Korean-Canadians Win Muscle and Beauty Contest Preliminaries

A Korean-Canadian Park Jin-kun wins Muscle Mania contest in Boston.


A Korean-Canadian Kim Seong-yoon passes the Miss Canada preliminary.In the order of from top to bottom, Park Jin-kun, Kim Seong-yoon

From Yonhaps News:

Two Korean-Canadians selected as ‘muscle man’ and ‘beauty queen’

Two Korean-Canadians were selected as ‘muscle man’ and ‘beauty queen.’

Park Jin-kun (32), the owner of a fitness centre in Toronto, won the men’s model section of ‘Muscle Mania’ contest held in Boston, USA, in late September.

He studied as an exchange student in Toronto in 1996, and then immigrated with his family to Canada in 2002; he played Canadian football at his high school.

He used to be a chubby 120 kg guy; but when he got into York University, he changed into a muscular figure with a strict diet and weight training.

Once certified a personal trainer certificate, he started working as a personal trainer for ten years at Valley Fitness, GoodLife Fitness and so on.

He started his own business in last August, ‘In Body Fitness Studio’ in the Yonge and Sheppard area of North York, Toronto, an area predominantly populated by Koreans.

Park said during a phone interview with Yonhap News on 30th (October), ‘My goal is to win the competitions that are going to be held in Europe and Korea,’ and ‘hopefully, I could be of modest help in letting South Korea be recognised more worldwide.’

Kim Seong-yoon (Yuliana, 23, female), who used to be a lady pilot aspirant and now is a film major student, is a 1.5 generation of Korean-Canadian; she made it through the preliminary of a beauty pageant.

Kim is a freshman at a film academy, ‘Toronto Film School,’ where she is the only Korean-Canadian who passed the Ontario regional preliminary of Miss Universe Canada 2013.

If she becomes the top eight at the final preliminary held on the 1st of December, she will be able to compete at the national contest in May 2013.

Kim immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 2000 when she was 11. She majored in aeronautics at Waterloo University for three years and then quit; she is now a film major.

She has great body – 170cm height and is 51kg in weight – and she said during a phone interview ‘People say I’m a tomboy, but I am beauty on the inside,’ and ‘I’d like to let more people recognise Korea and Korean beauty by winning the pageant.’

Comments from Naver:

sysm****:

The guy looks great, even from a guy’s point of view.

sj78****:

Wow fuck. Look at his shoulders ;;;

endi****:

His body looks unassumingly perfect, not too big or bulging. It’s a trick – such body requires a lot of work. huh huh

maag****:

I’m a guy, yet I’m attracted to him duh duh

mayq****:

If I say something like ‘I like girls with a certain BMI while maintaining big enough boobs,’ to those females who openly say ‘I like small but visible muscle,’ they’re SO gonna talk shit about me to their friends, looking surprised and say ‘That saekki is crazy.’ ㅡㅡ

jyj3****:

Wow.. Actually, it’s really hard to build up muscle on such a slender frame.. He must have worked freakin’ hard..

tnqk****:

Look at his shoulders.. they almost look.. non-Asian.. duh duh

88_1****:

I admire them.. Both of them seem to be living their lives to the fullest. Good job, you two Korean-Canadians!

드민이:

I don’t get the fact that she’s selected as one of the regional preliminary winners; I can see the guy winning the contest though.

kira****:

ke ke ke ke ke Oh I was just playing with my mobile phone for not being able to fall asleep; and this article make me laugh out loud ke ke He’s my personal trainer, and honestly, that picture is hideous; he looks so much better in person. He worked hard for the competition: going on a strict diet, even practicing some dance moves ke ke ke. Oh how he hated me when I ate an Oreo McFlurry in front of him.. I’ve got to show this article to him at the next training session tomorrow. Huh, he’s just an ordinary dad working hard for his dreams. I hope you commentators would watch your language here; you all should know better to do so. :)

vudc****:

