Taiwan's Chou Tzu-yu is one of the most beautiful faces of 2018

Tzuyu was ranked second in the list of 100 Most Beautiful Faces by TC Candler

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Screenshot from "100 Most Beautiful Faces List"

Screenshot from "100 Most Beautiful Faces List"

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese K-pop idol Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜) was ranked as the second most beautiful face of 2018 by TC Candler.

On Dec.27, TC Candler, a British independent critic published his 29th annual list ranking top 100 most beautiful and handsome faces chosen out of a thousand celebrities all over the world.

The K-pop idol and member of South Korean girl group Twice, who is widely known by her stage name as Tzuyu, has appeared on the list four times with this year's ranking as the highest so far. Tzuyu's rankings in the previous years were 8th in 2016, 13th in 2015 and 3rd in 2017.

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

Topping this year's 100 Most Beautiful Faces list is a 17-year-old French model and fashion designer Thylane Blondeau. Meanwhile, "Aquaman" Jason Momoa takes the first place in the 100 Most Handsome Faces list.

Thylane Blondeau (left), Jason Momoa (right) (screenshot from youtube)

Other notable top finishers included American singer Ariana Grande (90), singer and actress Selena Gomez (69), Indian newlywed celebrity Priyanka Chopkra Jonas (47), British actress Emma Watson (19). And last year's winner Lisa Soberano landed in the fourth spot in this year.

In the men's category, Tzu-yu's compatriot, Godfrey Gao earned a spot of 65th, along with other famous names, such as British singer Zayn Malik (85), Thor star Chris Hemsworth (74), Hong Kongnese idol Jackson Wang (35), British soccer David Beckham (13), Canadian singer Shawn Mendes (6), and BTS's member V and Jungkook at the 5th and 2nd, respectively.

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.