Testament to the growing influence of K-pop in Southeast Asia, Nichkhun, the sole Thai member of Korean boy band 2PM, picked up the top honor at the Kingdom's Kerd Awards on Friday, the band's agency JYP Entertainment said on Tuesday.
The Kerd Awards, hosted by famous Thai entertainer Woody, fete those personalities considered most influential over the last year. The winners are chosen by fans, who can vote by sending text messages.
The awards are divided into eight categories, including one for the most generous celebrity and another for the best comedian, with the top honor, which Nichkhun clinched, dubbed "Kerd of the Year".
In his acceptance speech, the singer said, "I will try harder not to let everyone down".
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