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Korean ballerina is the first Asian to reach ‘star dancer’ rank at Paris Opera Ballet in its 352 years

Park Sae-eun first asian top Paris Opera Ballet

Park Sae-eun is the first Asian ballerina to reach the highest rank at the Paris Opera Ballet in its 352-year history.

Danseuse étoile: On June 10, South Korean ballerina Park Sae-eun made history not only for herself but also for the Paris Opera Ballet when she became the first Asian woman to achieve the “danseuse étoile,” title — or “star dancer” — the highest rank of the prestigious ballet.

Disabled Korean who made history for climbing world’s 14 highest peaks feared dead in Himalayas


A South Korean man is feared to have been killed just after becoming the first disabled person to climb the world’s 14 highest peaks in the Himalayas.

A world record: Kim Hong-bin, who lost all his fingers to frostbite 30 years ago, reached the summit of Broad Peak in Pakistan’s Karakoram Range at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday (local time), the Korea Herald reported. At 8,047 meters (26,401 feet), Broad Peak is the last of 14 mountains he has climbed in the Himalayas above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).

LA Company Criticized For Claiming to Have Created South Korean Dalgona Coffee


Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to include a statement Sung Yeon Choimorrow, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, saying that Whipped Drinks has not reached out to the non-profit organization to ask for consent to be listed as a beneficiary.

The owner of an LA-based company has recently come under fire after claiming to have created the popular South Korean drink dalgona coffee.

Korea’s Hottest New Film ‘Parasite’ is a Powerful Class Allegory Everyone Should Watch


Bong Joon-ho’s genre-bending masterpiece, “Parasite” is a class allegory that juxtaposes the lives of two families living on the opposite ends of the socioeconomic ladder.

The acclaimed film was given the 2019 Palme d’Or award, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival, making Bong the first Korean director to receive the honor, and is currently heavily predicted to be a leading contender for the 2020 Oscars.

Son Heung-Min Becomes the First Asian to Be Nominated for a Ballon d’Or in 12 Years

South Korean soccer star Son Heung-min has been nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or for 2019, the first for an Asian player in 12 years.

Presented by France Football magazine, the award recognizes the world’s best soccer players every year, with prominent names such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leading its roster of winners since 1956.

Forever 21 Founders No Longer Billionaires as Company May File for Bankruptcy

Forever 21 stores that seemingly go on forever could soon be nothing but empty spaces, a bleak reminder that even great enterprises do not last forever.

The fast-fashion retail giant, which runs a total of 815 outlets in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines, has been preparing for a potential bankruptcy filing, Bloomberg reported last week.

World Champion Korean Speed Skater Banned After Pulling Teammates Pants Down

Lim Hyo-jun

South Korean speed skater Lim Hyo-jun has been banned from the country’s skating federation for one year after he reportedly pulled down the pants of a male teammate in front of other female skaters.

On June 17, Lim pulled down the pants of a younger, unnamed teammate at Jincheon National Training Center in Jincheon, South Korea, which was caught on camera, according to the South Korean media.