‘BTS and Lee Min Ho continue to be voted as the most beloved Hallyu stars over the globe for two years in a row.’ revealed the ‘2022 Overseas Hallyu Report conducted by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE), on February 14th.
It is an annually published report, the survey for which received a total of 8,500 respondents, aged between 15 to 59 from 18 different countries, including the United States, Russia, and Japan. The online survey was conducted from November 5th to December 8th of 2021, asking questions related to Korean cultural content.
Out of the 4,679 respondents, 26.7% chose BTS as their favorite K-Pop star, followed by BLACKPINK with 10.4% while IU came third with 2.8%, followed by BLACKPINK’s Lisa with 2.4%. Psy and TWICE came in fifth with 2.2%, followed by EXO with 1.7%.
On the other hand, 8500 respondents voted for their favorite actor and Lee Min Ho once again stood on the top of the list with 9.3% followed by Hyun Bin with 3.1% while Gong Yoo came in third with 2.8%, followed by Song Hye Kyo (2.2%) and Song Joong Ki (2.1%). Lee Jong Suk (1.7%) and Jun Ji Hyun (1.6%) came in next.
Check out the complete report here.
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