Kangta, former lead singer of the boy band H.O.T., topped a survey on Wednesday as the male celebrity most likely to return to entertainment after the army.
The survey was conducted by major Internet forum DC Inside from July 15 to 21. The results show that Kangta won with 22.1 percent, garnering 1,833 votes.
After H.O.T. split in 2001, Kangta was the first member to release his own solo album. Later, he continued collaborating with other musicians, including as a member of the Korean band Shinhwa. Since then, he has appeared in two Chinese dramas and KBS production “Loveholic.”
The singer-actor entered the military, a standard two-year commitment for all Korean males, in April 2008. His last action as an entertainer was to release his sixth solo album “Eternity.” Kangta is expected to be discharged in mid-2010.
The poll placed ballad singer Sung Si-kyung in second place with 14.8 percent of the vote and former H.O.T. member Tony An in third. (Korea Times)