TC Chandler has released its annual independent critics list of the year's most beautiful faces, and it's filled with K-pop stars! Now, I don't know how official this thing is, but last year's list (which was uploaded onto YouTube) got 5.2 million views, and this year's already has 500,000 in just 24 hours, so it looks like people are paying attention to it.
Popular K-pop beauties like Girls' Generation's Taeyeon (No. 9) and miss A's Suzy (No. 15) all made the list, but it was After School's Nana who stole the show at No. 2 -- right behind this year's winner, Marion Cotillard.
This is a bit of a shock considering that Nana isn't really considered that great of a beauty back home in Korea, but she's mighty popular overseas -- as this list proves. International fans regularly select Nana as one of K-pop's top hotties, and the 22-year-old is a favourite for fashion shows and magazine spreads in China and Japan.
Other stars that made TC Chandler's list this year include Monica Belluci, Amanda Seyfried, Mila Kunis, Kate Upton, Ayumi Hamasaki, Kerry Washington, and Freida Pinto.
Anyway, here's a few photos of Nana looking like a total babe. You're welcome.
The playwright and AIDS activist died at 84.
Larry Kramer, AIDS activist and artist, passed away today at 84.
Kramer was known for his books Faggots and The American People, as well as climate-changing plays like The Normal Heart. His close friend and literary executor, William Schwalbe, told CNN that Kramer died of pneumonia."Larry made a huge contribution to our world as an activist but also as a writer," said Schwalbe, who had known Kramer for 57 years. "I believe that his plays and novels, from 'The Normal Heart' to 'The American People' will more than stand the test of time."
As expected, Hyorin's solo single, "One Way Love," has taken the top spot on the Gaon chart in its first week out. The SISTAR superstar dethrones last week's chart-topper, 2NE1's "Missing You," which slips one spot to No. 2. The point difference between the two songs is minimal, proving that 2NE1 are actually showing some real staying power with "Missing You" -- something that their last two singles didn't do.
Anyway, with "One Way Love" topping the charts, SISTAR's total career No. 1s now stands at seven: four as a group, two as soloists, and one as the SISTAR19 subunit.
San E's "Break Up Dinner" climbs two spots to No. 3, while Hyorin's other solo single, "Lonely," debuts at No. 4.
In even better news, VIXX's "Voodoo Doll" enters the charts at No. 7 to become the group's first top ten hit and highest-charting single of their career. Their previous best was "G.R.8.U.," which reached No. 14 back in October. The boys also debut at No. 1 on the album chart with their first full-length album, Voodoo, solidifying their status as one of K-pop's hottest rising stars right now.
2AM's new single, "Regret," debuts at No. 18, making it their lowest-charting lead single by a fairly large margin, while Crayon Pop's "Lonely Christmas" enters at No. 35 to become the group's third top forty entry after "Bar Bar Bar" and "Dancing Queen 2.0".
Check out this week's key K-pop hits, below!
No. 1. Hyorin - One Way Love
No. 4. Hyorin - Lonely
No. 7. VIXX - Voodoo Doll
No. 18. 2AM - Regret