On December 9, actress Park Shin Hye reached a social media milestone in China. Park proved her growing popularity by surpassing 10 million followers on the Chinese social media network Weibo.
According to her agency, S.A.L.T. Entertainment, she is the first Korean actress to surpass 10 million Weibo followers. That’s a jump up from April of 2015, when the actress ranked second in Weibo followings for Korean female celebrities with approximately eight million followers. Only Victoria of the group f(x) was ahead of her.
The agency said that Park Shin Hye’s popularity in China is growing for several reasons. It’s not just her roles in k-dramas and films that contribute to her popular appeal but also her lively personality and warm response to her fans.
“We think Park Shin Hye owes her international popularity to her unique liveliness, the hard work she puts into her roles and her sincere efforts to communicate with fans,” said a statement by the agency.
Park Shin Hye’s most recent fan engagement tour, the 2015 Asia Tour, Dream of Angel tour, concluded with a September fan meeting in Chengdu, China. The actress is best known in China for her roles in dramas such as “You’re Beautiful” with co-star Jang Geun Suk, “Heartstrings’ With CNBLUE’s Jung Yong Hwa, “The Heirs” with co-star Lee Min Ho, and “Pinocchio” with actor Lee Jong Suk.
Park, 25, is listed among Forbes Korea’s 40 Most Powerful Celebrities.
The actress is currently shooting the film “Hyung,” also known as “Older Brother.” Her co-stars in the film are Jo Jung Suk, last seen in the drama “Oh My Ghostess” and EXO’s D.O., last seen in “Hello Monster.” In “Hyung” she plays a judo coach who gets involved with the two brothers played by her co-stars. The film is scheduled to be released in 2016.