Park Shin Hye beats Song Hye Kyo and others to become favourite Korean actress in US

Among male actors, Legend of the Blue Sea star Lee Min Ho tops the list.

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South Korean actress Park Shin Hye has topped the US survey of America's favourite South Korean actress. Well, it's not quite surprising as the actress was quite active in the entertainment industry in 2016. She appeared in in several movies and dramas like "Annoying Brother" and "Doctors".

No doubt that the rising popularity of the star made her grab the first spot on the survey, according to Korean newsoutlet TV Report. The survey was conducted by Korea Creative Content Agency, and thousands of Americans voted online for over a period of almost two weeks. At the second position is the "Jealousy Incarnate" star Gong Hyo Jin, followed by IU, the "Descendants of the Sun" lead actress Song Hye Kyo and Hwang Jung Eum.

Apart from the actress, the survey also picked America's favorite South Korean actors. The "Legend of the Blue Sea" star Lee Min Ho topped the list, followed by Lee Joon Gi and Lee Jong Suk at the third place. They were followed by "Descendants of the Sun" actor Song Joong Ki and Ji Chang Wook.

The "Descendants of the Sun" lead stars failed to top the actor or actress popularity lists, but the KBS drama was named as the most favourite Korean series of the United States. Despite its end in April 2016, the series bested other popular series like "Scarlet Heart: Ryeo," "W - Two Worlds," "Cinderella and Four Knights" and "Oh My Venus."

In other news, America's favourite South Korean actress recently gifted the crew members of the film "Silence" a fur-lined winter coat, All Kpop reported.

The survey not only revealed the favourite Korean actor and actress of America but also revealed the genres of the TV series which are popular in the United States. Reportedly, the romantic comedy genre tops the list, followed by melodramas and historical dramas that nabbed the second and third positio, respectively.

This article was first published on February 7, 2017
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