The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World as ranked by China's Sohu
The 2015 list of the world's 50 most beautiful people was recently published by Sohu, one of China's most popular internet media, based on online voting. Although many famous stars from China, South Korea, and other countries, such as Fan Bingbing, Jeon Ji Hyun, Eddie Redmayne, and more show up, there are some big surprises in the rankings, and your favorite star may not even be on this list.
50. Tom Hardy
49. Li Bingbing
48. Tong Da Wei
47. Tomohisa Yamashita
46. Ada Choi
45. David and Victoria Beckham, and all their children
44. Liu Ye
42. Talu Wang (Darren Wang)
41. Charlize Theron
39. Alicia Vikander
38. Kim Tae Hee
36. Wallace Huo
35. Kasumi Arimura
34. Da Peng
33. Li Jian
32. Boran Jing
31. Zhao Liying
30. Chris Pratt
29. Kim Soo Hyun
28. Deng Chao
27. Gigi Hadid
25. Jin Dong
22. Jia Yun Xin (Jelena)
21. Wang Kai
And now, the top 20 from the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World, according to Sohu:
20. Matt Damon - Award-winning American actor known for a long series of great movies such as Good Will Hunting and the Jason Bourne movies, He'll next star in a science fantasy adventure movie, The Great Wall, directed by Chinese director Zhang Yimou.
19. Jin Xing - Famous Chinese transgender talk show host.
18. Lin Ching-Hsia (Brigitte Lin) - Taiwanese actress famous for her long string of successful movies over 2 decades.
17. Dakota Johnson - star of 50 Shades of Grey.
16. Ha Jung Woo - South Korean actor and film director.
13. Yang Yang - Fast-rising Chinese actor:
12. IU - Very popular Korean singer and actress:
11. Sun Li - Chinese actress famous for the record-setting hit drama series Empresses in the Palace.
10. iKON - K-pop's newest boy band, which just debuted October 2015. Find out more about them HERE.
9. Wu Lei (Leoy Wu) - Turning 16 on December 26, he rose to fame for his performance in the extremely popular historical drama Nirvana in Fire.
8. Eddie Redmayne - He is a strong contender for Oscar's Best Actor award for his performance in The Danish Girl.
7. Liu Nuoyi - The 5-year-old cutie got his looks from his father, Chinese actor Liu Ye, and his mother, French photographer Anais Martane. He rose to fame when he started appearing on reality shows such as the Chinese Grandpas over Flowers and Dad, Where Are You Going?
4. TFBoys (aka The Fighting Boys) - a singing group formed in China that has been popular since 2013.
3. Tao (Huang Zitao) - former EXO member
Are you surprised by the results?
Perhaps the voting is influenced by what is currently hot in China. The popular Nirvana in Fire saw its actors Hu Ge, Wang Kai, and Wu Lei included in the list. While Jeon Ji Hyun placed #2 and is the top female star, Kim Soo Hyun, her equally famous co-star in My Love From Another Star, was placed in #29. It also defies logic that new group iKon is #10, but BIGBANG is #37.
The fantasy drama Wu Xin: The Monster Killer drama has impressed viewers so much that both the star Elvis Han (#15) and the singer-songwriter Li Jian (#33) for the theme song By Lake Baikal are included in the honor roll.
It's also wonderful to see the talented Yoo Ah In in #6, making him the highest-ranked Korean male actor. Perhaps he will be invited to a Chinese project?
The inclusion of Western stars, such as Eddie Redmayne, Léa Seydoux, Dakota Johnson, and others, show that the Chinese audience is very familiar with the current foreign movies.
Did you find your favorite star in the list and do you agree with the rankings?
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