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BTS’ Kim Taehyung, Voted by Netizens as ‘Ultimate Asian Heartthrob of 2020’

2020 started off strong for BTS visual Kim Taehyung, also known as “V.” While his group kept on breaking a number of records and making new ones with their fourth Korean-language studio album “Map of the Soul: 7” and the release of their singles “Black Swan” and “ON,” V is also achieving milestones for himself as a solo artist.

Last March 13, V released the song “Sweet Night” for the soundtrack of the JTBC drama “Itaewon Class” starring his close friend Park Seo-Joon. Produced, written and sung by V himself, the English ballad garnered generally favorable reviews from critics and overwhelming response from fans around the world as it debuted at number 2 on Billboard’s US Digital Song Sales chart, becoming the highest debut for a Korean solo artist in the chart’s history. It also debuted at no. 1 on iTunes US sales chart (all genre) and stayed there for 6 days. Needless to say, “Sweet Night” also ruled the top position in various iTunes charts around the globe. Taehyung also surpassed 2 million listeners on Spotify in March making him the BTS member with the highest monthly listeners on the platform.

This month, even though the world is in quarantine because of the coronavirus, V keeps on adding a feather in his cap as he was voted by netizens around the world as the “Ultimate Asian Heartthrob” for the third year in a row. Winning this title was not easy for V as he faced strong opponents during the poll’s battle round.

In level one, he faced Ken Suson of SB19, a very popular Idol group in the Philippines which is currently at no. 7 of Billboard Social 50. He won by 75.37% of the votes.

In level two, V faced his strongest opponent yet: Xiao Zhan of China. It’s a week of epic voting battle between V’s ARMYs and Xiao Zhan’s Peter Pans which accumulated a total of 3,796,941 entries. V got 1,906,257 votes while the Chinese heartthrob garnered a very close 1,890,684 votes. The BTS visual won by only 0.21%

In level three, V faced GOT7‘s BamBam from Thailand. It became an easy win for the BTS idol as he garnered 91,371 votes against BamBam’s 18,951 votes which secured him a slot in the finals.

In the final battle for the title, Taehyung faced NCT 127’s Jaehyun, Trinity’s Porsche, Filipino heartthrob Alden Richards, and three of his bandmates namely Jimin, Jin, and Jungkook. All seven of them vied for people’s votes not only in the online poll but also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well.

After 18,730,855 total votes received, Kim Taehyung topped the final battle with a combined score of 7,180,481. Jungkook settled for second place with a total of 6,492,222 votes. He also ranked second in last year’s edition.

From no. 5 in 2019, Kim Seokjin climbed to no. 3 this year for getting 2,945,148 votes in the finals. Jin also had an epic battle with Xiao Zhan during level 3 of the battle round. In the first 4 days of the poll, the Chinese heartthrob was leading but then Jin‘s ARMYs rallied during the last 3 days delivering 1,406,584 votes for their idol against 1,363,763 votes received by Xiao Zhan, thus earned him a slot in the finals.

From no. 33 in 2018 and no. 28 in 2019, Jimin climbed 24 notches up to no. 4 this year for garnering 1,693,282 votes.

In fifth place is newcomer Porsche (aka Sivakorn Adulsuttikul) of Thailand who got 195,438 votes. The Trinity rapper is the highest new entry for 2020.

In sixth place is Alden Richards of the Philippines who got 137,680 votes. He placed 23rd in 2018 and 30th in 2019. This is his peak in our annual ranking so far.

In seventh place is NCT 127’s Jaehyun who got 86,604 votes. He is also the second-highest new entry this year.

Here is the complete tally of votes from the Final Battle poll (as of 12:00noon of April 6, 2020):

Ranking Finalist Facebook Twitter Instagram Online Poll Total
1st Kim Taehyung, SOUTH KOREA 4,303,051 1,711,950 428,636 736,844 7,180,481
2nd Jeon Jungkook, SOUTH KOREA 4,040,582 1,558,970 348,246 544,424 6,492,222
3rd Kim Seokjin, SOUTH KOREA 1,287,393 1,137,420 162,019 358,316 2,945,148
4th Park Jimin, SOUTH KOREA 256,661 1,196,050 88,093 152,478 1,693,282
5th Porsche, THAILAND 107,238 40,070 7,351 40,779 195,438
6th Alden Richards, PHILIPPINES 64,012 37,290 7,361 29,017 137,680
7th Jaehyun, SOUTH KOREA 26,471 46,060 10,448 3,625 86,604

Because of his third consecutive win as “Ultimate Asian Heartthrob,” Kim Taehyung is now being inducted in our Hall of fame.

For online discussions, don’t forget to use the hashtag #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020. This hashtag, by the way, trended in the Philippines, USA, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and worldwide.

Images courtesy of Dispatch, FILA, SM Entertainment and Big Hit Entertainment.

