Choi Hee-seop to marry beauty queen

  • Published : Jul 26, 2010 - 16:55
  • Updated : Jul 26, 2010 - 16:55

Kia Tigers slugger Choi Hee-seop, 31, will tie the knot with 2006 Miss Korea Pageant contestant Kim Yoo-mi, 26, in the Shilla Seoul hotel on Dec. 5.

Choi first met Kim through a mutual acquaintance in 2007 after he returned to Korea from the U.S., and the two started dating last year. 

Choi Hee-seop(left) and Kim Yoo-mi(right)

“When I was struggling, she assisted me a lot psychologically to get me back on track,” Choi said through the team, “I feel sorry to announce my wedding plan well ahead of the wedding date when my team performance is not good, but I did so because I want to concentrate on baseball with a light heart by clearing up my personal situation.”

They plan to set up their home in Gwangju after getting married.