While plenty of idols have dazzled in CFs from everything from fried chicken to amusement parks, one of the advertisements that always catches a lot of attention are the ones that idols do for drinks such as soju, makgeolli, and beer. And for the past couple of months, Korean web portal Daum has been conducting a survey to see which K-Pop idol netizens would like to see as a brand model for soju, makgeolli, and beer. With 470,000 votes cast, here are the top-ranked idols in each category.
1. Baekhyun (EXO)
Although soju commercials have mostly featured beautiful female models like IU, Suzy, and Red Velvet’s Irene, there are many fans who have been hoping to see some handsome male idols take on the role too! According to the survey, the idol fans would most like to see is Baekhyun. He topped the list with 43% of the total votes.
Although Baekhyun is said not to have a very high drinking tolerance, with his endless charms fans would absolutely love to see him star as a model for a soju company!
Besides Baekhyun, BTS‘s J-Hope, MONSTA X‘s Shownu, TWICE‘s Sana, and EXID‘s Jeonghwa also topped the list of soju model preferences.
2. Baekho (NU’EST)
When it comes to the traditional rice wine drink makgeolli, netizens have been saying to look no further than Baekho. Baekho topped the list of idol group members that best match the makgeolli model.
Baekho once appeared on the show Makgeolli on the Rooftop and charmed everyone but in addition to his appearance on the show, netizens believe his masculine visuals and powerful presence would make him an excellent candidate for being the first idol to model for the rice wine drink.
In addition to Baekho, Kim Jaehwan, ASTRO‘s MJ, SEVENTEEN‘s DK, WINNER‘s Seunghoon, Apink‘s Eunji, and MAMAMOO‘s Wheein ranked high on the list in this category.
3. Jackson (GOT7)
Until now, those who were chosen to model for beer were male actors in their 30s but more recently idols like Kang Daniel and Zico have been charming fans with their CFs. And it looks like netizens are ready to see even more idol charms in the CFs. Coming in at the top of this portion of the survey was Jackson.
With Jackson’s friendly and lively image, netizens thought his image was perfect for this modeling job. In fact, Jackson has already proven he’s the perfect match as he’s already modeled for China’s Snow Beer brand!