A handful of Filipino celebrities have openly expressed their love for their favorite K-pop idols, and like us, have turned to them for inspiration and kilig! So the next time you buy that merch or tweet your adoration for your bias, just know that there’s probably a local artista who’s doing the exact same thing.
Iñigo Pascual (GOT7, EXO, BIGBANG's Taeyang)
The rising star once revealed on Twitter during a session of #AskInigo that he’s a fan of the K-Pop group GOT7. In fact, even before the session, Iñigo has been sharing his admiration for EXO, GOT7, BTS, Dean, Jay Park, and BIGBANG's Taeyang on his social media accounts. He also says that he began with Seventeen, with his favorite members being Mingyu and Vernon.
Liza Soberano (BTS, ITZY, BLACKPINK)
It wasn’t that long ago when BTS was here in 2017 and Liza Soberano jokingly tweeted “BTS as in Behind The Scenes?” BTS fans replied with memes and incredulous tweets because they thought Liza really didn't know who they were (P.S. Of course she did!). In 2019, she even flew to Hong Kong to watch BTS World Tour: Love Yourself and again to Seoul for Love Yourself: Speak Yourself The Final tour. Her fondness for BTS introduced her to K-pop as a whole as she also became a fan of ITZY and BLACKPINK. (And yes, Liza, we see that standee of "Worldwide Handsome" Jin at the back!)
Ella Cruz (BLACKPINK)
Ella Cruz being a BLINK (fandom name of BLACKPINK) is no secret! We’ve all seen her fangirling on social media over the four-member K-pop girl group. She’s actually pretty lucky as she was given the opportunity to perform in front of them in Indonesia!
Anne Curtis (BLACKPINK)
There’s more than enough room for two celebrity BLINKs, don’t you think? Anne Curtis has expressed her admiration for the K-pop girl group, and was "speechless" (like a true fangirl) when she got the chance to meet them!
Vice Ganda (BIGBANG's G-Dragon)
Vice Ganda is another lucky K-pop fan! He’s been good friends with Sandara Park even before they both rose to stardom. Apart from receiving gifts from Sandara Park and BIGBANG's G-Dragon, Vice Ganda reveals that the two are also his fashion inspirations.
Glaiza De Castro (BIGBANG)
Glaiza De Castro is one of the most outspoken VIPs (BIGBANG fans) out there and even visited South Korea to watch the leader’s solo concert, Act III: M.O.T.T.E World Tour. P.S. BIGBANG’s rapper, T.O.P, actually replied to her on Instagram!
Kris Aquino (BTS)
How Kris Aquino became part of the BTS ARMY is actually pretty cute! She was debating with herself whether she’d get this Gucci jacket, and in the midst of researching, she found a photo of BTS’ Jimin sporting it. She got curious and the rest is history. She loves J-Hope’s song “Mama” and she says her bias is the group’s leader, RM!
Pia Wurtzbach (Super Junior)
After she won the Miss Universe crown in 2015, fans started bringing back her old tweets where she would swoon over Super Junior’s Choi Siwon. Lo and behold, a few years after, not only did she get a reply from the Super Junior hunk on Instagram, she also got to live her ELF (fandom name of Super Junior) dreams and took a snap with her crush!