On November 6, the Korea Customers Council announced the winners for the 2018 Korea First Brand Awards.
250,000 consumers participated in voting from October 18 through October 29 on the official website. The awards are to determine the brands that are expected to lead 2018 in various categories including culture, economy, society, people, and more.
Across all the categories combined, Jeon Somi received the largest amount of votes. She won the CF Model category with 64,532 votes, which is 81 percent of the total votes for the category. This past year, she has become a rising advertisement star with major deals such as Coca-Cola’s Fanta.
In the Female Idol category, Chungha took first with 61,249 votes. She made a successful solo debut with “Why Don’t You Know” earlier this year and is preparing for her comeback.
Continuing on the I.O.I streak, Jung Chae Yeon and Kim Sejeong were in a close battle for first place in the Female Acting Idol category. Eventually, Jung Chae Yeon won with 37,094 votes over 34,269 for Kim Sejeong.
Other winners include MONSTA X for the Male Idol category (32,082 votes), Yook Sungjae for the Male Acting Idol category (26,709 votes), Song Ha Yoon for the Actress category (18,684 votes), Yoon Kyun Sang for the Actor category (20,584 votes), and BewhY for the Rap/Hip Hop Musician category (30,761 votes).
The 2018 Korea First Brand Awards will hold a ceremony for the winners on December 21 at Conrad Seoul.
Check out the full list of winners below!
CF Model: Jeon Somi
Male Idol: MONSTA X
Female Idol: Chungha
Male Acting Idol: BTOB’s Yook Sungjae
Female Acting Idol: DIA’s Jung Chae Yeon
Actor: Yoon Kyun Sang
Actress: Song Ha Yoon
Rap/Hip Hop Musician: BewhY
Male Variety Star: DinDin
Female Variety Star: Secret’s Jun Hyosung
Indie/Folk Artist: 20 Years of Age
Musical Actor: Jung Sung Hwa
Musical Actress: Ock Joo Hyun
Best Couple: Nam Hee Suk – Lee Kyung Min
Sports Player: Hwang Dae Heon
Sports Entertainer: Shin Soo Ji
Webtoon Writer: Kian84
Foreign Variety Star: Alberto Mondi
Child Actor: Lee Na Yoon
Gifted Education Expert: Im Seo Young
Audition Variety Program: KBS2 “The Unit”
Drama: SBS “While You Were Sleeping”
Talk Show: tvN “Life Bar”
Family Variety Program: SBS “Same Bed Different Dreams 2 – You Are My Destiny”
Travel Variety Program: MBC Every1 “Welcome to Korea”
Professional Male Volleyball Team: Daejeon Samsung Fire Bluefangs
Professional Female Volleyball Team: Incheon Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders
Professional Baseball Team: Hanhwa Eagles
Professional Male Basketball Team: Seoul SK Knights