Kim Ji-won Becomes Most Popular Korean Actress in China? Neck-to-neck with Song Hye-kyo

Recently, the tag of actress Kim Ji-won has surpassed 1 billion views on the SNS platform Xiaohongshu (one of the most popular social media sites in China and is often regarded as the Chinese version of Instagram). This marks Kim Ji-won as the 2nd Korean actress in history to have achieved such a feat, following Song Hye-kyo. 

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It seems that Kim Ji-won’s popularity in China has sky-rocketed alongside the popularity of her most recent project, “Queen of Tears”.

Additionally, the hashtag for Kim Ji-won’s character in viral K-drama “Queen of Tears”, #HongHaeIn, has surpassed 1 billion views on video platform TikTok, proving the actress immense popularity. 

On the other hand, Kim Ji-won and Song Hye-kyo are known to have previously collaborated in the sensational K-drama “Descendants of the Sun”, and netizens cannot help but draw this connection when mentioning the two’s massive popularity in China. 

Source: K Crush