It’s no secret that Lee Min Ho is a well-loved
actor in China but according to a recent survey
he is the most popular Hallyu actor there.
In a survey conducted by the Chinese
entertainment site Kugou, the star of “The Heirs
earned 510,764 votes of 37 percent of the votes
for his role as the conflicted chaebol Kim Tan.
The survey asked voters to choose their favorite
Hallyu star and the results eflect the ever-
increasing popularity of k-dramas in China.
Since the drama aired, Lee Min Ho has acquired
more than 20 million Weibo followers. The
number of fans worldwide on his various social
media accounts stands at 13 million Facebook
and seven million online.
Lee Min Ho has been popular in China since he
appeared as the spoiled Gun Jun Pyo in “Boys
Over Flowers.” His role as a man bent on
revenge in the 2011 drama “City Hunter”
further increased his popularity there but no one
could have predicted how popular he would
become as a result of his appearance in “The
The singer was invited to participate in a special
New Year’s event in China, singing the theme
song of “Meteor Garden,” the Taiwanese version
of “Boys Over Flowers.”
Next on the Hallyu rating chart is Kim Soo
Hyun, who was a hit in China after his role in
“The Moon Embracing The Sun.” He became
wildly popular there after “You Who Came From
Another Star,” winning 469,948 votes for his
role as the attractive alien Do Min Joon.
In third place was Jang Geun Suk, who has been
a star in China since he appeared in “You’re
Beautiful.” The actor, who last appeared in the
comedy “Pretty Man,” earned 159,940 votes.
In fourth place was Lee Jong Suk, whose last
role in a drama was playing Park Soo Ha in “I
Hear Your Voice.” The actor, who will soon play
a genius doctor defector in “Doctor Stranger,”
earned 86,771 votes.
In fifth place was Kim Woo Bin, another star of
“The Heirs.” Kim Woo Bin, who rivaled Lee Min
Ho for Park Shin Hye’s affections in “The
Heirs” and played Lee Jong Suk’s high school
buddy in “School 2013” won 56,982 votes.
Last but not least is JYJ’s Park Yoochun. The
singer-turned actor has had several popular
dramas, including “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,”
“Rooftop Prince” and “Missing You.” He plays a
presidential bodyguard in his current drama
“Three Days” and earned 17,278 votes in the
What do you think of the results of this survey?
Do Chinese fans share your idea of who the
most popular Hallyu star is?
Credit : kdramastars