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Here’s how a Filipino fan started a ‘conversation’ with Park Seo Joon on Instagram

June 01st, 2020

Being a fangirl (or fanboy) means having an intense dedication and sometimes, obsession with a famous actor/actress, band, or group. Fans, especially the Kpop fandom shows their love and support for their idols by memorizing songs or watching their movies and/or series.

Many people also stan Korean celebrities because of their talent and charisma and one of the most admired Korean actors today is Park Seo Joon (PSJ). His latest hit drama, Itaewon Class became one of the most-watched series in the Philippines last April.

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One PSJ fan named Glay Vargas went viral on Facebook after posting a screen record of her alleged “conversation” with the actor on Instagram direct message last May 29.

In an interview with POP!, Vargas explained that she discovered a mobile app that allows the user to create a mock conversation with any person. Since she has a huge crush on the actor, she thought of a way to somehow make her dream of talking to him come true.

“Di ko naman po inexpect na madami magsheshare at like nung post ko. Hilig ko po talaga gumawa ng memes or videos para mapatawa yung mga friends ko sa FB. Pang good vibes lang po talaga sana yung post na yun. Minsan nga po, hinihiling ko na makaabot kay PSJ para totoong ma-msg nya ako.”

(I didn’t expect that a lot of people will share and like my post. I really love creating memes or videos to make my friends happy. The post is intended to bring good vibes to everyone. Sometimes, I still wish that PSJ would notice me and reply to my messages.)

According to Vargas, it’s not her intention to trick the audience because she only wants to bring happiness. She also added that “Kung walang ibang magpapakilig sayo, pakiligin mo na lang ang sarili mo.” (If no one else will make you happy, you can help make yourself happy anyway.)

Sorry guys. Yung buhok ko, umabot na ng Korea. 🤷🏻Grabe yung kilig ko! 😍❤

Posted by Glay Vargas on Friday, May 29, 2020


The post shows an exchange of lyrics from Taylor Swift’s Love Story with photos from the actor. As of this writing, Vargas’ post has reached more than 33,000 shares, 44,000 reactions, and 200 comments.

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