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Korean superstar Lee Min Ho arrives in Manila for promo tour

Lee Min Ho arrives at NAIA Terminal 1 on Thursday afternoon. (Eric B. Apolonio/InterAksyon)


South Korean superstar Lee Min Ho arrived on Thursday, 1:10PM at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on board Asiana Airlines flight OZ701 from Seoul.

The 25-year-old star of the action drama “City Hunter” was greeted by hordes of screaming Filipino fans, many of whom had waited for him since 9AM. Lee was supposed to arrive at 11AM, and the two-hour delay only caused more fans to assemble at the arrival area.

The fans were heard howling and shouting when the actor disembarked from the airline tube. Airline employees rushed to take a closer look at Lee, who gamely posed for a souvenir photo before being whisked away to a waiting SUV.

The actor is in town for a series of promotional activities for fashion retailer Bench. He will interact with fans at a “Benchsetter Fun Meet” on Friday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

He will do a mall tour for Bench on Sunday – 3PM at SM North EDSA Skydome, 5PM at Glorietta New Activity Center, and 6PM at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

Lee first achieved popularity throughout Asia in 2009 as one of the stars of “Boys Over Flowers”, the Korean adaptation of a Japanese television drama.

Security men protect the South Korean actor from the crush of reporters and fans. (Eric B. Apolonio/InterAksyon)