Cha Seung Won Chosen as "Black Collar Worker of 2011"


Actor-model Cha Seung Won has been honored with the title of 2011’s “Black Collar Worker” in the 6th A-Awards, held by male fashion magazine Arena Homme Plus. “Black Collar Worker” is an annual title awarded to the most outstanding male figures of the year.

When asked how he feels about the award, Cha Seung Won replied, “It feels good, because of the many meanings of this award. It feels good not because I’m receiving an award, but because this award meant that I became a figure worth remembering this year. In short, this is a harvest.”

Five other prominent male figures who also received this year’s “Black Collar Worker” title include Olympic swimmer Park Tae Hwan, rock singer Yoon Do Hyun, KAIST professor Jung Jae Seung, Mnet’s “Superstar K” PD Kim Yong Bum and celebrity stylist Jung Yoon Ki.

The six winners will also be featured in a photo spread in the magazine’s December edition, out on the shelves from November 21. Here, we shall reveal photos of Cha Seung Won, Park Tae Hwan and Yoon Do Hyun from their Arena Homme Plus photoshoot.


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The six men will grace the black carpet of the 6th A-Awards ceremony on December 22.