Lee Young-Ae selected as Hong Kong Woman of the Year

Lee Young-Ae selected as Hong Kong Woman of the Year

Hallyu star actress Lee Young-Ae (1971) topped the list in Hong Kong for Woman of the Year in 2005. On December 31st, RTHK, a public network in Hong Kong, released the results of a mail-based poll of 1,398 citizens. It showed Lee Young-ae, the lead actress of the soap opera Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum), atop the list with 49 percent of the votes.Lee was chosen as the Woman of the Year in 2005 by far outdistancing the second place choice, an elderly woman named Lu Shaolan (21 percent), who became famous for filing a lawsuit against a giant real estate corporation.

Jewel in the Palace aired on Hong Kong’s TVB from January 24th to May 1st, hitting an all-time high in viewership rates (average rate of 47 percent and a high of 50 percent) in the history of Hong Kong TV broadcasting.

It is estimated that 3.28 million Hong Kong residents, or half of the entire population of the city, watched the drama. The Hong Kong daily Ming Bao chose Jewel in the Palace as the TV drama of the year.

Meanwhile, pop singer Rain ranked second as the Man of the Year in 2005 with 22 percent of the votes following Donald Tsang, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive (33 percent). The late Pope John Paul II, who died in April 2005, ranked third with 13 percent of the votes.

China Daily 3 Jan 06

Some selected Lee Young-Ae links:
Lee Young-Ae Official Homepage
Lee Young-Ae Fanpage
Lee Young-Ae Fanpage (Japanese)

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0 thoughts on “Lee Young-Ae selected as Hong Kong Woman of the Year”

  1. To be honest, I am not really happy with this one also. But I think it’s better than the first one. There aren’t a lot of ‘big’ photo’s available of her… Let me look further.

  2. It looked terrible (and I was not alone on this one ;-)) Sorry guys! So I guess we stick with this one then. Too bad. Liked the latter 3 better.

  3. Does anyone have a link to the original pic that Marco posted just out of curiosity?

    Robin, I think that “four” is the most interesting (“two” didn’t open for me). The other two I could view were good as well. I actually think that “four” would look even better if it were cropped a bit on the left. My runner up choice is “three” but again I think it would look better cropped a bit on the top.

  4. Robin’s fourth pic would be a good choice, as would this first one (both need cropping of course). The second one didn’t work for me either.

    I guess Marco is like me in that he likes photos that show what a model really looks like. πŸ™‚

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