Pinoy Big Brother: Connect host Richard Juan shared how he met K-Pop group MONSTA X a couple years back in his podcast Your dose of inspirASIAN.
In the first episode of his podcast with his guest Lea Salonga, Richard relayed that what he admired most about meeting the K-Pop group was their humility.
"I got to meet MONSTA X actually, I met them back in 2017 in Korea. They have a show in Korea called Music Bank. I was very fortunate to have met someone who was able to bring me backstage to meet them. They are so humble. That's the thing about Korean artists too. I realized that no matter how big they are, they still treat people with respect," Richard said.
The Kapamilya host remarked that he really appreciated how down to earth and respectful the MONSTA X members were towards him.
"I was so surprised because these K-Pop stars are huge. They have been huge for the last five [or] six years and the fact that I was a nobody to them and they will be bowing to me, just very respectful," he shared.
Ms Lea Salonga shares how proud she is of BTS for representing Asian performers in the global stage. Meanwhile, I share my experience meeting MONSTA X in South Korea a couple years back ✌️— 范鴻志 RICHARD JUAN 홍지 (@richardjuan) February 12, 2021
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Lea, a K-Pop fan herself, relayed that BTS possessed the same characteristics too.
The Broadways star stated, "Apparently BTS is the same. The word is a lot of them are very kind, a lot of them are very respectful. Somebody raised these kids right, that there is a gratefulness and appreciation for the opportunities.”
The Broadway star added that what she also admires about BTS is that they never forget to recognize their fans and families when it comes to their success.
"They attribute so much of their success to their fans and rightfully so to one another, to their management, to their families. It is nice that they haven't forgotten how tough it was for them, who were always there supporting them. For all of these groups there is a great appreciation," she remarked.
Richard launched his "Your dose of inspirASIAN" podcast recently with the aim to put the spotlight on the stories of Asians from around the world.
"Through stories and discussions with successful and iconic Asians in this podcast, I will be putting the spotlight on us Asians, with the goal of encouraging and inspiring the next generation of Asians to rise above our boxed stereotypes and go chase after any dreams," he said about his podcast.