'Sana all Paolo Contis': Actor's resemblance to sculpture in BTS J-Hope’s video draws witty remarks | Inquirer Entertainment

‘Sana all Paolo Contis’: Actor’s resemblance to sculpture in BTS J-Hope’s video draws witty remarks

/ 12:38 PM November 02, 2021

Paolo Contis sculpture

BTS’s J-Hope with Ron Mueck’s “Mask II.” Image: screengrab from Twitter/@BTS_twt

BTS member J-Hope just posed with a sculpture that appears to look like actor Paolo Contis, and fans could not help but feel jealous over the K-pop star’s “museum date.”

J-Hope showed a video of himself looking at a sculpture of a huge sleeping head on the K-pop boy group’s Twitter page yesterday, Nov. 1. The artwork is “Mask II” by Ron Mueck, as per a 2017 release by The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.


Shortly after the video’s release, some Filipino BTS fans pointed out Contis’ resemblance to the art piece which they dubbed the “Paolo Contis sculpture.” The actor’s name also trended on Twitter yesterday under the K-pop and music categories.

Paolo Contis trending

Image: Twitter/@Whisper1204

Paolo Contis Twitter trend

Image: Twitter/@lalaluvtae

“Sana (I hope) all Paolo Contis with J-Hope,” one @lalalisa_yahh quipped while showing a screenshot of the video.

“At this point, I’m also jealous of Hobi. What I would give to be able to see a Paolo Contis sculpture,” another netizen @nica_twt said. Hobi is the nickname for J-Hope.

Another fan, @jminsberry, made reference to a statement made by Contis back in September, where he claimed that he went to Baguio City with actress Yen Santos “as a friend,” amid the issue on his breakup with LJ Reyes.


“Museum date J-Hope [and] Paolo Contis as a friend,” the netizen joked.

“Paolo Contis got noticed by Hobi before me. Life is so unfair,” one, @thebtszone, meanwhile lamented.

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According to The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, “Mask II” is a mixed-media self-portrait of Mueck and it is “four times larger than life-sized.”

Other K-pop idols who visited the art piece are Cha Eun-woo of the boy group Astro and Rosé of the girl group Blackpink. JB


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