Yoo Ah In is The Only Korean Actor in Sohu’s Top 10 World’s Most Beautiful People
Now this is quite a surprise. Not many people knew Yoo Ah In is that popular in China mainland. Even though he started gaining name in China through Secret Love Affair, had some interviews with Sohu TV for several times, and a fanmeeting in Beijing last year, he is not the China’s household name yet compare with those so-called “Hallyu Stars” Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho. But it seems he’s getting there.
China’s biggest media, Sohu entertainment, just released their annual survey for the Top 50 World’s Most Beautiful People. The results or the rank of orders reflect the star’s popularity in China. Chinese people named Yoo Ah In the 6th World’s Most Beautiful People.
Yoo Ah In entered the Sohu’s Top 50 World’s Most Beautiful People for the first time in 2014 and landed on No.18 thanks to the critically-acclaimed drama series Secret Love Affair, which was the second most popular Korean dramas airing in China last year after You Who Came From Another Star. This year, Yoo Ah In sky-rocketed to rank six in the 2015 Top 50 World’s Most Beautiful People.
More surprisingly, only two Korean celebrities made it on the top 10; Jeon Ji Hyun and Yoo Ah In. Jun Ji Hyun occupied 2nd place thanks to her film “Assassination” and her ever popular Cheon Song Yi’s character. Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Min Ho are nowhere to be seen on the Top 50, despite the fact that Kim has a drama and Lee has a movie this year (which also released in China).
Yoo Ah In’s popularity rose to No.6 thanks to his 2015 mega hit movies “Veteran” and “The Throne”, in addition to the currently airing series “Six Flying Dragons” which earns highest ratings recorded by both AGB Nielsen Korean and online ratings. His blockbuster film “Veteran” has been showing in China and Hong Kong’s cinemas since November and got positive reviews, while “The Throne” and “Six Flying Dragons” attracts many Chinese online viewers who seem have a soft spot for sageuk.
Sohu quoted as saying, “Yoo Ah In, the Blue Dragon Film Awards youngest winner, not every actor can be the Chungmuro’s blue chip.” [Note: Yoo Ah In is the youngest actor to win Blue Dragon Film Awards for best actor award, since Lee Jung Jae won the award at the age of 27 in 1999]
Other Korean celebrities who landed on the top 20 are singer IU (11th) and actor Ha Jung Woo (16th).
Congrats, Master Sik 🙂
Source: Sohu, Asiatoday