Actor Lee Min Ho artists leads the list of Korean actors most popular with international audiences. On February 25, the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced a list of the “Korean Wave Survey 2020”, gathering more than 8,000 cultural and entertainment experts from 17 countries. Among the 10 areas, categories for movies and music are most interested.
Lee Min Ho is still the most attractive on the list of familiar names with 7.6% votes. According to Naver, even though the two years have not acted since leaving the army in early 2019, the public is still watching and waiting for his work. Currently filming the King of Eternal Monarch (The King: Eternal monarch), scheduled to air in March.
Second and third place are Song Hye Kyo (3.4%) and Song Joong Ki (1.9%). Pann said that despite the noisy divorce, the couple still proved attractive to international fans, especially Hye Kyo. The next place is actor Gong Yoo (1.8%), Suzy and Lee Jong Suk (both 1.7%).
BTS leads the list of singers with 15.2% of the votes. In 2019, seven boys from the Korean boy group are among the world’s top 100 most influential people. The next positions are Black Pink (6.5%), Psy (5.7%), Twice (2.8%) and Big Bang (2.5%).
In the film category, the ghost hotel (Hotel Del Luna, with 8.2%) leads the list of dramas, while Parasite is the most popular movie. The work of director Bong Joon Ho is currently in the top 10 of US box office after 20 weeks of release, grossing more than $ 204 million worldwide thanks to winning the 2020 Oscar.