Lee Seung Yeon is a South Korean actress and talk show host. Lee graduated from Inha Technical College in Incheon with a degree in Airline Navigation and became a flight attendant for Korean Air. In 1992, she joined and won third place in the Miss Korea beauty pageant. She was South Korea’s representative to the 1993 Miss World pageant, where she became one of the top ten finalists.
Shortly after the pageant, Lee became a reporter for entertainment news program Scoop TV Entertainment, then launched her acting career in 1993 with the campus drama Our Paradise. She appeared in the 1990s television dramas such as Love Is in Your Embrace, Hotel, Icing, Wedding Dress, and First Love, the last of which became the most highly rated Korean drama of all time with a peak viewership rating of 65.8%.