South Korean actor Lee Min-ho welcomed in Manila

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In this Dec. 14, 2009 photo, South Korean actor Lee Min-ho poses for media in Taipei, Taiwan. Lee, who shot to fame in Asia for his role in the 2009 hit television drama “Boys Over Flowers,” has received a rousing welcome from Filipino fans in Manila. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

MANILA, Philippines — South Korean actor Lee Min-ho, who shot to fame in Asia for his role in the 2009 hit television drama “Boys Over Flowers,” has received a rousing welcome from Filipino fans in Manila.

His arrival Thursday was a top Twitter trend in the country. GMA News dubbed him “Lee Min Hot” and showed a video of the heartthrob being mobbed by shrieking fans at Manila’s airport.

The 25-year-old actor is an endorser of a local clothing brand. Organizers say he will meet with fans and tour malls during his four-day visit.

Lee is best known for his role as a rich student who falls in love with a poor schoolmate in “Boys Over Flowers.” The Philippines’ ABS-CBN network says it will soon air Lee’s latest drama, “Faith.”

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  • efriend

    Who mobbed him inside the sterile area of NAIA?

    Airport employees in uniform (i.e. airline personnel, security force, wheel chair assistants, store clerks, etc.). They leave their posts during work hours? What a disgusting sight. We are not talking here of a potential security breach yet.

    This is proof that NAIA Management is inutile. If this happened in another country, an incident report will be in order.

  • generalproblem

    bakit ba kailangan nating humanga sa ibang lahi. tinatanong ko lang kung gaano ito kagaling kumpara sa ating mga singer at artista na local. ano ba ang ginagawa ng mga koreano at hapon an entertainer para sila makilala sa iabng bansa. siguro eh dapat nating pag aralan ang kanilang sekreto para maibenta naman natin ang ating mga entertainer sa ibang bansa. kung pwede lang sana na mabenta nag mga politiko natin..

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