50 Comments on BTS’ Kim Taehyung, Voted by Netizens as ‘Ultimate Asian Heartthrob of 2020’

  1. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:12 pm //

    SHAMEFUL WINNER πŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž

  2. AngelBear // April 6, 2020 at 3:11 pm //

    to those who are not happy and pressed of Taehyung winning again 3 years in row,, stay pressed looser!
    Congratulations King Kim Taehyung for Ultimate Asian Hearththrob 2020

  3. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:10 pm //

    Congratulations #KIMTAEHYUNG
    #UltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    #KIMTAEHYUNGUltimateAsainHeartthrob2020πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ€Ÿ

  4. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:08 pm //

    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    Congratulations #KIMTAEHYUNG πŸ’œπŸ‡°πŸ‡·

  5. Welcome to the HALL OF FAME #BTSVπŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ’œ // April 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm //

    CONGRATULATIONS BTSV AKA KIM TAEHYUNG πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ†πŸŽ‡βœ¨πŸŽˆ
    #VUaltimateAsianHeartthrob2020πŸ―πŸ‘‘πŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ’œπŸ€Ÿ
    #VUaltimateAsaianHeartthrob2020 πŸ’œπŸ‡°πŸ‡·πŸ‘‘πŸ―πŸ’œ

  6. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:58 pm //

    I DON’T BELIEVE IN FAILURE. IT IS NOT FAILURE IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROCESS – OPRAH WINFREY

  7. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:57 pm //

    TRY AGAIN, FAIL AGAIN, FAIL BETTER – SAMUEL BECKETT

  8. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:54 pm //

    DON’T BE A SORE LOSER

  9. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:51 pm //

    WINNERS ARE NOT PEOPLE WHO NEVER FAIL, BUT PEOPLE WHO NEVER QUIT

  10. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:51 pm //

    SHAMEFUL WINNER

  11. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:50 pm //

    WINNING ISN’T EVERYTHING, BUT WANTING TO WIN IS

  12. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:49 pm //

    WINNERS FOCUS ON WINNING, LOSERS FOCUS ON WINNERS,, HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  13. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:46 pm //

    THE MOST WASTED OF ALL DAYS IS ONE WITHOUT LOVE AND LAUGHTER

  14. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:44 pm //

    IF YOU CAN’T BE POSITIVE, THEN AT LEAST BE QUIET – JOEL OSTEEN

  15. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:44 pm //

    Congratulations to Taehyung! πŸ’œ

    HONORARY Caretaker of the Blogger Edsel Roy’s Hall Of Fame

    πŸ’œπŸ‘‘

  16. Park JeonTaeSeokJoonie // April 6, 2020 at 2:44 pm //

    Taegers thnks so much we really made it finally pliz let’s focus on his solo they hv few views mostly inner child en ovcose they’re official MVs
    #Kim Taehyung congrats sweetheart u surely deserves it love you frm the moon and back πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  17. A KimTaeArmy // April 6, 2020 at 2:41 pm //

    Wow! Congratulations to Taehyung! Three years in a row… It’s amazing!!! Thank you for highlighting Taehyung’s talents and his many other achievements. It’s really not easy. Thank you to his supporters around the world. You guys worked hard for our precious baby. It’s time to celebrate!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ»

  18. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:40 pm //

    LOSERS EXAGGERATE THEIR HATE BECAUSE THEY WANT US TO KNOW HOW BAD THEY FEEL

  19. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:34 pm //

    CONGRATULATIONS TAEHYUNG BABY!!!! WELL-DESERVED WINNER!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    HALL OF FAME ULTIMATE HEARTTHROB!!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³
    OUR K-POP VISUAL REPRESENTATIVE!!
    OUR HOT VISUAL KING!!! 😘😘

  20. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:34 pm //

    INSECURITY IS AN UGLY THING, IT MAKES YOU HATE PEOPLE WITHOUT GOOD REASONS

  21. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:32 pm //

    YOUR BELIEFS DON’T MAKE YOU A BETTER PERSON, YOUR BEHAVIOUR DOES

  22. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:29 pm //

    KEEP YOUR BEHAVIOUR POSITIVE BECAUSE YOUR BEHAVIOUR BECOME YOUR HABITS

  23. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:28 pm //

    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    #KimTaehyungUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020

  24. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:26 pm //

    REST ASSURED THAT IF THERE WERE AN AWARD FOR BIGGEST SORE LOSER, HATERS HERE WOULD FINALLY BE THE WINNER OF SOMETHING

  25. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:26 pm //

    V the most beautiful duck πŸ¦† with a most cracked voice
    🀣

  26. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:21 pm //

    THE EVIL YOU DO REMAINS WITH YOU. THE GOOD YOU DO COMES BACK TO YOU

  27. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:20 pm //

    WHEN THE BATTLE IS LOST, SLANDER BECOMES THE TOOL OF THE LOSER

  28. Die heart Seokjinnie // April 6, 2020 at 2:19 pm //

    Congrats to all Taehyung fans!
    I should’ve voted harder for Seokjin. The vote gap between Jeongguk and Seokjin is huge, thrid place isn’t bad. But the difference doesn’t look good.
    Congrats BTS vocal line!!
    You guys are all our ultimate heartthrobs
    Kim Namjoon!
    Kim Seokjin!
    Min Yoonki!
    Jeong Hoseok!
    Park Jimin!
    Kim Taehyung!
    Jeon Jeongguk!
    BTS!!

