PH Men’s Volleyball Team React to Their K-Pop Alter-Egos

In the spirit of graduation season, K-Pop fans have taken to editing their favorite idols on graduation photos of different schools. However, some K-Pop fans have taken it to another level by coming up with real-life counterparts of various famous collegiate athletes.

These edits have gone viral that they caught the attention of former Ateneo Blue Eagle and current men’s volleyball national team member Rex Intal.

The middle blocker asks “Sino to huhu” regarding a photo of EXO’s Sehun photo-edited over his own face.

Meanwhile, middle blocker Francis Saura has EXO’s Chanyeol imposed on his body. The former NU Bulldogs’ team captain gamely greets his fans, citing the lockdown as the reason for his changed appearance.

Outside hitter Marck Espejo has also seen the edits of EXO’s Kai as himself. The former Ateneo phenom and current player for Thai club team Visakha posted “Sino ‘to[?] HAHAHAHA”

Marck Espejo's Instagram story

Middle blocker Kim Malabunga has also reposted his edit as former member Z.Tao on Instagram. The former NU Bulldog jokingly says he no longer has curly hair thanks to the edit. Malabunga also shared the OT12 version on his Instagram stories.


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Annyeong di nako kulot 😊😂 ctto: 오드리오

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Outside hitter and former NU Bulldog Bryan Bagunas also saw himself as former EXO member Kris Wu. The Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler import took to Twitter to express his amusement.

National team libero Ricky Marcos has also seen his edit as EXO’s Chen. The National University Bulldog even playfully tagged Marck Espejo as he reacted to the edit, saying that he was better-looking than Espejo.

Bagunas, Espejo, Intal, Malabunga, Marcos, and Saura were all part of the national volleyball team that participated in the 2019 SEA Games. The team won the country’s second SEA Games silver medal in men’s volleyball since 1977.

Clara Palma
A frustrated supermodel/ballerina/novelist who lists Super Junior, EXO, and Infinite as some of her favorite groups, Clara’s first exposure to all things Korean was through K-dramas Lovers in Paris and Goong. She is willing to talk about fashion, beauty, dance, books, all things baduy, and figure skating over a cup of tea. She co-runs a figure skating blog You Only Lutz Once with fellow KStreet contributor Bea. Check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.

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