Yes, the May 2022 Drama Actor Brand Reputation Rankings have been revealed by The Korean Research Institute. The realm of Korean drama is growing far and wide. Every year there, we get introduced to new actors through various amazing Korean series. This is what always keeps the fans excited as they get to know many new actors. Fans also want to know more details and information about all their favorite actors. So, they always keep track of the brand reputations released every month to check out whether their favorites made it to the list.
The brand reputation of a drama actor given by The Korean Research Institute is based on various indexes. This includes rankings on their communication, how much participation they have, their interaction, their coverage in media, and community indexes of 50 actors who made an appearance in the dramas which aired between the period April 5, 2022, to May 5, 2022.
Before we move on to the top ten rankings, let us see which actors and actresses are in the highlights and are captivating everyone’s heart in the top 30. Starting from the eleventh to thirtieth rank we have Bae Da Bin, Lee Yo Won, Kim Ji Eun, Kim Ji Won, Yoon Shi Yoon, Ahn Bo Hyun, AOA’s Seolhyun, Chu Ja Hyun, Jo Bo Ah, Kim Jae Wook, Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Woo Seok, Lee Kwang Soo, Jin Ki Joo, Lee Sung Kyung, Park Hae Jin, Joo Sang Wook, Lee El, Kim Kyu Ri and Oh Yeon Soo in the 30th position.
Drama Actor Brand Reputation Rankings For May 2022:
10. Park Joo Mi
The tenth spot is taken by Park Joo Mi, who is a South Korean actress and model. She was born on October 5, 1972. She gained immense popularity in the Korean series Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) parts 1 and 2. The 3rd part is currently airing, and fans are super hyped up about the storyline. The actress has done an impressive job with her amazing acting skills. She gained the tenth spot in the May Brand Reputation Rankings with 1,812,011 brand value points.
9. Kim Hee Sun
Taking the ninth spot is the actress in “Tomorrow” on Netflix, Kim Hee Sun. We cannot deny that we fell head over heels for her badass acting in the series and how she expresses the perfect blend of cold on the outside but warm on the inside character trope. The actress was born on June 11, 1977. She is also famous for her diverse roles in “Alice,” “Woman of Dignity,” and “Angry Mom”. She gained ninth place in the May Brand Reputation Rankings with a total of 1,944,410 brand value points.
8. Shin Min Ah
Coming up in the eighth position in the May Brand Reputation Rankings is again from “Our Blues” Shin Min Ah. She was born on April 5, 1984. The actress has always blown everyone’s mind with her flexible acting skills, which are natural and emote all the feelings of the character she portrays. She is one of the most in-demand CF endorsers in South Korea. If this does not tell how popular she is, then we don’t know what will. She has stolen everyone’s heart in the recent Korean drama “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” on Netflix. She is also famous for her roles in “Oh My Venus,” “My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho,” and “Tomorrow With You”. She secured the eighth position in the list with a total of 2,293,968 brand value points.
7. Rowoon of SF9
The seventh place in the Brand Reputation rankings is taken by Rowoon, the actor in “Tomorrow” on Netflix. He is a member of the Kpop boy group SF9 (Sensational Feeling 9) and is the lead vocalist, visual, and the center of the group. The actor has been reaching new heights for the past few years and is continuing to do so. He rose to fame with his first main role in the popular Korean drama “Extraordinary You”. Since then, fans have been mesmerized by his natural acting skills and how relatable he makes every role. He has also starred in “She Would Never Know” and “The King’s Affection”. Fans are always excited to know all the projects of the actor and are mesmerized by his talents. He secured the seventh spot with a total of 2,323,283 brand value points.
6. Lee Jun Eun
Taking the sixth spot is Lee Jung Eun, who is again starred in “Our Blues”. She was born on January 23, 1970. If you do not know this actress, then are you even a Korean drama fan? Wherever you go, you will see her portraying diverse roles with perfection. She has also been a part of the Oscar-winning movie “Parasite”. She has recently surprised all the fans with her roles in “Juvenile Justice,” “Law School,” and “Once Again”. She gained the sixth position in the brand reputation rankings with total points of 2,426,497 brand value points.
5. Han Ji Min
Coming up next is again the actress from “Our Blues” Han Ji Min. The fact that three actors from “Our Blues” have already made it to the top five of the list tells itself about how much the series has been successful. The actress was born on November 5, 1982. She is a South Korean actress and model and is signed under the label BH Entertainment. She rose to fame through the Korean drama “Resurrection”. She has also played impressive roles in “One Spring Night,” “Familiar Wife,” and “The Light In Your Eyes”. She secured the fifth position in the list by gaining a total score of 2,496,963 brand value points.
4. Cha Seung Won
Next comes Cha Seung Won taking fourth place in the brand reputation rankings. He has recently portrayed the role of Choi Han Soo in “Our Blues,” which is currently one of the most popular ongoing dramas. The actor is under the label YG Entertainment. He is famous for his roles in “One Ordinary Day,” “A Korean Odyssey,” and the movie “Sinkhole”. His acting skills are top-notch, and he does not fail to make the viewers fall in love with his character, and that is what a great actor does. He gained the fourth position in the list with a total of 2,498,481 brand value points.
3. Son Suk Gu
The 3rd rank on May 2022 Drama Actor Brand Reputation Rankings is taken by Son Suk Gu, the actor in ‘My Liberation Notes’ of JTBC. He was born on February 7, 1983. He is a South Korean actor under the label SBD Entertainment. He is extremely popular all over the globe for his spectacular performance in the show ‘Sense8’ on Netflix as Director Mun. He has also appeared in the successful Korean movie ‘Black Stone’. He has many talents, and he does boxing too. He has also been a part of “D.P. Dog Day” on Netflix in 2020. To reach new heights of talent, he even took part in directing the movie “Unframed”. He secured the third spot in the rankings with a total score of 2,548,804 brand value points.
2. Lee Joon Gi
Grabbing the second position is the very talented Lee Joon Gi. He is a South Korean actor, singer, and model and was born on April 17, 1982. He is also nicknamed the ‘Flower boy’ icon. He is currently a part of Again my Life on SBS, and viewers are highly impressed by how he has portrayed his character. He is immensely famous for his roles in ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo,’ ‘Flower of Evil’ and ‘Lawless Lawyer’. He is extremely talented and, at the same time, filled with various charms, and no one can resist falling for him after seeing these. He achieved second place in the rankings with total points of 2,548,804 brand value points.
1. Lee Byung Hun
The first place is secured by the ‘Our Blues’ actor Lee Byung Hun. He is a South Korean actor, model, and singer and was born on July 12, 1970. He is highly famous for his skills in various fields. He is popular for his amazing performance in ‘Mr. Sunshine’. Not only this, do you remember ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’? Well, he has also been a part of the movie and portrayed the role of Storm Shadow. He has also made history as he was the first South Korean actor who presented an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The actor got the first rank with a total of 3,817,265 brand value points.