Monday, March 16, 2015

Most favorite Korean celebrities, singers revealed in poll

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
Gallup Korea has released the result of a survey that determines the most liked personalities by Koreans in celebration of its 40th anniversary.
The survey asked 1,700 respondents aged 13 years old and above who their favorite celebrities, film stars, singers, athletes, comedians and presidents are.
(Clockwise from top left) Actor Kim Soo Hyun, singer Cho Yong Pil, comedian Yoo Jae Suk, athlete Kim Yuna and film actor Choi Min Sik (Photos: www.newsen.com)
Among singers, veteran Cho Yong Pil topped the poll with 7.2 percent, followed by female ballad singer Lee Sun Hee (4.4 percent), trot singer Jang Yun Jeong (3.9), young singer IU (3.6 percent), trot singer Tae Jin Ah (3.3 percent), boy band EXO (2.9 percent), Lee Seung Chul (2.8 percent), Im Ji Ah (2.8 percent), Na Hoon Ah (2.5 percent) and Girls’ Generation (2.1 percent).
For the most liked celebrity, actor Kim Soo Hyun was voted No. 1 with 4.3 percent, followed by Choi Bool Am (4.2 percent), actor Jo In Sung (3.3 percent), actress Kim Tae Hee (3.1 percent) and Go Doo Shim (2.6 percent).
Veteran Choi Mi Sik was voted the No. 1 most favorite film star with 7.5 percent, followed by Song Kang Ho (6.9 percent), Ahn Sung Ki (6.5 percent), Ha Jung Woo (3.7 percent) and actress Jun Ji Hyun (3.6 percent).
Yoo Jae Suk, who hosts the programs “Running Man” and “Infinite Challenge,” was voted most favorite comedian with 23 percent, followed by Kim Jun Ho (9 percent), Kang Ho Dong (6 percent), Kim Jun Hyun (6 percent) and Lee Guk Ju (4 percent).
Figure skating champion and Olympic gold medalist Kim Yuna was voted No.1 most favorite Korean athlete with 19 percent, followed by former football player Park Ji Sung (16 percent), baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin (10 percent), rhythmic gymnast Son Yeong Jae (9 percent) and swimmer Park Tae Hwan (8 percent).
Here’s the complete list:
Favorite Singer
1. Cho Yong Pil (7.2 percent)
2. Lee Sun Hee (4.4 percent)
3. Jang Yun Jeong (3.9 percent)
4. IU (3.6 percent)
5. Tae Jin Ah (3.3 percent)
6. EXO (2.9 percent)
7. Lee Seung Chul (2.8 percent)
8. Im Ji Ah (2.8 percent)
9. Na Hoon Ah (2.5 percent)
10. Girls’ Generation (2.1 percent)
Favorite Celebrity
1. Kim Soo Hyun (4.3 percent)
2. Choi Bool Am (4.2 percent)
3. Jo In Sung (3.3 percent)
4. Kim Tae Hee (3.1 percent)
5. Go Doo Shim (2.6 percent)
6. Lee Soon Jae (2.5 percent)
7. Kim Hye Ja (2.4 percent)
8. Kim Hee Ae (2.4 percent)
9. Lee Yoo Ri (2.2 percent)
10. Yoo Dong Geun (2.1 percent)
11. Hyun Bin (2.1 percent)
Favorite Film Star
1. Choi Min Sik (7.5 percent)
2. Song Kang Ho (6.9 percent)
3. Ahn Sung Ki (6.5 percent)
4. Ha Jung Woo (3.7 percent)
5. Jun Ji Hyun (3.6 percent)
6. Ryu Seung Ryong (3.3 percent)
7. Jang Dong Gun (3.2 percent)
8. Sol Kyung Gu (3.1 percent)
9. Won Bin (2.7 percent)
10. Jung Woo Sung (2.7 percent)
Favorite Comedian
1. Yoo Jae Suk (23 percent)
2. Kim Jun Ho (9 percent)
3. Kang Ho Dong (6 percent)
4. Kim Jun Hyun (6 percent)
5. Lee Guk Ju (4 percent)
6. Lee Kyung Kyu (2.7 percent)
7. Shin Dong Yup (2.5 percent)
8. Park Myeong Su (2.0 percent)
9. Kim Ji Min (1.9 percent)
10. Kim Giri (1.8 percent)
11. Shin Bo Ra (1.8 percent)
Favorite Athlete
1. Kim Yuna (19 percent)
2. Park Ji Sung (16 percent)
3. Ryu Hyun Jin (10 percent)
4. Son Yeon Jae (9 percent)
5. Park Tae Hwan (8 percent)
6. Son Heung Min (4 percent)
7. Lee Seung Yeob ( 4 percent)
8. Choo Shin Soo (3 percent)
9. Park Chan Ho (3 percent)
10. Ki Seong Yong (2 percent)

Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/girls-generation-k-pop-kim-soo-hyun-korean-drama/#h5tlFBeTgxCeBWOf.99

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