South Korean actor Lee Min-ho welcomed in Manila


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 File Photo

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?

    As usual, they are the 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.

  • boybakal

    Pag foreigner and dumarating sa ating bansa, nagkakagulo, rousing welcome etc etc.
    Pag filipino ang dumarating sa ibang bansa, diretso sa servant’s quarter, sa kulungan at parang walang dumating.
    Talagang mababa ang kalidad ng lahing Pilipino.

  • Geoff Malapascua

    boybakal at efriend, kung ganun din lang bat andito kayo??? Eh di dun kayo tumira sa ibang bansa na sinasabi nyo… ayaw nyo pala dito eh… mag stay-stay kayo dito andami nyong reklamo…. Kung wala kayong pera papunta abroad eh di manahimik kayo… 

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