The 2016 Goddess of Asia competition has concluded on September 25. After months of online voting through several rounds, Song Hye Gyo (Descendants of the Sun) and Song Ji Hyo (Running Man) were the top finalists going into the last seconds before the voting was closed. Who is the winner?

Although the official results have not been announced by the event organizer in China, social media and some news outlets have declared Song Hye Gyo the new Goddess of Asia for 2016.

Song Hye Gyo's success is greatly helped by her very loyal fans who campaigned tirelessly to urge fellow fans to continue to vote even to the last second. The beautiful actress and her leading man Song Joong Ki, known as the Song-Song Couple, saw their stars soar even higher thanks to the extreme popularity of this year's smash hit Descendants of the Sun, which unleashed a new Hallyu wave.

Song Ji Hyo (Running ManEmergency Couple) also gained high recognition and fame in China when she starred with Chen Bolin (In Time with You) earlier this year in We Are In Love, the Chinese version of the Korean reality show We Got Married.

Popular Chinese actress Zheng Shuang (Love O2O) has also been a strong competitor. She actually ranked first during an earlier round.

Another strong contender is Girls Generation's Yoona (The K2), who starred in one of the top Chinese historical dramas this year, God of War: Zhao Zi Long.

Even though Song Hye Gyo is apparently the final winner, the top finalists have each won more than 3 million votes in the last available counts and the margins were slim.

The Goddess of Asia 2016 is an annual award organized by the Contemporary Asian Goddess Entertainment Network. According to the competition, the Goddess of Asia is more than a pretty face with an enviable figure. She must set a positive example as a graceful, even-tempered goddess who is warmhearted to others and dedicated to her work.

Congratulations to Song Hye Gyo!

 ~ NancyZdramaland

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