I never would have thought I’d read “Manny Pacquiao” and “Knowing Bros” in the same sentence in this lifetime.
To the surprise of the Filipino K-Pop community on social media, Boxing Legend and former senator Manny Pacquiao is set to appear on the famous South Korean variety show, “Knowing Bros,” on their next episode. Pacquiao will be joined by the Philippines’ “Pambansang Krung Krung” and former 2NE1 member Sandara Park, as well as WEi’s Kim Yohan.
South Korean TV network JTBC first teased the episode on their YouTube channel, which showed Manny Pacquiao donning the show’s famed school uniform as he entered the room asking the cast, “Who’s the boss here?”. Afterwards, the video shows Pacquiao and the rest of the cast in a boxing ring.
Apart from his appearance on “Knowing Bros”, Manny Pacquiao is set to appear on another popular South Korean variety show, “Running Man” on their October 23, 2022 episode.
There’s a reason to this pop culture surprise, though–Manny Pacquiao’s scheduled appearances in these famed South Korean variety shows is due to his upcoming exhibition match against mixed martial artist DK Yoo on December 10, 2022. This match is aimed to raise funds for Ukraine’s relief and recovery efforts.
As most do not have prior knowledge to the context behind Pacquiao’s visit to South Korea, Filipino K-Pop stans are justifiably confused about the former senator’s sudden guestings on these famous South Korean variety shows. Their reactions on social media need no other explanation, because, same:
this is so random like wdym manny pacquiao in knowing bros😭😭 pic.twitter.com/zWEwwffdZo
— det ° ia 📚 (@genzhwa) October 15, 2022
knowing bros already released their teaser with manny pacquiao lol running man, most probably tomorrow ashsbsajsbaj this is so weird 😭 pic.twitter.com/fFGb7lZI9Z
— taeyeon ☃ (@soshirevelae) October 15, 2022
now why the hell is manny pacquiao on knowing bros 😭 pic.twitter.com/b9Pl9Lg1l5
— jai (@gowonspizza) October 15, 2022
Manny Pacquiao on Knowing Bros did Love Shot?? lmao 😆😆😆 pic.twitter.com/yDnlEgMRsM
— aD.O.rable 🍑 (@leeyeollee) October 15, 2022
What the hell is this 😭😭😭😭😭 what do u mean manny pacquiao in knowing bros???? this crossover is so weird pic.twitter.com/s0rXdENIhq
— 문랑이 🍀 ON REST (@binugalaxC) October 16, 2022
manny pacquiao appearing on knowing bros before nct dream 🚬🚬🚬 https://t.co/iv7MWcreO7
— CHENJI HOLIDAY (@chenletonin) October 13, 2022
song jihyo and manny pacquiao lol i never imagined this crossover in my life pic.twitter.com/ulvwRAzpaP
— a (@jjangnara) October 13, 2022
anak ng teteng nauna pa si manny pacquiao sa knowing bros kesa sa kahit anong unit ng nct eh
— naya. (@ohahpotato) October 16, 2022
GIRL WHAT US MANNY PACQUIAO DOING ON KNOWING BROS ?
— 🍑⁷ (@hyyh1s) October 15, 2022
Manny Pacquiao in Knowing Bros?! 😭😭 This is so random aldmamdkd pic.twitter.com/kIvua8sfGu
— Ohm Puwet (@jichusfanboy) October 16, 2022
manny pacquiao sunbaenim on knowing bros 😭 pic.twitter.com/rgYFsgnoGR
— ains (@ainsliefication) October 16, 2022
manny pacquiao in knowing bros… never thought i’d hear those words together in this lifetime
— ven: (@teudoon9ie) October 15, 2022
This timeline we’re living in must be too whack to even be fixed at this point. Well, let’s all tune in to our streaming sites to see what kind of shenanigans Manny Pacquiao will be up to on the “Knowing Bros” and on “Running Man”, I guess?
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