Kim Soo Hyun and Chinoy ‘lookalike’ Richard Juan finally meet after 10 years


By Lance Joseph Martinez

Actor-host Richard Juan finally met his idol and “lookalike,” South Korean star Kim Soo Hyun, after a decade last week at the Araneta Coliseum.

Richard shared his excitement on Instagram, calling it the most memorable moment of his fanboy journey.

In his post, the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate expressed his thrill at meeting Soo Hyun during his recent fan meeting, “Eyes On You” Manila Leg.

“After TEN years…FINALLY, I got to meet @soohyun_k216 🫣 we had a brief interaction and sadly it wasn’t caught on tape hahaha,” Richard wrote.

Netizens noticed Richard’s resemblance to Kim Soo Hyun, especially his character Do Minjoon from the hit Korean drama series ‘My Love from the Star.’

“For those who have been with me from the start of my journey, you know how much Do Minjoon (aka Matteo Do) from ‘My Love From The Star’ (has) influenced my life (you can still find it online haha),” Richard mentioned.

Reflecting on his early days in showbiz, Richard reminisced, “Back when I was in college, I had no idea what show business was about and where it would take me, but yet 10 years later, I’m still here. Meeting him last week feels like a full-circle moment.”

It is worth noting that Juan ventured into hosting, becoming a host of ABS-CBN Sports + Action’s University Athletic Association of the Philippines coverage show, UPFRONT at the UAAP. He then became one of the co-hosts of Pinoy Big Brother: Connect and Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10.

In his Instagram post, Richard shared the importance of the K-drama star in his life.

“Kim Soo Hyun changed the entire trajectory of my life, and for that, I am forever thankful and grateful,” he concluded.

Fans shared their happiness for Richard in the comments.

One fan commented, “Wow! 10 years talaga! So happy for you guys. You finally met your Kuya.”

Richard rose to fame after joining Eat Bulaga’s You’re My Foreignoy and winning the Dabarkads’ Choice Award. He also became a housemate on Pinoy Big Brother: 737.

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