SEOUL (Reuters):

With her flower-print dress and black hair dyed a fashionable light brown, Kim Ha-na does not seem like a former child beggar who risked her life three times trying to escape from North Korea before finally fleeing at the age of 15. Kim, 25, settled in South Korea in 2005, and has recently gained television fame with a run in the competitive cooking show Masterchef Korea. She hopes her spell in the spotlight will help her find her father, who she last saw as they tried to flee across the North Korean border into China.