Korean superstar Lee Min Ho has taken his legions of Filipino fans’ “kilig” to the next level when he hugged and had selfies with a few of them during his Global Benchsetter Meet and Greet at the Big Dome on March 21.
Hosted by radio personality Sam Oh, the Meet and Greet organized by local clothing brand Bench, saw thousands of flailing fans at the venue with some of them even having that rare chance of going up the stage and interacting with the 26-year-old international star himself.
Some got the chance to hug and even take photos with Lee Min Ho, who is best known for his role as Gu Jun Pyo in the television series Boys Over Flowers, after winning some of the contests.
Lee, who’s been to the country for the third time now, claimed that he missed being in Manila and that he’s happy to be back. Recall that he was in the country July last year for his concert titled, My Everything Global Tour.
“Of course he's very very happy to be back. Last time he was here he planned to stay a couple of days, mag-relax relax ng konti but he wasn't able to do that. This year the schedule is very tight also. He was very tired. But now that he's here and he's seeing all of you, he feels re-energized,” translated Sam for the audience.
The South Korean actor is very grateful for the love and support being show to him by his Filipino fans, which he says paved the way for more opportunities for him, among them is the upcoming Koreanovela at the Kapamilya network titled The Heirs.
Furthermore, Lee gave his online fans peek into his thoughts by answering a few personal questions sent in from Twitter.
When a Twitter user asked for the one thing that he hopes to do as of that moment, he replied, “
“To go to a beautiful island in the Philippines and just relax.”
Then it got a little more personal when someone asked how his definition of love.
“Love is that thing that makes a person more passionate, more comfortable, and happier,” he supplied.
The fans then screamed their hearts out when he shared the thing that makes him smile.
“He says that the thing that makes him smile is being here with you right now. As he said earlier, he just came here today, did his interview, he’s very tired, he came straight here and he sees all of you in Smart Araneta and it makes it so happy. He says that he also considers this relationship that he has with all of you his love that he has in his life and that makes him smile,” he said.
Halfway through the event, Lee was taught a few Filipino words by Sam and his fans which eventually elicited a couple of girlish shrieks particularly when he uttered the lines: “Mahal na mahal kita” and “Gusto ko akin ka lang” complete with his Korean accent.
For the finale, Lee performed his very own song Painful Love and thanked his fans for their support and for going out of their way to his event on a busy Friday night.
Lee Min Ho is part of local clothing brand Bench's lot of Global Benchsetters. He's currently here in the country to endorse his two new scents Sure Blue and So in Love under the brand.