#ParkShinHyeForBench was the ultimate dream for most k-drama fans. As our newest Benchsetter from the land of globally-beloved soap operas and the klieg-lit world of K-Pop, we saw 27-year-old South Korean actress and singer Park Shin-Hye get up and close and personal to some of her biggest Filipino fans — we’re talking hugs! tears! a specially made dosirak lunchbox lovingly prepared by the actress herself! — in her second visit to Manila.
In what was a short four-day stint in the metro, Shin-Hye brought her fans together for a sold-out concert in Araneta Coliseum (last July 28, 2017, a pit stop for her “Flower of Angel” tour), press conferences and shoots, meet & greets, and the inauguration of the second ever Shin-Hye Center in Manila; a non-profit organization that carries out regional development programs and emergency relief.
A top-rated actress — with a string of hit dramas from the classic gender-bending Go Mi-Nyu from 2009’s “You’re Beautiful” with Asia’s Prince Jang Geun-Suk, to “The Heirs” in 2013 with our original K-Daddy Lee Min-Ho, to last year’s breakout hit, Shin-Hye as our “Doctor Crush” Dr. Yoo Hye-Jung — also, a chart-topping singer, her goddess-level good looks, not-to-mention a certified philanthropist to boot, what’s not to love? Among her generation of idol-worthy actors and actresses, #ParkShinHyeForBench is our top pick.
In anticipation of upcoming visits and her upcoming 2017 drama, “I’m playing a lawyer this time,” Shin-Hye teases, re-live some of the moments from her short but sweet trip to the Philippines.
Are you excited to find out what’s next? Stay tuned #Bench30Years