NCT’s Johnny Is Collecting Celebrities Like Pokémon Cards In NYC

He’s befriending all of the celebs!

This article has been updated as more celebrities post highlights from The 2022 Met Gala. 

On April 28, NCT‘s Johnny announced via Instagram Live that he would be traveling to the U.S.

Since then, he arrived safely in New York City and documented his activities and sightseeing on Instagram.

Yoga and Broadway shows are not all that Johnny has been up to. He has also been befriending all the celebrities. His recent debut at Monday’s 2022 Met Gala (also known as Met Ball), hosted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, also gave lots of opportunities to socialize. Especially as the stars were out under the theme of In America: An Anthology of Fashion, focusing on gilded glamour.

The stories really reflect the evolution of American style, but they also explore the work of individual tailors, dress-makers, and designers. …We’ve been exploring untold stories and focusing on designers who have been almost written out of fashion history because they weren’t commercially successful or they had a short career span, but at the time had a big impact on American fashion.

—Andrew Bolton, Met Gala Curator and Coordinator

Johnny is truly collecting celebrities like Pokémon cards while he’s in NYC! So, here are all the celebs he has befriended so far…

1. Jung Ho Yeon

Korean model and Squid Game actress Jung Ho Yeon and Johnny met up at The 2022 Met Gala. Both looking fine AF, they snapped an adorable selfie!

Johnny (left) and Jung Ho Yeon (right). | @johnnyjsuh/Instagram

2. Anderson .Paak

Johnny and Korean American singer-songwriter and 1/2 of Silk Sonic, Anderson .Paak, reunited at The 2022 Met Gala! 

Their first meeting was chaotic, though! Anderson .Paak met NCT 127 during “Regular” promotions and was initially excited.

He started dancing on top of the table, with everyone in the room hyping him up — only to fall off the table! NCTzens hear Johnny saying, “I got you,” right after Anderson falls.

Thankfully, the two are totally cool today and hung out at The 2022 Met Gala, posing for lots of pics!

| @johnnyjsuh/Instagram

3. Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner and Johnny broke the internet during The 2022 Met Gala due to their newfound friendship.

NCTzens were stunned to notice the two talking on the carpet and wondered what they could talk about…

Some also noticed that clearly, Kris Jenner had become one of us. It’s safe to say she’s Johnny biased.

Yet, it was revealed later that Johnny was seated at the same table as Kris and Kylie Jenner.

4. Gigi Hadid

Kris and Johnny are not the only surprising friendship of the evening. Johnny also appeared friendly with American model Gigi Hadid.

Celebrities attending Met Gala | @heyhaechan/Twitter

The two even snapped a photo together, which he later posted to his Instagram, and honestly, the visuals are phenomenal!

Gigi Hadid (left) and Johnny (right). | @johnnyjsuh/Instagram

5. Ansel Elgort

Johnny and American actor, singer, DJ, and certified K-Pop fan Ansel Elgort appeared to have met up during a bathroom break. The mirror selfie is totally giving bestie vibes, though.

Johnny (left) and Ansel Elgort (right). | @johnnyjsuh/Instagram

6. Chloe Kim

Johnny and Korean American Olympic Gold medalist Chloe Kim met before The 2022 Met Gala and became fast friends.

They even became mutuals on Instagram!

The next day, they met up again at The 2022 Met Gala! 

7. Peter Do

FIT alum and LVMH Graduates Prize winner Peter Do is the designer behind Johnny’s iconic Met Gala look.

Johnny dressed in an ultra-long satin black tailcoat with silver detailing and a matching suit and combat boots. Yet, he technically went “shirtless” for that signature Johnny look. Do did an excellent job!

Peter Do was clearly proud (as he should be), and the two were inseparable at The 2022 Met Gala! 

8. Darren Criss and FINNEAS

Johnny met both the Glee star Darren Criss and American singer-songwriter (and Billie Eilish‘s brother) FINNEAS at the Met Gala afterparty.

9. Lin-Manuel Miranda

Johnny met American singer-songwriter, actor, and playwright Lin-Manual Miranda just a couple of days after seeing his show Hamilton.

10. Sabrina Carpenter

Fans suspected that Sabrina Carpenter and Johnny were seated at the same table at The 2022 Met Gala…

It was later confirmed that they actually sat next to each other!

The two cemented their new friendship on Instagram!

11. Will Welch

Will Welch is the Global Editorial Director of GQ and Johnny’s new friend. They hung out at the Met Gala afterparty.

| @johnnyjsuh/Instagram

Time to put our man on the cover, Welch!

Check out more of the iconic moments from Johnny’s Met Gala debut below:

NCT’s Johnny Sends The Internet Into Meltdown At The 2022 Met Gala By Becoming Besties With Gigi Hadid And Kris Jenner

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