Hallyu or the Korean Wave is indeed very popular in the Philippines. Even though we’re busy with school or work, we always find time to ‘Fangirl/Fanboy’ over K-related stuff. Nowadays, even our very own Pinoy/Pinay celebrities are into Hallyu. Some of them are expressing their love through their SNS accounts.
Here are some of Filipino celebrities who showed some love for their favorite K-Pop/K-drama stars:
1. Iñigo Pascual (GOT7)
If we think of a Filipino celebrity k-pop fan, Iñigo would probably the first celebrity that comes up on our mind. Recently, he declared his admiration for JYP Entertainment’s K-Pop Group GOT7 when a fan asked him on twitter about his ‘bias’ group. Without any hesitation, he mentioned the said group. He was also a fan of EXO, BTS, etc.
— inigo 💎 (@InigoDPascual) November 24, 2018
2. Liza Soberano (BTS)
K-Pop Fans especially BTS A.R.M.Ys are amazed when actress Liza Soberano joined the fandom and express her love for BTS. Back then, she tweeted “BTS as in Behind The Scene?” out of curiosity. Now, it’s official. She’s now an A.R.M.Y.
— Liza Soberano (@lizasoberano) October 27, 2018
She even asked Iñigo Pascual to stream BTS’ Waste It On Me. A Fangirl indeed. ^^
3. Ella Cruz (Blackpink)
We can’t deny that Blackpink is one of the hottest girl groups nowadays. Even our very own celebrities are gushing over these four talented girls and one of them is Ella Cruz. She’s a known k-pop fan and a Blackpink stan. We’ve seen her posting her fangirl feels over Blackpink through her social media accounts.
4. Anne Curtis (Blackpink and Gong Yoo)
It’s not just Ella Cruz, we also have another famous BLINK and it’s our beautiful unnie, Anne Curtis.
My birthday month! 👌🏼👌🏼 https://t.co/hyUysOCIv6
— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) November 23, 2018
Before becoming a Blink and K-pop fan, she’s just a k-drama fangirl who was a super fan of Gong Yoo. She even went to Gong Yoo’s fan meeting in Hongkong to see him personally. Ultimate fangirl goals! <3
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#DreamsDoComeTrue ❤️ #GongYoo Kamsahamnida! I couldn't understand much but your smile and energy was contagious! To all my fellow fan girls out there I am wishing with all my heart #MakeAWishInThePhilippines happens so you may experience what I got to see tonight! Such a charming gentleman! Never had I imagined I'd get to see him THIS close. From being a fan that was just watching his series and movies to THIS. Sobrang Happy at Sobrang KILIG! As in. Ito na siguro yung todo na ng pagkafangirl ko. I definitely got more than what I wished for! XièXiè @viuhongkong and Maraming Salamat @viuphilippines ❤️ . . ahhhhh it certainly is a beautiful life!!!!! ❤️ I have so much footage to watch over and over again to keep my fan girl heart happy for a very long time! Yey! #MakeAWishinHongKong #GongYoo #공유 #WishingForGongYooToComeToThePhilippines . . P.S – still wishing that one day magkaselfie and maka-handshake ko sya annnnnnnnd please excuse my screaming. Hirap magpigil mga beshie. 😂
5. Vice Ganda (Park Bo-gum and Jinyoung)
Do you remember the iconic birthday greeting of Jinyoung to Vice Ganda on his birthday episode of Gandang Gabi, Vice?
Watch the full video below:
During that time, Vice Ganda was a fan of Love in the Moonlight starring Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung and Jinyoung. Vice expressed his admiration for Bo-gum, Jinyoung and their characters as well.
My loves!!!! pic.twitter.com/GNbJooFWAt
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) March 9, 2017
6. Jed Madela (BTOB)
Jed is one of the powerhouse vocalist here in Philippines. So, it’s not impossible for him to like the K-Pop group BTOB who are known as the “King of Ballads”. He admitted that he’s not a k-pop fan before but when he tried listening to BTOB’s songs, he was amazed and became an instant fan of the said group.
