2:06 pm - 11/17/2012

Lee Min Ho Arrives in Manila; Meets Fans in Smart Araneta Coliseum

South Korean superstar Lee Min Ho arrived on Thursday, 1:10PM at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on board Asiana Airlines flight OZ701 from Seoul.

The 25-year-old star of the action drama “City Hunter” was greeted by hordes of screaming Filipino fans, many of whom had waited for him since 9AM. Lee was supposed to arrive at 11AM, and the two-hour delay only caused more fans to assemble at the arrival area.

The fans were heard howling and shouting when the actor disembarked from the airline tube. Airline employees rushed to take a closer look at Lee, who gamely posed for a souvenir photo before being whisked away to a waiting SUV.

The actor is in town for a series of promotional activities for fashion retailer Bench. He will interact with fans at a “Benchsetter Fun Meet” on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

He will do a mall tour for Bench on Sunday – 3PM at SM North EDSA Skydome, 5PM at Glorietta New Activity Center, and 6PM at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Lee first achieved popularity throughout Asia in 2009 as one of the stars of “Boys Over Flowers”, the Korean adaptation of a Japanese television drama.


Translation (keeping out-of-context and repetitive statements intact):

KAREN DAVILA: Araneta Coliseum was very much alive with K-Pop Fever. As Ginger Conejero reports, thousands of fans did not miss the opportunity to bond with Korean heartthrob Lee Min Ho. Lee Min Ho, now trending!

GINGER CONEJERO: Deafening screams and shrills from over 10,000 fans. This was the scene during the Meet and Greet event with Korean superstar Lee Min Ho in Araneta Coliseum. Some fans camped out of the Big Dome as early as 6:00 a.m., waiting for over 12 hours before they see their idol. K-Pop Fever was very much alive. Performers sang hit songs from Wonder Girls, Super Junior, and Gangnam Style. But the most-awaited was Korean heartthrob Lee Min Ho.

(Lee greeting fans, much to the screams of many.)

The Korean superstar was very much "game" as he played activities with fans. He even told fans about that one Filipino food he wants to eat.

(Lee telling host Sam Oh that he wanted to taste Filipino-style Adobo.)

Meanwhile, the girls went giddy towards the actor. Lee Min Ho continues his activities throughout the weekend. For Bandila, Ginger Conejero.

Source: Interaksyon, Weareminoz on YouTube, translated by me
neongoldtooth 17th-Nov-2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
Lol loving the first pic. He looks hella calm surrounded by all those people. Kind of think he looks better with his hair a little longer. I'd still hit it tho.
xxhna 17th-Nov-2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
Bb that is a thick coat. Isn't it warm there?
b1gay4 17th-Nov-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
that haircut is pretty nasty
somacomatose 17th-Nov-2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
he is only attractive to me when he has long(er) hair
iksagor 18th-Nov-2012 07:38 am (UTC)
He needs a new hair cut.
lelouchikaru 18th-Nov-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
I had enough of what I'd been through during Siwon and Donghae's stay here in Manila with the same clothing brand, so I decided not to participate and go since I don't wanna experience that same thing again and also I'm not that much fan of Lee Minho. But still, it was great of him being here in the country, at least.
joy_twinz 19th-Nov-2012 09:09 am (UTC)
I went to his mall tour at Skydome and I had to buy a shirt just to get in. I waited for 4 hours only to see him for like 15 minutes. oh man, I should have gone to araneta instead.
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