Park Seo-joon, Jung Hae-in, IU, Jennie among stars Koreans want to be with this Christmas

Published December 24, 2020, 10:58 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

(Clockwise from top left) Park Seo-joon, Jung Hae-in, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lim Young-woong, Seo Kang-joon, Ong Seong-wu, Gong Yoo, Kim Seon-ho, Park Bogum and Lee Seung-gi (Instagram)

Koreans chose Park Seo-joon, Jung Hae-in, Nam Joo-hyuk, IU and Jenny as among the celebrities that they want to spend time with this Christmas.

Education company Eduwill held a survey among 1,223 Koreans who are seeking jobs in public corporations and large companies, and test takers preparing for certification exams as brokers and housing managers.

For male Korean celebrities, Park Seo-joon, 32, star of the drama “Itaewon Class,” was chosen as No. 1, getting 34 percent of the responses.

Placing second with 18.4 percent is Jung Hae-in, 32, star of “One Spring Night” and “Something in the Rain” followed by 26-year-old Nam Joo-hyuk of “Start-up” with 15 percent, trot singer Lim Young-woong, 29, and actor Seo Kang-joon, 27.

(Clockwise from top left) IU, Han Ji-min, Bae Suzy, BLACKPINK’s Jenny, Kim Hye-soo, Park Bo-young and Park Min-young (Instagram)

Also chosen are “Wanna One” alumnus and actor Ong Seong-wu, 25; Gong Yoo, 41, of “Goblin”; Kim Seon-ho, 34, of “Start-up”; Park Bogum, 27, of “Record of Youth”; and Lee Seung-gi, 33.

In female Korean celebrities, the respondents chose singer IU, 27, as No. 1 with 38.1 percent followed by 38-year-old actress Han Ji-min, 30.3 percent; and 26-year-old actress Bae Suzy, 14.2 percent.

Koreans also picked BLACKPINK’s Jennie, 24; and actresses Kim Hye-soo, 50; Park Bo-young, 30; and Park Min-young, 34.

Park Bogum, Park Seo-joon, Bae Suzy and Gong Yoo were recently chosen in a year-end survey by Gallup Korea as among the favorite Korean TV stars who shined in 2020.

The EduWill respondents also named the gifts they want to receive for Christmas. House is No. 1 with 40.1 percent followed by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, 20.9 percent; job, 19.5 percent; and certification, 10.3 percent. Others were money and good health.