“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” According to the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2019, published by film review platform TC Candler last week, hit Taiwanese singer Chou Tzu-yu topped the list for the first time. Chou, a member of girl group Twice, was followed by Israeli supermodel Yael Shelbia in second place and Blackpink’s Thai member Lisa took the third spot.
Jeon Jung-kook of global sensation BTS topped this year’s 100 Most Handsome Faces, also for the first time, followed by Swedish YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, known online as “PewDiePie,” in second place and Canadian singer Shawn Mendes came third. K-pop idols continued to dominate the Faces charts, with dozens of Korean stars making the listings this year, showing the high international visibility of the K-pop wave.
Late actor Godfrey Gao, ranked No. 84, was the only Taiwanese who made the Handsome chart. Gao died of “sudden cardiac arrest” at the age of 35 while filming a variety show in China in late November last year.
(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
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1. mirror n.
2. dominate v.
3. visibility n.
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4. cardiac adj.
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5. variety show phr. 綜藝節目
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