Korean female models have managed to get a place in the challenging fashion industry with elegant images that are very attractive. We all know that Korea is seen setting trends in the fashion world. These models are known for their elegant walks and graceful looks. These models are very stylish and beautiful and an inspiration for many young fans. The top 10 Korean female models are.
1. Lee Sung Kyung
Lee Sung Kyung is a model, singer, and actress. In 2008, she began her career as a model when she competed in the Super Model Contest. She is one of the most successful model-turned-actresses in the entertainment industry. She is also called the Asian Gigi Hadid because of her significant influence. She is famous for her diverse style, which created many trends among young fans. She is a familiar face in the Korean fashion weeks and attracts a lot of attention from the paparazzi.
2. Han Hye Jin
Han Hye-Jin is a fashion model and TV personality, signed with ESteem Entertainment. She has won awards such as Model of the Year, and Best Female Model Award. She has modeled for brands such as Gucci, Channel, Kenzo, Burberry, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana etc. Recently, she became more familiar to the viewers due to her appearance in the show I Live Alone. She has worked in the New York Fashion Week for three years.
3. Irene Kim
Irene Kim born in Iowa, to South Korean parents, is a model, fashion journalist, beauty and TV personality based in New York City, known for her multi-coloured hair. In 2012, she walked her first runway show for SJYP and Jardin de Chouette. She has thin lips, Asian-style eyelids, and also the high nose of Westerners. In 2018, she released her brand, IRENEISGOOD. She is the brand ambassador for Channel. She has appeared in famous magazine covers like W Korea, Elle Thailand, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, and many more.
4. Jang Yoon Ju
Jang Yoon-ju is a model, actress, singer-songwriter, and TV personality. In 1997, at 17, she began her career in modeling and became one of the most successful Korean fashion models. With unique eyelids, small pretty lids, and a round face she is known to attract viewers at every walk and photoshoot. In 2011, she with her fellow models, co-authored the book, Top Model.
5. Choi Sora
Choi Sora is a fashion model born in 1992 who won the Third cycle of the show Korea’s Next Top Model. In high school, she was scouted as a model when she accompanied her friend to a casting. She studied modeling at Dongduk Women’s University. Her first cover was for W Korea. She has performed in more than 50 fashion shows held in New York, Milan, Paris, and London and is regarded as a wanted model worldwide. One of her strong points is her diverse facial expression, which is essential when being a model.
6. Kang Seung Hyun
Kang Seung-hyun, also known as Hyoni Kang, is a model who won Model of the Year, the first Asian model to win this. In 2008, she debuted as a model opening the fall 3.1 Phillip Lim. She has walked on many runways and done photo shoots for many magazines. In 2009, she launched Reborn Process, a vintage fashion brand. Her boutique is located in SoHo, New York. She is a famous face in the modeling industry and has appeared in various shows like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Jason Wu, DKNY, and many more.
7. Ji Hye Park
Ji Hye Park, born in 1988, is one of the famous Korean models who has an impressive appearance on the international fashion catwalks. She has a delicate face and a slim body. She has walked for brands like Calvin Klein, Ellie Saab, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. In real life, she always has a smile and always wears a dynamic yet peculiar fashion style.
8. Jin Jung Sun
Jin Jung Sun is a South Korean model born in 1995. She was always interested in modeling and got full support from her family. In middle school, she joined a modeling academy. Just the following year, she got selected by a modeling agency and debuted with Vogue. In 2011, she won Korea's Next Top Model Season 2. She is represented by Esteem Company. She stands out even though she is pretty small compared to other models.
9. Choi Ah Ra
Choi Ah-Ra is a South Korean model born in 1993, who graduated from Sungkyunkwan University in 2015, with an acting degree. She was represented by KPlus before but now is under Aile Model Company. She has walked the runway for DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Phillip Lim, and many more. In 2016, she debuted in the drama Age of Youth 2.
10. Jung Ho-Yeon
Jung Ho-Yeon is a Korean actress and model. In 2010, at 16, she began her career as a freelance model, walking in Seoul Fashion Week. She competed in Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013 and came as a runner-up. In 2021, she became the global ambassador for Louis Vuitton. In 2021, she also made her acting debut in the show Squid Games, which gained worldwide attention. In 2023, she became the global brand ambassador of Lancôme, a French luxury beauty brand.