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Park Bo Gum Tops Yoo Jaesuk As Most Searched Celebrity in South Korea

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Park Bo-gum was catapulted to stardom after he starred in the hit TV series Reply 1988 and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. It looks like things are looking up for the bright young actor in the years to come. Bo Gum recently landed on top of the list of the most searched entertainers in Korea for 2016. Sk Telecom released the survey and it showed the Korean star garnered 792,560 search mentions for the past year.

Yoo Jae-suk came in second with 377,018 searches. Park Yu-chun of JYJ (339,966), Song Joong-ki (274,393) and Song Hye-kyo (96,755) took the 3rd, 4th, and 8th places respectively, as per International Business Times.

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But in an interview Park Bo-gum, said he didn’t know how much buzz Moonlight Drawn by Clouds has generated. He only realized how popular it was when he met his fans. He said, “I didn’t feel it while the drama was airing, but it hit me during fan meetings afterward. I was surprised to see more people than I expected. I greeted them because I was so thankful, but it became even more crowded. What I realized then was that other people could be harmed due to my actions and words,” per the Inquisitr.

If that’s the case, then the SK Telecom survey results must have blown his mind! And right now it looks like his career is only going on an uphill climb as he’s getting offers left and right to appear in dramas. Right now the actor is busy doing commercials for VProve, Domino’s Pizza and Line Pay.

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Aside from his hit tv shows, Bo Gum also has a couple of awards under his belt. This includes Most Mentioned from SBS’ “Cultwo Show” Awards, Star of the Year from OSEN Awards and Best New Actor from the APAN Star Awards. In 2016 he made the Male Top Excellence at the KBS Drama Awards on December 31.

He was very emotional during his speech especially his gratitude towards Song Joong-ki. He said, “While I was working on ‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds,’ I felt like I was very lacking. But I’m grateful to Song Joong Ki, who gave me advice every time.” Song Joong-ki was moved to tears.

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