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Park Encourages Voting for Jeju Island

2010/07/13 | Permalink | Source

Hallyu star actress Park Eun-hye, who has been appointed as an honorary ambassador of Jeju Island, takes a commemorative photograph at Jeju Welcome Center on July 12 after signing on a flag to advertise Jeju Island and promote voting for Jeju in order to be selected as one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature".

"I think that my role is to make a contribution for Jeju Island to be selected among the New 7 Wonders of Nature. I would like to post pictures of Jeju Island which were taken by myself on my blog and want to make people aware of the fact that Jeju Island is a beautiful place using various methods". -Park Eun-hye

Actress Park Eun-hye made some statements after she received the plaque of commission as an honorary ambassador of Jeju Island from the president of Jeju Tourism Organization, Park Young Soo, at the Jeju Welcome Center on July 12. Park Eun-hye has gained huge popularity in the greater China region by appearing in the famous drama "Dae Jang Geum", and she willingly accepted the suggestion of being an honorary ambassador to draw votes from the China region since she has many fans there. These days, she is acting in the drama "Pink Lipstick" and is loved by fans from home and abroad. She has the nickname of "donation angel" as she contributed as much as 10 million won -- which she had earned by selling the script of the drama "Dae Jang Geum" at an auction -- for victims of the Sichuan earthquake. She is now appearing in a TV commercial for a famous cosmetic brand in China and gaining popularity.

Park Eun-hye said in front of news reporters, "Your voting is the most important for Jeju Island to be selected as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature". Then she explained how to participate in voting by providing the Internet website to vote for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

After Park Eun-hye received the commission as an honorary ambassador for Jeju Island in order to promote Jeju Island as one of the "New 7 Wonders of Nature", she demonstrates how to participate in voting at Jeju Welcome Center on July 12.

The event to search for sites qualified as wonders of natures worldwide is being hosted by a Switzerland-based NGO, the "New 7 Wonders Selection Committee".

The committee already selected Machu Picchu in Peru and Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil as new "Seven Wonders of the World" in 2007, and it will continue this event to search for the "New 7 Wonders of Nature" through voting on the Internet website ( until November 11, 2011.

Jeju Island has been nominated in the final list of top 28 natural wonders after finishing first and second among voting conducted on the Internet website among 440 places and the third stage of evaluation by professional judges.

Jeju Tourism Organization has already appointed the US Super Bowl star Hines Ward as honorary ambassador for Jeju Island last May.

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