'My Ugly Duckling' star Lee Sang Min most talked about variety star in September

'My Ugly Duckling' star Lee Sang Min's score was lower by 8.54 percent than the 4.13 million he got in August but enough to place him first in September.

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Korean singer and TV personality Lee Sang Min emerged as the No. 1 TV variety show star in September.

Lee Sang Min, who is in the TV show "Mom's Diary: My Ugly Duckling," got a score of 3.57 million in the September brand reputation rankings for variety show stars released by the Korean Institute for Corporate Reputation.

His total score was lower by 8.54 percent than the 4.13 million he got in August but enough to place him first in September.

The institute analyzed 33.38 million pieces of big data from August 1 to September 2 covering 36 TV variety show stars.

TV host Yoo Jae Suk of "Running Man," "Infinite Challenge" and "Happy Together" grabbed second place with 2.94 million, rising by 23.19 percent from his fifth place in August where he got 2.39 million.

Park Myung Soo of "Infinite Challenge" and "Single Wife" received 2.26 million to maintain third place, down 32.79 percent compared to his score of 3.36 million.

Singer Kim Jong Kook of "Running Man" and "I Can See Your Voice" is fourth with 1.9 million, a decrease from his score of 2.6 million last month.

In fifth place is former basketball player Seo Jang Hoon, who stars in "Knowing Bros" and "My Ugly Duckling," with 1.67 million.

Placing sixth to 20th are:

6. Lee Soo Geun - 1.64 million

7. Park Na Rae - 1.45 million

8. Kim Gun Mo - 1.26 million

9. Kim Sook - 1.18 million

10. Kim Joon Ho - 1.09 million

11. Jun Hyun Moo - 1.01 million

12. Lee Kwang Soo - 958,712

13. Lee Young Ja - 941,144

14. Haha - 858,006

15. Kim Byung Man - 837,987

16. Kim Joon Hyun - 745,719

17. Kim Gura - 662,433

18. Cha Tae Hyun - 660,686

19. Yang Se Hyung - 650,394

20. Ji Sang Ryul - 568,773

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