CHONG SO RA
MISS KOREA 2010 PAGEANT
Sora Chong, a 2009 graduate of Shanghai American School and now a student at UC Riverside in California, is the winner of the 2010 Miss Korea Pageant, the 54th such contest in Korea. She was crowned in Seoul July 25, 2010 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Chong, 19, beat 55 participants for the first prize. Afterwards, she said, according to published reports, “It’s a dream come true.”
Chong who can speak four languages (English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean)aspires to be a diplomat. Her sister Yuree (Amy) Chong was a 2010 graduate of SAS. Chong will represent Korea in the Miss Universe 2010 and Miss World 2010 pageants. Her hobbies are yoga, dancing and cooking.
SAS Chinese teacher, Holly Lin, had Sora in her AP Chinese class during her senior year (she got a 4 for her AP exam). Lin recalls Sora as someone who got along well with classmates, was intelligent and determined. When she was “determined to do something, she put in the effort and reached the goal,” Lin said.