“Because of you, I can stand here as an actor. Thank you so much for being with me in the hard times and good times. I love you. I promise to be back,” Kim Seonho conveys a heartfelt message to Filipino fans during the fan meeting at the Mall Of Asia (MOA) Arena in Manila, Philippines on January 22nd.
For the first time, Kim Seonho met his energetic Filipino fans in an offline event with the theme,“One, Two, Three, Smile!” in hopes to document meaningful memories with them, which is also prepared with gratitude for the interest and support that the actor continues to receive from fans, according to Salt Entertainment, the agency of Kim Seonho. The Manila fan meeting is marked as the first stop for his Asia tour this year and was attended by 10,000 fans—from young adults to fanboys to mommies with their daughters—hosted by Kring and presented by Pulp Live World and Happee Hour.
The crowd went wild as soon as Kim Seonho entered the stage, singing the song, “Every Day, Every Moment” by Paul Kim that talks about strength and comfort during tough times, “In my anxious and suffering life, you came to me like a ray of light and made me smile.”
The two-hour event was full of fun with talk sessions about his dramas, Tagalog challenge, Filipino food choices, and games with selected fans. Kim Seonho also recorded a morning call, put personalized drawings and signature on a white cap for a lucky fan, and was seen feeling overwhelmed while looking at the arena filled with Filipino fans cheering for him. He smiled, laughed a lot, and got tired playing games but shared, “It’s tiring but I’m very happy.”
After singing “Reason”, a surprise video was presented for him, which includes warm messages from Filipino fans. He was teary eyed and expressed a heartfelt message to the crowd, “Thank you always for touching my heart all the time. That’s a lot of love reading those touching messages. I really appreciate it that you promised me that even on hard times, you’ll always be there for me. I also promise to be a good person, a good actor, and be here all the time for you. Thank you. I love you all.”
The evening got even sweeter during the almost three-hour “Hi, Bye Session” wherein 80% of the audience got the chance to wave goodbye to Kim Seonho up close on stage. Even though he had to catch his midnight flight, he made sure he got to greet each one in the long queue, still full of energy and warmth, copying fans’ gestures from finger heart to big heart to flying kiss to hand wave to thumbs up and more. It was indeed a fun-filled, romantic Sunday with the ultimate charmer and his devoted, energetic Filipino fans.
Before flying back to South Korea, Kim Seonho took to Instagram another warm message, sharing the large group photo at MOA Arena filled with fans, “Thank you. I am happy because of you. I will cherish this day for the rest of my life.”
Cover image: Kim Seonho IG