Taiwan's Chou Tzu-yu ranks as 3rd most beautiful face of 2017

TC Candler lists Chou Tzu-yu as the 3rd most beautiful face of 2017

(Image of Chou Tzu-yu from Singles Korea)

(Image of Chou Tzu-yu from Singles Korea)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- TC Candler has listed Taiwanese K-pop singer Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜) as the third most beautiful face on his list titled "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017."

This is the 18-year-old Tainan native's third appearance on the list and highest ranking yet, having placed 8th in 2016 and 13th in 2015.

Ahead of Chou on the list this year was French model and actress Thylane Blondeau, in second place, while the top spot was taken by Filipino-American actress and model Liza Soberano.

First place winner Liza Soberano.

Other notable top finishers included Canadian actress Sarah Gadon (4th), South Korean entertainer Nana (5th), English supermodel Jourdan Dunn (6th), Australian actress Adelaide Kane (7th), Chinese singer and actress Ju Jingyi (8th), Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (9th), while American actress Camilla Belle rounded out the top 10.

Chou performing at Seoul Arts College in 2016. (Wikimedia Commons image)

UK-born TC Candler has been publishing his annual "100 Most Beautiful Faces List" since 1990, which is devised by a group called "The Independent Critics" as well as input from the public. The team selects the 100 faces out of a list of 85,000 celebrities.

(Image of Chou Tzu-yu from Singles Korea)

Chou will perform at the New Year's Eve "Red & White Year-end Song Festival," which is produced by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK).

(Image of Chou Tzu-yu from TWICE website)

In 2016, a survey commissioned by Taiwan Thinktank after the Jan. 16 elections, found that 11.9 percent of voters in the constituency legislative election were affected in their decision by the fact that Chou Tzu-yu, a 16-year-old member of the South Korean girl group Twice, had to apologize for carrying the flag on the TV show in South Korea.