Jang Dong-min takes top prizeComedian-entertainer Jang Dong-min came out on top in tvN’s reality program “The Genius: Grand Final,” in which participants from different fields competed against each other in various challenges involving brain power.
In the last episode, which aired on Saturday, Jang and actor Kim Kyung-hoon competed for the grand prize.
All the participants who had taken part in the program but were eliminated after losing the challenges gathered around to support the remaining two.
After winning, Jang said, “I wish that comedians were well-respected. Instead of saying that ‘Jang Don-min is smart,’ I hope people say that ‘current Korean comedians are very smart.’”
“I realized that if I do something with effort, I can achieve it. I learned that I should engage myself in something with my best effort until I die,” Jang added.
Through his recent achievement, the comedian clinched 132 million won ($118,000).
This victory was not the first time Jang took the top spot in such a contest, as he had also won the previous season.
BY JIN MIN-JI
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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