Rain is maintaining first place in the voting for the Time 100, surpassing pop star Lady Gaga and so on as of April 5.
An overwhelming majority have also voted for Rain, and he received ardent support from the voters, getting 22,167 votes until 5pm. Chris Colfer (14,002 votes) ( who ranks number two) was defeated by his rival candidate Rain by a margin of about more than 8,000 votes.
There are 203 finalist competitors from all over the world, and this voting period is due to close 14 April.
Meanwhile, Rain’s name has been listed among the candidates for six consecutive years since 2006, which has special meaning to him.
In 2006, Time magazine chose Rain as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
He wasn’t selected as one of the Time 100 in 2007~2010, but he ranked first or second, being nominated as a candidate for it, which became the talk of the town.
Credit to SPN http://news.nate.com/view/20110405n22821
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