By Paul Osborne

Korean pop star Suzy has been appointed as an ambassador for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade ©Gwangju 2015November 19 - Korean sweetheart "Suzy" has been announced as a promotional ambassador for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade.

Bae Su Ji, known simply as "Suzy", was appointed by Gwangju 2015 at a special appointment ceremony at Gwangju City Hall.

The 19-year-old is best known for her part in the girl group miss A in which she performs alongside group members Fei, Min and Jia.

Born in Gwangju, Suzy has also made her way into the limelight with performances in the television series' Dream High, Big and Gu Family Book, as well as starring in the movie Architecture 101.

Suzy is best known for being a member of Korean girl group miss ASuzy is best known for being a member of Korean girl group miss A ©Wire Image

As a young, healthy and vibrant image in Korea, Gwangju 2015 believes that Suzy is the ideal figure to express the young and enthusiastic vision that the Summer Universiade hopes to achieve.

As a promotional ambassador, the young star, dubbed "Korea's icon of first love", will be participating in a number of promotional videos, posters and photos, as well as a host of other events used to promote the Universiade.

Alongside Suzy, sports stars including Ki Bo-bae from archery, Son Yeon-jae rhythmic gymnastics, Yang Hak-sun artistic gymnastics, and Choi Eun-sook fencing have also been named ambassadors for the Universiade and will participate in promotional events alongside the Korean pop star.

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