Chinese actor Xiao Zhan has been voted by netizens as the “Sexiest Man in the World” for the year 2020! The Untamed actor ruled the online poll which is now in its third year.
Watch this year’s rankings:
Zhan defeated BTS member Suga in a very tough battle during the finals of the annual poll which was held in two platforms: Instagram and online ballot. The Chinese actor garnered a total of 1,185,342 votes to snatch the title.
The 29-year-old old singer/actor was discovered in the talent reality program “X Fire” in 2015. He emerged as one of the winners and eventually became a member of the male idol group “X Nine” as the main vocal.
In 2016, Xiao ventured into acting and starred in the fantasy web drama “Super Star Academy.” Two years after, he bagged another lead role via the historical romance web drama “Oh! My Emperor.” Also in 2018, he starred in the fantasy action drama “Battle Through the Heavens,” as well as historical drama “The Wolf.”
In 2019, Xiao made a breakthrough after playing the role of the carefree and unrestrained Wei Wuxian in the highly-successful action series “The Untamed.” He, and co-star Wang Yibo, catapulted to superstar status in China after the series became a monster hit. In the same year, he also starred in the movie “Jade Dynasty” which topped China box-office on the day of its release. The film was also the highest-grossing Chinese movie in Thailand.
Last April, Xiao released his digital single “Spot Light” which went on to become the highest-selling digital single of all time in China by virtue of selling more than 44 million copies in the country.
Xiao is slated to star in the romantic drama “The Oath of Love” which is slated to air later this year.
In the finals of “100 Sexiest Men in the World 2020,” Xiao Zhan garnered 230,852 votes on Instagram (2nd) and 954,490 (1st) on the online poll. He got a total of 1,185,342 votes defeating nine other finalists including BTS member Suga who received a very close 1,087,709 votes.
Placing third is another Chinese actor Wang Yibo who got 347,410 votes. Thailand’s Max Nattapol and South Korea’s Hyun Bin finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Here are the complete results of the final poll:
|1st||Xiao Zhan, CHINA||230,852||954,490||1,185,342|
|2nd||Suga, SOUTH KOREA||410,995||676,714||1,087,709|
|3rd||Wang Yibo, CHINA||161,960||185,450||347,410|
|4th||Max Nattapol, THAILAND||283,223||31,698||314,921|
|5th||Hyun Bin, SOUTH KOREA||129,525||114,808||244,333|
|6th||Mew Suppasit, THAILAND||117,014||71,984||188,998|
|7th||Jackson Wang, HONG KONG||89,727||49,932||139,659|
|8th||Mark Tuan, TAIWAN/USA||59,540||30,222||89,762|
|9th||Lucas Wong, HONG KONG||66,057||18,274||84,331|
|10th||Mark Lee, SOUTH KOREA/CANADA||64,243||12,078||76,321|
The selection of “100 Sexiest Men in the World 2020” was based on the following criteria: 30% charm, 40% physique, and 30% popularity index (visibility in the last 12 months).