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JYJ's Jaejoong wins Shorty Award for most popular celebrity 2 years in a row

February 28, 2012 @ 7:29 am
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JYJ's Jaejoong was voted the most popular celebrity for the 2nd year in a row at the 4th Annual Shorty Awards, an awards event that honors top Twitter users in various categories.

Jaejoong was revealed to be the winner in the celebrity category when the voting results were announced on February 23rd. He surpassed the likes of Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez, to name a few, in order to grab the #1 spot. He also won the honor of being the #1 celebrity on Twitter last year as well.

Jaejoong, along with the respective winners from other categories, will be invited to the Shorty Awards Ceremony which will be held in New York in March. In keeping with the spirit of Twitter, the winners are expected to give an acceptance speech that is 140 characters or less. The Shorty Awards selects the top people and/or organizations on Twitter in 26 different categories, such as government, health, politics, music, celebrities, etc. The winners in each categories are nominees who received the most votes from the Shorty Awards homepage, Twitter users, and the members of The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences.

The New York Times has stated that "Hollywood has the Oscars, and Broadway has the Tonys. Now Twitter has the Shorty Awards."

Meanwhile, Jaejoong is preparing for the JYJ tour in Chile and Peru, which is to be held next month.

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