An image of a Gong Yoo lookalike working in a KFC outlet in the Philippines is currently gaining attention on social media.
The above picture was first shared by Twitter user ttteoki, and it has since been retweeted over 21,700 times (and counting!), all in under 24 hours.
Not one to be left out in all the fun, KFC Philippines took to their Facebook page almost immediately to engage their fans in a “Goblin’s Wife Lookalike” contest to complement the viral post. The fast food chain uploaded a contest image challenging their followers to find an Eun-tak (originally played by actress Kim Go-Eun) lookalike to stand a chance at winning prizes.
KFC Philippines wrote in their caption, “Are you the look-alike bride of our look-alike Goblin? Comment your photo below and one lucky winner will win ₱5,000 worth of KFC Gift Certificates and a photo opportunity with our very own Goblin!”
According to the contest’s terms and conditions, participants are simply required to submit a photo of themselves to stand a chance at winning. Aspiring “Eun-tak lookalikes” are even allowed to use make-up or wear a costume (cough giant red scarf cough) to appear more convincing.
One lucky winner will walk away with Php 5,000 (approximately RM426) worth of free meals from KFC and a photo op with KFC Philippines’ very own Goblin look-alike. The deadline for submissions is on 25th June 2017 (Sunday) and the winner will be announced the very next day. Pinoy friends, any takers? ;)
Safe to say that the Hallyu effect in the Philippines is real!
Meanwhile, the Department of Education in the Philippines recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Korean Ambassador Kim Jae Shin and First Secretary Lee Jin Cheol from The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines that would allow public high school students in the Philippines to learn Korean.
Read more here.