Stars Line Up to Support G20 Summit

      October 22, 2010 12:55

      Celebrities from show business, sport and other sectors of society volunteered as supporters of the G20 Summit in Seoul on Nov. 11 and 12. The list of stars includes K-pop groups Girls' Generation and 2NE1, film director Im Kwon-taek, actress Han Ji-min, actor Ji Jin-hee, retired baseball hero Yang Joon-hyeok, female soccer star Yeo Min-ji, and renowned chef Edward Kwon.

      The organizing committee of the G20 Summit held a supporters' event on Thursday at COEX in Seoul, and appointed 14 celebrities and the two bands. Sakong Il, who chairs the Presidential Committee for the G20 Summit, said the aim is "to generate more interest and participation from people as well as to boost the confidence of Korea as the chair country of the summit."

      Girl group 2NE1 pose after being selected as star supporters for the upcoming G20 Summit in Seoul on Thursday. /Newsis

      Other stars on the supporters' list are fashion designer Lie Sang-bong, photographer Kim Jung-man, Olympic gold medalist speed skaters Mo Tae-bum and Lee Sang-hwa, musical actor Nam Kyung-joo, and actresses Jo Yeo-jung, Kim So-eun, and Park Bo-young.

      Im Kwon-taek said, "Korea's reputation in the world has been greatly enhanced, and Korean films can compete with foreign films on the world stage. I will cheer for the successful hosting of the G20 Summit, which is an excellent opportunity to improve Korea's image not only in politics and economy, but also in culture, arts and society in general."

      Girl group 2NE1 with Sakong Il, the chairman of the Presidential Committee for the G20 Seoul Summit
      Actress Han Ji-min
      Actress Jo Yeo-jeong with Sakong Il
      Actress Park Bo-young with Sakong Il
      Speed skater Lee Sang-hwa with Sakong Il
      Speed skater Mo Tae-bum with Sakong Il
      Soccer player Yeo Min-ji with Sakong Il
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