Kristel Fulgar has signed with entertainment agency Five Stones Entertainment in South Korea.
In her recent YouTube vlog, Kristel documented her meeting with Jay Han, the CEO of the agency.
"So I signed with Five Stones Entertainment because for me to have a working visa here in Korea. Kasi kapag kumuha ako ng student visa, they would require me two semesters," Kristel shared.
"Six months 'yun na mag-aaral ako and ayoko na mag-aral ako ng six months. And then Big Boss (Yohan Kim) is friends with CEO Han and then he asked for favor," Kristel added. .
It can be recalled that in one of her previous vlogs, Kristel shared that she went to Korea to enroll in a school to study the South Korean language.
After signing with Five Stones, Kristel got her working visa in South Korea.
"Since they (referring to Yohan and Mr. Han) are friends and they do business together, they said they would provide me an E6 Visa, which is a working visa here in Korea," she shared. .
Now that she is managed under an agency there, Kristel said that Yohan had been encouraging her to try out show business in South Korea.
"He said, 'Why not try out show business here?' But I'm not prepared for that guys, so huwag muna kayo magi-expect," Kristel stressed.
The Filipino actress said that she is not yet confident with her South Korean language skills, hence she wants to study and polish it first.
"Huwag muna magi-expect na maga-artista ako dito, ganyan. Kasi nga hindi pa ako ganun ka-confident mag-Korean. Later na, let's see. Kung ano 'yung matutunan ko sa school baka magkakaroon ako ng confidence," she stated.
Kristel admitted that she feels pressured whenever she thinks about joining show business in South Korea.
"Alam mo 'yung showbiz sa Philippines is so tough now, how much more here? I am not expecting anything here. I just want to enjoy! When I'm starting to think about it, parang I feel pressured," she confessed.
She added: "Let's see kung anong mangyayari sa life ko dito sa Korea. Again huwag kayo magi-expect, after ko mag-study ng Korean language, malay mo naman."
Meanwhile, Yohan shared that Mr. Han believes Kristel has what it takes to make it in Korea.
"Mr. Han sees a good chance in you. He sees good potential and you passed the Korean beauty standards... Maliit 'yung mukha mo which is a very important criteria for Korean showbiz," Yohan told Kristel.
Kristel arrived in South Korea back in September.
In a vlog she uploaded in September, Kristel shared that was supposed to travel to South Korea back in July, but postponed her trip after she contracted COVID-19 that time.
"Today is July 30, ang araw na pinakahihintay-hintay ko na dapat sa araw na 'to at sa mga oras na ito ay dapat nasa Korea na ako at nanonood ng fan meeting ni Seo In-guk. Pero sa kasamaang palad, minalas ako dahil tinamaan ako ng COVID-19," she said in a past vlog.
"Sobrang ayos na nung plano, flight ko na dapat ng 28, 29 mag-enroll na ako dun sa school na gusto ko. Kasi kailangan physical copies ng requirements na kailangan for enrollment. Tapos 30 ayun papunta na ako sa fan meet ni Seo In-guk kaso ayun nga 26 pa lang nagkasakit na ako," she added.
Kristel has been documenting her life in the country on her YouTube channel since she arrived in South Korea.