Top 5 most popular Korean actors around the world
Therefore, with the rise of the popularity of Hallyu wave in the world, South Korea is interested in popular artists internationally.
The Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) conducted a survey entitled “Global Hallyu Trends” to determine how Korean cultural content is perceived around the world.
In a poll of 25,000 men and women between the ages of 15 and 59 from 26 different countries, participants were asked to vote on who their current favorite Korean actor is.
Here are the 5 most popular Korean actors worldwide in 2023.
- Lee Min Ho
With 9.1% of the votes, the actor was voted number 1 in the ranking.
Despite a quiet 2022, the actor stood out in the kdrama “Pachinko”. The actor portrayed Koh Hansu, a supporting character. The kdrama received many positive reviews and was well received by audiences.
- gong yo
Gong Yoo came second with 2.7% of the votes. He is probably one of the internationally most famous faces.
Though the actor had no plans for 2022, he will always be known for his iconic roles in Coffee Prince, Goblin, Train to Busan and The Silent Sea. So it’s no surprise to see him at the top of the rankings despite his low activity.
- Hyun Bin
Another internationally well-known actor. It is therefore not surprising to see him at the 3rdth 1st place in the ranking with 2.4% of the votes.
The actor’s 2022 was marked by his marriage to Son Ye Jin and the birth of their first child. The couple is best known for their kdrama Crash Landing on You.
- Song Hye Kyō
The first woman in the ranking is none other than Song Hye Kyo with 2% of the vote. It has to be said that the actress got off to a thunderous start to 2023 with K-drama The Glory.
Her character is loved by many, just like the actress in real life – and fans are taking to online communities to share how amazed they are by her beauty and acting skills.
- Lee Jong Suk
To close the podium, we have Lee Jong Suk in fifth place with 1.5% of the vote. Earlier this year, the actor caught the eye after revealing his relationship with Korean superstar IU.
Lee Jong Suk’s comeback after completing his military service was a role in the series Big Mouth that was well received and loved by audiences.
Who is your favorite Korean actor or actress?