Filipino fans were at lost for words when Troye Sivan paid a surprise visit during the last few days of June. There were no announcements of a concert or fan meetings so nobody expected that the YouTube personality would be visiting the Philippines. A day after he was seen by fans strolling around Manila, the South African-born Australian singer confirmed the news himself via Twitter ending netizen’s speculations. Troye said that he worked on some “fun stuff” and can’t wait to be back.
dipped in n out of the Philippines this week workin on fun stuff. If I've taken one thing from this trip it's that I can't WAIT to come back
— troye sivan (@troyesivan) June 29, 2017
SM Makati also confirmed the news that Troye Sivan was indeed in SM Makati. However, the reason for the visit was not stated. Some presumed that he visited the country just to have a short vacation and nothing else.
Almost a month after Sivan’s visit, SM Youth finally put an end to fans’ question: Why did Troye visit the Philippines? It seems that the singer did a photoshoot for SM Youth’s newest line, Smyth. Photos of the singer hanging out with SM Youth ambassadors were also uploaded on their Instagram account.
The post was followed by an article published by The SM Store under SM Everyday. “A true purveyor of breaking free from style stereotypes and promoting creative expression through fashion, music and lifestyle, SM Youth has rallied behind the most influential young creatives in the country, fresh music talents, and individuals who serve as role models to the youth. Troye Sivan’s extensive Philippine following, not to mention his list of achievements at such a young age has caught the attention of SM Youth, as he now headlines as the first face of the brand’s most-awaited sub-line, smyth.”, SM Everyday wrote.