Actress Choi Ji-woo has been chosen as the most favored hallyu star by Asians visiting here.
Regen Medical Group asked 179 foreigners who visited Gyeongbok Palace on March 7 and 8, and found Choi was the most preferred Korean star among tourists.
Choi got support from 82, followed by Lee Young-ae and Park Shin-hye who were endorsed by 48 and 43 foreigners, respectively.
A hospital official said Choi enjoyed popularity among Japanese and those from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
"Those who opted for Choi seemingly due to her slim and long face line coupled with long eyes, which are suitable for expressing one's emotion to others," the official said.
The hospital carried out the survey to find out what type of hallyu starts Asian tourists prefer, to utilize the result for its marketing tactics targeting those wanting to visit here for plastic surgery.