[Spotlight] Lee Jong Suk’s First Fan Meeting in Taiwan, Part 2
In case you missed it, check out Part 1 of our coverage of this rising star’s time with 300 lucky fans.
The next activity involved exploring the contents of Lee Jong Suk’s backpack. The MC kept up a running joke stating that Lee Jong Suk was a student in his classroom. The segment even began with the toll of the quintessential school bell. Everyone, especially Lee Jong Suk, was laughing the whole time!
Certain items such as sunscreen, cologne, and body cream were deliberately placed for audience interaction. Lucky fans whose seat numbers got picked were able to go on stage and have an item applied to them.
With each item that was pulled out, the MC scoffed at how strange it was to bring such things to school and how bad of a student the actor was. Of course this required some sort of punishment. For his first “detention”, Lee Jong Suck was had to preform 3 poses from the infamous song “Kiyomi” aka the “Cute Song”.
And oh boy, was he adorable! He was in top form.
The next punishment involved a little dance number, which of course ended in Lee Jong Suk laughing at his own lack of skills. His dance moves were… unique, to say the least. It was really fun to see yet another playful side of his personality come out!
Lee Jong Suk then got a little break from activities as videos from fellow celebrity friends played on the screen. The well-wishers included Yoon Eun Hye, IU, and all of Girls’ Generation.
Now it was time for the second fan activity. A table was brought out with three different colored boxes. Three fans were randomly selected to come up and pretend to “film a commercial” using whatever they found under their box. Not only did they get to interact with Lee Jong Suk, they even received a signed picture of themselves with him. Pretty cool!
A toothbrush, a motor scooter helmet, and a set of plastic ramen noodles made for a fun time. The ramen noodles were perhaps the strangest, mostly because there wasn’t much to do with them beside awkwardly pretend to eat them.
For the final activity, Lee Jong Suk raffled off some of his belongings to fans. These items consisted of sunglasses, a script, a shirt that he apparently wore to bed the night before, and a pair of red shoes that he used while filming “School 2013.” In addition, each gift came with a picture of Lee Jong Suk holding it!
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An amusing part occurred when a girl wearing her high school uniform was picked to come on stage. The MC exclaimed, “Oh! Did you wear this in honor of ‘School 2013?’”, to which she replied “Ah, no… I had class this morning.” Lee Jong Suk jokingly jumped to her defense to block the cameras from taking pictures, claiming he didn’t want her to get in trouble with her mom!
After a quick outfit change, during which the audience watched clips from his past dramas, commercials, and photo shoots, Lee Jong Suk sat down to read a heartfelt thank-you letter to his fans. He spoke entirely in Korean and subtitles in Chinese appeared on the screen in the background. He emphasized how glad he was to be able to come to Taiwan and that he hopes he can return many times in the future.
To celebrate his first fan meeting in Taiwan, a cake with a big “1” on top was brought out. While the MC was talking, Lee Jong Suk couldn’t help but slyly stick his finger in the frosting to taste it. He said he thought it was actually fake, but was lucky to be proved wrong.
Throughout the entire fan meeting, Lee Jong Suk did a great job interacting with the crowd. He was constantly waving, making faces, and shooting out hearts and kisses. He was sometimes even so distracted that he didn’t quite catch what the translator was trying to tell him. His personality was such a joy to see and I can certainly understand why his co-workers say they enjoy working with him.
For the finale, Lee Jong Suk prepared another song, this time a famous Chinese song called “Peng You,” meaning friend. He decided his Chinese wasn’t good enough to sing the real version, so he instead treated the audience to the song in Korean. It was essentially a karaoke session for the fans, especially when he asked his managers and staff to join him on stage. It looked liked they were all having a lot of fun.
And with a final cheerful “thank you” and “goodbye,” the fan meeting came to an end. The whole event was wonderfully entertaining and seeing Lee Jong Suk in person made me love him even more. His shy and genuine personality perfectly charmed the audience and I think everyone left the event with a smile on their face.
As a final gesture, Lee Jong Suk stood at the exit and shook every fan’s hand as they walked out. I can only imagine how bad his cheeks must have hurt after smiling for so long! Thank you Lee Jong Suk for such a great time!
I can’t wait to see where his career takes him and I think many great things are in store for Lee Jong Suk. Be sure to check out his new drama “I Hear Your Voice,” which started last week! He’s certain to be his adorable, charming self.
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