“The Kissing Booth” star Jacob Elordi dropped by the set of “The IMDb Show” on Friday to be presented with the 2018 IMDb STARmeter Award for “Breakout Star.”
IMDb STARmeter Awards recognize stars who are fan favourites based on the IMDbPro STARmeter data, which charts the search patterns of over 250 million IMDb users worldwide.
Elordi, a 21-year-old actor from Australia, shot to stardom in the Netflix romantic-comedy “The Kissing Booth” when it premiered in May, which ranked as the sixth most popular of all movies and TV shows that week based on IMDbPro data.
He placed at number 10 on the IMDB Top 10 Breakout Stars of 2018, alongside the likes of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” star Kiernan Shipka and “Black Panther” actor Michael B. Jordan.
Previous IMDb STARmeter Award recipients in the Breakout Star category include Dan Stevens, Pom Klementieff and Alison Brie.
“For the first time ever I’ve been able to act all year, which is quite surreal,” Elordi said of his success in 2018. “It’s not easy, but it’s just like pure joy.”
He also revealed that just two years ago he called his mom in excitement after he found out he had an IMDb page, and now he is an IMDb breakout star. “It’s pretty surreal and pretty special,” he concluded.