Korean model Lee Hyun-ju won the top prize at the Asia Pacific Supermodel Contest 2007. The final of the supermodel contest was held in Goyang, Korea, on November 2.

The show was hosted by Korean stars Ryu Shi-won and Han Ji-hye; with guest performances from boyband Super Junior and singer Whee Sung. 31 female models from Korea, China, Japan and Thailand contested in the final.

Lee Hyun-ju and Lee Teuk at Asia Pacific Supermodel Contest 2007 Han Ji-hye and Ryu Shi-won hosted the Asia Pacific Supermodel Contest 2007
Winner Lee Hyun-ju with SuJu’s Lee Teuk during a performance by Super Junior (left);
The hostess and the host, Han Ji-hye and Ryu Shi-won (Image courtesy of Chosun)

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Korean actor Won Bin has been appointed as UNICEF Special Representative. United Nations Children’s Fund (or UNICEF) is an international organization that emphasize on developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children.

The goal of the special representative program is to allow celebrities with interest in UNICEF vision to use their fame to draw attention to important issues. Won Bin is expected to help promoting various UNICEF events (in Korea) and to appear in some UNICEF promotional videos.

Korean actor Won Bin appointed UNICEF representative Korean actor Won Bin appointed UNICEF representative
Won Bin is officially appointed on September 6 (Image courtesy of Chosun)

Dedicated UNICEF Special Representatives will later be named as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors. Famous Asian stars that are goodwill ambassadors include Jackie Chan, Leon Lai, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kelly Chen etc… while Korean ambassadors include celebrities like Ahn Sung-ki, Ryo Si-won and others.

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