Announcing: The Winners of the 2014 Soompi Ideal Type World Cup!

Congratulations to “The Heirs” couple Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye


These two actors ultimately prevailed over the idols! It was a close vote for both of the first place matches, the numbers of votes often coming to a near 50/50 split! In fact, both matches ended with really similar results! Check out the final round here for more details: Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: FINAL ROUND.

Is it a coincidence that these two co-starred and romanced it up in the hugely popular drama “The Heirs”? Probably not, as both Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye appeared to have supporters coming out in spades from all over the world. But it’s good to see them together again, loosely speaking. Congrats to the couple and all the MinShin fans out there!

Coming into a close second place were EXO‘s Luhan and miss A‘s Suzy! These two popular idols put up a very tough fight. They didn’t win, but hey, second is pretty impressive, too! Just look at the list of celebrities they knocked out. And they definitely gave Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye a run for their money.  

luhan suzy

You also voted last round for third place overall, which went to EXO Kai and Girls’ Generation YoonA.

yoona kai

In this case, the idols took the win, knocking out the multi-talented entertainer Lee Seung Gi and “Running Man ace” Song Ji Hyo for third place overall.  The match between Kai and Lee Seung Gi was really close — the winner unpredictable at any given moment during the voting, much like the matches for first place. On the other hand, however, YoonA’s victory was a complete runaway, there being no doubt from the very beginning that she was going to take the third place spot. 

Turn the page for the final brackets and the full list of rankings!

If you’re just tuning in, see below for more details on what happened throughout the tournament: 

Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: FINAL ROUND

Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Semifinals

Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Quarter Finals

Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Round of 16

Soompi Ideal Type World Cup: Group Stage


OVERALL RANKINGS (all actors and idols):


1st – Lee Min Ho

2nd – EXO Luhan

3rd – EXO Kai

4th – Lee Seung Gi

Soompi Ideal World Cup - MALES, WINNER


1st – Park Shin Hye

2nd – miss A Suzy

3rd – Girls’ Generation YoonA

4th – Song Ji Hyo

Soompi Ideal World Cup - FEMALES, WINNER

MALE IDOL RANKINGS (male idols only):

1st – EXO Luhan

2nd – EXO Kai

3rd – 2PM Nichkhun

4th – 2PM Taecyeon

5th – TVXQ Changmin, GOT7 Jackson, EXO Tao, MBLAQ Lee Joon

FEMALE IDOL RANKINGS  (female idols only):

1st – miss A Suzy

2nd – Girls’ Generation YoonA

3rd – IU

4th – Girls’ Generation Taeyeon

5th – SISTAR Hyorin, T-ara Jiyeon, SISTAR Bora, f(x) Krystal

ACTOR RANKINGS (actors only):

1st – Lee Min Ho

2nd – Lee Seung Gi

3rd – Kim Woo Bin

4th – Choi Jin Hyuk

5th – Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Jun Ki, Song Joong Ki, Lee Kwang Soo

ACTRESS RANKING (actresses only):

1st – Park Shin Hye

2nd – Song Ji Hyo

3rd – Goo Hye Sun

4th – Jun Ji Hyun

5th – Go Ara, Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Bo Young, Kim Tae Hee

Thanks so much to everyone that voted, and congratulations again to the winners! But the voting isn’t over!

It’s time to vote for the 2014 Seoul International Drama Awards! The categories hosted by Soompi this year are Outstanding Korean Drama, Actor, and Actress. 

Go here to vote and support your favorites! [Announcement] Vote for Your Favorite K-Dramas and Celebs for “Seoul International Drama 2014”