Congratulations, Kim Soo Hyun!  The award-winning popular actor has just been appointed as honorary ambassador for the city of Seoul. 

Kim Soo Hyun's agency, KeyEast, announced on October 8, "Kim has been selected as Seoul’s honorary ambassador. This was possible thanks to the actor’s rising popularity through SBS drama My Love From Another Star and other productions. Kim was happy to accept the offer.” 

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It has been a great award season so far for Kim Soo Hyun. First, he won the Popular Actor Award and Outstanding Korean Actor Award on September 4 at the Seoul International Drama Awards. Then he won the Daesang (Grand Prize) on October 1 at the 2014 Korea Drama Awards for his performance in My Love From Another Star.

Because of his rising popularity in many Asian countries after starring with Jeon Ji Hyun in My Love From Another Star, Kim Soo Hyun has become a representative Hallyu star, and his ambassador appointment is expected to help in promoting Seoul as a tourism destination. The 26-year-old actor and now ambassador will participate in many cultural events.

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