Koreans Pick The “Absolute Top” Celebrities In Different Categories

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Celebrities are a dime a dozen, but how many are really the best at what they do? There’s also only so much room at the top. They might play in different fields, but these 6 celebrities have been chosen by Korean netizens as the absolute cream of the crop in their respective categories.

1. Song Kang Ho

As far as veteran male actors go, Song Kang Ho’s extremely padded resume speaks for itself. He’s been in over 60 works of art since his debut in 1996. Not only that, he was awarded Best Actor at the 75th Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Broker. In 2020, The New York Times ranked him #6 on its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century. In addition, he has been named Gallup Korea‘s Film Actor of the Year four times.


This one needs no explanation. BLACKPINK is the undisputed most popular and successful female K-Pop girl group at the moment. From sold out tours to multiple awards across nations, they’ve conquered the music scene and more. Each member holds so much influence and power that they’ve bagged a luxury fashion house each for endorsement and are the spokespeople for some of the largest homegrown lifestyle brands.

3. BTS

They’ve achieved so much in their career that it’s insane. It would not be an exaggeration to say that they built HYBE up from the ground. Let’s not even talk about the awards that they’ve bagged over the years because they’ve too many to even count. Each member is also recognized, in their own right, for their unique personality and talents. V for his fashion sense, model-like vibe, and husky vocals. Suga for his producing, writing, and rap. Jin for his Worldwide Handsomeness, calm but quirky personality, and great maturity. Jungkook for all-rounder skills and basically being perfect. RM for his IQ, producing, and writing, as well as his delicate sensibilities. Jimin’s sensitivity, elegant dancing, and melodious voice. J-Hope for his dance skills, bouncy rap, and star power. The ultimate one-top for boy groups for sure.

4. Yoo Jae Suk

The nation’s MC! He’s not only known for his smooth hosting skills but also his near-perfect personality. Everyone lauds him for his kindness and upright values.

5. IU

As a singer-songwriter and artist, no one can top IU. She’s basically in a category of her own! You can’t put her with idols, but she’s not really an indie singer or a trot singer either. She’s a musician through and through! No wonder Koreans jokingly call her the “one-top of Korean HipHop!

6. Jeon Ji Hyun

Last but not least, Jeon Ji Hyun. She’s the actress that pops to mind when many mention “Korean actress” for how iconic she was back then and now. Her role in My Sassy Girl was hugely impactful in South Korea, and the fame carried her career. Known as the original “it-girl” fo Korea, Jeon Ji Hyun’s longevity has already proven itself, as she’s still bagging top gigs today.

Of course, the list isn’t limited to these 6! There’s still many other categories unexplored.

Source: Nate Pann