Hallyuniverse 4 highlights Filipinos’ love for K-Pop

K-Pop fans showed their love for their idols at GT Toyota Asian Center in UP Diliman for the fourth year of Hallyuniverse.

The event, organized by the University of the Philippines Society of Students for Korean Popular Culture or HallyUP, is themed “Love (사랑).” HallyUP president Karli Ang said the fourth Hallyuniverse aimed to showcase different kinds of love.

Fans watched as their fellow fans participated in the event competitions—I Got the Looks (best impersonation of a K-Pop idol), I Got the Voice (singing contest), and I Got the Moves (dance contest). Fans checked out the booths by local fanclubs, co-presenters, and media partners.

Jewelle Capuno won I Got the Looks for her impersonation of GFRIEND’s Umji. Duo Keena provided a soulful performance of 2NE1’s “Come Back Home” to win the I Got the Voice title. Quartet Jojamstar swept the crowd—and won the I Got the Moves title—with a SISTAR medley. The winners took home with them cash prizes, freebies, and gift certificates.

There were also special performances by Chindanai “Bank” Bhuwakul (GOT7 Bambam’s brother), JC Marasigan, and Avii Pineda.

A special thank you to HallyUP for inviting us to be a part of the event. We would also like to thank those who visited to our booth and participated in our contest and mini-games. See you at the next event!

Check out some of the photos below. More will be uploaded on our Facebook page!


Written by Bea Mandac

Bea Mandachttp://youonlylutzonce.wordpress.com/
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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