JYJ‘s Jaejoong was voted the most popular celebrity for the 2nd year in a row at the 4th Annual Shorty Awards, an awards event that honors top Twitter users in various categories.
Jaejoong was revealed to be the winner in the celebrity category when the voting results were announced on February 23rd. He surpassed the likes of Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez, to name a few, in order to grab the #1 spot. He also won the honor of being the #1 celebrity on Twitter last year as well.
Jaejoong, along with the respective winners from other categories, will be invited to the Shorty Awards Ceremony which will be held in New York in March. In keeping with the spirit of Twitter, the winners are expected to give an acceptance speech that is 140 characters or less. The Shorty Awards selects the top people and/or organizations on Twitter in 26 different categories, such as government, health, politics, music, celebrities, etc. The winners in each categories are nominees who received the most votes from the Shorty Awards homepage, Twitter users, and the members of The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences.
The New York Times has stated that “Hollywood has the Oscars, and Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the Shorty Awards.”
JYJ‘s Jaejoong was named as the #1 male star girls wanted to go on a date with during the first snow fall.
Music website ‘Monkey 3‘ kicked off the poll on November 17th, and drew 6,100 votes. It was close battle between Jaejoong and Lee Seung Gi, but the idol took first place with 64% (or 3,882 votes).
Fans who cast a ballot in his favor explained, “I would want Jaejoong to hold my hands in his coat pocket” and “He’s a romantic-looking guy, perfect for a romantic date”.
Meanwhile, Lee Seung Gi — who’s been gaining a lot of popularity from shows likes ‘Strong Heart‘ and ‘1N2D‘ — took 33% (2,016 votes). Next on the list were Song Joong Ki, Jung Il Woo, Kim Soo Hyun, and Lee Min Ho.
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It’s just been reported that JYJ‘s Jaejoong has delayed his military enlistment, citing ‘overseas stay’ as his reason. At this time, his enlistment date has been pushed back to August 31st, 2012. However, if he wishes to postpone his enlistment date then, he will be able to request for a deferment, provided that he has a reasonable excuse.
Jaejoong received his military draft notice back in September. Although he’s currently a student enrolled in Kyung Hee Cyber University as a communications major, he’s reached the age of 24. Consequently, he’s of age where he could be included in the draft despite still being a student.
C-Jes Entertainment told Dispatch over the phone, “Jaejoong has requested for a deferment of military enlistment. He has received permission from the Military Manpower Administration. The enlistment was postponed since there are a lot of overseas promotions this year. There is no problem with him promoting until August of next year.”
The agency’s decision to cite “overseas stay” as the reason for deferment rather than school immediately caught the public’s attention. Some netizens even began to whisper that Jaejoong couldn’t use school as his excuse because he was expelled.
Fan-taken footage from JYJ‘s concert in Berlin were recently posted online, and have been generating a lot of buzz. In particular, a series of shots taken of member Jaejoong during their performance of “Get Out” have caught the eyes of netizens.
Although dressed down in jeans and a white concert tee, Jaejoong manages to look effortlessly chic as he passionately belts out his parts.
Netizens commented, “He even looks good making faces like this,” “Crazy good looks,” and “On endless repeat.”
This was JYJ’s final stop on their 2011 world tour in 13 countries.
Source & Photo: enews24 via Nate
Some celebrities develop their star quality, while others are born with it. Knowing this, community portal site DC Inside polled its users from October 25th to November 1st on the question, “If they weren’t celebrities, what would they be doing now? Who is most undeniably a celebrity?
Out of 13,175 votes, 36.5% (or 4,811 votes) named JYJ‘s Jaejoong as the #1 celebrity who was born to become a star. Netizens explained that they believed Jaejoong’s statuesque features and strong musical talents gave him a natural star quality.
Meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong came in second place with 19.9%. His ‘prince-like’ looks and 4D-personality made many users feel that he possessed a deadly combination of looks and charm.
Finally, Rain placed third with 8.4%. His star quality was defined by hard work, as he dedicated endless hours to perfect his skills and his stage presence, which now receives praise everywhere he goes.