Miss Universe hopeful Sora Jung said she believes that aliens exist and if she could be an animal she would like to be an oyster or an elephant, according to a video interview taped earlier this week.
“I think I’ve seen a UFO before, I’m not really sure because I was little,” said the 20-year-old Korean. “But I really do believe in aliens, I mean, E.T. has to be based on something.”
Jung is in Brazil to compete in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant set for Sept. 12. South Korea typically sends the previous year’s Miss Korea winner to the Miss Universe contest.
When asked what type of animal she would be, Jung said she would live as either an elephant — due to their gregarious nature and close familial ties — or as an oyster.
“I’ve lived life as a human really complex and stuff so I think I would want to live life completely simple and be an oyster,” Jung said.
Jung, the daughter of the head of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, graduated from Shanghai American School two years ago and also attended U.C. Riverside in Southern California, according to the Chosun Ilbo. The Seoul Times reported, however, that Jung is currently a student at Korea University.
Jung, who stands at 5 feet 7.5 inches, is fluent in Korean, English and Mandarin Chinese.
Check out the video and Jung’s bikini — which she designed — after the jump.