TC Candler Releases Most Handsome Faces of 2019

It’s a good year for Asians on TC Candler’s Most Handsome Faces list for 2019.

Each year, the list published by TC Candler and The Independent Critics would name 100 of the most handsome and beautiful celebrities of the year.

This year, Jungkook from the K-pop group BTS topped the most handsome list, making it his first appearance as number one and fourth year being on the list.

Chinese actor Xiao Zhan (肖戰), also known as Sean Xiao, debuted at number six. 2019 is The Untamed <陳情令> star’s first year on the list.

Actor-singer Lay Zhang (張藝興) came at number 12, and is his second year on the list. He is the highest-ranking EXO member. His bandmate Sehun was ranked number 33.

Here are some notable Asian celebrities who have made the list:

88) Winwin of NCT

84) Godfrey Gao (高以翔)

71) Lu Han (鹿晗)

54) Jing Boran (井柏然)

41) Jackson Wang (王嘉爾)

35) Cai Xukun (蔡徐坤)

33) Oh Se-hun

12) Lay Zhang (張藝興)

6) Xiao Zhan (肖戰)

1) Jungkook of BTS

Source: Sohu

This article is written by Addy for

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  1. I think “TC Candler Releases Most Handsome Faces” started since 2013. From 2013 to 2019, Godfrey Gao made the list all those 7 years. Here are his rankings for all those 7 years. Congrats Godfrey Gao and RIP.

    Godfrey Gao:

    2013 #55
    2014 #76
    2015 #17
    2016 #7
    2017 #21
    2018 #65
    2019 #84

  2. Should change the title to Most Beautiful “Pretty Boy” Faces, LOL. AFAIAC, Apart from Godfrey Gao, who has the appearance of a real man and fit the criteria of handsome (used to describe a real man), the rest of them are what I called, the ‘New Breed’, LOL

      1. @dramas4me
        I guess it depends on how your taste is and how you define handsome. The number one guy is JungKook from the popular boyband BTS. I think he is the most handsome guy in that group but never thought that they would rank him as number one. I have seen JungKook with no make up and he looks nearly the same so he is naturally handsome, but maybe a bit effeminate in some people’s eyes. Basically beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

      2. @hetieshou

        I agree with you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Nowadays there are too many male entertainers are wearing too much makeup – some of them even wear heavier makeup then the ladies. It’s just very weird to me. Some makeup to make them look better is understandable, but not overboard please!

      3. @dramas4me
        I agree and as entertainers that have to wear make up whether they like it or not. But I do agree that they should not wear too much as some do wear even more than the girls do. I do not find that attractive as some of them look like day and night without make up. JungKook looks nearly the same even without make up.

  3. Lay, cai sukun, Boran, luhan are all pretty boys in my book. I know some may think they r too effeminate but I prefer pretty boys over big muscle men.

  4. This magazine definitely has a typo. It should be “TC Candler’s Most PRETTIEST Faces list for 2019.” Seriously, all of them give MHK or Miss Asia a run for their money! Give them a long wig, woot! Haha.

    I feel bad for GG being glomp into this list.

  5. More like most handsome on trend male >_> nowadays, if you are not hot, or news relevant, you aren’t pretty/handsome/beautiful, whatever adjective you want to describe them as. I know young blood will always win out, but let’s face it, these lists are for young girls >_> n that’s why the listed celebrities must be relevant, more relevant, higher ranking!

  6. OMG!! Besides Godfrey Gao I would say all just feminine faces nowhere close to handsome. I thought the first one was a better version of FX/Amber. ahhhaa lol… I was like ohhh wow she finally looked like a girl. hahaha Sorry…omg…. haha
    I do like Jackson W, not cuz he’s handsome but he is cute.

  7. In fact, I feel like all of these guys are unquestionably more attractive compared to the average dude walking on the street. Even if they’re not traditionally masculine, but they’re also obviously not womenly looking (only Luhan in Fighter of Destiny gave me a pause lol). I don’t think being more effeminate makes one less “handsome”…it’s just a different kind of attractive. I’m looking at this through queer eyes, so I have a slightly different approach towards usage of words like “pretty” or “handsome” and a “real man” can mean or be applied to a person.

    I also agree with other posters that stated such a list is affected by current popularity. After all with popularity, there is also greater visibility.

    XZ is my favorite on the list lolol.

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