The countdown has begun for Park Bo-gum's fan meetings across Asia.
Last week, Blossom Entertainment, the actor's agency, announced that Park Bo-gum will be hosting fan meets in eight countries.
According to a recent report by Inquisitr, the Hallyu heartthrob will make his first stop in Malaysia, and head to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and China.
On Wednesday, Park Bo-gum's agency announced the dates for four countries. According to the announcement on their Facebook page, Park Bo-gum will start off his fan meeting in Kuala Lumpur on December 10. The Hong Kong meet-and-greet will be held on December 17. Park Bo-gum will meet his Indonesia fans in Jakarta on January 13. The actor will head to Bangkok to address his Thai fans on February 11.The dates for Singapore, Taiwan, China, and Korea have not been announced yet. According to a report by Inquisitr, fans of Park Bo-gum are hoping that the actor would visit the Philippines too, which is home to thousands of Hallyu fans. Recently, actor Park Bo-gum, along with his crew from Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, went to Cebu on a holiday.
"I did not have activities in the Philippines before, but many fans recognized me and greeted me with overflowing cheers. Moonlight Drawn by Clouds was said to have aired through KBS World. I didn't know that," Park Bo-gum told KPop Herald.The KBS period drama ended last month after recording viewership ratings above 20 percent. According to Nielsen Korea, the drama took the number one spot on the prime-time ratings surpassing a viewership rating of 20 percent in September, said a report by Inquisitr.
The actor said that he also enjoyed the local cuisine in the Philippines.
"The travel agency there booked Korean restaurants throughout the entire schedule. One day, Kwak Dong-yeon and I skipped the Korean dishes there, without telling anyone, and had local food," he said. It remains to be seen if Blossom Entertainment will include the Philippines in the list.
"The upcoming fan meetings will be a special occasion for Park Bo-gum to hold proper meetings with his fans not only at home but also across Asia. They will be made up of various programs through which Park and his fans can talk and enjoy themselves," announced Blossom Entertainment.
Park Bo-gum, who captivated the audience in his recently concluded K-drama Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, is emerging as one of the most sought-after South Korean actors.
His acting prowess was visibly evident in his stellar performance in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, which stole the top spot in K-drama ratings.
Blossom Entertainment says Park Bo-gum's popularity has translated into more business.
"He's firmly established himself as a lead actor through this drama. We're getting more than three times as many requests as before for his appearance in dramas,"said Seung Byeong-wook, a senior official at Park's management agency Blossom Entertainment.
According to a report by All K-Pop, the Korea Institute of Corporate Reputation collected 34,665,904 pieces of data for 20 CF models. Park Bo-gum stood proudly at the top of the October data with 8,618,542 points, almost four times of his previous month data.
At a recent interview, when Soompi asked the actor about his soaring popularity, Park Bo-gum said, "I didn't feel it while the drama was airing, but it hit me during fan meetings afterwards. I was surprised to see more people than I expected. I greeted them because I was so thankful, but it became even more crowded. What I realized then was that other people could be harmed due to my actions and words."
Meanwhile, fans of Park Bo-gum are eager to see the next big project featuring their favorite star.
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