For Filipinos who happen to be fans of Korea-novelas, one actor’s name is sure to elicit a lot of delighted squees. That would be Park Bo-Gum, who might be recalled in the leading role for “Love in the Moonlight,” which was aired on ABS-CBN and its Pay TV affiliates. His portrayal of a Crown Prince of Joseon and his dynamics with one of his eunuchs (a woman in disguise) has been well-remembered. Fans were excited when he was scheduled to visit the Philippines for a fan meet, an event that got postponed until this weekend. And to ensure it happens, Park arrived in Manila today.
GMA Online News tells us that on Thursday morning, June 20, Park Bo-Gum stepped onto Philippine soil for the first time ever upon his arrival at the NAIA. This is two days ahead of his rescheduled fan meet event called “Good Day,” this coming Saturday. As expected, Filipino K-drama fans thronged the walkways to get a glimpse of one of South Korea’s biggest Oppa-s (big bros) right now. Escorted by his entourage and NAIA airport security, Park breezed through the arrival area, although he did have a big smile for his fans to the sidelines.
Park’s “Good Day” meet-and-greet event, a collaborative effort between his agency and local promotion Ovation Productions, had originally been scheduled for April 27. Unfortunately it was put on hold when a strong earthquake struck Metro Manila at the time. Much to the frustration of the Korean actor’s Filipino fan base, the date was rescheduled for June, with Park himself extending his apologies to the fans via Twitter. Ultimately, after almost two months of waiting and anticipation the country’s Koreanovela-loving community will get to meet Prince Lee Yeong (2016’s “Love in the Moonlight”) in the flesh.
And Park Bo-Gum’s following goes beyond the Filipino masa. Celebrities are gaga over him too. As Cosmopolitan PH has it, actress-host and fan benefactress Anne Curtis-Smith held a social media promo since the 14th for her Twitter followers, with five tickets to “Good Day” on the line. The lucky winners were then announced on Tuesday, June 18. That is all well and good, considering Anne herself will be the host of the meet-and-greet with PBG. The “Good Day” fan event with the heartthrob actor is on for June 22 at the SM Mall of Asia.
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