[KPOP] SS501’S KIM HYUN JOONG RECOGNIZED AS HALLYU STAR THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST ASIA
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SS501 leader Kim HyunJoong has gained recognition as Hallyu star throughout Southeast Asia.
In ‘2009 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards’ held on 14-Dec in HongKong, he received his solo awards such as Asia Best Male Star award, Taiwan Netizen Choice Best Korean Star award, Korea Netizen Choice Best Male Star award, etc. Recently, he attended a variety show by Japan Fuji TV to be broadcasted as a New Year’s Special.
Out of the well-known Hallyu Stars in Japan, Kim HyunJoong is the only one who got invited by Fuji TV. Japan programs usually invites their own local artistes so it is exceptional that they invited an artiste from another country, i.e Kim HyunJoong. This also shows that Kim HyunJoong’s popularity in Japan is significant.
Not only that, in a recent survey done by Japan’s Hallyu Magazine shows Kim HyunJoong getting first place in drama actor and Hallyu star of next generation sections. Defeating stars who entered into the Japan scene earlier than Kim HyunJoong, such as Lee ByungHun, Ryu ShiWon, Kim Bum, Lee MinHo, etc. making the victory even more meaningful.
Kim HyunJoong’s popularity continues to spread to other Asia countries. He received invitations from Asia countries such as China, HongKong, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, etc, furthermore ‘Boys Over Flowers’ had been exported to over 10 Asia countries, leading the Hallyu wave. In the new year, SS501 will visit Thailand as part of their Asia Tour stop in January. (it’s Feb, not Jan…)
Even though Kim HyunJoong acted in romantic scenes with his unique sensitive acting which captured many females’ heart, he displays powerful masculine attractiveness and quintessence metro-sexual in SS501 performances.
Kim HyunJoong also generated the first syndrome this year in Korea with ‘Boys Over Flowers’, receiving the name of ‘Nation’s Sunbae’ and recognition rises rapidly, constantly involved in various fashion shows, dinner shows as well as large-scale and small-scale events.
As the new Asia’s Hallyu leader, there is a lot of attention on Kim HyunJoong to suppress Yon-sama.