Paraguayan World Cup Starlet Seeks Husband in Korea

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Paraguayan Larissa Riquelme, whose sexy cheering outfits made her an instant celebrity during the 2010 World Cup, is looking for a mate in Korea.

The 25-year-old actress and model shot to worldwide fame after being shown cheering for the Paraguayan national team with a cell phone tucked in her cleavage.

Local matchmaking firm Sunoo said, "Riquelme recently signed up with our service in order to find a marriage partner. She contacted us through an acquaintance who works at the Paraguayan Embassy in Seoul, saying she has had great interest in Asia."

Sunoo will upload Riquelme's photos and profile to its website and take applications from interested men. She will then pick some lucky hopefuls to meet during a visit to Korea next month. But her chances of finding true love in Korea may be limited since she speaks only Spanish, the matchmaker pointed out.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 11, 2010 09:04 KST