Popular Chinese actor Hu Ge has emerged as the world's most beautiful person, according to an annual ranking by China media outlet sohu.com out on Monday.
Hu, 33, is known for his breakout role as Li Xiaoyao in the 2005 wuxia TV series Chinese Paladin.
His popularity rose recently when he acted in this year's Nirvana In Fire, a historical TV drama.
The criteria for Sohu's ranking of the world's 50 most beautiful people are not known.
Last year's No. 1 was American model and actress Mackenzie Foy from 2014's Interstellar. This year, The Theory Of Everything actor Eddie Redmayne (No. 8) was one of few non-Asians in the top 20.
My Sassy Girl actress Jun Ji Hyun was No. 2 this year, while No. 3 was Tao, a former member of K-pop boy band EXO.
Actress Angelababy, last year's No. 2, took the 26th spot this year.
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