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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 4:32 pm //

    V the most beautiful Western type look duck with a most cracked voice


  2. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm //

    Btw I’m not the same anonymous as the one calling V a duck, just saying

  3. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm //

    REMEMBER ONE THING, WHOEVER IS TRYING TO BRING YOU DOWN, IS ALREADY BELOW YOU – RITIK SUMAN

  4. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:28 pm //

    V the most beautiful duck with a most cracked voice 不

    unique talent 不

  5. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm //

    YOU HATE BUT YOU ARE STILL WATCHING, READING. DAMN YOU ARE A FAN

  6. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm //

    @4:22 I came here because I voted for a particular person and wanted to see the final results. I’m not feeling positive or negative about it, I’m trying to avoid escalating the situation

  7. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:25 pm //

    @4:05… And when did i said you are talented?

  8. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:24 pm //

    HATERS ARE CONFUSED ADMIRERS WHO CANT UNDERSTAND WHY EVERYBODY ELSE LIKES YOU – PAUL COELHO

  9. Long.Lost.Self // April 6, 2020 at 4:22 pm //

    These comments show how jealous and immature people are. Calling him names is your highest priority, huh? Pathetic.
    Btw, staying humble and being respectful are the things you should learn from the Tae.

  10. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:22 pm //

    @4:03… 4:05… You said you seriously not jealous & not hating but don’t you see your comments
    You repet how V’s not good looking with different phrase to point out he is not good looking (for you)
    You talk about to hype his talent and you write “if he has any”
    You clearly don’t look at him in looks & talent and you ask me why i called you HYPOCRITE? Coz you act positive while you said is negative!
    If you don’t imprase you then just found someone else that can imprase you. Why come here? This is clearly about V, KIM TAEHYUNG!! If you can’t be happy or conggratulate him just shut up and do your business. Why wastr time here? It’s coz you don’t accept the result. You are jealous…HYPOCRITE

  11. Congratulations Kim Taehyung, V,
    Now I will vote one of the other members next year
    Stay safe Army and everyone around the world today

  12. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:19 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm //

    say it to the professionals I don’t say that Seokjin is not handsome, he definitely is (just like all bts members are, he has perfect asian type of face, while Taehyung has more Western type look which is the rarest type for Asian people that’s why his face looks so unique

  13. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:18 pm //

    WHAT MAKES PEOPLE UGLY IS THEIR NEGATIVITY, JEALOUSY, AND THEIR NEED TO BRING OTHERS DOWN TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL BETTER.

  14. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:16 pm //

    SOME PEOPLE WILL HATE YOU SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY SEE YOU ENJOYING THE SUCCESS THEY DONT HAVE FROM THE WORK THEY HAVENT DONE

  15. TaeBear // April 6, 2020 at 4:14 pm //

    Congratulations my precious treasure Taehyung-ie

    true ARMY, thank you for all your love

    i can’t handle reading all those hateful comments anymore, i just wanna be happy and relaxed now, knowing i did it right

    love BTS, love ARMY, love Taegers

  16. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:13 pm //

    RUMORS ARE CARRIED BY HATERS, SPREAD BY FOOLS AND ACCEPTED BY IDIOTS

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

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm //

    The Golden Ratio is the face of Kim Seokjin!!!
    this is not about V 丹

  18. PurpleV // April 6, 2020 at 4:07 pm //

    @3:48… Isn’t it ironi, that people you called “duck” is more success than you
    He has travel around the world, he can buy expensive apartement in cash and so many people love him. And you?? Sigh…SMH… You can just frustrated behid the scene YOUR LIFE IS SO PITIFUL
    兩兩

    Congratulations!
    劾拎拎抽


    毋塔綾塔蛤h塔
    Party Time!
    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020
    #HallOfFamerV

  19. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 4:07 pm //

    WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND. KEEP YOUR CIRCLE POSITIVE

  20. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:05 pm //

    also @4:00 why am I a hypocrite, I never said I was talented

  21. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:03 pm //

    @4:00 I know you’re right, but he’s mostly recognised for his face, let’s be honest, I’m seriously not hating, I just can’t guarantee that he always impresses me

  22. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm //

    I’m just laughing at all the comments that were replied to @Anonymous person, gosh we really be calling each other losers, that’s so childish

  23. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm //

    Haters why do you come here again? Here people congratulate the winners

  24. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 4:00 pm //

    @3:36… Well, well… There are maaaaaany non KPop praise him for his looks! Maybe be you just don’t care & we don’t care about you too But, why you come here comment about him?
    And ask us to hype his talent (if he has any)? (Hypocryte) Of course he has many talents. Even the new moment, don’t you see people praise him to design his own chlothes? They follow him to try their skill. He made his own songs. I can tell you many, but it’s waste my time. Well you won’t care anyway. You clearly don’t read our comments that hype Taehyung for his songs, looks and anything about Taehyung on final’s comments.
    No hate? Your comment is full of hate, you even repeat how Taehyung is not good looking with different phrase and you even talk about talent & write “if he has any”
    Don’t act kind, coz your act is bad. Your comment clearly show that you don’t accept Taehyung as a winner. Well, say anything coz fact won’t change
    #VUltimateAsianHeartthrob2020

  25. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm //

    DELUSION!

  26. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:58 pm //

    Who cares 亢

  27. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:48 pm //

    Loser, go and watch videos of the vocal coaches who told about Taehyung’s strong and deep voice, perfect balance, a wide vocal range and his stunning falsetto technique.

