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Pinoy fans can’t get enough of Lee Min Ho

Hallyu superstar Lee Min Ho ("Boys over Flowers," "City Hunter") delighted the Filipino fans who call themselves Minoz during his  one-hour fan meeting on Nov. 16, 2012 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Lee Min Ho, the quintessential hot young Korean actor, did not disappoint the thousands of Filipino fans who waited in long lines, some as early as the night before, to catch a glimpse and spend some precious moments with their favorite Korean star.

Lee Min Ho, known for his exemplary acting talents and undeniable good looks, is the new image model for Philippine lifestyle brand Bench which celebrates its 25th year anniversary this year.

Read: Lee Min Ho's most memorable roles

During the Benchsetter Fun Meet  hosted by Sam Oh, the Hallyu star answered selected questions that fans had tweeted through the Bench official Twitter account.

Fans asked about:

  • Favorite food. He loves the Korean stews his mother prepares.
  • The first thing he does in the morning. Feed his dog, Choco.•
  • What he likes to do. Exercise.
  • His looks. He is confident about the way he looks.
  • What he wants to work on next. Lighter fare after doing his heavy dramas.

With host Sam Oh. (Photo by Catherine Deen)

For his part, the star asked his fans what Filipino foods he should try. Of course, the ever reliable adobo and sinigang were the crowd's answers.

Lee Min Ho posted a Twitpic of his adobo meal after the fan meeting.

The Filipino Minoz cheered more when Lee Min Ho said that he thinks having a Filipino girlfriend is a nice idea because his impression of Filipinas is that they are nice, passionate, and warm.

Lee Min Ho with the Act that Scene winner (Photo by Catherine Deen)Lee Min Ho with the Act that Scene winner (Photo by Catherine Deen)

Lee Min Ho's sense of humor

The activities prepared during the fan meeting highlighted the sense of humor of the "Boys over Flowers" star. He is the complete opposite of Goo Jun Pyo, the role that made him a star. His warmth and accessibility as a star is refreshing and truly impressive.

During the "Lee Min Ho Look-a-like" portion, the actor said that all the finalists looked good except one (clearly as a joke). He quickly back-pedalled and said that it was because the finalist looked a bit older.

The actor also laughed out loud during the "Act That Scene" portion, which showed fan-submitted videos of a reenacted scene from his hit drama "City Hunter."  He also provided some live dubbing of his lines during one of the videos.

Lee Min Ho's fan service

Lee Min Ho also readily shook hands, hugged, and took solo photos with the lucky fans who got to meet him onstage.

The Hallyu star was very cool as he squatted and kneeled for photos with fans significantly shorter than him.  One fan even got to have an "eye staring" contest with the star. Too bad, she blinked first.

Lee Min Ho truly made the one-hour fan meeting fun by being charming and highly accessible.

The star himself said the meeting was too short. Before leaving, he told all who attended, "Mahal ko kayo!"

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Catherine Deen lives, eats and breathes Korean music, cuisine, telenovelas, and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter.


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