Richard Juan caught the attention of many netizens after he recreated a viral Instagram post of Park Seo-joon with his dog Simba and donned outfits inspired by Kim Soo-hyun's character in the hit K-Drama series It's Okay to Not Be Okay.
Richard shared a snapshot of what he dubbed as the #ParkSeoJoonChallenge on July 15, posing for the camera with his dog Riphie just like what Seo-joon did with his pet.
"Well, @bn_sj2013 (Park Seo-joon) got 4.1M in this IG post, I’m happy na with 4.1K hahahaha! BOYS, let’s do the #ParkSeoJoonChallenge #PSJchallenge," Richard said on his Instagram.
The Instagram entry instantly amused many netizens, including celebrities.
"I can't life #pochola (his dog), she is 60 kilos," Nico Bolzico quipped.
"Let me do this, too!" Tim Yap commented.
Richard took on another "challenge" on Sunday, July 19, and recreated the look of Soo-hyun, who plays the character of Moon Gang-tae, in It's Okay to Not Be Okay.
"After #ParkSeoJoonChallenge, it’s time for #MoonGangTaeChallenge," Richard posted on Instagram.
Fans and celebrities were quick to comment how Richard aced looking like the South Korean star.
"Richard, galing!" Katarina Rodriguez commented.
"Love it!" Lovi Poe said.
Richard is no stranger to the happenings in the Korean entertainment scene as he himself got to work with tvN in 2019.
Titled Create My Seoul, Richard had the chance to host the travel show with Korean stars Sandara Park and Joon Park last year.
This Korea work trip is definitely one for the books!It was an incredible privilege to work with two superstars, @godjp and @daraxxi! These two are literally the most genuine and humble artists that I've ever worked with! Thank you for also guiding me and also inspiring me. To my fellow castmates - @manttien @gonghivesalon24 and @yunyun_xyj - I had so much fun bonding with you guys througout the whole trip; will definitely be hitting you guys up when I visit your countries! And of course to the team behind the whole show (and all 20+ cameras haha), thank you for having me and thank you for the hardwork!!! Cant wait for this to come out!!! 🙏🙏🙏🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷 #CreateMySeoul #visitseoul #iseoulu
In a previous interview with PUSH, Richard shared how was it like working with the Korean celebrities.
"Joon Park was really a ball of energy. He kept everyone entertained and energized. It’s that energy that he gives off that makes all of us bond naturally,” he shared.
The actor-host added, "It’s very important to be feeding off each other’s energies when it comes to shoots like this. It’s pretty amazing how at the end of our show, he was the one that asked for all our numbers because he wanted to create a Kakao talk group chat to keep in touch!"
Meanwhile, Richard described Sandara as "such a sweet girl."
He relayed, "From the start, we of course had an instant connection because of our Filipino background, and by the way, she still speaks good Tagalog! You really do not feel any awkwardness or wall during the whole shoot and they treated us as if we were one of them. She even asked for all our IGs and followed all of us!"