The Korean media outlet Top Star News recently listed the top 50 k-celebs that have the most Weibo followers.
It's probably no surprise that Lee Min Ho ranked in first place on the Korean Star Sina Weibo Ranking. The Hallyu star ruled the rankings with an impressive 27,437,227 followers. And apparently his popularity is still growing. That figure is up a few million since he became the first Korean star to reach 20 million followers. As a star, he has demonstrated staying power. Lee Min Ho's 2015 film "Gangnam Blues" probably won him a few new fans but his last small screen role was in the 2013 drama "The Heirs."
"Gangnam Style" singer Psy stayed in second place on the rankings but seems to be slipping, having lost over 70,000 followers in the last three months.
In third place was singer-actor Jang Geun Suk, last seen on the small screen in the 2013 drama "Pretty Man." Jang, who released his third solo album, "Monochrome," this year scored a total of 18,453,592 followers.
Victoria of f(x) claimed fourth place in the rankings and first place among the female stars with 16,560,557 followers. Close behind is actor Lee Jun Ki. Last seen in the 2014 drama "The Joseon Gunman" and soon to be seen in the 2015 film "Begin Again," he has 16,560,557 followers.
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Jung Il Woo, who last appeared in "The Night Watchman's Journal," is in sixth place with 14,546,389 followers, Super Junior's Choi Si Won, who can soon be seen in the Chinese-Korean film "Equator, is in seventh place with 13,907,564. Kim Soo Hyun, soon to appear in "Producers," is very popular throughout Asia but only scored eighth place with 10,170,096. Next is Park Shin Hye, star of "Pinocchio." This much-loved actress has 8,293,177 followers and is the second highest ranking female star on the list.
Several EXO members scored well, with former members Kris and Luhan in tenth and twelfth place. Current EXO members Tao and Lay took thirteenth and fourteenth place, while Sehun was in thirtieth place. EXO-M is in twenty-fifth place while EXO-K is in twenty-seventh. Big Bang's G-Dragon is in fifteenth place with 5,774,957 followers, while Big Bang landed in twenty-eighth place. Former Girls Generation member Jessica is in twenty-sixth place.
Actress Lee Da Hae, last seen in the drama "Hotel King," landed in eleventh place with 6,549,696 followers. Actresses Park Min Young followed in seventeenth place and Han Chae Young in eighteenth. Actors that scored high include Lee Kwang Soo in sixteenth place, Kim Woo Bin in nineteenth, Lee Jong Suk in twenty-first, Song Seung Hoon in twenty-second, Kim Hyun Joong in twenty-third, Park Hae Jin in twenty-fourth and CNBLUE's Jung Yong Hwa in twenty-ninth.
Kim Bum, Kwon Sang Woo, Ji Chang Wook, Song Ji Hyo, Kim Jong Kook and 2PM's Hwang Chansung and Wooyoung also claimed a spot in the top fifty.