Psy ranks 8th in CNN's 'intriguing figure' poll

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Psy ranks 8th in CNN's 'intriguing figure' poll

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South Korean rapper Psy, who has galloped to superstardom with his trade mark horse-riding dance, has been chosen as the eighth most intriguing figure on the planet this year, according to an internet survey by the U.S. cable news channel CNN.

The music video of Psy's "Gangnam Style" became the most-viewed YouTube clip last week, topping 1 billion hits.

CNN selected the 35-year-old Park and 19 other people who captured the world's attention in 2012 and conducted an online poll of the candidates. A total of 45,940 people took part in the voting, CNN said Monday.

U.S. President Barack Obama came first, followed by Malala Yousufzai, a Pakistani teen activist, and Gabby Douglas, an American gymnast.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was included in the list of 20 candidates but failed to make the top 10. (Yonhap)

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