Never underestimate the power of a hot star and his amazingly organized and powerful fan base. 2010’s Yahoo Buzz Awards, a fan-voted awards show (the very definition of a popularity contest), closed its voting three days ago. The winner of both the Top Buzz Male Korea Star Award and the Top Buzz Male Asia Star Award is Jang Geun Seok. His votes more than doubled the votes of the second place vote getter Kim Hyun Joong (who won two awards last year at this gin joint). Congrats to Jang Geun Seok and his fans (the eels, am I correct?).
The awards ceremony will be held on December 17th in Hong Kong. I’m assuming Jang Geun Seok will attend to personally receive the award, but it’s also around the time Mary Stayed Out All Night films its finale episodes. Let’s hope everything works out for his schedule.
I’m not surprised that Jang Geun Seok won. His You’re Beautiful aired all over Asia earlier this year, and his name and face recognition clearly gained widespread exposure because of this popular and fun drama. My one quibble is that my least favorite Jang Geun Seok incarnation is awards show Jang Geun Seok. He tends to show up in the most “interesting” outfits, to say the least. My favorite Jang Geun Seok incarnation is, no surprise, in-character Jang Geun Seok. I think he has about earned an eternal pass from me after introducing Kang Mu Gyul to the world.
A totally cute random aside to share with everyone. Jang Geun Seok hosted last year’s SBS Drama Awards banquet, alongside Moon Geun Young (who was the Daesang winner the year before that). Isn’t it adorable to see Mae Ri and Mu Gyul all dolled up and looking so glam? I can’t get enough of the M&M couple.