'Moonlight Drawn By Clouds' Star Park Bo Gum Is Korea's Most-Wanted Male Advertiser
Brands from across South Korea trusts Park Bo Gum to sell absolutely anything. The actor who starred in the critically-acclaimed and high-rated drama "Moonlight Drawn By Clouds" has beaten other celebrities to become the most-wanted male endorser in the country.
The 24-year-old has beaten other popular male celebs such as Gong Yoo ("Goblin: The Lonely and Great God") who took the second place and Song Joong Ki ("Descendants of the Sun") who was at the fifth place. Park and Song are both endorsers of global pizza chain Domino's.
As for the women, it was Seol Hyun, member of the girl group AOA and star of the 2015 drama "Orange Marmalade" who nabbed the top spot. Other female actors in the list are Jun Ji Hyun ("The Legend of the Blue Sea") and Bae Suzy ("While You Were Sleeping."
According to Soompi, the list was generated by asking 100 marketing specialist from 38 companies to name the endorsers they want the most. The survey was conducted from Sept. 12 to 19 this year.
Park rose to fame after playing the role of Taek in "Reply 1988." He, however, achieved global fame when he starred as Lee Young, the Crown Prince during the Joseon Dynasty, in the period drama "Moonlight Drawn By Clouds." He has won multiple awards including Most Popular Actor in this year's BaekSang Arts Awards.
Aside from endorsements, the actor has been on hiatus for a year now. His name has been attached to multiple projects for the past few months, but he eventually turned them all down.
A source reveals to All KPop that the actor is in no rush to go back to work. "From Park Bo Gum's point of view, he doesn't need to rush," an insider report. "He will still receive many love calls whether he takes his time or not."