Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Has Spawned A Viral Craze

K-Dramas have a way of influencing pop culture around the world and one drama is making a huge impact around the world with a special episode.

The MBC drama, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, starring Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk, has become a favorite series among international fans. In one of the most recent episodes, the line “do you like Messi?” has gone viral all over social media in the Philippines.

The lead female character, Kim Bok-joo tries to start a conversation with her handsome crush, Jung Jae-yia, who also happens to be a doctor. She asks him if he likes Messi, the iconic soccer player, after receiving boy advice from her friend, Jung Nan-hee.

The line became so popular, that Filipino fans started using it as a real pick-up line to talk to their crushes! It even became the number one trending topic on Twitter and several Phillipinne media outlets have already reported on the trend.

Check out some of these hilarious tweets mentioning Messi:



It is now a running joke that every Weightlifting Fairy fan can enjoy and relate to.


Source: Rappler