Hello Kitty Reclaims Her Crown in Sanrio's Character Grand Prix 2019

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

After counting 13.38 million votes, Hello Kitty has reclaimed her popularity crown as the #1 Sanrio mascot. The contest marks Hello Kitty's first Grand Prix win in six years. The cat girl came in fourth last year while Cinnamoroll took the top prize.

Hello Kitty garnered 1.64 million votes followed by Cinnamoroll with 1.58 million and Pom Pom Purin with 1.22 million. The voter turnout was nearly three times the amount from last year. The contest added voting via store locations and the TikTok app on top of the usual web page voting methods.

The top 10 mascots are:

  1. Hello Kitty
  2. Cinnamoroll
  3. Pom Pom Purin
  4. My Melody
  5. Pochacco
  6. Little Twin Stars
  7. Kuromi
  8. Yoshikitty
  9. Gudetama
  10. Tuxedo Sam

Overseas it was Cinnamoroll who won hearts in Taiwan and China. Hong Kong' chose Pekkle as its favorite.

Source: Sanrio via Nijimen

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