B.I has landed on Philippine soil! The Korean rapper has a strong fanbase in the country dating back to his time as a member of iKON. As a soloist, he has traveled to the Philippines to meet fans and perform in concert.
On August 29, he surprised netizens by being part of the Vogue Philippines’ anniversary gala lineup. He mingled with local celebrities such as Nadine Lustre, Anne Curtis, Bretman Rock, and more.
Check out how netizens reacted to his unexpected appearance below!
1. When they were all shook
At first, many couldn’t help but express their shock at his random appearance.
It seems so random that Hanbin is here.
Parang sobrang random talaga na andito si hanbin 😂 https://t.co/j8FH4hKNGR
— anny 💗 (@dubtaeng) August 30, 2023
Heyyy Hanbin is here for Vogue.
Hoyyy andito si Hanbin for Vogue pic.twitter.com/hNfdAbliyy
— Nidz (@DGtokki) August 29, 2023
Is this true? HAHAHAH why is Hanbin here, it’s so random.
Totoo ba to? HAHAHAH bakit andito si hanbin bwhahahaa pakarandom https://t.co/4ZBeFCg57T
— 👀 (in my genshin phase) (@jengeleng) August 30, 2023
They even thought the photos of him with the local celebrities were edited!
help i thought the pic version of this was edited bakit andito si hanbin 😭😭😭 https://t.co/hA1I5ax02F
— andeng (@andrealaynes) August 30, 2023
2. When they wished that today was everyday
Once the shock wore off, they wished that he would always come back to the Philippines.
Lord, sana every after dinner always may poging makakasalubong. Nag lakas loob ang ante to call him kasi he’s already in the elevator. He literally blocked his hand against elev door so we could take quick selfies. 🥺 My best boy @shxx131bi131!#BIxVoguePH #HANBIN#비아이 #BI pic.twitter.com/4XTilqgDKU
— 🎧 (@aquarius_BEI) August 30, 2023
3. When he looked fine AF
B.I’s visuals were even more stunning in real life.
damn guys hanbin looks so fine! look at his dimples pic.twitter.com/WCgff9QHeP
— B.I's album TO DIE FOR on June 1st 🔥🔥🔥 (@131RapperBI) August 29, 2023
4. When they were proud of him for coming out of his shell
Fans were proud of him for mingling so well with the others despite being an introvert.
our most introverted fave did his best~ come & we'll give u pat and hug. you did so well tonight 🫂
— kc 🆔️🌬️🌸 (@kkanbin) August 29, 2023
All the photos i saw of Hanbin at that vogue ph party is such a mood 😂 can’t imagine an introvert lurking around the extrovert personalities in ph. Thank you Liza for keeping Hanbin company 🤍 pic.twitter.com/KWhGhOSg7L
— 🆔𝑙𝑦𝑛𝑛𝑒~❀ (@dearLynnne) August 29, 2023
5. When he was surrounded by stars
A fan reminded non-Filipinos that B.I was hanging out with the crème de la crème of Filipino celebrities.
international fans need to know that the people with hanbin are so FAMOUS famous in the philippines and this is a great way to introduce him to non-fans filos 💖#HANBIN #비아이 #BI #김한빈 @shxx131bi131 pic.twitter.com/mW73uIWpfd
— 𝐳𝐢 ✴︎ (@ikonstantexo) August 30, 2023
6. When he was a “big boy” already
Another fan was envious of B.I for being with the people they idolized since childhood, calling him a “big boy” when it comes to socializing with others.
i’m more jealous of hanbin cause he’s with my idols since i was a kid 😭😭😭 hanbin you’re with amazing people last night! i’m glad you got to interact and take photos with them. you’re a big boy na talaga 😭🥺#HANBIN #비아이 #BI #김한빈 @shxx131bi131pic.twitter.com/wlGJtL8NIY
— 𝐳𝐢 ✴︎ (@ikonstantexo) August 29, 2023
7. When he stole the show
There’s no doubt that B.I stole the show at the Vogue PH gala with his surprise appearance.
My man is stealing the show in Vogue PH!
He looks so extravagant, fabulous, magnificent, sophisticated and especially HE LOOKS SO HOT, HANDSOME!!!
— itsKat🆔 (@itsKat131) August 29, 2023
8. Too Handsome
Each photo he was in exemplified his good looks.
grabe ang gwapo ni hanbin 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/GXPS2PboiU
— B.I's album TO DIE FOR on June 1st 🔥🔥🔥 (@131RapperBI) August 30, 2023
There’s no doubt that B.I definitely made a memorable appearance that was well received!
hanbin was featured on different filipino TV channels ✨
— hanbin archive (@khbsource) August 30, 2023