Where did some of you get the idea that all women would drool on this guy? Every woman is different, just like men have different preferences regarding the ideal female body; some of them love full-figure, whilst others love skinny girls. I’ve read the comments ranked by the number of up-votes; perplexed by some of your comments like ‘Boseuls are gonna drool at this picture,’ I just have to post a comment. tsk Shouldn’t you keep your language nice and civil? Is it that satisfying to say ‘boseul, Kimchi bitches’ on the internet?

dlrl****:

Whoa, his johnson isn’t even erect but.. ke ke

blur****:

It’s about self-satisfaction. When your body is toned nicely, any clothes flatter your figure; confidence is an additional bonus.

jang****:

Raise your hand if you’re here to read the comments.

mchi****:

That guy must’ve been fucking around a lot of Western girls. Gee, with his perfect six-pack, even the racist women might give in to him.

kiss****:

That guy’s body looks even better than Kwon Sang-woo.. Incredible..

spdl****:

I’m proud of both of them, and the comments here are simply despicable.

love****:

I’m not sure of her beauty, but the guy has the body bone structure to make it work.

hdpn****:

I wonder how much weight training and dieting must have gone into making such a body. I’d rather live a normal life, eating whatever I want.

zizi****:

His body looks so nice and firm, a million times better than Sean Lee who has grossly giant muscle on his huge frame.

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  • Kate

    Thanks for the eye candy kbang ♥ Should put another pic of her up though, its hard to see what she looks like in that picture cause its so whited out and grainy you can’t really see any features but her eyes and hair.

    • I think Noori might have gotten a bit carried away with her balance of picture choice.

      • Hahaha, Kate, we thought of you when we picked this one! And yeah.. I made sure Raph find those extra pictures of him. How manipulative/heterosexual of me!

        • Raphael_kB

          I spent hours scavenging the internet for pictures of Ms Beauty Queen but to no avail. If anyone else has any luck do get it touch!

          • Kate

            Yeah I spent like 10 mins looking and couldn’t find anything with her name or picture which is reallllllly odd cause she is a beauty queen, usually pics are plastered everywhere of those women.

          • Ruaraidh

            Bear in mind she isn’t really a beauty queen, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. She’s only got through a regional qualifier and still has another round to go before she can even compete for the national title. The number of people at this stage of the contest probably number in the hundreds at least, not surprising information them individually is thin on the ground.

  • dk2020

    damn canadians ..

  • Your Sexy Cousin Rex

    If those two got together and made babies, Koreans will be unstoppable.

    • mr.wiener

      It might upset his boyfriend though.

  • Ruaraidh

    His upper body is out of proportion to his legs, that’s not to say he isn’t strong as fuck, it’s just a shame people often seem to neglect their squats and deadlifts.

    Apart from that, so what. His success reflects on himself, not a whole culture. Otherwise all Koreans would be the same as him, and they really aren’t.

    • Brett

      The opposite is also true.

      • Ruaraidh

        Utter perfection. It brings a tear to my eye.

    • ChuckRamone

      I agree with you on the last part. Same with one Korean’s failings not reflecting on the entire culture.

      • dk2020

        What’s wrong with being proud of other Korean gyopos/hapas accomplishments? As long as that pride isn’t racist .. Growing up in America I didn’t see anybody that looked like me in the media except Bruce Lee and Mr. Miyagi .. now at least theres Glenn on The Walking Dead lols..

    • Brett

      Completely agree about “reflections”. Every time someone with a little
      Korean blood does something great, even if they’ve never stepped foot in
      Korea, they become a national hero.

      • G$

        The same is true of the Chinese. Look at how f**king bat-s**t crazy they went over Jeremy Lin

    • mr.wiener

      He looks like a condom stuffed with walnuts.

    • x1sfg

      Agreed. I laugh every time I see chicken legs on a built upper body. In Korea, Northern China, and Mongolia, you historically saw the opposite when. Everyone was farming, grandmothers rucking twice their weight up a mountain, hunting, and riding on horses – big legs.

