Beautiful actress Ha Ji Won was recently in Singapore to promote “Empress Ki” and met with fans at a Meet and Greet session on September 27 held at Plaza Singapura shopping mall. Decked in a white dress with flora prints and her hair tied back in a high ponytail, Ha Ji Won exudes nothing but youthful elegance.
Fans jostled for a good spot in the mall for a clear view of the beautiful actress. The moment Ha Ji Won appeared, the fans went wild and started screaming and snapping pictures.
Using fluent English, Ha Ji Won greeted everyone “Wow, I didn’t know that so many fans will be here! Annyeonghaseyo, I’m Ha Ji Won!”
Ha Ji Won shared that she had an intimate gathering with a group of fans earlier that day at Universal Studios Singapore. “I had so much fun I really didn’t want to leave the place.” [photo credit: StarHub]
Four lucky fans were selected to play the “dibidibidip” game on stage with Ha Ji Won giving the game commands. The winner gets to have a Polaroid taken with Ha Ji Won!
Ha Ji Won signs on the Polaroid for the lucky fan.
Ha Ji Won was generous with her smiles, girlish giggles and poses for fans whenever they shout out to her. A media person next to me couldn’t stop exclaiming “Ha Ji Won is so beautiful!”, and the person is a lady!
The shopping mall was filled with K-drama fans who came out to support Ha Ji Won in the promotions for her latest drama “Empress Ki”. Watching Korean dramas are no longer just a woman’s past time looking at the large turn out of male supporters!
Looking above and beyond, Ha Ji Won tries to interact with fans regardless of where they are.
“I actually came to realized that an Empress is no ordinary woman. The tiara was really heavy and I try to sustain myself and to show a true image of an Empress.”
Ha Ji Won shared her beauty tips on coping with the hectic filming schedule, “I didn’t have a lot of time to sleep, to workout or take care of my skin, so I tried really hard to eat healthy, like a lot of fruits and nuts. My mother gave me packed lunch and dinner so that I can eat healthy and stay healthy. Also each time I try to heal myself by listening to music that I like or reading.”
Ha Ji Won made an announcement of a January 9 fan meeting date in Singapore by herself, catching the emcee by surprise.
“I didn’t know there would be so many people. From the first floor to the seventh floor, all of you have been so supportive of me all along, from ‘Secret Garden‘ to ‘Empress Ki,’ I really look forward to meeting you and I’m so happy to be here today. It’s a pity that I have to leave so early, but I’m sure I will be back soon and have so much more fun. Thank you so much! Stay healthy until then, I’ll see you soon!”
Before leaving, Ha Ji Won gave a love sign to her fans “Saranghamnida, I love you!”
We sure look forward to meeting Ha Ji Won again as well! Do look out for our press conference coverage coming up soon!
The 51-episode drama is currently airing on VV Drama (StarHub TV channel 855) on every Monday to Friday at 5.45 p.m. It is also available on VV Drama on Demand (StarHub TV channel 857).
Special thanks to StarHub for inviting Soompi to cover the Meet and Greet session.
Photos credit: Kenny So