    Probably, you’ll learn smth new, loser

  28. stohb it // April 6, 2020 at 3:57 pm //

    I’m not saying that there haven’t some slightly rude comments but there have been worse that I’ve seen, not directed towards V in particular but other members

  29. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm //

    ..Vs eyes …. sexy vibe…

    LUSTFUL EYES! 不 LUSTFUL EYES! 不

  30. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 3:55 pm //

    COMING TOGETHER IS A BEGINNING, KEEPING TOGETHER IS A PROGRESS, WORKING TOGETHER IS SUCCESS. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

  31. stohb it // April 6, 2020 at 3:54 pm //

    Just look at you guys, we get it, V is gorgeous, stop going on about what this plastic surgeon said, that plastic surgeon said, etc, just chill. He won, so why are you so concerned about proving others wrong, if they have other idols they prefer then let them be

  32. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:51 pm //

    But what if V had plastic surgery 仄..

  33. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:51 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm //

    Kim Taehyung has come first in 28 polls. He’s King of Visuals

  34. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm //

    A plastic surgeon in Korea posted a video online (I LUMI TV)of him analyzing BTS Vs face from a doctors perspective.

    Although he promises to analyze it from a professional standpoint, he cant help but admire Vs good looks. He starts off by explaining what is called the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio is when all sides, vertically and horizontally, are spaced evenly on the face. He draws lines on the photo to show how balanced Vs face is. Even during his analysis he cant help but admire Vs good looks! He also describes Vs profile line to be very rare for a Korean persons face. He compares the nose type to the younger days of Leonardo DeCaprio and believes that Vs mix of feminine and masculine features is what appeals to people all over the world. He cant seem to analyze anything else as Vs side profile is basically flawless. V is plastic surgeon-approved to be the golden ratio of Westerners.

  35. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:48 pm //

    V the most beautiful duck with a most cracked voice 不
    不不

  36. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:46 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm //

    A plastic surgeon from Brazil discussed the reasons why BTSs V was chosen as the worlds most handsome face. He looked over a number of Vs photos and analyzed his features in angles and proportions. He complimented V for his very symmetrical face that is very pleasing to the eye. Basically, his face is perfect! This comes to no surprise for the A.R.M.Y as they have found numerous evidence proving that V has the perfect face. But its always good to have an expert opinion!

  37. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:44 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm //

    Surgeon Park Il of Yonsei First Plastic Surgery Clinic located in Seouls plastic surgery central Gangnam analyzed BTS Vs visual, first by praising the pure beauty of it. Then he pointed out that Vs eyes are one of the most charming features on his face, because they are large but come in mono-lids. V has what is a soft-but-masculine face. That has to do with how his eyes come naturally really large. While Vs eyes are highly popular among his male patients looking to boost their visuals with a slight tweak to their eye shapes, the surgeon claimed it is ultimately impossible to re-create Vs eyes with surgery. “A lot of guys actually want these eyes. But, unfortunately, this shape is very difficult to achieve with plastic surgery.” The surgeon also commented that Vs eyes are what gives him that heart throb sexy god vibe. That is to say, this V-isual is not something that can be whipped up in a clinic!Eventually, the surgeon picked V as one of his favorite K-Pop visuals. Likewise, ARMYs who are well aware of Vs gorgeous eyes strongly agree that V is indeed the hottest male idol out there!

  38. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 3:43 pm //

    JUST TRYING TO ENJOY THE DAY WHILE LOSERS ARE SWINGING ON MONKEY BARS 50 FEET AWAY

  39. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:43 pm //

    Jiminieeee you always best in my heart , but congrats to v

  40. Congratulations Taehyung…
    Justified results

  41. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 3:41 pm //

    WHAT DID EARTH SAY TO THE OTHER PLANETS? HAH, LOSERS….YOU GUYS HAVE NO LIFE

  42. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm //

    A WINNER RESPECTS THOSE WHO ARE SUPERIOR TO HIM AND TRIES TO LEARN SOMETHING FROM THEM….A LOSER RESENTS THOSE WHO ARE SUPERIOR TO HIM AND TRIES TO FIND FAULT IN THEM

  43. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm //

    Taehyung isn’t even that handsome ngl, no jealousy at all, I don’t even stan kpop as a whole. He is overrated for his visuals like it’s his only asset, realise his talents (if he has any) rather than boast endlessly about his average face.

  44. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 3:31 pm //

    ALL YOU REALLY NEED IS LOVE,,,,BUT A LITTLE CHOCOLATE NOW AND THEN DOESNT HURT

  45. Kimtae95 // April 6, 2020 at 3:27 pm //

    Congratulations Taehyung.

  46. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:27 pm //

    V the most beautiful duck with a most cracked voice
    不不

  47. Just4Real // April 6, 2020 at 3:26 pm //

    ONLY ONE THING MATTERS…….LEARNING TO BE A LOSER!

  48. Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:16 pm //

    @Anonymous // April 6, 2020 at 3:12 pm //

    Shame on you 丹

  49. Winters // April 6, 2020 at 3:15 pm //

    Haters ,Don’t be jealous that much you explode okk lol

    My taehyung prince congratulations
    You deserve this tae

  50. PurpleV // April 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm //

    Haters just could try, coz in the end they are the one that will cry!
    兩兩

    Congratulations!

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