On Edsa and listening to BTOB now… pic.twitter.com/4mPLufUIJe
— jedmadela (@jedmadela) September 13, 2017
He even made a cover of BTOB’s Way Back Home. Amazing!
ANOTHER REQUEST GRANTED – WAY BACK HOME by BTOB – COVER by JED MADELA https://t.co/7aJZ4DqjvR
— jedmadela (@jedmadela) September 19, 2017
7. Glaiza De Castro (Dean, Park Hyung-sik and Big Bang)
This kapuso actress is also a certified K-Pop and K-drama Fan. We all know that she loves Big Bang especially G-Dragon and korean rapper, Dean. She even posted a video on her IG account during Park Hyung-sik’s Fanmeet here in Manila.
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I first noticed him in Hwarang. Alam ko nag post ako nun at tinanong kung sinong cute yung pinapanood ko. At though nagagalingan ako sa kanya, hindi pa ako aggressive sa pag re research sa kanya. Ewan ko ba, na discover ko nalang yung Strong Woman Do Bong-soon dahil sa may kinailangan akong ipost para sa @tribe_ph nun, tapos pinanood ko na. Tapos ayun, pinanindigan ko na siya. Thank you sa support mars @kringelenzano sa pa abang na video ng high touch (na surprise ako infair) at muli, natutuwa ako sa nangyayari sayo. Pero habang pinapanood ko kayo ni @phs1116 kanina, pareho akong nag fan sa inyo bigla 😂 Yung sumisigaw po ng I Love You ay si @aubreycarampel bilang natutulala nalang talaga ako at wala akong magawa kundi manghampas sa kilig. Hindi ko kaya mag profess 😂 At kay @lendlfabella sa minu minutong update sa ganap mg fanmeet habang stuck ako sa traffic ng NLEX. Salamat ulit Tribe for making me happy tonight 💕 #PHSManila
8. Sharon Cuneta (NCT, Twice and Gong Yoo)
Who would’ve thought that a veteran actress like the megastar herself will join the fandom? Well, it’s possible mga bes. Ms. Sharon became an NCTzen because of her daughter who’s also an NCT fan. That’s when she started posting her feels about NCT on her personal IG account.
On her GGV Guesting, she told Vice Ganda that she also likes Twice. She even taught Vice how to dance Ala Twice members!
And she also loves Gong Yoo! Well, who doesn’t? ^^
9. Kris Aquino (BTS)
We all assumed that K-Pop Music and the Queen of all Media, Kris Aquino is not a good combination. But WE’RE definitely WRONG. Kris’ love and admiration for BTS is one of the best things happened in Philippine K-Pop Fandom history. <3
— Kris Aquino (@krisaquino214) May 18, 2018
10. Giselle Sanchez (Lee Jong-suk)
I personally witnessed this mga bes! We felt her overflowing feels on Lee Jong-suk’s Crank Up Fan Meeting last November 18 at the Araneta Coliseum. She hosted the said event and made it more lively and energetic. She even made Lee Jong-suk laugh and smile. <3
She made a Vlog about it to share her amazing and kilig experience.
Watch it here:
11. The Kramer Family (iKON)
For an iKONic, they are considered as a lucky fans right now especially Kendra and Scarlet. It was really their Yaya who’s a big iKON fan. Now, the two kids and even the whole family are now an iKON fans because of her. They even went to the group’s first concert here in Manila last November 11. And guess what? They met Bobby! Goals! ^^
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Super nice guy! His staff picked us up at the entrance and directed us to his room, and had a few mins with him. And of course had to take a family pic with him! Scarlett and Kendra gave their letters for him and gave him their own sniff and cuddle baby colognes as a souvenir! Thanks for making my girls so happy! 👌😊
Lee Jong Suk looked at meeee i can work like crazy again now 😂😂😂 Thank you madame Max and Globe 😭❤️ #LeeJongSukinMNL
— Bela Padilla (@padillabela) November 18, 2018
Guys, who was that K-POP boy band on ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve??? Because, YAAAAAAAAS!!!!!
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) January 1, 2018
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If you know any other Filipino celebrities who has a genuine love for k-pop or k-drama, you can write it on the comment section below. ^^