Lee Min Ho Manila-bound in November


Posted at Oct 18 2012 09:12 PM | Updated as of Oct 19 2012 08:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- "Boys Over Flowers" heartthrob and Korean superstar Lee Min Ho is scheduled to visit the Philippines for the first time.

Lee Min Ho. File photo

Lee Min Ho, one of the international endorsers of local clothing line Bench, will meet his Filipino fans on November 16 in a "Fun Meet" at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

On its official website, Bench said fans of the Korean actor can avail of tickets to the event, titled "Benchsetter Fun Meet: Lee Min Ho," by purchasing items from participating stores nationwide.

Dubbed a "GlobalBenchSetter," Lee Min Ho was tapped by Bench to become its endorser after rising to fame for his role as Gu Jun Pyo in the hit Korean series "Boys Over Flowers." The show was first aired in the Philippines by ABS-CBN in 2009.

This was followed by the local airing of another Lee Min Ho-starrer, "Perfect Match," in 2010, and subsequently "City Hunter" in early 2012.

In August this year, two other Korean stars Si Won and Dong Hae, of the Super Junior fame, also visited the country. The two are also among the roster of Bench's international endorsers.

Other foreign endorsers of the local clothing line are Filipina-Mexican-American singer Jessica Sanchez, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Hollywood actor Liam Hemsworth, Disney-grown singer Joe Jonas, and American TV stars Lucy Hale and Michael Trevino.