From January 17th to February 9th of this year, the private academy corporation Seven Edu conducted a elementary poll of 56,930, middle, and high school agent students about the celebrity they would most want to give chocolates to. Kim Seon-ho was the big winner, with 50.6% of respondents citing him as the celebrity of choice. Jimin of BTS was a close second place, with 47.1% of the vote.
The results are somewhat surprising, since Kim Seon-ho is not a celebrity generally known for being popular among young people. Kim Seon-ho Also hasn’t been in the news for quite some time, his career being badly damaged by an online statement from an ex-girlfriend claiming he bullied her into having an abortion. Kim Seon-ho apologized for this, and the ex-girlfriend accepted his apology. His last project was “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” last year.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema’s travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea’s public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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