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The night Kim Soo Hyun cried and had fun with fans

Dropped pizza, video tribute so touching, and the star going off script

He had cried a lot in many of his dramas and movies, but it hits different when you see Korean megastar Kim Soo Hyun cry in real life as he watched the surprise video tribute of his Filipino fans for him.

And with the touching moment also came the hilarious ones—all in the two-hour fun meet aptly called One Extraordinary Day (a takeoff from Kim’s 2021 hit drama thriller One Ordinary Day) produced by retail giant Bench.

Kim, Bench’s latest Global Benchsetter, made sure that his brief visit to Manila would be memorable for his fans. We already shared about Kim being a super funny guy at the press conference. His fun meet at SM Mall of Asia Arena last Friday, June 10 was a continuation of the hilarious moments with the Hallyu star—the first biggest fan meet in Metro Manila since the pandemic, Bench’s giant stride towards the post-pandemic lifestyle. (The Arena was packed, but in accordance with health protocols.)

We’re still laughing at the memory of that Hawaiian pizza Kim was about to try (because he had never had it). It was accidentally dropped as it was being “delivered” onstage! Event host Sam Oh laughed so hard she could hardly talk. Kim told her he saw the box fall and the pizza did not slide out, so he still ate it. He liked the Hawaiian pizza, btw.

If only we could all be Do Min Joon (his character in My Love from the Star) who can stop time and relish every moment with Kim Soo Hyun. For now, have your fill of video clips and photos from the extraordinary fun meet that we can watch over and over again:

The fans’ screams thundered inside the SM Mall of Asia Arena the moment Kim appeared on stage leaving the star genuinely astonished.

Kim’s fans were so concerned that he cried because of the video tribute that he assured them that he was okay.

Kim played several games with fans. One prize was to have a 3-second eye-to-eye with him.

One game was to have fans at the Arena call up the mobile numbers flashed on screen and Kim would pick up the phone. The lucky fan told him she wanted to give him a portrait. To the surprise of the show’s Security, he suddenly went down the stage to greet her! She got to have a photo with him—and hand him the portrait.

Berna Romulo Puyat’s IG post captures Kim Soo Hyun going off script & going down the stage to communicate with fans.

The wonderful Sam Oh, said in her IG post, Kim went off script to “initiate close contact” with his fans.


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Kim made an extraordinary halo-halo for a lucky fan: one with kamias and carrots. He made it, so it must be awesome.

One game was the “Tongue Twister Challenge”. Kim Soo Hyun was so game!

Kim Soo Hyun waves to fans all the way to the backstage. What a fun night!

About author


Nikko Dizon is a journalist in hiatus, specializing in security and political issues for two decades until the pandemic changed her life plans almost overnight. She now works in the fintech industry, happily discovering what an exciting world it is. But nothing will match her fascination with the Korean Wave in general and in particular, South Korean mega-group, BTS, and actor Ji Chang Wook.

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