      His traps are okay, but if he’s neglecting squats and dl’s, he’s probably also forgetting snatches and cleans

  • Lillee

    Finally a post I enjoy:) with the perfect amount of pics;)

    Sometimes i think asian guys are very deceiving,u never know what is under their shirts,most of the time ,there are very ripped ones,specially among ABC guys.

  • A Lu

    A song like Gangnam Style, a body builder and a pretty girl is all that Korea has to offer?

    • dk2020

      Better than nothing, Chinese aren’t really appreciated in the US right now if you didn’t know .. Obama and Romney were debating clamping down on Chinese exports for fair trade..

    • Brett

      Actually, Canada is “offering” the body builder and pretty girl. What’s your point anyways? Is trolling all you have to offer?

    • Paul M

      Yes, yes, that’s all Korea has to offer.
      *hides all the Samsung Galaxys, KIA Mornings, Indie music, pajeon and bottles of makkeolli and keeps them for himself*

    • chucky3176

      I keep reading that Korea has nothing to offer from Chinese and Japanese, and the constant put down of Korea as a nothing. But I bet you China can never ever come up with their own Gangnam Style popularity. There’s a big reason why and this answers why.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=crKibij4Tms

    • Elf Queen

      Wonderful thrillers,gorgeous men and good food.Enough for me.

  • Muscular bodies never really seemed attractive to me, or at least got me all hot & bothered and crap.

  • chucky3176

    He better be careful, he’s on the verge of overdoing it, if he wants to attract the opposite sex. He’s already gone over the line a little too much. Most women do not find over developed bodies attractive. He may win the body building title, but that’s about it. Looking at his body, he’s only got about 5% body fat. And that’s extremely unhealthy. You need a little bit of body fat to stay healthy long term. By overdoing it, he’s setting himself up for problems later in life. I would say 10% of fat percentage is ideal, still giving off the chiseled look with flat washboard abs.

    • Kate

      Yeah sure chucky, keep telling yourself women don’t find him or that kind of body attractive…..while we are at it, ill join you on delusional island and say well men don’t find bikini models attractive cause their waist are too tiny and their breast too big and their butts too firm, not proportional! Lol ^_^♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

      • G$

        @chucky3176:disqus speaking as a person who has had 5% body fat before, I can say he definitely has 2% TOPS more like 0-1% my friend on my wrestling team used to have 3% and his torso is noticeably more well-defined than my friend’s.@disqus_3ntu2nOx6o:disqus I don’t know why women think men like firm butts, maybe I’m too affected by being raised in a black community. and don’t know what other white guys really want >.>;; full-bodied ftw

  • kometkatt

    That girl is a girl? Sorry but she looks like a transvestite.

  • Elf Queen

    All the men can say what they want,of course women find him attractive.
    Sure as hell I do.My heart stopped beating for a couple of seconds. His face is cutie too.
    Thanks for the pictures!

    • KamJos

      Seriously hubba hubba. I love his shoulders.

  • PixelPulse

    His legs are so under develop compare to his body but that may be because he’s not flexing his lower half. Good for them on winning. Isnt there a better picture of the winning lady though?

  • ShawnaKM

    *raises hand*

  • Lovely

    hot man-candy! that is one tall drink water! burp!

  • Lovely

    I see the guys here are jealous lol. those are not chicken legs, they look perfectly proportionate to his upper body. he has the body of a greek god, sorry boys.

    • JK

      Thank you

      • What do you mean by thank you? OMG Are you Mr Park :D?

        • JK

          I guess so lol

          • Raphael_kB

            ;)

  • Serpico

    What a total baller… And yes, I say that because I can see his testicals in the last picture… ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • 3ayo

    Nine photos of the guy, one of the girl. lol

  • Whirly Pop

    he looks perfect in my eyes *__,*

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