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Former EXO Member Kris Wu Named Most Influential Male In Asia

By Mickey Jamias | November 10, 2015 09:42 AM EST

The fans have spoken and voted Kris Wu (Wu Yi Fan) as the most influential male in Asia at the 2015 Asian Influence Awards, beating his former EXO band mates.

Three other current and former EXO members with active solo careers in China were also in the running for the award -- namely Luhan, Tao and Lay -- but Kris won with a convincing vote lead, reports Allkpop.

Kris also managed to edge out the wildly popular Chinese music kid band TFBOYS, top Chinese actor-singer Li Yi Feng, and Korean actor Lee Jong Suk.

The award is not a surprise given the number of projects and endorsements Kris has done in China in the past year.

Most recently, he had been confirmed to star in the Chinese 3-D movie L.O.R.D.: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties which has begun releasing teasers and will hit theaters in July 2016.

Still, despite what seems to be a sparkling entertainment career and rabid Chinese fan following, Kris continues to be caught up in a legal battle with his former agency SM Entertainment to nullify his contract, which may impede his ascent as a top Chinese star.

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Mickey is a writer and digital content creator based in Manila. He is a co-founder of ZAVI App and editor of the small business blog IndieMickey. He has also been bitten by the K-Pop fashion bug - follow him on Instagram @mickjami.

Articles by Mickey Jamias

Mickey is a writer and digital content creator based in Manila. He is a co-founder of ZAVI App. He has also been bitten by the K-Pop fashion bug - follow him on Instagram @mickjami.

Tagged :  Kris, Wu Yi Fan, EXO, lay, Luhan, tao

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