KOREAN actor Kim Soo Hyun wore a Bench white crew-neck shirt last week when he arrived at the airport.
Five years after his first visit to the country, Mr Kim arrived in Manila for “One Extraordinary Day” – a June 10 dating event hosted by Filipino clothing brand Bench. Mr. Kim joined the list of his brand ambassadors in July 2021.
The 34-year-old actor recently starred in It’s okay not to be well – the only Asian nominee for best TV movie or mini-series at the International Emmy Awards in 2021). His performance as Moon Gang-tae earned him a Best Actor nomination at the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards. Mr. Kim is best known for his roles in TV series like my star love (2013), moon kissing the sun (2012)dream high (2011); and movies such as Secretly, greatly (2013), and The thieves (2012).
A day before the fan meeting at SM Mall of Asia Arena, a press conference was held at the Peninsula Manila where the actor talked about his personal style and future plans.
Mr Kim appeared dressed in an all-black casual ensemble and white trainers which he said he put together himself.
He talked about his personal style and how he aligns with the brand.
“The Bench brand is a very user-friendly and popular brand,” Kim said in Korean, speaking through an interpreter. “In my free time, I prefer to wear casual and comfortable clothes. I prefer all black too. [clothing].”
In line with the actor’s ambassador to the local retail brand, Bench launched the KIMSOOHYUNxBENCH collection last year. Items in the collection include “Everything Will Be Okay” Shirt (P399.75), Ringer “Good Vibes With Me” Shirt (P399.75), “FINE” Crew Neck Tee (P399.75), the “Heal Your Soul” shirt (P399.75), a mesh cap (P349), denim trousers (P899) and a denim jacket with brown accents (P1 299).
As for style tips, Mr Kim jokingly said, “[On my way] from the airport…I was seeing Bench billboards. If you dress exactly like the billboards, I guess you’ll look great.
Mr. Kim took his time to reflect before answering questions about his future goals as an actor.
“I want to try a lot of things as I get older…As I take on more projects, I would like to ask for your support as I do my best to be a better actor,” Mr. Kim said.
As for future projects, Mr. Kim is currently studying the scripts, but nothing is certain at this time.
The KIMSOOHYUNxBENCH collection is available in stores nationwide and online at Lazada, Shopee and Zalora. — Michelle Anne P. Soliman