On Tonight with Boy Abunda, Grand TouristStar of I Love OPM Yohan Hwang said he had a Filipina girlfriend a year ago, but that they broke up. He explained, “I think because of the culture, because I didn’t know that much about the Filipino culture. I’m now learning more and more…”
Yohan said he thinks he is already 80% Pinoy.“Now I think almost pusong Pinoy talaga.” He is also open to falling in love again.
His parents, who are missionaries, also love the Philippines. “They just love Filipino and the Philippines talaga so they decided to live and then move talaga…”
The first Filipino song he’s learned was “Ako’y Sa’yo.” And his favorite song, which is also his winning piece, is Gary Valenciano’s “Wag Ka ng Umiyak.”
He shares the process with which he learns and sings a Tagalog song. “Actually, I listen first so that I can see the melody first, the flows and next one is I translate into English so that I can understand the writer’s feeling. After that I memorize the whole thing, the melody, the lyrics…”
His most memorable moment in the competition was, “of course, grand finale they mentioned my name as a winner, wow, great..”
Did he hope to win the competition? He said, “actually I didn't. I just hoped to win pero I didn't expect talaga.”
On Fast Talk, Yohan said the best singer in the Philippines is “Gary Valenciano” and the sexiest actress is “Ellen Adarna.”