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8 Filipino Celebrities who love K-Pop

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Korean Pop music has been taking over the Philippines for quite some time now. From hearing their songs in public, snatching local brand endorsements, to sold-out concerts in Manila's biggest venues. It is safe to say that the K-Pop bug has spread everywhere and our very own Filipino celebrities, like Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Glaiza De Castro, etc., are far from safe. Here are some of the other Pinoy celebs who are also K-Pop fans.


1. Benjamin Alves

(Photo from Philippine Daily Inquirer)
The Kapuso actor recently made headlines in the K-world due to his tweet asking his Twitter followers when is K-Pop group, BIGBANG, releasing their next album. A few more tweets later and Benjamin just proved that he is a fan of both the first and second generation artists like Rain, Seo Taiji and Boys, Epik High, BIGBANG, SNSD, etc. Perhaps, his experience as an English tutor to Koreans before was one of the reasons he got introduced to Korean music?

2. Ellen Adarna

(Photo from RMN Networks)
People who followed Ellen's old Instagram account knows how much of a K-Pop fan she is! The sexy actress uploaded videos of her singing and dancing along to songs by first generation idols like Shinhwa and BoA, and also second generation idols like TVXQ and Super Junior! She is also a fan of other first gen groups, 1TYM  and Fly to the Sky.

3. Iñigo Pascual

(Photo from Iñigo Pascual's Instagram)
Benjamin's cousin, Iñigo Pascual, is the next celebrity K-Pop fan on our list! After he discovered Korean Pop music, he started uploading song covers and some even went viral! Iñigo admitted that he is a big fan of third generation idols BTS, Got7, Seventeen, EXO, and he was also seen attending G-Dragon's MOTTE in Manila concert in 2017.

4. Janice de Belen

(Photo from Janice de Belen's Instagram)
Actress Janice de Belen is an all-out fan of K-drama and K-Pop! When an Instagram follower asked her who her favorite Korean boy groups are, she answered BIGBANG, SHINee, and Super Junior. She was present during BIGBANG, G-Dragon, and Super Junior's Manila concerts and she even flew to South Korea just to watch BIGBANG's 0.to.10 concert back in 2016!

5. Kris Aquino

(Photo from PEP)
The Queen of All Media is also a K-Pop fan! She considered herself as one of the oldest Armys after stumbling upon BTS' video at the American Music Awards wearing a designer jacket that she had her eye on. She got impressed by their stage performance and then continued watching the group's TV guestings in the US until she bought their albums and loved their music!

6. Sharon Cuneta

(Photo from Sharon Cuneta's official Facebook page)
K-Pop is surely taking the hearts of the Philippines' biggest stars because even the Megastar, Sharon Cuneta, couldn't resist its charm! Her daughter, Miel, influenced her and their favorite groups are NCT and TWICE. A video of Sharon's Gandang Gabi Vice guesting, where she danced to Twice's "TT" recently went viral.

7. The Kramer Kids (Kendra, Scarlett, Gavin)

(Photo from Doug Kramer's Instagram)
Gavin, Scarlett, and Kendra Kramer (in photo) are the children of Basketball player Doug Kramer and model-actress Chesca Garcia-Kramer. The kids' yaya Cris is a fan of YG artists and that eventually led to the Kramer kids also falling in love with BIGBANG, 2NE1, and the most recent one, iKON. Last March 2018, The Kramers uploaded a video of Scarlett inviting iKON's Bobby to her birthday party this November and after an hour, Bobby replied with a birthday video greeting! With iKON having a concert in Manila this November 11, 2018, we will see if the kids (and yaya Cris!) will finally get to meet the group in person.

8. Tina Panganiban-Perez

(Photo from Tina Panganiban-Perez's Instagram)
The last TV personality on our list is this GMA Reporter and Anchor who is no stranger to the world of Korean Pop and Korean Hip-hop Music. Tina Panganiban-Perez is another major K-Pop fan! She is a VIP but her Instagram followings will give you a glimpse of the other Korean artists that she likes. Super Junior, BTS, NCT, KARD, Gray to name a few. One of her recent tweets also revealed that she also likes WINNER!

Once you get attracted to the colorful world of K-Pop, it's really hard to get it out of your system. For music, indeed, knows no boundaries! Do you have the same biases as the celebrities that we mentioned above? Who? Share it with us on the comments below! 

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