Kim Hyun Joong and Lee Joon Gi were recently selected the most and the second most popular actors.
From December 30 last year to January 16, the online education website Seven Edu surveyed 5,547 people about actors who are expected to receive the most attention in the year of 2013.
As a result, Kim Hyun Joong ranked first, receiving 1,691 votes (30 percent), and Lee Joon Gi ranked second, receiving 1,192 votes (22 percent). They were followed by Kim Soo Hyun (19 percent), Lee Seung Gi (13 percent), Park Si Hoo (8 percent), and Song Joong Ki (4 percent).
Kim is currently the most popular celebrity in such Asian countries as Korea, China, and Japan. When he released the first album, Unlimited, in Japan, he immediately topped the Oricon Daily Chart.
He also received the Popularity Award, the Most Influential Asian Artist, the Most Influential Artist in Hong Kong, and the Most Influential Artist in Taiwan at the 2012 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards.
Lee took a break for two years as he had to do his military service. However, he proved his talent in acting and popularity in MBC TV’s drama series Arang and the Magistrate, which aired last year.
Kim is planning to meet his fans through his concerts to be held in ten cities in Japan, including Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Osaka. Lee will soong appear on SBS TV’s Healing Camp, Aren’t You Happy as a guest.