Celebrity is a person who being private in public. It is hard for them to separate public life and private life as people view them as public figure and they want to know what he or she is doing or what they up to all the time. However, it is not just a fan who want to know what celebrity is doing but celebrity also want to share their life with their fan because it is a way to show their public self image and improve their popularity.
Kwon Ji Yong or known by his stage name G-Dragon (Yong is Korean word for dragon, Ji sound similar to G, hence, the name G-Dragon), is a South Korean rapper, songwriter, producer, model, fashion designer and a leader of one of the biggest K-Pop groups, Big Bang. Big Bang is ranked fifth of Korea’s top 10 celebrity by Forbes. G-Dragon or GD has been in music industry ever since he was 6 years old and debuted as leader of Big Bang in 2006. He involved in composing and writing song for many of Big Bang’s song and many song for his solo career.
He is also described as fashionista. His fashion has been influencing a trend among teenagers in South Korean and around the world. He has received many awards as a fashion icon and artist. He is also the only man selected as one of the ‘50 reasons why Seoul is No.1‘. It stated in CNN website that
With all of these awards and achievement, he has become one of South Korean biggest celebrity. He has more than 3 millions followers in Twitter, more than 3 millions followers in instagram and almost 5 million likes his Facebook page. He is quite very active in social media as he uses those platforms to communicate with fans and show what he is up to. All of his social media is very active and it is a main way for him to interact with fan, he even release new song on a messenger app call ‘Line’.
If we scroll down his social media site such as Facebook or Twitter, we will find that even though he is a South Korean celebrity, most of his post and tweet is in English. One of the reasons for this is the fact that he is also very popular and famous outside South Korea.