Rain is Seoul’s Global Goodwill Ambassador

Rain is definitely Korea’s darling!

The Korean government has appointed entertainer Rain (real name Jung Ji-hoon) global goodwill ambassador.

The appointment was held at 4:50pm on 09 June, 2009 at Seoul City Hall Annex (in one of the conference rooms). The appointment was initially scheduled for 25th May but was postponed due to the death of Korean former president Roh Moo-hyun.

Rain is chosen because it is believed that the 27-year old star is highly influential and will be able to market the city of Seoul internationally. Rain has been voted as U.S. Time Magazines 100 most influential people in the world and will be in the Hollywood movie Ninja Assassin (which will be released by end 2009).

Also, Rain appeared twice in the “world class” documentary channel Discovery (yes, he was featured in Hip Korea) and was named “master of the Korean Wave” (okay, i know others who have contributed to the Korean wave, so this is a highly debatable).

Congratulations Bi! 🙂



Source: Newsen

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