The ranking of celebrities that military soldiers want to be with during their “Winter duty” has drawn keen attention.
The Korea Defense Daily released the “November Military Chart” on the 24th. The survey was conducted from the 27th of last month until the 14th of this month through ‘THE CAMP’, the communication service for Korean Armed Forces. This survey attracted the participation of 718 soldiers.
As a result, military soldiers mentioned the girl group aespa as the No.1 star that they wanted to be with. In November, aespa was chosen by 102 soldiers (14.2%) to become the No.1 star in the Military Chart of “stars that you want to stay with during the winter mission”.
Aespa received the most votes from soldiers for various reasons, such as “My favorite”, “They’re so pretty”, or “My motivation for military life”. Among aespa members, many soldiers mentioned Winter (Kim Min-jung) and said her name would fit well with missions during the winter season.
Private Park of the Armored Brigade Unit No.5 said to the Defense Daily, “If I could see aespa Winter next to me while standing on guard, the cold of minus 20 degrees can feel like a warm temperature.”
IU ranked 2nd with 99 votes (13.8%). Meanwhile, No.3 was fromis_9 (72 votes, 10%), No.4 Son Heung-min (45 votes, 6.2%), and No.5 BLACKPINK (36 votes, 5%). The 6th to 10th rankings were IZ*ONE (25 votes, 3.4%), Yoo Jae-suk (21 votes, 2.9%), Park Hyo-shin (18 votes, 2.5%), ITZY (13 votes, 1.8%), and Lee Seung-gi (12 votes, 1.6%).
When asked for the training session that soldiers want to experience together with their favorite stars, most answers stated cold winter season training (112 votes, 15.5%).
The Defense Daily’s “Military Chart” is content that selects interesting topics among various interests of the military soldiers and gives rankings based on the soldiers’ opinions.