After months of preparation there can only be one winner and today a 21-year-old student beat 54 other participants to win Miss Korea.
Winner Yoo Ye-bin, a college student took the crown in Seoul today. She will now go on to represent South Korea for this year's Miss Universe beauty pageant.
The 20 finalists already hit the headlines this year when their photos were posted on Reddit fuelling speculation that many of them had undergone surgery and prompting users to criticise the Asian nation's growing trend to go under the knife.
The pageant sparked controversy last year when pictures emerged of winner Kim Yu-Mi before she had undergone plastic surgery, with many claiming that cosmetic procedures give contestants an unfair advantage.
The student revealed her plastic surgery secret after photos emerged of her looking very different at school, but she said she hadn't misled anyone.
But she defended her crown telling the Korean media: 'I never said I was born beautiful.'
South Koreans have more plastic surgery than any other nation according to figures released in January.
The figures, from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), show that in 2011, 15 million people across the globe turned to plastic surgery to enhance their looks.