MANILA, Philippines - Korean superstar Lee Min-ho kept Filipino fans occupied in the last four days as he held his fan meeting and mall tours for Philippine clothing brand BENCH.
From his arrival last Nov. 15 up to his departure from the Philippines on Nov. 18, thousands of fans followed his every move.
Lee Min-ho was at the Benchsetter Fun Meet last Nov. 16 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
He followed this with mall tour and autograph signing events on Nov. 18 at SM North EDSA Skydome, Glorietta New Activity Center and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.
During the Benchsetter Fun Meet, Lee Min-ho answered questions from his fans and translated by host Sam Oh.
He said he wasn't vain but he is confident about his looks. He added that he takes care of himself and loves to exercise.
Lee Min-ho added that his favorite Korean food is chigae or Korean stew, which he requests from his mom.
Asked about the possibility of having a Filipino girlfriend, Lee Min-ho said he wouldn't mind at all.
Oh said Lee Min-ho told her that he found Filipinas very passionate and Filipino fans very warm and nice.
After the fun meet, Lee Min-ho also got to taste "adobo," one of the Philippines' signature foods.
"I would like to say thank you to all the fans who made out to the Bench event. Adobo. Masarab! [Delicious] Nice to meet you," the actor tweeted to his 917,000 followers and also posted on his Facebook page, which has 6.46 million fans.
In an interview with "The Buzz" on ABS-CBN, Lee Min-ho credits "Boys Over Flowers" as the drama that brought him fame.
"Every time I have a new project, I feel different about it. 'Boys Over Flowers' helped me in getting to where I am today so that's really special. But the other dramas that I did are also important to me. In every drama series, I do different things," he said.
He thanked his fans for helping him reach his goals.
"I don't forget that it's because of the support of my fans that I achieved success. I’m very honored and I'm very thankful for the support of my fans. I achieved fame and success because of their love and support," he said.
Lee Min-ho left the Philippines for South Korea on Nov. 18.Link to my original article on Manila Bulletin online: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/382100/korean-actor-lee-minho-charms-filipino-fans
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