Now that Korean dramas continue the peak of its popularity in the Philippines, more and more people are starting to find Korean actor dopplegangers in the country.
As such, a crew of KFC went viral online as one netizen posted his photo in which he looks like Korean actor Gong Yoo, famously known as the Goblin. More and more K-drama lovers have seen their similarity and it made a fuss on the internet.
With the sudden attention, KFC seized the opportunity to let our very own ‘Kim Shin’ find his Goblin Bride.
The fast food giant opened the floor for all Ji Eun Tak (played by Kim Go Eun) look-a-likes with a question, “Are you the look-alike bride of our look-alike Goblin?” KFC not just promised to give KFC gift certificates worth P5000 to the doppelganger but, of course, to let the two meet each other.
The post garnered mixed attention from K-drama and non K-drama enthusiasts, having the post be shared for over 40,000 times. Aside from memes and puns, entries poured in within a number of weeks.
But among all the entries, this one stood out. The entry sender named Yuka Oikawa posted her own edited photo looking like Eun-Tak. According to a report from a news outlet, the doppelganger is a Filipina-Japanese Psychology graduate from New Era University and, no doubt, is an avid fan of the k-drama Goblin.
She captioned her photo, “For the love of KFC gravy.”
Thus, the search is over. Our very own Goblin will not have to wait for another 900 years to find her as she is declared by KFC as the Philippines’ very own Goblin bride.