My wife and I were fortunate to be given tickets to last week’s Miss Korea pageant by Fashion Designer Andre Kim.  Miss Seoul Honey (Ha-Nui) Lee won the pageant and was crowned Korea’s most beautiful woman.  She beat out Miss Incheon Sharon Park for top honors, leading some to wonder whether her status as Miss Seoul helped her win favor.  After all, Seoul is Korea’s largest city and host to the annual pageant.  The entire crowd erupted each time Miss Seoul was in the spotlight, indicating an obvious bias in the auditorium.  An unscientific poll of our group determined that Ms. Lee may not have performed as well as other contestants, including Miss Incheon.  While all 61 ladies performed admirably, some contestants were absolutely stellar.  Miss Seoul did well, but not as well as one would expect for a Miss Korea.  For example, during the question and answer session given to the semi-finalists and finalists, she choked up a couple times and could not answer one question at the end of the pageant.  She may have won the Miss Korea pageant, but I question how she will perform when she enters the Miss World pageant.  I hope she does well.
For the shutterbugs:  I posted a new photo album with photos of the pageant.  Enjoy!

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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