Can I hear you say (or scream), “Min Ho oppa!”?

KyoChon Malaysia, one of South Korea’s most popular finger licking good K.F.C (Korean Fried Chicken) brands, launched its 3rd outlet in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, last Friday (25th March). This time, the chicken franchise decided to bring Lee Min Ho to town for a mini meet-and-greet session for fans!

From being an arrogant rich kid in “Boys Over Flowers” to a vengeful bodyguard in “City Hunter”, the South Korean dream guy’s latest identity is the global ambassador for KyoChon.

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Source: KyoChon Malaysia’s Facebook page

Neither rain nor the hot sun was going to chase away the huge turnout of fans waiting outside of the mall’s entrance to meet their favourite actor. Many fans arrived in the morning, just to get a good spot – talk about dedication!

I watched his drama 2 years ago and started liking him since. Because of him, I began to attend celebrity fan meets (mainly Korean stars)!” said Alicia, one of the fans who was standing at the front line.

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Source: KyoChon Malaysia’s Facebook page

At about 6pm, Lee Min Ho finally came up on stage!

He looked dashing in a light grey low-V neck shirt with dark grey pants. The star wittily started off his greetings with “Selamat datang!” and “Apa khabar?”, which caused much delight to his fans.

Although this is the 6th time the actor has visited Malaysia, he said that he always enjoyed coming here because Malaysian fans are warm and friendly. He is also thankful that fans came to see him despite the poor weather conditions.

Source: Bugz Studio
Source: Bugz Studio

During the Q&A session, Lee Min Ho was asked about being a global ambassador for KyoChon. Apparently when he was a boy, he was already a fan of their fried chicken (particularly the honey-flavoured series) because they are healthy, natural, and “sedap”. He also likes to pair it up with kimchi fired rice.

I am very glad that KyoChon gave me a lot of opportunities to see my fans (outside of South Korea).”

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Aww, didn’t that just melt your heart? 🙂

 

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Source: Bugz Studio

The highlight of the event would be the the meet-and-greet session for the lucky winners of the pre-event contest. Signed calendars were given out and there was even a table-signing ceremony. The table, autographed by Lee Min Ho, will be displayed at the KyoChon Pavilion KL outlet.

After the brief meeting session, the actor added that he would like to come back to Malaysia as a tourist to visit other interesting places. Finally, he bid farewell by waving his hands saying, “Saya cinta kamu”, much to his fans’ delight.

Check out below for more images of the fan meet:

Meanwhile, a KyoChon Malaysia representative revealed that KyoChon is aiming to open 100 Malaysian stores in the next 5 years, and the next outlet will be at Sunway Pyramid. But the big question is, which South Korean superstar will they bring next?

Stay tuned to KyoChon Malaysia’s Facebook page and website for updates! 🙂

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Estee Ang
Love new experiences and the colour purple. Did I also mention that I am obsessed with K-pop as much as I am with food?