Occupation: Musician, actress
Biggest accomplishment this year:Girls' Generation's album I Got a Boy reaches No. 1 on the Korean pop charts

While it's hard to stand out in singing group of nine attractive women, Yuri, of the K-Pop group Girls' Generation has managed to do just that. And it's not just because of her vocals. In addition to cranking out four different No. 1 albums with Girls' Generation (most recently with their album I Got a Boy that released on New Year's Day 2013), Yuri has landed the leading role in a film called No Breathing, which (true story!) will be the first swimming-based movie in the history of South Korea.