Alden Richards surprises fans as he revealed that he was “hooked” with one of the members of Korean pop group “Blackpink”, Lisa. His adoration to the Korean pop star started when he saw one of her videos. Alden couldn’t help but say, “Wow and galing, wow and cute, and ganda niya! Hanggang sa ayon na, na-hook na ako kay Lisa.”
Alden mentioned this little secret as he announced that he plans to spend Christmas in South Korea with his family. Last August, Alden flew to Korea to personally receive an award at the Seoul International Drama Awards held at the Grand Peace Hall of Kyunghee University. Upon receipt of the “Asian Star Prize” award, Alden mentioned that it is an honor for him to be appreciated by foreign television viewers. “As a Filipino, I am very humbled and grateful to be recognized in the international scene, along with so many amazing and talented artists here tonight,” Alden said. He added, “This award is extra special because it comes at a time when we are celebrating 70 years of friendship between the Philippines and South Korea.” At the end of his brief acceptance speech, Alden added that it has always been his hop to make people happy and inspire others through his passion. Clad in a sharp-looking navy blue suit, Alden personally thanked the Seoul Drama Awards Committee as well as the Korean Broadcasters Association.
The annual Seoul International Drama Awards aim to unite the television drama production community with its global audience. Alden is the third Kapuso celebrity who was bestowed such award. The first was Dennis Trillo in 2016 while next is veteran actor Gabby Concepcion in 2017. The “Asian Star Prize” award is Alden’s second international award.
Despite his short but sweet stay in Korea, Alden stated in his personal Instagram account that his visit to Korea was indeed memorable. “I will be back very soon…Saranghaeyo,” added Alden.