Wi Ha Jun, the breakout star from the hit Netflix series “Squid Game,” has recently visited Manila for a series of engagements with Filipino fans and media. The South Korean actor arrived recently and was welcomed by select members of the press on May 20, 2023 – thanks to lifestyle brand, bench/.
“I am thrilled to be in Manila and to meet my Filipino fans. I never expected that ‘Squid Game’ would have such a huge following. I am grateful,” said Wi Ha Jun during the event. And his excitement is palpable considering the fan meet would be his first ever fancon.
The quick session with the press also gave us a glimpse into some of the actor’s impressions of the country. Replying to the questions set by event host, Sam Oh, the actor revealed some fun facts about him.
He shares that he’s surprised by the warm weather and calls it “welcoming”. He too would love to see more of the country. If given the chance, we would take a trip to Cebu and Boracay. Wi Ha Jun also expressed his appreciation to bench/. Being one of its global ambassadors, he took a liking to how comfortable the clothes are and how they are sporty and casual at the same time. He also shared that his fans have been tagging him in various billboards and in-store visuals.
Questions as well on how “Squid Game” propelled him to stardom were also discussed. Wi Ha Jun acknowledges the show as a cultural phenomenon and acknowledges the fact of how it has positively affected his career. On which he add, “I’m really thankful and grateful” . You can also look forward to his upcoming show “The Worst of Evil”. Despite his fame, the celebrity still takes some time to stay grounded by spending time with his family.
After a splendid afternoon, Wi Ha Jun waved goodbye to us and took his well-deserved rest after his trip. We’re pretty sure this break will make him ready for his press event the following day. And the fans surely can’t wat for his game day.
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Words by Manila Concert Scene
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