Lee Min Ho's long lost twin brother comes out of hiding?
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--Just kidding. Remember that one time we found a Lee Min Ho lookalike working as a high school math teacher? Well pictures of another freakishly similar lookalike from China surfaced online and people are doing a double take.

With 90,000 followers on his Weibo, Ye Xiao Kai has been rising on portal searches as the Chinese Lee Min Ho. He's caught the attention of both Korean and Chinese netizens for his 95% appearance similarity rate to the well-known actor.

But Ye Xiao Kai has proved to be more than just a pretty face, as it's been revealed that he works as a media reporter in Guiyang, China. Good for you, Ye Xiao Kai.

What do you guys think – is he as good as the original?

Which Korean star rules on social media? It's Lee Min Ho vs Psy
Which Korean star rules on social media? It's Lee Min Ho vs Psy - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
Korean star Lee Min Ho at the Innisfree Festa press conference at the Pan Pacific Singapore hotel on Dec 17, 2013.

Seoul - Social media have become celebrities' window to their fans online.

As the number of the stars' followers on mainstream social media has become indicative of their influence online, many South Korean celebrities try to keep their social media homepages updated with frequent postings.

The Korean celebrity who currently has the most Facebook followers is actor Lee Min Ho, with more than 15 million. Rapper Psy comes in second with more than 12 million.

Singer Choi Si Won of boyband Super Junior is currently the No. 1 Korean star on Twitter. He has about 4 million followers, posting a sharp increase every year.

MBC Star reveals Hallyu stars’ popularity ranking in China based on Weibo records
MBC Star reveals Hallyu stars’ popularity ranking in China based on Weibo records - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
With the Hallyu wave spreading all around Asia, many celebrities from South Korea have gained additional popularity from such nations as Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, China, and more. Though China has Facebook and YouTube restricted, their Chinese version of Twitter – Weibo – has been an alternative source for K-Pop stars to interact with their fans.

MBC Star designed a chart showcasing the top 10 Korean celebrities with the most followers in China via Weibo accounts. Created by Lee Jooyoung, the image shows a bar graph with the ten most popular stars through Weibo floating above their numbers, in which the top criteria includes the highest number of 250,000 followers.

The list is as follows:

1st: PSY – 245,000 followers

Posting album info, news regarding YG Entertainment, or brand new selfies, he has attracted a wave of dedicated followers throughout his career. PSY additionally reports all statuses in Chinese, English, and Korean, considering a wide variety of fans that may follow him on Weibo.

2nd: Lee Minho – 229,600 followers

Though he has only recently made his account back from November, Lee Minho had since then attracted thousands of followers, with his most recent drama “Heirs” being a great boost. Fans clubs have been dedicated to him throughout the first half of 2014, as his Chinese fans affectionately call him ‘Oppa Long-Legs’ following his role in “Heirs.”

3rd: Jang Geunsuk – 177,900 followers

Calling him their nickname of ‘Jang-uh’ (eels), fans all over China have followed Jang Geunsuk throughout his diverse music career, expressing affection for the various selfies he has posted on his profile. Currently, he is raising much anticipation through his project as a member of group TEAM H in Japan.

4th: Lee Junki – 143,200 followers

Lee Junki is known to update his Chinese fans frequently with news, uploading selfies or other bits of information between his breaks. And like PSY, he induces Chinese, English, and Korean for as much fans as possible to understand his messages.

5th: f(x)’s Victoria – 132,400 followers

Having the role of the first female celebrity in Korea to be in the Top Ten, Victoria claims much success and popularity in China as a native citizen. She is known to be honest and engaging through her Weibo, as she posts photos of her everyday life, as well as those with members of Super Junior or f(x). Not long ago, Victoria was also voted to be the number one choice as 2014’s “Goddess of Asia.”

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'You Who Came From The Stars' V. 'The Heirs'
'You Who Came From The Stars' V. 'The Heirs' - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com
Two of the past year's hottest dramas are currently competing in the 9th Seoul Drama Awards. "You Who Came From The Stars" and "The Heirs" are both up for Best Drama, The Most Popular Actor," "The Most Popular Actress, and the best soundtrack. It seems certain that one of these dramas will win first place in at least of those categories and the other will win second place as no other series can come close.

So far, "The Heirs," starring Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye and Kim Woo Bin, is in first place in the drama category with 539,090 SNS votes. "You Who Came From The Stars," which stars Kim Soo Hyun, Jun Ji Hyun and Park Hae Jin, is next with 213,726 votes. That's a big margin for "The Heirs" but still places "You Who Came From The Stars" way ahead of the competition. In the soundtrack category, "You Who Came from The Stars," featuring the song "My Destiny" by Lyn, leads with 53.5 percent. "The Heirs" is so far in second place with 40.7 percent.

"You Who Came From The Stars" ended in February. "The Heirs" ended in Decemberbut its loyal fan base is no less loyal six months later.

Also known as the SDA, the Seoul International Drama Awards is an awards show to celebrate excellence in television drama. The awards ceremony will take place on Sept. 4 in the National Theater of Korea.

This year's drama nominees are an interesting mix of shows that got both positive and negative reviews as well as shows that got top and low ratings. They include "Good Doctor," "Future's Choice," "Pretty Man," "Shark," "Empress Ki," "Goddess of Fire," "Scandal," "Golden Rainbow," "I Hear Your Voice," "The Master's Sun," "You Who Came From The Stars," and "The Heirs." To qualify dramas had be aired between May 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014.

The nominated actors include Joo Won for "Good Doctor," Jung Yong Hwa for "Future's Choice," Ji Chang Wook for "Empress Ki," Kim Jae Won for "Scandal," Kim Soo Hyun for "You Who Came For The Stars" and Lee Min Ho for "The Heirs."

The nominated actresses include Moon Chae Won for "Good Doctor," IU for "Pretty Man," Ha Ji Won for "Empress Ki," Moon Geun Young for "Goddess of Fire," Jun Ji Hyun for "You Who Came From The Stars" and Park Shin Hye for "The Heirs."

Both "The Heirs" and "You Who Came For The Stars" had a lot to offer. Who do you think should win?

For more information, visit http://www.seouldrama.org/en/

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S. Korean actor Lee Min-ho to go on global 'fan meeting' tour
 S. Korean actor Lee Min-ho to go on global 'fan meeting' tour - Lee Minho Philippines - leeminhoph.com


South Korean actor Lee Min-ho, who is popular at home and in China, will begin a global tour to meet with his fans in September, his management agency said Monday.

Lee has annually toured around Asian countries to meet his foreign fans since the success of the KBS 2 channel's soap series "Boys Before Flowers" in 2009. This year, he plans to go to the Americas, Starhaus Entertainment said.

The tour titled "RE:minho" will begin in Seoul and take him to Beijing, Tokyo and other major cities, the agency said, adding that detailed itineraries will be announced later on the agency's website.

"Re:minho," meaning "a new start," will reveal the 27-year-old star's fresh and diverse aspects, it said.

Last year, tickets for Lee's fan festivals in eight Asian cities were all sold out, drawing some 52,000 fans in total.

He is currently shooting "Gangnam Blues," a Korean noir action film directed by Yoo Ha and also starring Kim Rae-won. Most recently, he captivated fans at home and in China for his lead role in the SBS TV series "The Heirs."

Photo cr. Starhaus