Korean actor Ju Ji-hoon (주지훈) has been selected a New Asian Star of 2007 at the 1st Astar TV Drama Awards that will be held March 30 at the COEX in Seoul. New Asian Stars have been chosen from six Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Astar TV said the six were chosen for their high recognition in their respective countries, their celebrity status and potential to emerge as top Asian stars.
Ju gained popularity throughout the entire Asian region for his role in the TV show "Princess Hours" and received acclaim for his role in the new TV drama "Devil."
Singer/actor Kamenashi Kazuya was chosen among Japanese stars, while Fan Bing Bing (范冰冰) represented China. Actor Wilson Chan (陈柏霖) was chosen among Taiwanese stars, actor Daniel Wu (吴彦祖) among Hong Kong stars and model/actress Patcharapa Chaichua among Thai stars.