accidentally happen in every Contest in the world it's the ridiculoust invention of human naivity no one is more beautiful than the other its only your personal view so don't take it seriously 😁

  85. Wesly Chandra

    Wesly Chandra

    5 dias atrás

    I love her more than i love myself :'

  86. Rosa María Fierros Farell

    Rosa María Fierros Farell

    5 dias atrás

    She is so pretty! I almost cried!

  87. UniquelyMade


    5 dias atrás

    Great ASMR voice

  88. Jessy Gutierrez

    Jessy Gutierrez

    5 dias atrás

    It's so sad that some of Koreans have this concepts and standards of beauty. All women are beautiful regardless of their height or weight or skin color. Plastic surgery is also famous in Korea. I also heard that there is a specific actress/singer who eats one apple per meal for her diet. How can you possibly do that to your own body? It's like starving yourself just to look pretty. It's actually disturbing.

  89. sushil bhandari

    sushil bhandari

    5 dias atrás

    Wow! Even 58kg for 173cm is below 20 BMI (normal is 18.5 to 23)! Do they want their girls to be unhealthy?

  90. Yi Jin

    Yi Jin

    5 dias atrás

    I think that you look AMAZING! For your height, you weight is still thin. I would have to say that if you were that weight at your height, it would look sickly. Super proud of you. You ARE a natural beauty.

  91. Puting Pinoy

    Puting Pinoy

    5 dias atrás

    I was speaking with a friend from Korea. She said she likes the US better because people are not nearly as judgmental when it comes to the beauty standard. She said her friends once told her to wear a sweater because her arms were _too big and going to ruin their picture._ What was really messed up about this was that as she was telling me it caused her psychological damage she was also trying to defend that culture.

    • Jennifer


      3 dias atrás

      yeah a lot of koreans tend to defend their toxicity to the grave. it's the issue of nationalism and xenophobia

  92. ChrisBrengel


    5 dias atrás

    Damn, her English is awesome!

  93. Didi Dogster

    Didi Dogster

    5 dias atrás

    smart and pretty. No wonder she won!

  94. Lorena Dávila

    Lorena Dávila

    5 dias atrás

    It seems that in Korea being fat is like a sin or a crime. That is something I really don't like. Extreme stupid standards.

  95. Taliana Rietten

    Taliana Rietten

    5 dias atrás

    Have to wait 2 hrs to pee damn

  96. Joaquín Snefru

    Joaquín Snefru

    5 dias atrás

    The most eloquent pageant winner I’ve ever seen!!! If there only were more like her!!!

  97. Let Tice

    Let Tice

    5 dias atrás

    I was good friends with Miss Rhode Island, they treat people awful in this industry.

  98. samaritain16


    5 dias atrás

    wow she is just so intelligent, fun, smart, very poised and beautiful and a lot of self confidence !!!

  99. Ashley Jang

    Ashley Jang

    5 dias atrás

    완전이쁘시구 완전 날씬하세요ㅠㅠㅠㅠ 절대로 항상예쁘실려고 노력 안해도 돼요ㅠㅠ 이 글을 읽으실지는 모르겠지만.. 마음도 이쁘신데 얼굴도 이쁘구 날씬하시구 그리고 언제나 이쁘실거에요! 호주에서 응원하는 고등학생 여학생입니다! 😍😍

  100. alloo NCTzen here

    alloo NCTzen here

    5 dias atrás

    She is so pretty by outside and inside

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