  29. Stay pressed… HATERSπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Your hates will never let Taehyung downπŸ˜πŸ˜›πŸ˜œ
    V keeps on winning~ BabyeβœŒπŸ»οΈπŸ˜ƒ

  30. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:18 pm //

    IF YOU CANNOT WIN….LOSE
    LIKE A CHAMPION

  31. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:16 pm //

    ONLY INE THING MATTERS……LEARNING TO BE THE LOSER

  32. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 2:14 pm //

    HATERS ONLY HATE THE PEOPLE THEY CAN’T HAVE OR THE PEOPLE THEY CAN’T BE

  33. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:12 pm //

    V the most beautiful duck πŸ¦†
    🀣

  34. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm //

    congratulations!
    Most cracked voice, overrated, overhyped, jealous,
    talentless awards goes to V πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  35. Yaaas
    Kim taehyung
    Congrats

    Our taetae deserves it

    I bet it’s made his haters hella sick 😁

    Purple u forever taetae πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  36. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:06 pm //

    CONGRATULATIONS #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020 #HallOfFamerV λ°©νƒ„μ†Œλ…„λ‹¨ λ·” #Taehyung #λ°©νƒ„μ†Œλ…„λ‹¨λ·” #λ·” #KimTaehyung #κΉ€νƒœν˜• #テテ #テヒョン #金泰亨 #V #BTSV #Vante #CGV

  37. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 2:02 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm //

    ok now we know you’re the most beautiful duck 🀣 thx for congrats btw

  38. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm //

    congratulations! the most beautiful duck πŸ¦†πŸ¦†πŸ¦†

  39. july123 // April 6, 2020 at 1:59 pm //

    Kim Taehyung πŸ’œ

  40. 567657657 // April 6, 2020 at 1:58 pm //

    congratulations.

  41. hgfgfhfggh // April 6, 2020 at 1:58 pm //

    congratulations

  42. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm //

    My congrats πŸ‘
    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    #KimTaehyungUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020

  43. Yes taetae deserve πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  44. Kim Taehyung, congratulations! πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘

  45. Jennifer // April 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm //

    Taehyung, aka CGV (a person with computer generated visuals) has always been chosen by GP, professionals and plastic surgeons as the most handsome man. He is considered very aesthetically pleasing.

    Congratulations to Taehyung. I hope the other members will take their turn to win next year. Remember as a BTS Army: be respectful and don’t throw words of hate on anyone anywhere. Your words and deeds can bring honor or shame to BTS. Thank you.

  46. Glachito p // April 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm //

    Kim Taehyung Our King Visual your beauty has no equal, you were born with charm and elegance and that will never change.Congratulations you deserve itπŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘πŸ‘‘.Taegers we did it congratulations πŸ˜πŸ‘

  47. HΓ  TrΓ’m // April 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm //

    YΓͺu lαΊ―m Kim Taehyung πŸ’œ
    λ°©νƒ„μ†Œλ…„λ‹¨ λ·”
    #λ°©νƒ„μ†Œλ…„λ‹¨λ·” #λ·”
    #κΉ€νƒœν˜• #BTSV #Taehyung #V

  48. CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!

  49. tae oppa // April 6, 2020 at 1:14 pm //

    yassss kth

  50. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ // April 6, 2020 at 1:14 pm //

    TAEGERS! THANK YOU! YOU ARE UNITED AND DEDICATED TEAM. DON’T FORGET TO ALWAYS SUPPORT OUR BOY!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    JUNGKOOK STANS! MY RESPECT!! LOVE JK πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    SEOKJIN STANS! THANK YOU FOR BEING SO INTELLIGENT AND KIND! LOVE JIN πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    JIMIN STANS! YOUR BIAS IS AN ANGEL, PLEASE BE MORE SUPPORTIVE NEXT TIME! LOVE JIMIN πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    STANS OF SUGA, RM, J-HOPE! THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE EVEN IF YOUR BIASES ARE NOT IN THE LIST OF THE FINALISTS! (I HOPE THEY WILL NEXT YEAR) πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    ARMY! THANK YOU FOR LOVING BTS! THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD! LET’S LOVE AND PRAISE ALL 7 πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    HATERS! THANK YOU TOO! NOW WE KNOW WE’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
    TAEHYUNG! I PURPLE YOU! WELCOME TO THE HALL OF FAME!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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