The 2022 Korea First Brand Awards announced the list of winners set to lead the consumer trends this year.
The Korea Corporate Reputation Research Institute organized a survey from November 1 to 12 by 2,947,680 participants naming stars who they think will forefront the consumer trend.
The survey conducted analyses the purchasing power and influence of these celebrities from music, Kdrama, movies, and other personalities that made a huge impact in the entertainment scene.
For idols and Kpop stars, Jeon Somi scored the two awards, namely Best Female Solo Artist and Best Female Solo Artist.
On the other hand, Best Male Solo Artist goes to the 25-year-old crooner Kang Daniel.
Meanwhile, the Best Female Idol category was won by Oh My Girl while the 6-member group ONF took home the Best Male Idol award.
For Kdrama celebrities, “Hospital Playlist” stars Jo Jung Suk and Jeon Mi Do bagged the Best Actor and Actress award.
In the medical Kdrama, they portrayed best friend turned lovers Lee Ik Jun and neurosurgeon Chae Song Hwa.
Seemingly, runway model and actress Jung Ho Yeon scored Best Rookie Actress for her stellar performance in Netflix’s “Squid Game.”
In the nine-part episode series, the 27-year-old newcomer catapults to fame after playing North Korean defector Kang Sae Byeok.
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On the other hand, her counterpart as Best Rookie Actor is none other than Chae Jong Hyeop, who gained popularity for his role as second lead Yang Do Hyuk in JTBC’s webtoon-based Kdrama “Nevertheless.”
Check out the complete list of 2022 Korea First Brand Awards Winners:
- Best Male Idol – ONF
- Best Female Idol – Oh My Girl
- Best Male Solo Artist – Kang Daniel
- Best Female Solo Artist – Jeon Somi
- Best Hip-Hop Artist – CL
- Best Female Vocalist – Lee Hi
- Best Male Vocalist – Lee Seung Yoon
- Best Rookie Male Idol – Mirae
- Best Rookie Female Idol – Lightsum
- Best Rising Star Female Idol – aespa
- Best Rising Star Male Idol – TXT
- Best Radio DJ – Wendy (Red Velvet)
- Crossover Group – Forestella
- Sports Division – Professional Volleyball Player Han Yumi
- Kaesong Musicians – Norazo
- Best Trot Singer – Lim Young Woong
- Best Male Idol Entertainer – Seventeen’s Seungkwan
- Best Female Idol Entertainer – Lee Mijoo (former Lovelyz member)
- Best Male Multi-Entertainer – Gong Myung (‘Extreme Job’)
- Best Female Multi-Entertainer – Jeon So Min (‘Running Man’)
- Best Variety Male Entertainer – Lee Yong Jin
- Best Variety Female Entertainer – Lee Eun Ji
- Best Actor – Jo Jung Suk (‘Hospital Playlist’)
- Best Actress – Jeon Mi Do (‘Hospital Playlist’)
- Best Rookie Actress – Jung Ho Yeon (‘Squid Game’)
- Best Rookie Actor – Chae Jong Hyeop (‘Nevertheless’)
- Best Idol Actor – Park Jihoon (former Wanna One member)
- Best Idol Actress – DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon (‘The King’s Affection’)
- Best Rising Star Actor – Gong Myung (‘Lovers of the Red Sky’)
- Best Rising Star Actress – Ahn Eun Jin (‘Hospital Playlist’)
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Written by Geca Wills