Lee Jun-ho, Actor of the Year for 2 consecutive years
Lee Jun-ho, Actor of the Year for 2 consecutive years
Group 2PM member and actor Lee Jun-ho received the joy of winning the grand prize at the '2023 Asia Artist Awards IN THE PHILIPPINES' for two consecutive years.

Lee Jun-ho won the grand prize, the Actor of the Year category, at the '2023 Asia Artist Awards IN THE PHILIPPINES (2023 Asia Artist Awards in the Philippines, hereinafter referred to as 2023 AAA)' held at the 'Philippine Arena' in the Philippines on December 14.

As a result, Lee Jun-ho was named the winner of the highest honor trophy in the actor category at the awards ceremony for the second consecutive year following the '2022 AAA' held in Nagoya, Japan last year, solidifying his position as a popular actor. In particular, they showed off their immense popularity and presence by winning three awards, including the AAA Popularity Award and AAA Hot Trend, which were directly selected by fans through voting.

After receiving the award, Lee Jun-ho said, "I am truly happy and nervous to have won the grand prize last year for the drama 'Red Sleeves' and this year for the drama 'King the Land.' As an actor, the opportunity to act in a beloved work is very precious, but I cannot act. “I am grateful to everyone who helped me. I will work harder and study harder in the future to repay you as a great actor worthy of this award,” he said. He also expressed his gratitude to his fans, saying, "I was able to win the award thanks to your votes, love, care, and encouragement. I will dedicate honor to my fans and continue to become an actor who repays their love."

Lee Jun-ho has maintained a special relationship with ‘AAA’ since 2017. He won the Best Celebrity Award at '2017 AAA' and became the first actor to have his name engraved on the trophy, and he played the lead role in the MBC drama 'Red Sleeves', which attracted attention as a return work after being discharged from the military in 2022, leading to syndrome-like popularity at home and abroad. After a year, he became the sole grand prize winner in the actor category. This year, in the JTBC drama 'King the Land', in which he also played the main character, he showed a wide acting spectrum according to the story's development, from a harsh and cold appearance to an excited side in love, and was ranked 3rd in the TV (non-English) category on the Netflix Global Top 10 website. He was loved all over the world, taking first place every year, and was a successive box office hit, expanding his influence as a trustworthy luxury actor.

A year ago, Lee Jun-ho, who was crowned the best actor of the year at '2022 AAA', reflected on his original intention the moment the awards ceremony concluded. Recalling the memory of his first award as an actor, he pledged, "I will think of it as an award that encourages me to work harder and repay the love with good acting and good energy." Lee Jun-ho, who kept his promise to himself and his fans by achieving the valuable achievement of winning the grand prize at the year-end awards ceremony for two consecutive years after a great performance in 2023, put a wedge into the trend and raised even more expectations for his future actions.

In 2023, Lee Jun-ho captured the hearts of fans by traveling both domestically and internationally as an actor and singer. He became the male protagonist of a modern romantic comedy that everyone wanted, painting the whole world with pink excitement, and in July and August, he held a solo arena tour in Japan called 'LEE JUNHO Arena Tour 2023 "Mata Aeru Hi"' (The Day We Meet Again). , filling a particularly special season for him with even more meaning. Following the release of the Japanese special single 'Can I' and commemoration of the 10th anniversary of his official debut in the local market, he held an exclusive fan meeting tour 'JUNHO THE MOMENT 2023' in eight Asian regions starting in Taipei last October. The Moment 2023) was successfully launched.

Lee Jun-ho, who has stood out as a 'worldwide trend' with his presence shining all over the world beyond Korea and Asia, will hold a solo performance '2024 Lee Jun-ho CONCERT 'The Day We Meet Again' at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on January 13-14, 2024. ' and respond to the love of fans. Lee Jun-ho, who holds a welcome solo concert in Korea for the first time in about 5 years since '2PM JUNHO SOLO CONCERT 'JUNHO THE BEST IN SEOUL'' in March 2019, concentrates the energy of an all-round entertainer through this performance. We will open the door wide for the new year of 2024 and ignite a bigger fire in special activities.

Kang Min-kyung, Ten Asia reporter kkk39@tenasia.co.kr translated by google