Popular Chinese website People's Daily Online conducted a poll over the course of two months to determine the "2014 Korean Most Influential Stars," and the results are now in! Chosen by the website's visitors, the results, published on January 25, named Kim Soo Hyun in first place with 80,752 votes, Kim Jong Kook in second with 39,869 votes, and Lee Jong Suk coming in third with 5,352 votes. 

Kim Soo Hyun became increasingly popular in China after 2013's My Love From Another Star. Kim Jong Kook's place at second was a bit of a surprise, but his popularity in China is attributed to his recurring spot on the SBS variety show Running Man. Lee Jong Suk is also seeing a rise in popularity following his drama Pinocchio alongside Park Shin Hye.


Watch Lee Jong Suk in Pinocchio:


Don't forget that you can see Kim Jong Kook in person when he joins us at the 2014 DramaFever Awards on February 5 at the Hudson Theater. The show will be hosted by Arden Cho (Teen Wolf) and George Hu (Love Now). Special guests also include Yuki Furukawa (Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo 2) and Seo Kang Joon (Sly & Single Again). There will also be performances by idol group 5urprise, whose members star in After School: Lucky or Not! A limited number of tickets are still available by clicking HERE.

What do you think of the poll results? Do you agree with Chinese netizens? Anyone you thought should be on the list? Let me know all of your thoughts in the comments below!


Tanya, also known as HallyuTanya, is owner of K-pop/K-drama blog HallyuKnow. You can also follow her crazy adventures on Twitter and Instagram!